Category: The Media Blog

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Isime EseneOctober 26, 2016

The Media Blog: Naij.com just launched an interesting network – except for one small problem

Naij.com made an announcement: a new platform that will enable it aggregate content from all over the blogosphere to be ...

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Isime EseneOctober 26, 2016

The Media Blog: 11 questions to help you understand the TV digital switch over

We realize many people, including very many media professionals, are deeply confused about what exactly Nigeria’s television digital switch over ...

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Isime EseneOctober 26, 2016

The Media Blog: Agatha Amata is one of only two women who own TV channels – and Rave TV is back on air

It went off StarTimes for a bit, but no one ever got rich counting out Agatha Amata. The presenter and ...

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Isime EseneOctober 26, 2016

Reading material: For those who work in media content (5)

Let’s go! 1. The death of print media has been greatly, and deathly exaggerated. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/10/newspapers-digital-first-214363#ixzz4NP0T8Ny8 2. Newspapers are paying a ...

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Isime EseneOctober 26, 2016

The Media Blog: People of God, please which one is Bing TV?

So we we minding our business when we saw this in the press release for Innoson Group’s latest investment – ...

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Isime EseneOctober 26, 2016

The Media Blog: See what Bobrisky has caused o

So the Special Assistant to the President on New Media says he will not attend a New Media conference.. Because ...

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Isime EseneOctober 24, 2016

The Media Blog: AT&T just assured us of the future of the media

We saw this headline, and our minds were blown. As yours would be if you are a media entrepreneur working ...

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Isime EseneOctober 24, 2016

The Media Blog: So we dropped by the last day of Africast

Africast 2016 ended on Thursday. Yes, I know you didn’t know even though you work in the media or in ...

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Isime EseneOctober 24, 2016

The Media Blog: DStv is not afraid of Nigerians again, you know

In Kenya, because they have sense, they have begun to move away from DStv and its high subscription rates. The ...

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Isime EseneOctober 24, 2016

The Media Blog: Naij.com now has a Hausa version

  Because, in case no one had told you: the Nigerian online space has become a war zone. Everyone’s firing ...

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ToluOctober 22, 2016

The Media Blog: ‘Titi K’ just told Genevieve one hell of a story

Tinsel’s Titi K was absolutely one of our favorite characters on Tinsel before we stopped watching the soap entire because ...

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ToluOctober 21, 2016

The Media Blog: Has Donald Trump finally launched Trump TV?

We saw it and we wondered too. Just before the last United Stated presidential debate began after midnight our time. ...

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RoqeebahOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: We are excited by what we see from Obaranda

We first sighted Justin Irabor’s work on Konbini and then a dedicated search led us to his original platform. And what beauty. ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Did Reuben Abati look at his own life before he wrote this?

After reading the interview granted by First Lady Aisha Buhari on BBC Hausa Service, I was tempted to conclude that ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Our good man, Fuad, brings some soul to Pulse

The last time we head about a big pulse innovation – it was porn. Hot Pulse is a vertical on ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Ah, TechPoint has helped us explain the Google spend – somehow sha

So we asked here about why Google is spending money on traditional advertising when it is supposed to have KILLED ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: iROKO’s London office gets a makeover

New commission for @irokotv office London pic.twitter.com/9uTBQerlmk — Mr Cenz (@mrcenzgraffiti) October 18, 2016 Isime Esene

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Please, who knows why Google is spending money on TV ads in Nigeria?

At first, we actually disbelieved what our eyes saw. That usually happens when we see social networks – the very ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Complete Fashion has finally gone online, in a meaningful way

More on this later, but of course you know that since Franca Asindi left Complete Fashion (those long, long three ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

Exclusive: The NBC has started giving terrestrial TV licenses again – starting from N100m

Low key, this one. A high-level source at the National Broadcasting Commission just confirmed to The Media Blog (TMB) that ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Jason Njoku is in a very, very, very good place

Man. the year I’ve had. #blessed — JasonNjoku (@JasonNjoku) October 18, 2016 The hashtag #blessed is generally for insecure teenagers ...

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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?   YWriter

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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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