Category: The Media Blog

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Edwin OkoloAugust 19, 2019

Do you love Nigerian history? Then binge these new historical shows

If there’s any sub-genre of storytelling that has really suffered in Nigerian media, it is historical non-fiction. With the exception ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 17, 2019

Waje, forex bans and happiness: What to expect from Rubbin’ Minds this weekend

Our big guest for the week on Rubbin’ Minds is singer extraordinaireWaje Iruobe. One of the divas of Nigerian music, ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 16, 2019

Is it time we finally accepted we may never get a third season of Gidi Up?

I still remember exactly where I was when I saw the first episode of Ndani TV’s Gidi Up! It was the 20th ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 15, 2019

Burna Bank by Burnaboy is exactly how you get people invested in an album

Since Burnaboy announced his latest album ‘African Giant‘, his first since he signed his publishing contract with Universal Music, his ...

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EditorAugust 14, 2019

Rejoice! Talent show starved Nigerians, East Africa’s Got Talent’s here to save the day

Remember 2016, the golden age for Nigerian reality talent shows? There was The Voice Nigeria, Big Brother Nigeria, MTN Project ...

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EditorAugust 13, 2019

Chibundu Onuzo’s new Guardian essay enraged Africans everywhere, for good reason too

For someone who straddles the duality of being a Nigerian writer with strong connections to their home country and fully ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 12, 2019

This #IYD2019 we celebrate the young educators leveraging new media to reach a new generation

This year’s #IYD2019 celebrates the transformative power of education. It seems a curious subject to tackle considering we often overlook ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 10, 2019

Here’s what to expect this weekend on Rubbin’ Minds

Have you heard? For the month of August, Rubbin’ Minds is getting a guest host. Ebuka’s away hosting Big Brother ...

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EditorAugust 9, 2019

Arit Okpo is bringing new blood to CNN’s African Voices

I have to admit, once the Nigerian advertising industry sank its claws into CNN’s African Voices, it lost much of ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 7, 2019

Talk about blazing trails: Ruona Meyer becomes the first Nigerian journalist to earn an Emmy Nomination

Last year, as part of the events to launch its new investigative journalism video series called ‘AFRICA EYE’, the BBC ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 5, 2019

Tekno has some very interesting ideas on how to make a comeback

Many people have been wondering what is going on with former Made Men Group singer Tekno. He fell off the ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 2, 2019

It’s 2019 and Guardian Life’s new direction seems to be chasing coins not clout

Guess who was on Guardian Life’s last weekend? Funa Maduka, the woman responsible for getting Genevieve Nnaji’s December hit Lionheart ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 1, 2019

Joey Akan is giving the international reviewer thing a second try at The Fader

Since Joey Akan left his very controversial position as the head music reviewer at Pulse.NG, everyone’s been speculating where he ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 26, 2019

Moshood Fattah has nothing to prove and an industry to conquer

By: Uche Chika Elumelu   FREEDOM PARK: Beneath the noonday sun, on a slightly-worn park bench, I wait. Bare-faced, scantily ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 15, 2019

Mary Remmy Njoku, the undisputed queen of Nollywood sells ROK to Canal+

In what is arguably the biggest boss move in Nollywood history, Mary Remmy Njoku, the CEO of the ROK group, ...

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Bernard DayoJune 21, 2019

The trailer for D’banj’s reality talk show ”The Adventures of the Koko Master” promises an adventure

Not that anyone is surprised that D’banj is veering into reality television with the announcement of his new series The ...

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Bernard DayoJune 11, 2019

Here are the latest African shows you can binge on Netflix

The thing about Netflix deciding to expand their African content is that they have been quite consistent. At the 2019 ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMay 30, 2019

Ferdinand Adimefe reveals how Magic Carpet Studios is changing the face of animations and gaming projects

Following the successful outing of Marvel’s Black Panther (2018) and Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart (2018) acquired by Netflix as its first ...

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Bernard DayoApril 25, 2019

Good riddance! Nnedi Okorafor unfriended a man on Facebook who had sexist views about women

I follow Nnedi Okorafor on Twitter, and one thing that I have noticed about her online personality is that she ...

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Bernard DayoApril 24, 2019

Nigerians are still reacting on Twitter ever since Naira Marley said ‘yahoo-yahoo’ isn’t a crime

The internet has been buzzing since artiste Naira Marley, on his Instagram Live, defended internet fraud aka yahoo yahoo by ...

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Bernard DayoApril 17, 2019

Rape victims should never be blamed for rape, and feminists on Twitter are using SARS brutality to explain this

The conversation on rape and sexual harassment was – and still is – the linchpin of the #MeToo Movement and ...

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Bernard DayoApril 16, 2019

BBC journalist Anna Cunningham tweeted that the Lagos-Badagry road will shorten our lives, but we already knew this

So BBC journalist in Nigeria Anna Cunnigham was plying through the Lagos-Badagry Expressway and then, seeing the deplorable state of ...

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Bernard DayoApril 15, 2019

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is all of us for dragging Buhari, Osinbajo, over the worsening state of the country

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has joined the many celebrities who have been criticizing this Buhari-led administration, and this is not to say ...

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Bernard DayoApril 8, 2019

Former Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu is seriously ill, and Twitter is giving it all the publicity it deserves

The news that former Super Eagles coach Christain Chukwu is suffering from an undisclosed ailment, and needs $50,000 for a ...

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Bernard DayoApril 1, 2019

Nigerians on Twitter are campaigning again on #EndSARS after another civilian death

Although the #EndSARS campaign on social media has dipped in and out of momentum, the hashtag is back in full ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 26, 2019

This BBC Africa Eye documentary focuses on Nigeria’s electricity crisis, so watch it and weep

Only half of Nigeria’s population have access to electricity, and with power generation recently dropping from 4,708.3MW to 2,938MW, Nigeria’s ...

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Chinedu OkaforMarch 21, 2019

The wait for GOT is almost over, but here’s a treasure hunt to get you to the finish line

Genius PR stunt, or mild fun game, HBO, the television network in charge of hit shows like Veep, Silicon valley ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 18, 2019

See all your favourite housemates as the #BBNaija ‘Double Wahala’ reunion premieres tonight!

The Big Brother Naija Double Wahala Reunion show is here, premiering tonight on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 12. ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 16, 2019

‘Shadow’ on Netflix is the South African superhero show we deserve in 2019

Netflix’s first South African original series, Shadow, opens with our vigilante protagonist beating up bad guys in a room. Mid-scene, ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 14, 2019

Who is Ifu Ennada trying to destroy in this clip of #BBNaija ‘Double Wahala’ reunion?

We have just been blessed with footage of the upcoming reunion of housemates from the Double Wahala season of Big ...

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