Category: Blogs

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RoqeebahSeptember 26, 2016

[The Presidential Blog]: Did you hear about the President’s book?

Bayo Omoboriowo has a new book about PMB and I am so excited! You really want to get this book ...

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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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YWriterSeptember 26, 2016

The Film Blog: In which Kunle Afolayan says he has only made N20m on ‘The CEO’

To be honest, this is Kunle Afolayan’s shtick. It’s confessional film-making – where he takes the viewer through the entire ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 26, 2016

The Film Blog: Ladies and gentlemen, a tsunami is coming to the cinemas this week

We feel sorry for every Nigerian film that’s in the cinemas this week. We feel sorry for It’s Her Day. ...

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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 Film Blog: Did you miss the 4 beautiful tweets Aunty Mildred Okwo had for Uncle Charles Novia?

We posted the origin of the wahala without comment earlier. Charles Novia (we knew it was only a matter of ...

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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 25, 2016

The Film Blog: 2 ‘Old Nollywood’ directors have something to say about ‘New Nollywood’

Posted without comment.   PS: See anything worth talking about on the ins and outs of the media business in ...

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RoqeebahSeptember 24, 2016

Our embrace of Bobrisky (and Denrele) proves we’re more tolerant than we like to admit

Two years ago, the National Assembly passed an anti-LGBTI Law to what might be considered ‘critical acclaim’ by Nigerians. Nigerians ...

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ToluSeptember 24, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Senator Joshua Dariye’s journey to “sainthood” at the APC

Yesterday, amidst the lengthy debate about Senate plans at the Upper Chamber, Senator Joshua Dariye representing Plateau Central announced his ...

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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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RoqeebahSeptember 23, 2016

[The Presidential Blog]: The President met with “15 of the best people God ever created” and guess what he did

You guessed right. He complained. Yet Again. About the Nigeria that he met. It appears the President thinks that we ...

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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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ToluSeptember 22, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Plenary ended at 4.21pm…the Nigerian Senate goes hard

Shall we give a resounding applause to the Nigerian Senate for closing plenary at 4.21pm today? It must be a ...

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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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ToluSeptember 22, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: 5 important things Speaker Dogara said at the House of Reps’ resumption

Nigeria’s House of Representatives resumed from its annual recess yesterday, 21st September and its first sitting turned out to be ...

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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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ToluSeptember 21, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Dogara! Dogara!! Dogara!!!

It was theatre in its most crude form at the House of Representatives sitting today. Dogara! Dogara!! Dogara!!! The honourable ...

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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 21, 2016

The Film Blog: These 3 TIFF reviews of ‘76 will leave you with 3 different opinions

One of us had an art teacher once that said there is no good or bad film – only films ...

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ToluSeptember 20, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: “Change will not happen by a slogan” and other things Saraki said at today’s plenary sitting

The  Nigerian Senate resumed today from their seven-week recess and in his welcome speech, Senate President Bukola Saraki made some ...

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YWriterSeptember 20, 2016

The Film Blog: This is how a London paper demolished Brad Pitt

Ready. Set. Dead. This is how London’s City AM reported the news of one Oscar winning star divorcing another Oscar ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 20, 2016

The Film Blog: For 93 Days’ Steve Gukas, this must be personal

Everyone had a sneaking suspicion that Steve Gukas was a master storyteller. Unfortunately, ‘A Place in The Stars’ came in ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 20, 2016

The Film Blog: ‘Green White Green’ was the real star of TIFF 2016 – but you didn’t hear about it, because… feferity

In the din of the well made ’93 Days’, the well hyped ‘The Wedding Party’, and the badly-bashed ‘Okafor’s Law’ ...

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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 Film Blog: So is BellaNaija’s Atoke a film critic or not, or just when she says she is?

We love BellaNaija. Family, really. And so, we have to love Atoke. And no reason not to really – she ...

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ToluSeptember 20, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Vote of confidence or not? Hon Dogara will be on the spot today

Play time is over and members of the Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives will resume their sworn duties today, ...

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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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