Category: The Media Blog

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Bernard DayoJuly 17, 2018

We interrupt your regular schedule to announce that we need feminist shows

The latest show I’m watching now is Sharp Objects, the new HBO miniseries adapted from the 2006 Gillian Flynn novel ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 15, 2018

The guy who correctly predicted the Nigeria-Iceland match has dreamt again for the #WorldCup finals, and Twitter is all over it

Remember the guy who dreamt and correctly predicted the outcome of the Nigeria-Iceland World Cup match? His name is Tolulope ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 14, 2018

Multichoice has been learning from Nigeria’s billionaires, because it wants a government sanctioned monopoly in SA

The war between cable and streaming services isn’t new. Before then, though, remember how cable platforms disrupted the monopoly enjoyed ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 14, 2018

Welcome to the dead zone of Nigerian summer television and here’s how to get out

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t have thought of summer TV in Nigeria if not for the announcement of the 2018 Emmy nominations ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 12, 2018

How Bobrisky became more visible and disruptive

While some won’t see Bobrisky as their cup of tea, the cultural omnipresence the Snapchat star has reached in the ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 10, 2018

MultiChoice will increase DStv subscription rates by August 1 and Nigerians are having none of it

The audacity! If I wasn’t into Premier League football or addicted to E!, I would have thrown my DStv decoder ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 9, 2018

Throw the Twitter debate series #NoDragMyGender into the fire and let it burn

What have we done to deserve this kind of social media hazard? Back in May, popular social media influencer Paul ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 7, 2018

Linda Ikeji TV has an upcoming reality show called “Mushin,” but all we see is ghetto porn

Maybe I’m being hyper-critical, or just getting old, but I’m getting a little tired of fledgling streaming service Linda Ikeji ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 5, 2018

Ndani TV’s “Real Talk” is back for season three and we have forgotten how to be excited

Guys, Ndani TV’s real talk just got green-lit for a third season and we have questionssssss. Put bluntly, the only ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 5, 2018

#IsYourBooYourBoo? InvestigaTHOR is the Twitter-based platform exposing cheating partners

Before recently stumbling on InvestigaTHOR on Twitter, I have always nursed the idea of being in a relationship since I ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 4, 2018

The BBC will host Igbo, Yoruba and Pidgin debates this Thursday and you are invited

On July 5, the BBC World service will be hosting three debates at the University of Lagos (Afe Babalola Hall) ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 3, 2018

Ex-BB Naija housemate Bally is looking for a wife and Linda Ikeji TV is here to help him

I haven’t stopped feeling amused since I came across Hottest Bachelor Nigeria, the never-seen-before dating reality show coming soon to ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 3, 2018

EbonyLife ON is the new video-on-demand service in the market, but why should you care?

In the past year, I have always tried to be updated on new streaming services in Nigeria and the kind ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 2, 2018

We might just be in love with the first episode of “The Chronicles of Lolu”

Back on the third season of Big Brother Naija, I saw Lolu Shomuyiwa as a dark horse. Unlike other big-bodied, ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 2, 2018

Here’s where you can watch Ruth Nkweti’s upcoming sitcom “Hook Line & Sinker”

For those who don’t know Ruth Nkweti, she is an award-winning Cameroonian actress, producer and writer who has managed to ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 1, 2018

The mediocre AMVCA 2018 nominations and the hopeless future of Nollywood

So this year’s AMVCA nominations are out, announced on Saturday evening by Joselyn Dumas and Bovi via a syndicated broadcast ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 1, 2018

Bury your blogs: How Instagram took over the Nigerian blogosphere

Admit it: you once had a blog, and you tended to it like a young garden. So excited you were ...

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Bernard DayoJune 30, 2018

The return of Tee Billz to Instagram and the exorcism (we hope) of past demons

After a 8-month hiatus, head honcho of 323 Entertainment Tunji Balogun aka Tee Billz, returned to Instagram at around past ...

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Bernard DayoJune 28, 2018

AY Makun’s next movie is called “Yoruba Demons”, because why not

As a comedian who many regard as not being funny, AY Makun is unarguably the modern pioneer of gleefully schlocky ...

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Bernard DayoJune 28, 2018

Love Hausa movies and series? Don’t worry because Linda Ikeji TV will have you covered soon

Although Hausa movies and series aren’t really my thing, I can see what Linda Ikeji is doing and I think ...

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Bernard DayoJune 27, 2018

Meet Segun Akinola, the composer who will change Doctor Who’s iconic theme tune

Since the 60s, beloved sci-fi series Doctor Who has gained a cult following and becoming a significant part of British ...

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Bernard DayoJune 27, 2018

See our top picks from Ghanaian Twitter trolling Nigeria’s exit from the #WorldCup

As you already know, last night Nigeria slumped to defeat against a Messi-led Argentinian side, a 2-1 loss that guaranteed ...

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Bernard DayoJune 26, 2018

Why shows like “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” will work in a country like Nigeria

I have just finished watching the season 3 finale of UnREAL, which ended on a fulfilling note for the show’s ...

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Bernard DayoJune 24, 2018

Did the governor of Bauchi just star in Tope Oshin’s “Up North”?

Everything will be revealed in a tweet, I promise. Or rather, a series of tweets. The past month has seen ...

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Bernard DayoJune 22, 2018

Banky W wants you to know Ebuka was the real winner of last season’s tepid Big Brother Nigeria

For a long time now, I have tried to purge my social media of all Big Brother Naija-related news. I ...

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Bernard DayoJune 21, 2018

Can’t get enough of ZeeWorld? Here are the DSTV weekly highlights from June 25th – July 1

Things are heating up on Zeeworld this month. We know life might have gotten in the way a little bit, ...

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Bernard DayoJune 21, 2018

There’s a media impostor calling itself Bello Naija. Like, what the hell?

What won’t we see on this Nigerian internet!? You guys, anyone heard of Bello Naija because I have no words ...

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Bernard DayoJune 20, 2018

Linda Ikeji is here to take our data with LiTV, and she’s already thinking about the future

Soon after the launch of the much-talked-about streaming service Linda Ikeji TV, it was reported that the platform gained 10,000 ...

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Bernard DayoJune 18, 2018

“Castle and Castle” is the new legal drama coming to EbonyLife ON

On July 1, EbonyLife ON will premiere the new legal drama Castle and Castle on its platform. I’m not excited ...

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Bernard DayoJune 17, 2018

“MTV Base Fit Fam” is returning for a third season, just in time for summer

Undoubtedly, fitness television has reached a kind of cultural recognition, and ostensibly for the purpose of achieving the perfect summer ...

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