Category: The Media Blog

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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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YWriterOctober 3, 2016

The Media Blog: We hope you know Tajudeen Adepetu is the biggest media owner in West Africa today

We mean biggest literally. No metaphors needed. We are coming to this in greater detail soon, as we have been ...

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Isime EseneOctober 3, 2016

Reading material: What you should reading if you work in media content (2)

1. Maybe or maybe not. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/clinton-emails-media-coverage-proportion-overblown-214298 2. Jack Shafer is an authority today and everyday. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/shafer-he-said-journalism-false-equivalency-214276 3. Uncle Mark Zucker(burger) ...

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ToluOctober 3, 2016

The Media Blog: We think this is crucial if you write about other people

Major, major key. Especially for people working in media. I'm slowly learning this lesson, myself. pic.twitter.com/WslxRmuq6I — Osarumen Osamuyi (@SkweiRd) ...

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YWriterOctober 2, 2016

The Media Blog: Is it not your mates that just got $1.1m from Omidyar to tell stories?

Well Told Story is a company in Kenya that’s focused on using the media to tackle youth challenges. There is ...

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Isime EseneOctober 1, 2016

The Media Blog: 3 more Nigerian podcasts we just discovered – and think you’ll love

We like this one. It talks about everything interesting, and they engage. They have a very fascinating fascination with sex. ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 27, 2016

The Media Blog: That’s how the Nigerian Army packed 10 journalists from one media house

The Nigerian Army now suddenly has an interest in the media. Before you start thinking it’s good stuff, let’s put ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 26, 2016

The Media Blog: But let’s say the truth, The Marcy Project is a hot mess

We are very reluctant to use those words ‘hot mess’. To be honest, it’s lazy. And it’s what critics do ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 26, 2016

The Media Blog: Lai Mohammed is going to court – over a scandal that doesn’t even make sense

No one is asking our opinion, but if they did, we would tell them the truth: the entire kerfuffle over ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 26, 2016

Reading material: What you should be reading if you work in media content (1)

Or journalism. Because is like some of you don’t yet know that you are no longer journalists, and we are ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 26, 2016

The Media Blog: Molara Wood and Kadaria Ahmed tag-teamed Uti Nwachukwu – and he came roaring back

So this was what started it. @molarawood but also can’t believe a program like #Jara would promote bleaching @SirUTI @MNet ...

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YWriterSeptember 25, 2016

The Media Blog: Project Fame got a winner on Saturday, but were you paying attention?

They need to go and wash their head in a celestial river o. Did you hear that erstwhile number one ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 24, 2016

The Media Blog: NaijaContent may or may not be on to something

You should look out for something called naijacontent.com? Because some of you like to compare anything with something Americans have ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 22, 2016

The Media Blog: Abeg abeg abeg, there is nothing wrong with the New York Post Brangelina cover

People like to be outraged for the flimsiest reasons. Especially on the Internet. Because it’s so easy. Everyone was immediately ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 22, 2016

The Media Blog: The NET says it ‘HAD to’ ask Sean Tizzle if he was bleaching – it HAD to?  

The NET is a site you should respect – it has broken significant stories in Nigerian entertainment, and has conducted ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 21, 2016

The Media Blog: Dapo Olorunyomi steps (just a bit) aside at Premium Times

This didn’t make as much of a splash as it should have. Understandable sha – it’s Nigeria after all, where ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 21, 2016

PODCAST: Osagie Alonge, others moving up; banks owning media franchises and more on The Media Blog Uncensored

Ifeoma Areh is creative director of Wildflower PR & Company, Lekan Olanrewaju is a scriptwriter (credits including Tinsel and Hotel ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 20, 2016

The Media Blog: This is where we say ‘Linda Ikeji STUNS’ on the cover of…

You know when it comes to photo stories in every blog these days – celebrities either ‘stun’, ‘sizzle’ or ‘storm’. ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Ifan just proved that print magazine covers can still pack a punch

What was everyone talking about all over the blogs yesterday? Toke Makinwa. What exactly were they saying about Toke? All ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Americans have no trust in their media – as usual

Over the past few years, trust in America’s media has continued to trend downwards – on track to hit zero ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

The Media Blog: The Huffington Post is coming to “sub-saharan Africa”

Someone should warn them that people in Sub-Saharan Africa don’t like to be called by that name – especially when ...

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