Category: The Media Blog

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YWriterSeptember 14, 2016

The Media Blog: The latest Media Big Boys? Osagie Alonge and Tunde Kara, from Pulse

Last week we updated you on Rich Tanksley. Former head honcho at Pulse Nigeria, who took the unrefined and made ...

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YWriterSeptember 14, 2016

The Media Blog: The New York Times just made life difficult for all journalists

Actually they didn’t ‘just’, it’s a reminder. But we can’t imagine living under these conditions. As we enter the home ...

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YWriterSeptember 14, 2016

The Media Blog: Big Cabal’s Osarumen Osamuyi is moving up in the world

In another life, many many moons ago, it would almost be inconceivable that we would be here writing about the ...

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YWriterSeptember 8, 2016

The Media Blog: Toyin Subair has said his own, oya Dele Olojede, it’s your turn to confess

Everyone in the media industry that pays attention to online conversation has been talking about Toyin Subair’s significant opus on ...

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YWriterSeptember 8, 2016

Media Jobs: AfricaCheck is looking for a Nigeria editor

Africa Check got a bit popular in this market for its story correcting (another) of Kaduna governor, Nasir el-Rufai’s incorrect ...

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YWriterSeptember 8, 2016

The Media Blog: Nigerians on Twitter (who know the story) have no sympathy for Toyin Subair

So high-profile media entrepreneur, best known for the high-profile failure of HiTV, Toyin Subair wrote this. (We tl;dr-ed it for you ...

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YWriterSeptember 8, 2016

The Media Blog: Toyin Subair just took everyone to school (and Heil DSTV!)

The former chief executive officer of the failed HiTV (High Television, for long) put up a post on LinkedIn in ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 8, 2016

PODCAST: Bobrisky, dangerous gossip blogs and more on The Media Blog Uncensored

Ifeoma Areh is creative director of Wildflower PR & Company, Lekan Olanrewaju is a scriptwriter (credits including Tinsel and Hotel ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 7, 2016

The Media Blog: Blood of GOD. Have you seen this crazy blog?

How has no one sued them to court? How has no one attempted to shut it down? How has no ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 6, 2016

The Media Blog: When it comes to top-banner ads, Premium Times is the new LIB

We never seem to talk about folks like Premium Times and Sahara Reporters when we speak of online media revenue ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 3, 2016

The Media Blog: Beht why na, NotJustOk TV?

Mobile internet data these days is expensive o. And Nigerians don’t have time for anything that doesn’t really work. So ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 2, 2016

The Media Blog: Introducing The YNaija Ombudsman

We have always liked the tradition of newspaper Public Editors. The New York Times’ Margaret Sullivan was particular a favourite ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 2, 2016

The Media Blog: This Premium Times interview leaves us a little – actually, a lot – uncomfortable

We read this interview in Premium Times 6 days ago that worried us – it worried us because it is ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 1, 2016

The Media Blog: Rich Tanksley is leaving Pulse – and that somehow makes us sad

You don’t know Rich Tanksley. And frankly, if you’re just a consumer of the media, it doesn’t really matter. But ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 1, 2016

The Media Blog: CNN didn’t do anything wrong

Nigerians have been all over tne matter of CNN’s coverage of Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to Nigeria. The headline was innocuous ...

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Isime EseneAugust 29, 2016

PODCAST: We gathered 4 media experts to talk about everything that happened in Nigerian media last week

Ifeoma Areh is creative director of Wildflower PR & Company, Lekan Olanrewaju is a scriptwriter (credits including Tinsel and Hotel ...

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Isime EseneAugust 29, 2016

The Media Blog: Ifan, the stylist just launched a magazine – but nobody has seen it yet

If you work in at that intersection of digital and fashion media, or if you are blogger who really know ...

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YWriterAugust 27, 2016

The Media Blog: Have you seen Folorunsho Alakija’s second Forbes cover?

Does Folorunsho Alakija have something she is selling (other than fuel for oyinbo people to drink) these days? She is ...

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YWriterAugust 27, 2016

The Media Blog: Forbes AFRICA has 3 women on its cover – and none of them is black

This is the very latest issue of Forbes Africa Woman (August/September 2016). To commemorate Women’s Month in South Africa. The latest ...

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Isime EseneAugust 26, 2016

The Media Blog: The Maverick is (really) good – but no one is watching (yet)

Has anyone seen any of the episodes of Accelerate TV’s The Maverick? We bet it’s a no. The YouTube views ...

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Isime EseneAugust 26, 2016

The Media Blog: How 6-year-old Emmanuella is the only Nigerian CRUSHING it on YouTube

The first video that opens up when I search for Emmanuella – the 6 year old comedy sensation who has ...

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Isime EseneAugust 25, 2016

The Media Blog: Apparently, Forbes Africa sells less than 30,000 copies per edition in South Africa

guest post, by Roqeebah Olaoniye Africa’s youth are hungry for success and they are not letting the grim conditions around ...

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Isime EseneAugust 25, 2016

The Media Blog: You have to admire the persistence of Exquisite Magazine

Another edition of EM (Exquisite Magazine) has, as they say, hit the newsstands. Yeah, we know. You probably weren’t aware ...

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Isime EseneAugust 25, 2016

The Media Blog: Men’s Corner on ELTV is a fine show – and it confirmed Andre Blaze is still one of our best

Andre Blaze is one of the finest on-air talents in Nigeria. Why Nigerian producers and content creators don’t seem to ...

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YWriterAugust 24, 2016

The Media Blog: MTV Base subbed the Nigerian government – and maybe some corporates

The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), anchored by MTV Base is for the third year, hosted in South Africa. This ...

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YWriterAugust 24, 2016

The Media Blog: Lai Mohammed and Ambode said plenty things about the media yesterday – and precisely nothing

It’s really frustrating when Nigeria’s leaders speak often about the power and necessity of tourism – and then do actually ...

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YWriterAugust 22, 2016

The Media Blog: Did you know Cosmo is fully covering Nigeria? It’s doing a pretty good job – but not enough

Save for BellaNaija, Nigeria doesn’t really have a portal for women – at least one that truly is part and ...

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Isime EseneAugust 22, 2016

The Media Blog: PopCentral TV is up to something important… but it hasn’t figured it out yet

You hear PopCentral and where does your mind go? They call it a destination for streaming eclectic and premium entertainment. ...

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YWriterAugust 21, 2016

The Media Blog: Linda Ikeji reports on #SaveMayowa rumours

That was fast. Considering all the water that has passed under its bridge on the matter, we would have sworn ...

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