Category: The Media Blog

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Media BloggerDecember 12, 2016

The Media Blog: The most important detail from Toke Makinwa’s Rubbin’ Minds interview

You know when someone decides that they are putting their feet on the necks of everyone else, and they won’t ...

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Media BloggerDecember 12, 2016

Reading material: What you should be reading if you work in media content (11)

1. Fake News didn’t just start today: http://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/read/fake-news-in-1947-was-the-reason-for-a-real-life-x-file 2. American TV is really, really expensive: https://mic.com/articles/161740/here-s-how-much-it-costs-to-make-an-episode-of-the-walking-dead 3. Coming to grips with ...

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Media BloggerDecember 11, 2016

The Media Blog: And we thought Toke was getting ready to chill

As in. We really thought the promo blitz was dying down. How many covers does this make it now? Even ...

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Media BloggerDecember 10, 2016

The Media Blog: So we watched ‘Afropolitan Chef’ …

We want to call it a bright spot. Because we definitely needs one of those. Yetunde Shorters is a very ...

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Media BloggerDecember 9, 2016

The Media Blog: Accelerate TV made a good move with this one

No shade to Akah. None whatsoever. We think he’s a great person with tons of potential. But look at this ...

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Media BloggerDecember 9, 2016

The Media Blog: We’re not sure how we feel about Timini on The Spot

We’re not exactly thrilled. But we aren’t particularly disappointed either. Given the fact he’s filling in for Ebuka, he does ...

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Media BloggerDecember 5, 2016

The Media Blog: You heard the news where again?

This clip is astounding. Tens of millions of Americans believe these same things. https://t.co/OqK1xtyVub — Jonathan Merritt (@JonathanMerritt) December 1, ...

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Media BloggerDecember 5, 2016

Reading material: What you should be reading if you work in media content (10)

A tweeting President-Elect: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/12/resisting-trumps-tweets/509222/ Revisiting an ode to investigative journalism that has become more relevant than ever: http://www.vox.com/culture/2016/12/3/13772892/spotlight-movie-of-week-investigative-journalism StarTimes is doing a ...

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Media BloggerDecember 4, 2016

The Media Blog: Africa Magic’s Jamestown (finally) comes on tonight!

About a year ago we got wind that Victor Sanchez Aghahowa had gathered a crop of actors and ferried them ...

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Media BloggerDecember 2, 2016

The Media Blog: For better or for worse, Skinny Girl In Transit returns

Well, the first episode is here and we are…. not surprised. Whether or not this is a good thing depends ...

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Media BloggerDecember 2, 2016

The Media Blog: We’re reaching peak Toke levels

We should just call this Toke week at this point. Her dedication to pushing this her “On Becoming” book is ...

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Media BloggerDecember 1, 2016

The Media Blog: UBA really, really wants to make RED Tv work

Just a few weeks after the announcement of their new webseries, RED TV is out with another trailer. This time, ...

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Media BloggerDecember 1, 2016

The Media Blog: So what’s up with Mania Magazine?

To say that Mania Magazine came out swinging with their 2011 launch would be an understatement. The brainchild of Dimeji ...

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Media BloggerNovember 30, 2016

The Media Blog: Are you here for more Skinny Girl In Transit?

We’ve never really talked about Skinny Girl In Transit, have we? Suffice it to say, our feelings about the show ...

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Media BloggerNovember 29, 2016

The Media Blog: Toke is not nearly done, guys

See ehn, Toke will make a success of this book if it’s the last thing she does. Shebi you laughed ...

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Media BloggerNovember 29, 2016

The Media Blog: Which one is TalkStuff again?

You think you’re tired of social networks? You’re joking. They say there’s a new one launching in Abuja on the 8th ...

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Media BloggerNovember 29, 2016

The Media Blog: Bye Bye Shuga

No, the show isn’t getting canceled. Not anytime soon, as far as we know. But after 2 seasons in Nigeria, ...

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Media BloggerNovember 29, 2016

The Media Blog: This Vimbai interview will make you think

OnoBello.com might not exactly be a site many people flock to for serious or affecting pieces of journalism. Actually, it ...

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Media BloggerNovember 28, 2016

The Media Blog: No, but maybe we should all be learning from Toke

Toke Makinwa is pulling off a coup, guys. It’s not today celebrities started writing books, but we’re hard pressed to ...

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Media BloggerNovember 28, 2016

Reading Material: What you should be reading if you work in media content (9)

1. Because post-Trump, rigorous and in-depth reporting is more a necessity than ever before: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/26/us/politics/donald-trump-international-business.html 2. What is “the truth”?: https://medium.com/thoughts-on-journalism/its-a-tricky-thing-this-truth-stuff-d32150e8b5cc#.t2yeuvwnk 3. ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 26, 2016

The Media Blog: In short, Yemi Alade has given up the battle  

You people say people should sing songs ‘that makes sense’? Yemi Alade looks at you and wonders who signed a ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 26, 2016

The Media Blog: Since Uncle Taju wants to own the entire world  

Is enough not enough? Baba leave small for the boys.  The news is that, in preparation for the Econet-powered Kwese ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 25, 2016

The Media Blog: Someone told Korede Bello he needs sex appeal – okay o

First, we like Korede Bello. What’s there not to like? Then this new song – which is why we are ...

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Media BloggerNovember 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Who’s watching Motion Town?

Why is no one talking about Motion Town? Don’t look to us for answers. We think it has a lot ...

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Media BloggerNovember 17, 2016

The Media Blog: We’ve been watching these 3 Nigerian vlogs

Everyone’s favorite (former) child star Benita Okojie, and her sister Bella Rose Okojie (herself a star in her own right, ...

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Media BloggerNovember 16, 2016

The Media Blog: Jason Njoku stopped being a tech entrepreneur in 2015

Forget all of the “tech” talk. Jason Njoku is now firmly a media entrepreneur. Sure, many may find that difficult to ...

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Media BloggerNovember 16, 2016

The Media Blog: Pulse TV might be even more influential than we thought

Because we watched this video and weren’t sure if we’d accidentally stumbled onto the Pulse TV page instead. What say ...

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Media BloggerNovember 15, 2016

The Media Blog: Coke Studio is pretty good television

It’s a bit uneven, as can only be the case with a show whose success depends largely upon the chemistry ...

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