Category: The Media Blog

Edwin OkoloSeptember 19, 2018

‘I Be Man’ is challenging stereotypes around masculinity in our own schools

From our social media timeline as the alter Ego Cleopatra to our very daring madam Gold, Actor , Online comedian ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 18, 2018

Here’s what rape culture looks like in one single tweet, and how men still perpetuate it

One thing about using social media: it can be an extension of our thoughts and beliefs from years of conditioning. ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 17, 2018

MTV Base VJ Folu Storms has launched a current affairs podcast and you should give it a listen

I’m usually sceptical about Nigerian podcast shows. It’s a healthy scepticism if you factor in data consumption and the niggling ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 16, 2018

A parody video about the 57 arrested gay suspects has hit the internet. And it’s atrocious

The incident where 57 gay suspects unjustly arrested by the police happened last month, and if you have been on the ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 13, 2018

Genevieve Nnaji was interviewed on CNN about Netflix acquiring ‘Lionheart,’ and here are some takeaways

Following the announcement that Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut Lionheart will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, there’s been ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 11, 2018

Startimes TV is getting into the reality tv game with ‘Queen of Nollywood’

Morphing from the Queen of Nollywood awards, the Queen of Nollywood reality show is set to premiere on cable service ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 8, 2018

Lady Donli has told everyone on Twitter that she’s a feminist, even if she loses fans

In the era of Nigerian female creatives denouncing feminism (which utterly makes no sense), and social media erupting accordingly, Lady ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 7, 2018

Yvonne Orji discusses getting career advice from the Holy Spirit on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

There’s nothing more Nigerian than hearing someone say they heard the voice of God showing them the way. Which is ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 6, 2018

Former ICT minister Omobola Johnson joins World Wide Web Foundation board of directors

Dr Omobola Johnson has been appointed as the newest member of the World Wide Web Foundation Board of Directors. Announced ...

Bernard DayoAugust 31, 2018

See Michelle Dede in ‘E.V.E,’ the new legal drama coming to Africa Magic Showcase

We don’t get to see Michelle Dede often on screen. But if you are a fan of the actress like ...

Bernard DayoAugust 29, 2018

How much health information on social media is safe to consume?

Because social media is free and accessible, everyone’s putting out tips and knowledge on virtually everything. Including your grandma (WhatsApp, ...

Bernard DayoAugust 28, 2018

Here’s when Adenike Adebayo-Esho’s ‘360 with Abby’ will premiere

360 with Abby is Adenike Adebayo-Esho’s first attempt at television as a filmmaker, and will, frankly, determine if she’s better ...

Bernard DayoAugust 26, 2018

This is probably why you are addicted to the Africa Magic show ‘Ajoche’

The television shows on Africa Magic, I have noticed, inhabits a world of handsome characters gliding through fancy apartments, a ...

Bernard DayoAugust 24, 2018

New Netflix documentary ‘City of Joy’ will focus on rape and gender-based violence in Congo

City of Joy is the latest Africa-focused documentary coming to foremost streaming service Netflix, and will highlight the abuse and ...

Bernard DayoAugust 22, 2018

Emma Nyra is turning her new experience into motherhood with miniseries “Yummy Mummy Diaries”

Nearly two weeks after giving birth to twins, wherein labour was arduously stretched for 36 hours, Emma Nyra has released ...

Bernard DayoAugust 21, 2018

See how Nigerians reacted on Twitter to the return of TStv

On Monday, TStv was relaunched into the cable market after going AWOL for a rather long time. Purported to be ...

Bernard DayoAugust 20, 2018

Linda Ikeji’s Twitter suspension marks a change in Twitter’s enforcement of violation policies

Last week, the Twitter account of blogger Linda Ikeji was suspended. At the time of writing this piece, Ikeji’s account ...

Bernard DayoAugust 17, 2018

How Nigerian celebrities became motivational speakers on social media

Social media, before troll toxicity and the poisonously paranoid atmosphere of fake news, was a fairly decent place. And on ...

Bernard DayoAugust 17, 2018

Here’s what we know about Adenike Adebayo’s upcoming web series “360 with Abby

Adenike Adebayo is many things, but you are most likely to find her on the YouTube-located vehicle The Screening Room, ...

Bernard DayoAugust 16, 2018

TRACE is giving young creatives a chance to get their content on TV with “Trace In The City”

Given that TRACE is a youth-leaning music channel and a hub for all things pop culture, it’s no surprise that ...

Bernard DayoAugust 14, 2018

The trailer for the BBC Two and Netflix thriller “Black Earth Rising” is here, and it’s gripping

I’m still not over the casting of Michaela Coel in the BBC Two and Netflix thriller Black Earth Rising, which ...

Bernard DayoAugust 13, 2018

Fela Durotoye was homophobic on the premiere of “On The Couch,” but Nigerians will vote for him anyway

Out from the great morass of chat shows, On The Couch looks like it might have a political slant, more ...

Bernard DayoAugust 11, 2018

Grab some tissues and watch the trailer of the second season of Stephanie Linus’ “Make Me Fabulous”

They say with great power comes great responsibility, and Stephanie Linus, bless her generous heart, is going about using her ...

Bernard DayoAugust 10, 2018

Here’s why you should attend the Write with Style masterclass with award-winning journalist Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

Words run the world: On the internet, and in novels, magazines, films, songs, and even love letters. How do you ...

Bernard DayoAugust 9, 2018

Tiannah’s Empire S2, Ep 2: Toyin Lawani isn’t bleaching, the shade at Nigerian designers and other takeaways

Thirty minutes into the second episode of Tiannah’s Empire‘s sophomore season, I messaged a friend asking what he thought about ...

Bernard DayoAugust 8, 2018

Organisers of the MultiChoice Talent Factory say they received over 3,100 entries for the debut edition

Back in June, Africa’s leading video entertainment company MultiChoice called on aspiring young film and television creative minds and aspiring ...

Bernard DayoAugust 7, 2018

Sorry, Black Panther! We are loving this BBC Africa docu-series episode on the Dahomey Warriors

Imagine Black Panther without the Dora Milaje, the all-female army heavily inspired by the Dahomey warriors of the present-day Republic ...

EditorAugust 6, 2018

Here’s the teaser for #DoYouKnow, the upcoming series from TIERS

While LGBTQ cinema and representation in Nigeria is in the lower percentile, The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) has been ...

EditorAugust 4, 2018

TRACE Naija is turning President Macron’s visit to The Shrine into a TV special

Back in June, the president of France Emmanuel Macron (still working on my French on this) paid a visit to ...

Bernard DayoAugust 3, 2018

Here’s what Mofe Duncan said to a troll on Instagram who called him fat

In another celebrity-troll engagement on Instagram, Mofe Duncan descended on a troll who recently body-shamed him soon after he posted ...

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