Category: Blogs

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Nelson C.JDecember 7, 2019

Google is bringing shopping ads to websites, what does this mean for new media?

In a bid to contribute actively to Nigeria’s rapidly growing commercial ecosystem, Google has just launched Shopping ads on Google ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 6, 2019

Moradeun’s death could have been avoided if we held our government accountable

To talk about the Nigerian healthcare system is to come to terms with the most importance of our government’s incompetence.  ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 5, 2019

SERAP is making lifetime pensions for Nigerian governors & senators a thing of the past

On 26 November, the Zamfara state assembly repealed its pension law. This law, while active, made provisions for the upkeep ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 4, 2019

Can new Nollywood learn anything from their YungNollywood?

Old Nollywood movies have found a second life as shorthand for virtual interactions across social media platforms. First generation Nigerian ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 3, 2019

If Governor El-Rufai could do it, then Nigeria should get ready for more women in government

The face of politics in Nigeria has and continues to be male. Brutishly male, older and viciously stagnant. With a ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 2, 2019

It’s Basketmouth today but are Nigerian comedians ready to take notes on accountability?

For the Nigerian entertainment industry, accountability is a relatively new concept. The idea that endorsing, promoting and even reaping off ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 29, 2019

Nigeria’s mental health problem runs deeper

On November 11, the Human Rights Watch published a mental health report, from an on-the-ground investigation that began in August ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 27, 2019

The Nigerian Police seem to have gotten a new memo and we are worried

Every now and then, a new police brutality story emerges. But every day, the fear of its depth and gore ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 26, 2019

Nigeria still has a lot to do in fighting against gender-based violence

Today is the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. It is a day the United Nations has set ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqNovember 25, 2019

Burna Boy reacts to win at The Future Awards Africa 2019

Afro Fusion Super star, Damini ‘Burna Boy’ Ogulu has reacted to his announcement as ‘Young Person of the Year’ by ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 22, 2019

Why does the Nigerian Senate really want to clamp down on Social Media?

The Nigerian government continues to actively try to stifle public opinion. In a bill titled Protection from Internet Falsehood and ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 22, 2019

Banky W might have a new album for us!

Over the years, Banky W (Olubankole Wellington) has proven to be a man of many talents, capabilities and aspirations. His ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 21, 2019

Why we shouldn’t stop talking about Nigeria’s culture of electoral violence

The brutal murder of Acheju Abuh, the Kogi PDP women leader. Numerous cases of bribery and attack of INEC officials. ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 21, 2019

This is why Burna Boy will win a Grammy

Burna Boy has had a terrific year. Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu – his government name – made a cosmic comeback with ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 20, 2019

Is the launch of the Nigeria Sexual Offender Register a good call?

On 25 November, The Nigeria Sexual Offender Register will be launched officially by the Vice President of the Federal Republic ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 20, 2019

MTV Shuga’s new season uncaps the necessity of supporting and believing women

New cast. New twists. Great theme song. Broader conversations. The award-winning TV drama MTV Naija Shuga returned two weeks ago, ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 19, 2019

Can Netflix encourage diversity in Nollywood content?

The inclusion of Nigerian movies on Netflix, the American streaming platform for movies and TV shows, has meant not only ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 19, 2019

Bovi’s comment on Busola Dakolo’s case dismissal speaks to a larger truth

Following the court’s dismissal of Busola Dakolo’s case against Biodun Fatoyinbo on November 14, opinions have been formed, shared and ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 19, 2019

“In 5 years’ time, you’ll feel it differently’’- Y!TV remembers Tosyn Bucknor on #WithChude one year after

In celebration of Tosyn ‘Area Mama’ Bucknor’s life, Y! TV release a #WithChude special with the on-air personality‪.‬ During her ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 18, 2019

Nigeria has been named the worst place to travel to, what’s the outrage about?

Last week, a study produced by Asher & Lyric, an Australian travel website, created an LGBTQ+ Danger index from a ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 18, 2019

The Sojjis is not your average Nigerian family sitcom

It is quite shocking a lot of people don’t know about the fairly new YouTube series, The Sojjis. It is ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 14, 2019

Burna Boy doesn’t need to apologise

So, Burna Boy has said he will perform at Africans Unite, a concert presented by the South African Tourism Departments ...

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Nelson C.JNovember 13, 2019

Is an agency against hate speech really necessary?

In March 2018, the Nigerian Senate introduced an unsuccessful anti-hate bill for consideration and the bill, known now as the ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 12, 2019

Took them long enough, but the Nigerian senate is finally putting its foot down on the VAT hike

For the last few months, the Federal government has been seriously cash strapped and growing increasingly desperate in the ways ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 11, 2019

Eromo Egbejule’s documentary on Nigeria’s most fatal pipeline explosion premieres this week at AFRIFF

On November 13th, award-winning journalist Eromo Egbejule’s directorial debut Jesse: The Funeral That Never Ended premieres at the Africa International ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 11, 2019

Jack was in Lagos last weekend, preaching the gospel of Twitter

On Thursday evening, we got a last minute email. Jack Dorsey, the mercurial man behind the social media platform preferred ...

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Edwin OkoloNovember 9, 2019

Ebuka is returning to Rubbin’ Minds, and bringing some star power with him

After three months away hosting the Big Brother Nigeria season 4 showcase, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the longtime host of Rubbin’ Minds ...

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EditorNovember 7, 2019

Long after Saraki called it ‘Dead On Arrival’, the Nigerian senate revives social media bill

It does feel like we are in an endless hamster wheel with the Nigerian Senate. Pressing issues that affect the ...

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EditorNovember 7, 2019

Make way! Mimi Onalaja is starting her own show on Youtube

If you want an understanding of how media has changed over the last 10 years, then all you need to ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 6, 2019

Top 5 movies we are most looking forward to in November

The film world is still churning with the news about the disqualification of Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart from 2020 Oscar race. ...

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