Category: Blogs

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Bernard DayoSeptember 11, 2019

#BBNaija 2019: Tacha, Seyi, Khafi and Mike are all strong, competitive housemates but who will be evicted this Sunday?

Sunday’s looming eviction on Big Brother Naija brings tensions, parading a strong quartet of housemates in Tacha, Seyi, Khafi and ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 8, 2019

LAX, vanguards and xenophobia; here’s what to expect on this week’s Rubbin’ Minds

The news cycle this week has been dominated by the unprovoked attacks on African immigrants, their homes, prperties and businesses ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 6, 2019

Everyone dies in the end, even Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe (for 30 plus years) is dead. No one is really surprised by this, in ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 6, 2019

Toni Morrison, Ake Festival and the infiltration of media in offline festivals

Obscure documentaries and experimental audiovisual projects about eccentric but powerful people in various are sub-genre to itself for media buffs. ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 4, 2019

”Walking With Shadows” is proof that Funmi Iyanda is still invested in telling human interest stories

It is a long way from Lagos to London, but when the 63rd London Film Festival unveiled its programme for this year’s ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 4, 2019

Sanctions not retaliations are how we need to respond to SA’s xenophobia

For nearly a week before the 1st of September, news filtered in from South Africa that the country’s black male ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 3, 2019

Is @TheLagosReview going to succeed where Creetiq failed?

The ‘review’ as a concept has never been stronger. International media platforms like Rotten Tomatoes and Vulture are built solely ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 2, 2019

Funmi Iyanda is bringing stories of acceptance to the 2019 BFI London Film Festival

This year’s BFI London Film Festival starts in October, and already the line up will parade movies from Martin Scorsese ...

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EditorSeptember 2, 2019

With journalists being arrested for treason, Nigeria dips further into a dictatorship

Just last week, we were publicly decrying the decision of the federal government to forcefully arrest AAC presidential candidate Omoyele ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 1, 2019

We’re celebrating powerful women this week on Rubbin’ Minds

We’re starting the new month of September for Rubbin’ Minds fully committed to celebrating the influential and creative women who ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 29, 2019

Why do we ignore our brightest stars in media till the west ‘discovers’ them?

The Nigerian corner of the internet can be a very curious place. These Nigerian teenagers are producing short sci-fi movies ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 29, 2019

Flooding: Nigeria is on the verge of yet another nationwide disaster

As a Nigerian living in Nigeria, its hard not to feel like we all suffer from collective amnesia. A collective ...

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EditorAugust 28, 2019

One year later the Nigerian police still has no charges for the #Egbeda57

On the 26th of August 2016, Nigerians woke up to news that 57 young men attending a birthday party in ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 28, 2019

These are the guests we’re excited for at the Ake Festival 2019

The countdown for the 2019 Ake Book and Arts Festival has begun in earnest and this year, the theme this ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 27, 2019

Intersex people are now a formally recognized gender in Kenya

As part of Kenya’s plans to streamline its government process, the country began a census last weekend to align global ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 26, 2019

Sexual harassment in markets is an issue women are tackling across Africa

One of the ways rape culture perpetuates itself is through sexual harassment. Sexual harassment which includes language that demeans women ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 25, 2019

We’re talking Saheed Balogun, ministers & global perception on Rubbin’ Minds this weekend

We’re drawing close to the end of our month with Japheth Omojuwa on Rubbin’ Minds and we have had compelling ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 23, 2019

#BBNaija 2019: The curious case of Khadoni and why Gedoni’s eviction will be the best thing for Khafi

In 2009, pop singer Ciara released Never Ever, a self-referential R&B song about her past relationships where the love she ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 23, 2019

#BBNaija: Does the FG have anything else to do than censor BBNaija?

It has become somewhat farcical at this point. For months before hand,  Endemol and Multichoice heavily promote their new season ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 23, 2019

Davido, a name you’d never never expect to show up on a list beside The Assemblies of God

In the list of things that are fairly obvious but you would have never think to predict, is Davido’s music ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 22, 2019

As of today, Nigeria is finally polio free

It has taken Nigeria a long, long time, but finally, we are Polio free. It has taken 30 years of ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 21, 2019

Ekiti State is serious about their sex offenders list

Last week, the internet went wild when the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi posted via his twitter,  a photograph of ...

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EditorAugust 21, 2019

‘Raw Dinner’ makes good on the promise of Santi’s ‘Mandy and the Jungle’

Anyone in the music industry in Nigeria has long anticipated Osayaba Andrew Ize-Iyamu (known to you as Santi)’s debut album. ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 20, 2019

Could public shaming be the only way we get Nigerian politicians to behave?

There is an anecdote that says Nigerians do not have shame. I don’t think that’s true, at least, not for ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 19, 2019

Do you love Nigerian history? Then binge these new historical shows

If there’s any sub-genre of storytelling that has really suffered in Nigerian media, it is historical non-fiction. With the exception ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 17, 2019

Waje, forex bans and happiness: What to expect from Rubbin’ Minds this weekend

Our big guest for the week on Rubbin’ Minds is singer extraordinaireWaje Iruobe. One of the divas of Nigerian music, ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 16, 2019

Is it time we finally accepted we may never get a third season of Gidi Up?

I still remember exactly where I was when I saw the first episode of Ndani TV’s Gidi Up! It was the 20th ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 16, 2019

Mark Ofua’s animal shelter is a reminder of the ecological cost of our lifestyles

An animal shelter in Nigeria seems a bit of a stretch, but not for Mark Ofua. For Nigerians, animals rank ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 15, 2019

Burna Bank by Burnaboy is exactly how you get people invested in an album

Since Burnaboy announced his latest album ‘African Giant‘, his first since he signed his publishing contract with Universal Music, his ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 15, 2019

Dada is revolutionizing medicine in Nigeria, one payment at a time

The Federal Medical Center Ebute Metta might not have been in the news over the last few months but it ...

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