Category: The Media Blog

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Op-ed EditorMay 24, 2017

The Media Blog: Kemi Adetiba continues to wow with King Women [WATCH]

We thought we would be tired by now. She kicked off exactly right with Taiwo Ajao-Lovett, wound it up a ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 16, 2017

The Media Blog: Huffington Post KILLS it with this headline

We are loving it so hard, we want to marry it. On the matter of Leaker-In-Chief, Donald J Trump, prattling ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 4, 2017

The Media Blog: Everything about this Newsroom.ng headline on Banky W is terrible, terrible, terrible

Look, we are sympathetic. Everyone is in the traffic race, of some sort, even those who pretend not to be. ...

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EditorMay 2, 2017

The Media Blog: Everything is breaking news these days, isn’t it?

And yes, we know we’re guilty of it too. But seriously. What’s the reason? Okay, we know the reason. Or ...

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RoqeebahMay 2, 2017

[The Media Blog] This is EXACTLY how not to spend N614,000

What has this world even come to? An ad in today's ThisDay. Are you people really ok? pic.twitter.com/ub0mvzYhlb — tyro ...

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EditorMay 1, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: ROK TV retains the #1 spot on our top 25 TV countdown

More, more, more. That appears to be the motto of Mary Njoku led ROK TV with its onslaught of original ...

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EditorMay 1, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: Urban 96.5 FM retains the #1 position on our top 25 radio stations countdown

Urban 96.5 FM remains at number one this month for very simple reasons: The people love it, the quality of ...

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EditorMay 1, 2017

Punch takes the #1 spot on our top 50 online media (web) countdown | The YNaija Ranking

One of Nigeria’s oldest publications, Punch Newspapers hasn’t always exhibited an adept knowledge of the tricky nature of adapting to ...

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EditorMay 1, 2017

Instablog9ja remains at #1 on the latest YNaija online media (social) countdown

Instablog9ja remains at the number one spot for a 3rd straight month on the YNaija online media (social) countdown. The ...

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EditorApril 29, 2017

The Media Blog: Stephanie Busari’s fake news TED talk is a must-watch

What does fake news have to do with the Chibok Girls? What does fake news have to do with Nigeria at ...

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EditorApril 28, 2017

The Media Blog: You know, maybe CNN is the real enemy

Flashy countdown clocks. Dramatic graphics. Pre and post debate panels. If your mind found its way to coverage of a ...

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EditorApril 24, 2017

The Media Blog: Tara Fela-Durotoye tells one hell of a story on King Women

It’s in two parts, which make up a collective hour of viewing, but it’s worth every second for the story ...

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EditorApril 24, 2017

Reading material: What you should be reading if you work in media content this week

1. How to write about historic political campaigns: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/emmanuel_macron 2. Social discourse in the age of being “cancelled”: http://www.vox.com/culture/2017/4/20/15179232/socially-conscious-criticism 3. Is ...

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EditorApril 22, 2017

The Media Blog: The first episode of Toyin Lawani’s “Tiannah’s Empire” is online and we are so excited

We said before that we were eager to see this so you’ll forgive our excitement.   So yeah, here’s the ...

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EditorApril 22, 2017

[The Media Blog] Currently watching: Episode 2 of Inspector K

You should check it out too. This episode of Inspector K is titled “What? Why? Who? When?” and stars much of the ...

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EditorApril 18, 2017

The Media Blog: We need to come together as a society and put a stop to House of Maliq

Seriously, just look at this. What is going on here? Why does Olajumoke look like loaves of bread were stuffed ...

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EditorApril 17, 2017

Reading Material: What you should be reading if you work in media content this week

1. The true life stories behind the Turkey vote that everyone is talking about. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/04/as-turkey-gears-up-to-vote-its-traitors-speak-out/523098/ 2. It seems like we’ve been ...

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EditorApril 16, 2017

The Media Blog: Funmi Iyanda (sort of) brings back New Dawn

It’s easy to forget that, when she isn’t ruffling feathers on the internet, either for opinions about marriage or for ...

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EditorApril 16, 2017

The Media Blog: #BBNaija’s Uriel took everyone’s advice and started a ‘Diary Sessions’ vlog

The first episode is a bit intense. Not in the over the top, fun way that Uriel was known for in ...

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EditorApril 15, 2017

The Media Blog: The first episode of Inspector K is pretty cool

Well, Inspector K is here and it’s a considerably unorthodox type of show for Nigerian audiences. It embraces absurdity and ...

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EditorApril 13, 2017

The Media Blog: Our Best Friend’s Wedding did a great job of normalizing female masturbation and no one noticed

It’s lasts barely longer than a second, but it’s clear. Kemi (played by Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi) the radio host whose husband ...

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EditorApril 11, 2017

The Media Blog: To his eternal shame, Nigerians now know that Reuben Abati is a breast man

At what point do we draw the line between the personal and public lives of our celebrities? Question as old ...

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EditorApril 10, 2017

The Media Blog: There’s a trailer for Mildred Okwo’s next project

It’s a TV series created by Tunde Babalola called Bankers NGR. It stars Rita Dominic (as is typical of projects ...

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EditorApril 10, 2017

The Media Blog: Wait, Eku Edewor works as a stylist now?

This Day Style listed TV star and actor Eku Edewor as the stylist of this Ego Boyo photoshoot, which was shot ...

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EditorApril 10, 2017

Reading material: What you should be reading if you work in media content this week

1. How does a feminist make the case against feminism? http://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/3/6/14761392/feminism-capitalism-socialism-patriarchy-jessa-crispin 2. So Donald Trump actually helped CNN? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/magazine/cnn-had-a-problem-donald-trump-solved-it.html 3. Immersive Journalism ...

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EditorApril 5, 2017

The Media Blog: People blaming Kendall for that Pepsi ad are either being silly or simply don’t get it

Kendall Jenner is not the problem with that Pepsi ad. Not her as a human being, not the fact she’s ...

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EditorApril 5, 2017

#Throwback: From Beyoncé to Beckham, here are 3 Pepsi ads we can all agree we love (WATCH)

Yeah, Pepsi messed up big time with the Kendall Jenner ad, but it’s easy to forget they’ve given us some ...

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EditorApril 3, 2017

The Media Blog: The #BBNaija housemates need to fight somebody for these magazine shots

The girls don’t look so terrible And this group shot is almost okay. But then… poor Miyonse. Seriously. Poor Miyonse.  

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EditorApril 3, 2017

Reading Material: Here’s what you need to be reading if you work in media content this week

1. Journalism so great it makes a great time out of reading about something like gentrification. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/nyregion/the-state-of-your-block-2017-new-york-city.html 2. But then ...

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EditorApril 2, 2017

SaharaReporters moves up to #1, Zikoko slides into the top 5 | The latest YNaija online media (web) countdown

They say controversy sells and no one proves this more right now than SaharaReporters which takes the #1 spot on our ...

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