Category: The Media Blog

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Chelsea AgbasiereJanuary 23, 2020

Chuma Nwokolo just won his plagiarism lawsuit against High Definition Studios

In November 2019, Nigerian writer and political satirist, Chuma Nwokolo put up a blog post. The gist of the post ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 21, 2020

More wins for @KikiMordi as she & Fisayo Soyombo receive the 2019 PJP Awards

As with many media based professions, journalists often have to deal with the misconception that they suddenly achieved fame. In ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 20, 2020

Dj Juba wants to show you the reality for women Djs in Nigeria with ‘Assurance’

Dj Juba might not be a name you know in the Nigerian media scene, but perhaps you should, especially because ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 17, 2020

Another win for Nnedi! Binti is coming to the small screen

Finally, I can be public about it! We are adapting Binti into a TV series at @hulu. I’m co-writing the ...

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EditorJanuary 16, 2020

Nigeria might be getting its ‘The Bachelor’ with ‘Ultimate Love’

Considering how many seasons of The Bachelor we have collectively consumed as a nation, it is a bit of a surprise that ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 15, 2020

The results are in! Multichoice won the 2019 Pay TV wars

Remember when cable tv was a luxury only the rich could afford? Thankfully fierce competition in the market has made ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 14, 2020

A little late to the party, but Nigeria is finally getting in on media propaganda

Every year Hollywood churns out a good number of ‘war dramas’. You know, those films with a tragic protagonist signs ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 10, 2020

Hallelujah! Nigerian universities are finally getting a chance to move with the times

Alongside decaying structures, lack of learning equipment, obsolete teaching materials and excessively theorized curriculums with little to no practical classes ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 9, 2020

Speed Darlington vs. Tunde Ednut: The place of consent and appropriation in social media entertainment

The line between growing one’s virtual brand off the material other people have produced and affiliating with a known brand ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 9, 2020

Branding: the difference between Ghana & Nigeria’s ‘Year of Return’ campaigns

Last week on Twitter random users began to tweet about a poster that had surfaced, announcing a Nigerian ‘Door Of ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 8, 2020

Expect your favorite influencer to get suspended this 2020

Influencer. It has become near impossible to have any reasonable conversation about marketing, advertising or media without referencing the influencer. ...

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EditorJanuary 7, 2020

The Opera News bubble has burst, but is anyone really surprised?

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Hundreds of Nigerian journalists and writers across the country ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 7, 2020

Will Queercity be the podcast to finally break through for queer representation in Nigerian media?

Over the last 10 years, we have had a handful of queer-focused Nigerian-run media experiments. The longest-running and most successful ...

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Edwin OkoloJanuary 6, 2020

Tacha has left Teebillz, but did she really ever need a manager?

Surprising absolutely no one, the media partnership between former manager of Tiwa Savage, Tunji ‘Teebillz’ Balogun and Big Brother Nigeria ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 5, 2020

Concert Review: 2Baba is 20 Years a King

The most important performer in contemporary Nigerian music needs no excuse to hold a live concert. Matter of fact it ...

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Op-Ed EditorJanuary 5, 2020

Here are the best Nigerian articles of the week

Each week here at YNaija, we round up the best Nigerian writing on the internet, highlighting the stories, profiles, interviews and ...

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Nelson C.JJanuary 4, 2020

Afrobeats was huge in 2019, so why are prominent artistes left out from this year’s Coachella?

Afrobeat, which is specific to the west African region and Nigerian music with its fecund caliber of creatives have made ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 31, 2019

What Pamilerin’s Twitter suspension tells us about our changing celebrity culture

Less than a day after the suspension of his second Twitter account, Social Media personality and marketing strategist Adegoke Pamilerin ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 30, 2019

Can we get excited about ‘Americanah’ at this point?

With the announcement of a series-adaption of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ by HBO in September came a lot of skepticism ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 29, 2019

Concerts shouldn’t cost attendees their money and their lives

A typical Lagos music concert has the potential for explosive disorderliness; depending on the artist and the crowd they’re able ...

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