Category: The Media Blog

EditorMarch 4, 2020

Here’s what we know about the first original Netflix series from Netflix Naija

Last week, we broke news that Netflix has finally landed in Nigeria. The global streaming giant has had a marginal ...

Chinedu OkaforMarch 4, 2020

#UltimateLoveNG: Aunty gives tips on how to be more receptive to your partner’s feelings

Asides being an entertainment programme, In its own right, the Ultimate Love Show also serves educational purposes. Although it doesn’t ...

Chinedu OkaforMarch 3, 2020

#UltimateLoveNG: Nomination promises to remain dramatic

Since the debut of The Ultimate Love show, Multichoice’s premier dating reality TV programme; the show has not experienced any ...

Edwin OkoloMarch 3, 2020

#ZikokoBlindDate is our new guilty complicated pleasure

Is it really a surprise that many people are drawn to Zikoko’s new show ‘Blind Date‘. We love the Bachelor, ...

EditorMarch 2, 2020

We are a few weeks into Ultimate Love but the drama is not letting up

Since the debut of The Ultimate Love show, Multichoice’s premier dating reality TV programme; the show has not experienced any ...

EditorMarch 2, 2020

After months of auditions, Access The Stars is finally here

After months of speculation, we finally get our first glimpse at what Access The Stars, the mega reality talent show ...

Chinedu OkaforMarch 2, 2020

#UltimateLoveNG: Fans displeased as MiCherry exit reality show

On Sunday 1st of March 2020, the Ultimate Love reality TV program held its first eviction show, where Michael and ...

Bernard DayoMarch 1, 2020

Watch Teni talk ‘Billionaire’ EP and more with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbin’ Minds today

By numbers, Nigerian female artistes pale in comparison to their male counterparts, which is why the rise of Teni the ...

Edwin OkoloFebruary 26, 2020

It took them long enough but Netflix Naija is finally here

The next big battle for the future of media is the streaming wars. Its a war already 30 years in ...

EditorFebruary 25, 2020

11 Odd stories is the fix of randomness you need

Is there really space for a web show with a relatively unknown Gen-Z audience, random questions about life and love ...

EditorFebruary 21, 2020

Arese Ugwu’s smart money franchise is coming to the small screen

First there were the teasers on Instagram, then the unofficial unveilings of the cast, and now we are getting an ...

EditorFebruary 20, 2020

Throwback: ‘Daybreak in Udi’ was the first Nigerian language film to win an Oscar

There is so much about the history of Nigerian media and specifically Nigerian cinema that was lost during the decade ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 18, 2020

Rubbin’ Minds Recap: Taaooma isn’t ruling out working with Maraji and we can’t wait

If you missed Sunday’s episode of Rubbin’ Minds, you are in luck. Host, Ebuka Obi Uchendu had in-demand Instagram comedian ...

Edwin OkoloFebruary 18, 2020

Castle & Castle moving to Netflix marks a shift in streaming for Ebony Life

You’ve probably already heard about it from the grapevine, but two years after Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart broke the mold for ...

EditorFebruary 17, 2020

Anthill studios is combining animation with social media on ‘AngryBeckySeries’

Anthill Studios might be best known for their boundary pushing filmmaking and their roster of young directors like Isioma Osaje ...

EditorFebruary 14, 2020

Social Media Week Lagos is 2 weeks away and these are the panels we are excited for

The 2020 Social Media Week Lagos is already upon us. It feels like just a few months ago when all ...

Edwin OkoloFebruary 13, 2020

Going platinum is just the beginning for Davido, the US is next

Davido has had a phenomenal last 12 months. After a few missteps in 2017, Davido returned to the drawing board ...

Edwin OkoloFebruary 12, 2020

Plan B winning several AMVCA nominations is a breakthrough for streaming in Nigeria

The nominations for the 7th Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards were announced last weekend, and there were quite a number ...

Edwin OkoloFebruary 11, 2020

Here’s how to market a best selling album, according to Fireboy DML

Yesterday, Fireboy DML released the music video for ‘Vibration’, one of the more popular singles from his genre defining debut ...

Edwin OkoloFebruary 10, 2020

Will Ultimate Love succeed where the Koko Mansion failed?

Can you really talk about Multi-choice’s new non-scripted reality show Ultimate Love without referencing the O.G dating show of them all, Koko Mansion? ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 10, 2020

We are getting a remake of ‘Nneka the Pretty Serpent.’ Here’s why it deserves an all-female soundtrack

Charles Okpaleke is remaking the 1992 cult horror Nneka the Pretty Serpent, another movie in the filmmaker’s massive remake rollout ...

EditorFebruary 7, 2020

What censors? – Toolz and Gbemi are bringing back ‘Off Air’

Rejoice lovers of radio, youtube and podcasting, our favourite duo (aside Jollz and FK) are back on the air for ...

EditorFebruary 6, 2020

Yemi Alade, Bez & La Meme Gang are going to SXSW 2020

The South by South West Festival (SXSW) is easily one of the biggest media festivals in the world. It is ...

EditorFebruary 5, 2020

Jola Ayeye wants you to join her Cash Madam Collective

It’s criminal that you haven’t heard of Jola Ayeye. Thankfully we’ve been on top of thing here at YNaija. We ...

EditorFebruary 4, 2020

The 2020 AKO Caine Prize has a new roster of judges

Unless you haven’t been paying attention, the AKO Caine Prize is the definitive short story prize for Africans on the ...

Edwin OkoloFebruary 4, 2020

‘Queen Sono’ is Netflix’s first South African original

We are entering a new era of content in Nigeria. For far too long, a handful of gatekeepers have controlled ...

EditorJanuary 31, 2020

Kugali Media is taking African comics and animation offline

This week on the internet, I came across a tweet from Kugali media that made me very happy.   Hey ...

Edwin OkoloJanuary 27, 2020

Ifeoma Chukwuogo is tackling Biafra with her new series ‘No Victors’

Ifeoma Chukwuogo has had an interesting few years. Her first major short film after film school, ‘Bariga Sugar’, the heartbreaking ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 24, 2020

Why Mercy Eke making her acting debut in ‘Fate of Alakada’ makes perfect sense

Big Brother Naija’s Mercy Eke has been securing the bag since emerging as season 4 winner – the flow of ...

Edwin OkoloJanuary 24, 2020

A new collaboration between the Nigerian Film Corporation and the CNC will bring new life to Nollywood

The National Film Corporation is really on a roll this 2020. Last week we announced that the corporation which is ...

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