Category: The Media Blog

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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 ...

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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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Op-Ed EditorSeptember 20, 2019

Will ‘Americanah’ be another Hollywood flop in portraying its Nigerian characters?

In 2014, about a year after it was published, Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel which won the National Book ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 20, 2019

#BBNaija: Why does everyone hate Tacha for playing the game?

Few are surprised that Big Brother Nigeria season 4 bad girl, Tacha finagled her way into the top 10 finalists ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 19, 2019

We need to talk about the lack of bisexual characters in Nollywood LGBTQ movies

It’s Bisexuality Awareness Week, a push for advocacy and acceptance of bisexuals which will culminate into the celebration of Bisexual ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 19, 2019

Nigerian fandoms are a tricky thing, even for social media savvy #BBNaija contestants

One of the main goals of any online media firm is to build a fandom that consumes the content they ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 13, 2019

The shady bunch are back for a third season of The Shade Corner

The shady bunch are back. Accelerate TV’s sleeper hit The Shade Corner, has finally overcome its growing pains to become the premier ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 11, 2019

#BBNaija 2019: Tacha, Seyi, Khafi and Mike are all strong, competitive housemates but who will be evicted this Sunday?

Sunday’s looming eviction on Big Brother Naija brings tensions, parading a strong quartet of housemates in Tacha, Seyi, Khafi and ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 8, 2019

LAX, vanguards and xenophobia; here’s what to expect on this week’s Rubbin’ Minds

The news cycle this week has been dominated by the unprovoked attacks on African immigrants, their homes, prperties and businesses ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 6, 2019

Toni Morrison, Ake Festival and the infiltration of media in offline festivals

Obscure documentaries and experimental audiovisual projects about eccentric but powerful people in various are sub-genre to itself for media buffs. ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 4, 2019

”Walking With Shadows” is proof that Funmi Iyanda is still invested in telling human interest stories

It is a long way from Lagos to London, but when the 63rd London Film Festival unveiled its programme for this year’s ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 3, 2019

Is @TheLagosReview going to succeed where Creetiq failed?

The ‘review’ as a concept has never been stronger. International media platforms like Rotten Tomatoes and Vulture are built solely ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 1, 2019

We’re celebrating powerful women this week on Rubbin’ Minds

We’re starting the new month of September for Rubbin’ Minds fully committed to celebrating the influential and creative women who ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 29, 2019

Why do we ignore our brightest stars in media till the west ‘discovers’ them?

The Nigerian corner of the internet can be a very curious place. These Nigerian teenagers are producing short sci-fi movies ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 28, 2019

These are the guests we’re excited for at the Ake Festival 2019

The countdown for the 2019 Ake Book and Arts Festival has begun in earnest and this year, the theme this ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 25, 2019

We’re talking Saheed Balogun, ministers & global perception on Rubbin’ Minds this weekend

We’re drawing close to the end of our month with Japheth Omojuwa on Rubbin’ Minds and we have had compelling ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 23, 2019

#BBNaija 2019: The curious case of Khadoni and why Gedoni’s eviction will be the best thing for Khafi

In 2009, pop singer Ciara released Never Ever, a self-referential R&B song about her past relationships where the love she ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 23, 2019

#BBNaija: Does the FG have anything else to do than censor BBNaija?

It has become somewhat farcical at this point. For months before hand,  Endemol and Multichoice heavily promote their new season ...

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EditorAugust 21, 2019

‘Raw Dinner’ makes good on the promise of Santi’s ‘Mandy and the Jungle’

Anyone in the music industry in Nigeria has long anticipated Osayaba Andrew Ize-Iyamu (known to you as Santi)’s debut album. ...

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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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