Category: The Media Blog

Bernard DayoJanuary 18, 2021

Can Yvonne Orji’s upcoming comedy series ‘First Gen’ break out of Nigerian stereotypes?

Yvonne Orji isn’t slowing down in pursuing personal projects. According to reports, the Insecure star is developing a comedy series ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 11, 2021

Tunde Kelani’s new short film ‘To Live Again’ addresses the trauma of a teenage rape survivor

Trigger warning: drug-assisted rape In Tunde Kelani’s new short film To Live Again, a teenage girl reckons with her rape ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 8, 2021

Watch the video of Wizkid’s ‘Ginger’ featuring Burna Boy

Piggybacking off making it to the Billboard World Album chart for a second time with Made In Lagos, his fourth ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 7, 2021

The 2021 Grammys postponed is a reminder that the coronavirus is still with us

In predictable fashion, the 2021 Grammys has been postponed over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Initially slated to ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 6, 2021

Burna Boy performs ‘Way Too Big’ on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’

Burna Boy made an appearance on American talk show Late Night With Seth Meyers yesterday, performing the anthemic Way Too ...

Bernard DayoDecember 15, 2020

The Naked Convos has a new web series ‘Little Black Book’ coming in 2021

The Naked Convos’ footprint in web television is further expanding with their latest arrival titled Little Black Book, slated to ...

Michael IsaacDecember 12, 2020

#TheWorshipPlaylist: “Christians and Muslims are children of the same Father who view him differently” – Gospel Artiste, Shola Allynson-Obaniyi

On this week’s episode of #TheWorshipPlaylist, veteran gospel artiste, Shola Allyson, opens up to host and founder of Joy Inc., ...

Michael IsaacDecember 12, 2020

The Experience 15 – Global Edition: ‘The outpouring of the spirit is a visionary people’

2020 was undoubtedly the year that took most people on by a surprise. Where we now experience almost everything virtually, ...

Bernard DayoDecember 9, 2020

‘Untold Facts’ is back for season 5 with Kiki Mordi as new host

For its brand new fifth season, Untold Facts has tapped journalist and media personality Kiki Mordi as its host. Her ...

Bernard DayoDecember 8, 2020

Netflix South African rom com ‘How To Ruin Christmas: The Wedding’ is a holiday must-watch

After their debut with South African rom com Seriously Single on Netflix, the Ramaphakela siblings are back with another rom ...

Michael IsaacNovember 27, 2020

#YNaijaFilm100: Charles Okpaleke, Zainab Balogun, Funke Akindele, Baba Agba…Here are the 100 Most Influential Nigerians in Film

Editor’s note: In an incredibly difficult year defined by the coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian film industry entered a new paradigm ...

Wilfred OkicheNovember 20, 2020

Film review: ‘This Lady Called Life’ is a modest charmer

In Kayode Kasum’s perfectly acceptable This Lady Called Life, Bisola Aiyeola is Aiye; a young single mother struggling to get ...

Bernard DayoNovember 20, 2020

Should we go to the cinemas with coronavirus still around?

With coronavirus still much around, we are never going back to the time when it was completely safe to watch ...

Ado AminuNovember 20, 2020

Kunle Afolayan’s anger is somewhat justified, and it invites us to rethink how we approach works of art

A quoted reply by ace Director, Kunle Afolayan has caused a spirited conversation about what constitutes an appropriate response from ...

Bernard DayoNovember 18, 2020

Have you Fleeted? | What Nigerians are saying about Twitter’s new feature ‘Fleets’

After months of test-running, Twitter has finally launched ”Fleets,” a new feature on the platform that many may recognise from ...

Michael IsaacNovember 17, 2020

Mistrust, a breakdown in communication, and disagreements over an abortion ended Ultimate Love NG star couple’s relationship

On this week’s episode of #WithChude, Kachi Ucheagwu, winner of the recently concluded first season of Ultimate Love NG, broke ...

Op-Ed EditorNovember 14, 2020

#SaturdaySpecial: Can you solve a mystery like the Ilesanmi twins?

Some of you may be familiar with the “Are You Smarter Than a Ten-Year-Old?” challenge. Today, YNaija and Farafina bring ...

Chinedu OkaforNovember 13, 2020

Deep Dive: Erica as an ambassador for alcoholic brands; an irony or a masterstroke?

It’s no secret how depressing it was for fans of Erica to watch her leave the house mid way into ...

Ayọ̀délé ÌbíyẹmíNovember 13, 2020

Kunle Afolayan joins the #MeToo Movement with Citation

In 2018, allegations of sexual harassment by many men in high positions became rife in media reports and the year ...

Op-Ed EditorNovember 4, 2020

Here’s why the Grammys has changed its ‘world music’ category to ‘best global music’

The Grammy Awards have changed the name of their best world music album category to the best global music album, ...

Michael IsaacNovember 1, 2020

All you need to know about Kunle Afolayan’s widely anticipated movie, ‘Citation’

Originally slated for an early release in August, Kunle Afolayan‘s latest feature film, ‘Citation‘, was pushed forward to the 6th ...

Chinedu OkaforOctober 28, 2020

Erica makes a case for hottest new actress with her short film, #MercyMercyMovie

It’s been barely 48 hours since Big Brother Naija’s lockdown season contestant Erica Nlewedim announced the launch of her YouTube ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaOctober 26, 2020

Here’s all you need to know about Chimamanda Adichie’s new book; Zikora + excerpt

Nigerian literary icon, Chimamanda Adichie is set to release a new book after a 7-year hiatus. Chimamanda, whose last released ...

Nelson C.JOctober 26, 2020

FG through the NBC want to abridge history and the sanction is just a failed attempt | #EndSARS

Going by the press release put out by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Tuesday, October 20, 2020, basically cautioning Nigerian ...

Kola MuhammedOctober 22, 2020

Kunle Afolayan’s intention to script #LekkiMassacre is a path other creatives should follow

The evening of October 20, 2020, at the Lekki toll gate plaza, Lagos, is a gory moment which will be ...

Op-Ed EditorOctober 22, 2020

On Beyonce and Miss Tina: When ‘working behind the scenes’ does not suffice | #EndSARS

by Adewale Alabi When the #EndSARS/#EndSWAT protest started, no one particularly saw the need for foreign support.  As time went ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 20, 2020

Over 150,000 people on DJ Switch’s IG Live saw how Nigerian security operatives opened fire on peaceful protesters

Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had ordered an indefinite 24-hour curfew, citing increased violence and take-over of peaceful protests by thugs ...

Nelson C.JOctober 16, 2020

#EndSARS: Beyonce really does not have to lend her voice because she “capitalised” off Africa

Earlier today, Twitter was abuzz with a an Instagram live video made by Tiwa Savage. In this video, we can ...

EditorOctober 12, 2020

Fresh off #EndSARS protest, Toke Makinwa unveiled as host for The Future Awards Africa 2020; themed ‘The Age of Revolution’

For its first ever TV and Virtual event, The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) has announced on-air personality and one of ...

Kola MuhammedOctober 10, 2020

#YNaijaEndSARSupdates: Burna Boy finally joins the #EndSARS movement with ‘Project Protect’

  At the present, the world all over has become aware of #EndSARS movement. What was rebuked as mere social ...

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