Category: Blogs

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YWriterOctober 7, 2016

The Media Blog: It’s not only DStv and StarTimes that Nigerians watch on Cable o

What’s the reason why many people are shocked – SHOCKED – by the huge success of platforms like Linda Ikeji ...

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ToluOctober 6, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: If you see Dino drive by, holla at your boy!

A man has love for the beautiful things in life and a man will not let the economic recession stop ...

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YWriterOctober 6, 2016

The Film Blog: ‘Old Nollywood’ in one bad-ass photo

Alex Usifo. Dodgy costumes. A story-line that obviously involves rituals of some sort. Actors with dodgy expressions. Delicious exaggeration, everywhere. ...

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YWriterOctober 6, 2016

The Media Blog: Because we serve a living God, Gidi Up Season 3 has FINALLY started shooting

What cows have not been sacrificed to get this particular show back on the road (Season 2’s finale was in ...

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RoqeebahOctober 5, 2016

[The Presidential Blog]: Want to know one of PMB’s earliest memories?

In celebration of #WorldTeachersDay today, President Buhari blessed us with a rare tweet that allows us a tiny insight into ...

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RoqeebahOctober 5, 2016

[The Presidential Blog]: Let’s talk about the sale of the Presidential aircraft

Let us start here: There are currently 10 aircraft in the Presidential fleet and the administration of PMB has spent ...

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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 Film Blog: Zack Orji returns!

  Zachee Ama Orji (that’s a trick old Nigerian journos use when they want to show you they know more ...

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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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ToluOctober 4, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: The Senate has done well with the proposed N300,000 donation to IDPs

Senator Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai representing Borno Central in the Upper Chamber moved the motion on the humanitarian crisis in ...

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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 Film Blog: In Elder Maya, another under-appreciated Nollywood veteran takes a bow

You don’t know the name Maya Ndubuigbo (credits including The Barrister, Battle of Indemnity, amongst others), but if you watched ...

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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 4, 2016

The Film Blog: Someone captures the madness of ‘Kannywood’ banning an actor

Because sometimes the best way to cry out loud, is to laugh. So while we were trying to think up ...

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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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ToluOctober 1, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Democracy or “Magogocracy”? Nigeria’s leaders need to choose

In this thread, blogger and all round commentator, Japheth Omojuwa advises the Nigerian government to review its resolve to fight ...

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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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RoqeebahOctober 1, 2016

[The Presidential Blog] He won’t stop!

I am tempted to start this post with the simple one-liner, LOL. Do you know how a lot of people ...

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Ada IgboanugoSeptember 29, 2016

PODCAST: 93 Days, October 1, 30 Days in Atlanta, and more | The Uncensored Podcast is truly uncensored about Nigerian film this edition

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

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ToluSeptember 28, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Is the House of Reps ready for Hon Jibrin’s verbal onslaught?

Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin has lost the battle. The House of Representatives today suspended Hon Jibrin representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of ...

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RoqeebahSeptember 27, 2016

[The Presidential Blog]: President Buhari wants to sit with us. Can he?

Just on the heels of the super successful Aso Villa Demo Day, the Presidency has announced another initiative focused on ...

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