Category: The Media Blog

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EditorFebruary 7, 2017

The Media Blog: We’re already laughing at this “The Republic” TV show

Nicole Amarteifio made a name for herself, and a successful TV show, by ripping off Sex and The City. But, ...

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EditorFebruary 3, 2017

The Media Blog: Medium is following the money

Medium is pivoting to a subscription model. They’re calling it an “upgrade to your Medium experience” but it’s still too soon for ...

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EditorFebruary 2, 2017

The Media Blog: Kemi Adetiba absolutely kills it in this TW Magazine shoot

Kemi Adetiba’s on the cover of the latest issue of TW Magazine, and while we’ve only seen one photo (aside ...

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EditorFebruary 2, 2017

The Media Blog: We just watched episode 2 of Our Best Friend’s Wedding

So Red TV has released the second episode of their new webseries Our Best Friend’s Wedding. While this episode looks ...

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EditorFebruary 2, 2017

The Media Blog: Funke Akindele’s new TV show already has us scratching our heads

Clearly not content with the runaway success of Jenifa’s Diary, Funke Akindele’s somehow found the time to work on another ...

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EditorFebruary 1, 2017

The Media Blog: Red TV continues its upward swing

Last week RED TV debuted their first scripted narrative, Our Best Friend’s Wedding. The show, produced in conjunction with The ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 30, 2017

StarTimes has entered the football craze full blast

The crave for quality football content in the country is absolutely off the hook. Week in, week out, millions of ...

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Media BloggerJanuary 27, 2017

The Media Blog: Gidi Up is back

Or almost back, at least. Less than a full day after another Nigerian online TV platform launched its first webseries, ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 27, 2017

The Media Blog: Navel gazing about the media’s low approval ratings is nonsense

Whenever the media in America does anything that someone somewhere doesn’t like, the response is now predictable: X and X ...

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Media BloggerJanuary 27, 2017

The Media Blog: Our Best Friend’s Wedding is here

2017 is shaping up to be the year Red TV forces us all to take it seriously with this online ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 26, 2017

The Media Blog: Let’s talk about media and ‘The forbidden experiment’

Legend has it that King James IV once stretched, yawned and thought to himself ‘hm – what language would babies ...

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ToluJanuary 12, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: Gidi Traffic is number 1 on our top 10 online media (social)

Nearing one million Twitter followers, Gidi Traffic is Nigeria’s most influential and most respected online media platform. It’s powerful presence ...

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ToluJanuary 12, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: BellaNaija is number 1 on our top 50 online media (web) ranking

BellaNaija holds the top spot in this category for very obvious reasons. Over the years, BellaNaija has grown in leaps ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 11, 2017

The Media Blog: Did Buzzfeed finally cross a line?

Buzzfeed published an ‘unverified memo’ about Trump and Russia – and all hell has broken loose across America’s media (and ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 11, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: Urban 96.5 is Number 1 on our Top 10 Radio Station Ranking

The official Media Ratings haven’t come in, but the social media feedback and our un-official Uber-driver poll makes it clear ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 11, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: ONTV is number 1 on our Top 25 TV Station Ranking

ONTV continues to lead the TV ratings as far as the respected Media Facts ratings can tell, and since the ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 11, 2017

The Media Blog: Abeg, Bola Tinubu should go and find several seats

Every now and again, people – including questionable characters who have not satisfactorily answered corruption allegations – mount a bully ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 10, 2017

The YNaija Rankings: Every month, we will rank the top films, TV and radio stations in Nigeria

YNaija will, from Wednesday, January 11, release a monthly countdown of platforms leading and lagging in the Nigerian media space. ...

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AzeezJanuary 5, 2017

The Media Blog: This Medium investor is doing us ‘boju boju’

Evan Williams wrote his own letter declaring that Medium has to fire 50 percent of team, and ‘re-position’, which only ...

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AzeezJanuary 5, 2017

The Media Blog: Evan Williams letter captures the BIG PROBLEM with premium platforms

From the guy that brought you Twitter, a hugely influential platform – that makes no money, and refuses to grow. ...

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Media BloggerDecember 31, 2016

The Media Blog: Mania Magazine returns

We probably shouldn’t call it a return, seeing as they never officially “left” or went anywhere to begin with. But ...

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Media BloggerDecember 30, 2016

The Media Blog: Soundcity came out swinging with the MVP Awards Festival

We won’t compare them to The Headies. That would be unfair, because they are clearly operating at completely different levels. ...

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Media BloggerDecember 29, 2016

The Media Blog: The fall of NaijaGistLive has been spectacular to behold

Who would have thought? A news story on a major canadian network about a Nigerian gossip blog? But, it happened. We ...

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Media BloggerDecember 29, 2016

The Media Blog: We’re curious about this Buzzfeed video

It might be nothing. And lord knows we fuss over things that turn out to be nothing sometimes, but we ...

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Media BloggerDecember 29, 2016

The Media Blog: Big Brother Naija has us cautiously optimistic

No, we don’t have any inside info. We haven’t seen or heard anything in particular to suggest that this won’t ...

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Media BloggerDecember 27, 2016

The Media Blog: RED TV might have its first hit on its hands

We’ll be honest. We had reservations about RED TV’s new reality/travel show, ‘Here and Now: The Adventures of TASA.’ But ...

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Media BloggerDecember 23, 2016

The Media Blog: Mazino on Men’s Corner is not bad at all

We think EbonyLife TV is onto a good show here. Sure, some of the topics are a bit inane, and some ...

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Media BloggerDecember 22, 2016

The Media Blog: The digital TV transition is finally happening

It turns out Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed meant it when he said the Digital TV Switchover (DSO) ...

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Media BloggerDecember 19, 2016

The Media Blog: In praise of BellaNaija’s quiet discipline

2016 has been a pivotal year for BellaNaija. Every year is probably pivotal for BellaNaija, to be honest, but this ...

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