Category: The Media Blog

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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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Media BloggerDecember 19, 2016

The Media Blog: Betty Irabor just told a very important story

We said it before: publishing magazines in Nigeria is a difficult, largely thankless job. This morning, the publisher of one ...

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Media BloggerDecember 19, 2016

Reading material: What you should be reading if you work in media content (12)

1.  Political reporting in a new age: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/journalism-post-truth-trump-2016-election-politics-susan-glasser-214523 2. The Year of Podcasts: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/12/the-50-best-podcasts-of-2016/510698/ 3. Facebook’s Fake News problems aren’t going away ...

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Media BloggerDecember 14, 2016

The Media Blog: Ndani Lifestyle is a curious development

In an age where many media platforms are making the move from text to video, it’s surprising (to put it ...

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Media BloggerDecember 14, 2016

The Media Blog: Emmanuella gets a CNN feature

Not bad for a 6-year-old recording comedy skits from Port Harcourt, eh? We said it before – power shall continue ...

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Media BloggerDecember 12, 2016

The Media Blog: “What did you become?” | Someone has finally come for Toke

She’s called Iyabeji (or OroboDiva depending upon some parameters we haven’t quite figured out yet), and she has a vlog ...

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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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