Category: The Media Blog

Nelson C.JDecember 12, 2019

With ‘Glamour Girls,’ is Nollywood finally in the era of remakes?

The allure of remaking any piece of art is to be allowed the chance to view it from wholly refreshing ...

EditorDecember 12, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: An Orchestra of Minorities, In the Nude, Prince of Monkeys… The 10 Notable Books of the year

These books kept Nigerians reading all year round. The world took notice too. A Particular Kind of Black Man- Tope ...

EditorDecember 10, 2019

Cardi B’s Livespot performance is proof there is no place for ‘World Tours’ that don’t include Nigeria

Last week, Belcalis Alamanzar, known to you as Cardi B, visited Nigeria for the first time. She was brought here ...

Nelson C.JDecember 7, 2019

Livespot Nation is gunning for top spot in Nigerian entertainment

The Grammy-award winning rapper Cardi B has arrived in Nigeria for her Livespot X Festival happening on Saturday 7, December ...

Nelson C.JDecember 7, 2019

Google is bringing shopping ads to websites, what does this mean for new media?

In a bid to contribute actively to Nigeria’s rapidly growing commercial ecosystem, Google has just launched Shopping ads on Google ...

Nelson C.JDecember 4, 2019

Can new Nollywood learn anything from their YungNollywood?

Old Nollywood movies have found a second life as shorthand for virtual interactions across social media platforms. First generation Nigerian ...

Dayo Taiwo-SidiqNovember 25, 2019

Burna Boy reacts to win at The Future Awards Africa 2019

Afro Fusion Super star, Damini ‘Burna Boy’ Ogulu has reacted to his announcement as ‘Young Person of the Year’ by ...

Nelson C.JNovember 22, 2019

Banky W might have a new album for us!

Over the years, Banky W (Olubankole Wellington) has proven to be a man of many talents, capabilities and aspirations. His ...

Nelson C.JNovember 21, 2019

This is why Burna Boy will win a Grammy

Burna Boy has had a terrific year. Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu – his government name – made a cosmic comeback with ...

Nelson C.JNovember 20, 2019

MTV Shuga’s new season uncaps the necessity of supporting and believing women

New cast. New twists. Great theme song. Broader conversations. The award-winning TV drama MTV Naija Shuga returned two weeks ago, ...

Nelson C.JNovember 19, 2019

Can Netflix encourage diversity in Nollywood content?

The inclusion of Nigerian movies on Netflix, the American streaming platform for movies and TV shows, has meant not only ...

Bernard DayoNovember 19, 2019

“In 5 years’ time, you’ll feel it differently’’- Y!TV remembers Tosyn Bucknor on #WithChude one year after

In celebration of Tosyn ‘Area Mama’ Bucknor’s life, Y! TV release a #WithChude special with the on-air personality‪.‬ During her ...

Nelson C.JNovember 18, 2019

The Sojjis is not your average Nigerian family sitcom

It is quite shocking a lot of people don’t know about the fairly new YouTube series, The Sojjis. It is ...

Nelson C.JNovember 14, 2019

Burna Boy doesn’t need to apologise

So, Burna Boy has said he will perform at Africans Unite, a concert presented by the South African Tourism Departments ...

Edwin OkoloNovember 11, 2019

Eromo Egbejule’s documentary on Nigeria’s most fatal pipeline explosion premieres this week at AFRIFF

On November 13th, award-winning journalist Eromo Egbejule’s directorial debut Jesse: The Funeral That Never Ended premieres at the Africa International ...

Edwin OkoloNovember 11, 2019

Jack was in Lagos last weekend, preaching the gospel of Twitter

On Thursday evening, we got a last minute email. Jack Dorsey, the mercurial man behind the social media platform preferred ...

Edwin OkoloNovember 9, 2019

Ebuka is returning to Rubbin’ Minds, and bringing some star power with him

After three months away hosting the Big Brother Nigeria season 4 showcase, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the longtime host of Rubbin’ Minds ...

EditorNovember 7, 2019

Make way! Mimi Onalaja is starting her own show on Youtube

If you want an understanding of how media has changed over the last 10 years, then all you need to ...

Bernard DayoNovember 6, 2019

Top 5 movies we are most looking forward to in November

The film world is still churning with the news about the disqualification of Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart from 2020 Oscar race. ...

EditorNovember 6, 2019

Fret not, Lionheart’s disqualification at the Oscars has its own peculiar lesson about media

Twitter was agog this morning when it was announced that Genevieve Nnaji’s juggernaut of a film, Lionheart, had been disqualified from ...

Edwin OkoloNovember 1, 2019

Keeping Up with awon #PepperDem: Cindy gets dragged, and Mike goes on tour

I know we all thought we were finally done with the 26 strong cast of the Big Brother Nigeria Season ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 31, 2019

Opera News is scooping up everybody, and we mean everybody

Have you been following the media news recently? Then you have definitely heard that Opera News, the news media offshoot ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 31, 2019

#TFAA2019: Be our guest for the nominees unveiling with Francis and Anita

After weeks of scouring the entire country for the freshest, most inspiring young men and women in business, beauty, enterprise, ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 30, 2019

Is Mercy Johnson’s ‘Kitchen Talk’ Youtube Nigeria’s latest underground sensation?

Youtube is very tough nut to crack, unlike Instagram and Twitter that require constant but easy to compile content, Youtube ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 29, 2019

Cuppy doesn’t think she should pay you to be her fans and we agree

For a public figure who largely spends her time enjoying her #Gelato and minding her business, Dj Cuppy gets a ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 28, 2019

Temple, EME, Billz Vision, everyone snapping up their very own BBN housemate

The Big Brother Nigeria Pepper Dem housemates were in many ways, the real stars of the #13thHeadies. It was their ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 24, 2019

Pastors pushing a viral challenge is not something we see every day

A Nigerian pastor challenging other pastors do a pushup challenge is not something you see every day on Nigerian Twitter. ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 23, 2019

Eromo Egbejule is partnering with Arit Okpo to revisit the tragedy of ‘Jesse’

Eromo Egbejule is easily one of the most decorated journalists working today. As the editor of the Africa Report, he ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 22, 2019

Fresh off hosting the headies, Nancy Isime is getting her own daytime show

Did you watch the Headies last weekend? Then you would have been as surprised as to find out that Nancy ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 21, 2019

In a comedy of errors, Rema was one of the few highlights of the #13thHeadies

As an awards show, Hip TV’s The Headies sits in a precarious position. It is the most prestigious of all ...

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