Category: The Media Blog

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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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YWriterAugust 21, 2016

The Media Blog: No major blog reported Mayowa’s death 2 hours after Twitter rumors – why that’s a very good thing

And that’s a supremely good thing. Whilst our team in-house has joined others across the media to confirm this rumour ...

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Isime EseneAugust 19, 2016

The Media Blog: Gawker.com is dead and I don’t know what I’m going to do

by Tolu Orekoya YNaija has some times been influenced, like plenty across the world, with the tone, chutzpah and vision ...

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Isime EseneAugust 18, 2016

The Media Blog: On today’s episode of ‘This is not an exclusive’, we present… TrueNollywoodStories

Ugh, beht why TNS? We haven’t paid enough attention to this blog, but we should. It’s doing God’s work in ...

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Isime EseneAugust 18, 2016

The Media Blog: Akah Nnani is probably, finally coming into his own

What’s that awful name of that barely-there show he used to host on TV Continental? Entertainment Splash, we think. Thank ...

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Isime EseneAugust 17, 2016

The Media Blog: Jade Osiberu created the magic that’s Ndani TV – and now she is ready for her close-up with Isoken

She did it before with Gidi Up, Ndani TV’s original series that secured a nomination in the AMVCAs in 2015. ...

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Isime EseneAugust 17, 2016

The Media Blog: We don’t get too excited at TMB, but ‘The Wedding Party’ has us excited with a capital ‘E’

Expensive? Yes. Glossy? It’s Mo Abudu, so yes. Star-studded? Like-from-RMD-to-Frank-Donga yes. A-delicious-trailer? Yes-Yes-Yes-Yes-Yes-Yes. The trailer for ‘The Wedding Party’ – ...

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Isime EseneAugust 15, 2016

The Media Blog: TheCable is on the hunt for new audiences

TheCable is one of our favourite news platforms – the writing has flair, the sensibility is fresh, and they understand ...

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Isime EseneAugust 15, 2016

The Media Blog: Someone says this is the difference between new and old media

How Punch reported the news on Linda Ikeji’s new office – rumored total sum, 106million. How the NET reported the ...

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Isime EseneAugust 15, 2016

The Media Blog: Let’s explain to you how EXACTLY Linda Ikeji makes her millions

So now that the news is everywhere, especially in places where the media gossips, that Linda Ikeji has finally gone ...

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Isime EseneAugust 15, 2016

The Media Blog: So Linda Ikeji is finally going nuclear (all of you can now allow her rest)

For years, everyone has been taking panadol for Linda Ikeji’s headache. Why isn’t she creative? Why isn’t she on her ...

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Isime EseneAugust 15, 2016

The Media Blog: The hate some people have for Linda Ikeji is on iMax

So here was the headline on a news story on BellaNaija. And this was comment a human being put below ...

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Isime EseneAugust 12, 2016

The Media Blog: What Biola Alabi did next – already has a Season II

You know Biola Alabi of course. She is the former managing director of MNet responsible for hits from the Africa ...

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Isime EseneAugust 12, 2016

The Media Blog: Financial TV? Arese Ugwu is all over that

Arese Ugwu is a money blogger (sounds suspiciously like ‘money doubler’) and building a personal financial platform (Smart Money Africa) ...

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YWriterAugust 11, 2016

The Media Blog: Stop the world. Arianna Huffington is out of the Huffington Post

So we know this is not Nigerian news – and we are about Nigerian and West African media insights, but ...

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Oreoluwa PetersAugust 11, 2016

Top 12 Countdown, Loose Talk are the most listened to podcasts in Nigeria – and they both have less than 5k at their highest

The Loose Talk podcast has one too many cusswords. In which case of course, its hosts will say ‘yeah that’s ...

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