Category: The Media Blog

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ToluOctober 19, 2016

The Media Blog: Wow, Vogue just endorsed a candidate

It’s like ThisDay Style endorsing a candidate. Even though, some of you won’t be shocked by that – because Nigeria, ...

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Isime EseneOctober 19, 2016

The Media Blog: Someone made our point better – If you don’t want it published, then don’t tweet it

We are really tired of all the false accusations of ‘plagiarism’ that people on Twitter throw about every now, and ...

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YWriterOctober 18, 2016

The Media Blog: ‘Linda Ikeji S’ is launching on November 1 – “That’s the something big,” she says

“When I said something big is coming, I didn’t mean this office, or all of this,” Linda Ikeji told one ...

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YWriterOctober 18, 2016

The Media Blog: Ha, these people just totally destroyed ‘DJ Cuppy Takes Africa’

If you don’t know ‘DJ Cuppy Takes Africa’, which launched on the brand new Fox Life last week, we can’t ...

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YWriterOctober 17, 2016

The Media Blog: We’re becoming mad fans of Africa Magic’s ‘Hustle’

You will remember the anticipation with which we welcomed Hustle (Weekdays, 9.30pm, Africa Magic Urban). And then the disappointment with ...

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YWriterOctober 17, 2016

The Media Blog: This is an actual headline, from an actual Nigerian newspaper

It ‘thundered’ so loud the cows died from all that noise making. Leadership newspaper, but why?  

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YWriterOctober 17, 2016

Reading material: For those who work in media content (4)

Let’s go! We were just talking about Twitter as a media company the other day. Read 2. Amazon has a new ...

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YWriterOctober 15, 2016

The Media Blog: The late, great Chris Jeyibo was one of the most powerful people in Nigerian media

Chris Jeyibo passed on last week Friday in a car accident. It’s quite a frightening photo – his car crushed ...

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YWriterOctober 15, 2016

The Media Blog: This WashPo headline shows how the world now sees Nigeria’s president

And at the end, for those who wondered, there is how the world’s most powerful women reacted to the misogyny. ...

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YWriterOctober 14, 2016

The Media Blog: The Nigerian politicians who own media houses

We just thought: it would be fun to put up a list of some of the politicians in Nigeria who ...

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YWriterOctober 14, 2016

The Media Blog: Orji Kalu has two media houses – but he still smells like a loser

You know the other day, we were just thinking about it – politicians in Nigeria buy media platforms in order ...

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YWriterOctober 13, 2016

The Media Blog: Toke Makinwa had a very uncomfortable moment on ‘Moments’ talking about bleaching

One of our favourite people on television, Sika Osei (host of Studio 53 Xtra) was the guest on the Nigerian ...

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Isime EseneOctober 12, 2016

The Media Blog: @FoluShaw is warning Linda not to publish his tweets – but that’s not the law is it?

So @FoluShaw got a lot of RTs for this thread. Pretty remarkable tale to be sure. Someone wonders if his ...

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Isime EseneOctober 11, 2016

TMB Data: How many people watch Nigerian TV?

We had a very active National Broadcasting Commission under former director-general, Emeka Mba. Successive ministers of information saw and left ...

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YWriterOctober 10, 2016

Reading material: For those who work in media content (3)

Let’s go! Newspapers are dying, dying, dead, in America.   Read Twitter’s woes show the perils of building platforms for ...

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YWriterOctober 10, 2016

The Media Blog: Punch just took it to Buhari – and we’re bloody proud of them

Punch has been a thorn in the flesh of Presidents since Olusegun Obasanjo – their irritation crystallising with Goodluck Jonathan. ...

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YWriterOctober 10, 2016

The Media Blog: Did you know that some StarTimes subscribers pay only N17 a day?

On August 1, iROKO chief executive, Jason Njoku shocked those who pay attention when he announced (it’s an impressive Jason ...

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Isime EseneOctober 10, 2016

The Media Blog: Thursday is the most valuable day on Nigerian television – and other bits and bobs we found out

This week, for a special project we have been working on, we have been playing around with data – with a focus ...

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YWriterOctober 7, 2016

The Media Blog: It’s not only DStv and StarTimes that Nigerians watch on Cable o

What’s the reason why many people are shocked – SHOCKED – by the huge success of platforms like Linda Ikeji ...

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YWriterOctober 6, 2016

The Media Blog: Because we serve a living God, Gidi Up Season 3 has FINALLY started shooting

What cows have not been sacrificed to get this particular show back on the road (Season 2’s finale was in ...

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YWriterOctober 5, 2016

The Media Blog: Here’s a list of all the terrestrial TV stations in Nigeria today

So we’ll just drop this here. Because we don’t know who’ll need it. These are the terrestrial (or DTT, if ...

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YWriterOctober 5, 2016

The Media Blog: Jason Njoku has completed the cycle from online TV to linear

To understand what’s happening here, you have to unpack anodyne press statements with enough corporate-speak to drown the smart and ...

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ToluOctober 4, 2016

The Media Blog: This clip from an Egyptian TV free-for-all is remarkable – for more than one reason

You should especially watch this from 1.44, where the host pretends to be so shocked – shocked, we say – ...

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YWriterOctober 4, 2016

The Media Blog: They say ‘Your View’ on TVC is Nigeria’s most watched talk show today

According to confirmed rumour-mongers, ‘Your View’ on TVC is Nigeria’s most watched TV show. Some say it’s most watched talk ...

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YWriterOctober 4, 2016

The Media Blog: Cool FM is 18 years old

Wow. Has it been that long already? The “#1 hit music station” turned 18 four days ago. And that’s actually ...

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RoqeebahOctober 4, 2016

The Media Blog: The BBC and its army of monitors

So when you begin to wonder how ‘oyinbo people’ appear to know more about how we live our lives,   even the cool ...

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Isime EseneOctober 4, 2016

The Media Blog: This is the reason it’s not so easy to “monetise!” in Nigeria’s media market

When we say Nigeria is not a rational market, we don’t just mean oil prices messing up everything. We also ...

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Isime EseneOctober 4, 2016

The Media Blog: We need panadol for NotJustOk’s headache

Because the value being created is massive. Sad. Imagine if they paid even 50 Naira a pop. https://t.co/Ed1l0fWpAM — The ...

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YWriterOctober 4, 2016

The Media Blog: We know you think Nigeria only has about 7 TV stations – but you’re wrong

So we have been doing this snap poll. Asking people, even those who work in the media: how many stations ...

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YWriterOctober 3, 2016

We just watched Africa Magic’s Hustle. Here’s what we think.

We told you we were counting down to this. All of us at TMB fixed a date in one central ...

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