Category: Blogs

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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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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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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

Chude Jideonwo: Why you absolutely must watch 93 Days

The entire cinema was suspended in respectful silence, stunned for more than a full minute – as the movie, 93 ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

So we’re experimenting with The Film Blog…

It’s a bit too soon, isn’t it? Yeah, we have had this debate with ourselves over the past two weeks ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

The Film Blog: You should totally see what Bovi did with ‘It’s Her Day’

Bovi Ugboma produced his first film, launched last week, and of course it’s a comedy. We went to the cinemas ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

The Film Blog: We have to disagree with this review of 93 Days

Harry Itie is a smart guy. We like him. He anchors the Entertainment beat on TV Continental. And he runs ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

The Film Blog: We hope Naz Onuzo reads this review – and pays attention

Chinaza Onuzo is clearly one of the leading lights for that project they call New Nollywood. You don’t know him ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

The Media Blog: Jason Njoku has made a very, very important move with IrokoX

So, it’s always interesting to follow Jason’s Njoku’s moves – not just because iROKO is a big fish in a ...

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AzeezSeptember 19, 2016

Budget Padding Tracker: Ignore Jibrin, he is a psychiatric case – Chief Whip

The Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Doguwa on Sunday said Nigerians should ignore the former Chairman of the House ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 18, 2016

The Film Blog: 93 Days got the Oby Ezekwesili stamp of approval

If we weren’t planning to see the biopic 93 Days, now we certainly are. We have been a bit worried. ...

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RoqeebahSeptember 17, 2016

[The Presidential Blog]: How To Get Away With Plagiarism

“If anything goes wrong, I will take responsibility, and I will fix it. That is what it means to lead”. ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 17, 2016

The Media Blog: No, we’re not even joking. Adesuwa Onyenokwe is interviewing Bobrisky today

We can’t help you if you are in the media and you don’t know Adesuwa Onyenokwe. Icon of the talk ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 17, 2016

The Media Blog: Former Gawker staff appear not to know that something has happened to them sha

You know we love Gawker here. So we keep keeping tabs, even though it’s not a Nigerian company. It’s only ...

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Ada IgboanugoSeptember 16, 2016

PODCAST: Toyin Subair’s HiTV expose, Nigeria’s PayTV explosion 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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