Category: The Media Blog

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Bernard DayoApril 1, 2021

Charles Okpaleke has launched a streaming platform for African stage plays

A streaming platform for stage plays? Charles Okpaleke is showing once more why he’s arguably the most enterprising entertainment entrepreneur ...

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Bernard DayoApril 1, 2021

Ojukokoro, Oloibiri, This Lady Called Life – Nollywood movies coming to Netflix and cinemas this April

Mildred Okwo’s La Femme Anjola finally arrived in cinemas last month, its lead actors Rita Dominic and Nonso Bassey having ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 30, 2021

Why doesn’t Nollywood do horror?

Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that I’m passionate about horror, but also how frustrated I have become that ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 28, 2021

Love Island South Africa recap: Who is the surprise new girl in the Villa?

This past week on Love Island South Africa has proved that drama will always be a constant thing. First, let’s ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 24, 2021

Stephanie Linus’ short film ‘The Student’ highlights the scourge of sexual harassment in universities

For as long as sexual harassment of female students in tertiary institutions is still a thing, there won’t be shortage ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 24, 2021

Netflix top 10 in Nigeria today: ‘Who’s the Boss’ debuts at number 1

The Netflix top 10 in Nigeria today monitors what Nigerians are watching on the streamer. With shows and movies arriving ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 21, 2021

Love Island South Africa recap: Black couple Thimna and Libho get cozy together

End of the third week into Love Island South Africa and the events that transpired were quite tumultuous. First was ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 19, 2021

Justice League: Will Nollywood ever have a #SnyderCut moment?

Comic book fans around the world finally got their wish on March 18: the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 18, 2021

‘Eyimofe’ is finally coming to cinemas

After an impressive film festival run last year – Berlinale, London Film Festival, Torino International Film Festival – Nigerian feature ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 14, 2021

Love Island South Africa recap: Durang booted out, Tania and Thiala teased as new Islanders

Love Island South Africa has, somehow, gone past the ripple from the show’s overwhelmingly white cast unveiled two weeks ago. ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 10, 2021

Kunle Afolayan is making three original titles for Netflix

Last year’s Netflix campaign about telling African stories featured renowned actors and filmmakers from across the continent in an inspiring ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 9, 2021

Netflix’s top 10 in Nigeria today: ‘Fate of Alakada’ debuts at number 1

Premiering on Netflix February 5, Kayode Kadum’s comedy Fate of Alakada: The Party Planner debuted at number 1 on Netflix’s ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 7, 2021

Love Island South Africa recap, week 1: whitewashing, technical issues, and new Islanders

This time last week, South Africa’s version of popular reality TV franchise Love Island premiered. Significantly, Love Island South Africa ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 6, 2021

Mistress of all Trade: Idia Aisien is just getting started with Nollywood

At the start of 2020, news broke that Charles Okpaleke had acquired the rights to remake Zeb Ejiro’s 1992 femme ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 2, 2021

Living in Bondage star, Jidekene Achufusi doesn’t think all movies should be in cinemas

Living in Bondage: Breaking Free star Jidekene Achufusi was the latest celebrity guest on YNaija’s flagship show, Rubbin’ Minds, talking ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 1, 2021

Fate of Alakada, Catch.er, Three Thieves – Nollywood movies coming to Netflix this March

There are only three things constant in life – rain, tax, and Netflix expanding its Nollywood content library. This March, ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 28, 2021

La Femme Anjola, Eagle Wings, The Razz Guy, The Therapist – Nollywood movies out in cinemas this March

The King of Boys sequel is out this year as a Netflix original, and Kemi Adetiba just recently released a ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 18, 2021

Lupita Nyong’o’s children book ‘Sulwe’ is coming to Netflix as an animated musical

Released in 2019, Lupita Nyong’o’s children’s Sulwe was well-received and broadened her creative streak from being an actress. A #1 ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 10, 2021

Nigeria’s ‘The Milkmaid’ loses out on Oscars 2021 Best International Feature

Desmond Ovbiagele’s insurgency thriller The Milkmaid was easily the best Nollywood film of 2020, having scaled through the Oscars eligibility ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 10, 2021

Adesuwa Omon’s short film ‘Grapes’ takes a look at rape culture and victim blaming

Tackling rape via the media can never be exhausting. Women – and men – are using the medium to address ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 10, 2021

4 Nigerians reveal why they are quitting Clubhouse

No social media platform is currently buzzing right now like Clubhouse, the voice-chatting, invite-only app that has gained huge popularity ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 8, 2021

The trailer for crime thriller ‘La Femme Anjola’ is finally here

Mildred Okwo’s hotly anticipated crime thriller La Femme Anjola has been in limbo for a long time, thanks to the ...

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EditorJanuary 27, 2021

Singer-songwriter, Cobhams Asuquo on growing up blind, and surpassing the odds in the music industry

Singer-songwriter and superstar producer, Cobhams Asuquo has always been the perfect example of grit, hope, and passion. On this week’s ...

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EditorJanuary 27, 2021

#WithChude: Actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande speaks on motherhood and post-natal depression

Amongst many profoundly emotional episodes of #WithChude, this week’s conversation with multi-brand ambassador and award-winning actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande on her ...

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SponsorJanuary 26, 2021

Theatre Lagos and Alliance Française Lagos present Konkortion

Theatre can be an instrument of positive change in the society through the satirical exposure of unpleasant political situations, social anomalies ...

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Op-Ed EditorJanuary 25, 2021

From rock bottom to CEO, Yinka Obebe bares it all on #WithChude

“The day I left the company, I left with nothing but a backpack” – CEO of Pop Central TV, Yinka ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 25, 2021

‘Namaste Wahala’ will finally have a Valentine’s Day release on Netflix

The wait is over. The much-anticipated Nollywood-Bollywood romcom Namaste Wahala is heading to Netflix for a Valentine’s Day release. Indian ...

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SponsorJanuary 22, 2021

Grammy®️ award-winning sensation, DJ Khaled is International Host for MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA); Kampala 2021

Grammy® Award-winning global sensation, DJ and record executive, DJ Khaled, who is best known for his hip hop and R&B hit ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 19, 2021

Burna Boy’s ‘Destiny’ selected for Biden-Harris inauguration playlist

With the inauguration of presidential-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris on the horizon (tomorrow, January 20, 2021), no ...

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SponsorJanuary 19, 2021

Africa Magic’s Tinsel set to air 3000th episode

Africa Magic’s longest-running TV series, Tinsel, will air its 3000th episode on Thursday, January 21. The show which launched in ...

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