Category: The Media Blog

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 ...

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 ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 18, 2019

Amaarae is showing all of us a thing on or two on how to capitalize on nostalgia

Have you seen the new Amaarae website? Well you should. As part of the roll out for her new single Like ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 17, 2019

So City FM radio presenters have opinions, what else is new?

Hypocrisy is a strange thing. It is the reason why we hold ourselves according to standards that we cannot honestly ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 16, 2019

Five events we’re looking forward to next week at the Ake Book and Arts Festival

Believe it or not, we are less than 10 days away from the 2019, Ake Book and Arts Festival from ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 15, 2019

If you’ve written #Tacha off, then you haven’t been watching the trends

Yesterday OAP Do2un got a first hand taste of the true power of the #TachaNation fanbase. Since Tacha was evicted ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 14, 2019

Can Teebillz really help Tacha rebrand her image?

‘No leave, no transfer’ x Teebillz, that’s not something I’d thought I’d see in 2019. This was one of the ...

Edwin OkoloOctober 9, 2019

Khafi is proof there is more than one way to play the Big Brother game

Two weeks to the end of Big Brother Nigeria, Khafi Kareem was announced as the new co-host of the 2019 ...

Bernard DayoOctober 7, 2019

The BBC Africa Eye exposé on sexual harassment in West African universities is what we need right now

It’s been a year since BBC Africa Eye’s groundbreaking documentary Sweet Sweet Codeine was released, receiving a 2019 Emmy nod ...

EditorOctober 7, 2019

Has Konbini bowed out from Nigeria?

French owned media company, Konbini showed up in Nigeria sometime in 2016, with deep pockets and a desire to take ...

Bernard DayoOctober 2, 2019

Adele and Skepta’s dating rumours had men hyping the ”Nigerian penis,” and here’s why it’s problematic

Adele dating Skepta is, perhaps, the most random celebrity pairings we have had in a long time, as allegedly reported ...

Dayo Taiwo-SidiqSeptember 27, 2019

Big Brother disqualifies Tacha from reality show over violence

Barely ten days to the end of the popular reality show, Big Brother Naija 4, 23-year-old Housemate, Tacha has been ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 27, 2019

Budweiser’s ‘Kings of Football’ is subverting how we consume football television

Back in July, Budweiser announced that it has signed multi-year deals with both the English Premier League and LaLiga. Budweiser ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 24, 2019

Rema found his doppleganger and it’s freaky, but here’s why it’s a good thing

Welcome to the X-Files [cues dreadful piano music]. Is it Halloween yet? No, but charmingly freaky is Mavin artiste Rema ...

Edwin OkoloSeptember 22, 2019

Latasha Ngwube, Wole Ojo & the new brain drain; here’s what to expect from this week’s Rubbin’ Minds

Last week on Rubbin’ Minds we bid farewell to Japheth Omojuwa, our guest host for the last 6 weeks. Japheth ...

Wilfred OkicheSeptember 22, 2019

Profile: Joel Kachi Benson just won Venice. You should know his name

When the Nigerian entry Daughters of Chibok was announced winner of the Best Virtual Reality Story (for linear content) at ...

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