Category: The Media Blog

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Bernard DayoNovember 26, 2018

The latest episode of ‘The Grey Room’ offers nothing on the topic of homosexuality. So thank you, next

Since debuting last year, The Grey Room has been purported as Nigeria’s equivalent to BK Chat LDN, the edgy, buzzy ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 23, 2018

Stage play ‘The August Meeting’ moves to Abuja from Lagos to kickoff its nationwide tour

The buzz about the stage play, The August Meeting, enveloped the news cycle since February and was a must-see for ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 23, 2018

Oby Ezekwesili talks ending corruption and bad governance in an interview with Christiane Amanpour

Even if you have been living under a rock, you should know by now that Oby Ezekwesili is running for ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 21, 2018

How DStv is targeting specific subscribers with its pop-up channel

On Sunday, the DC Heroes pop-up channel on DStv ended, lasting a week since it opened and rendering DC movie ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 20, 2018

This tweet from Falz reinforces his longstanding bias against sex workers

“I don’t like prostitutes,” Falz said to presidential aspirant Fela Durotoye on the web show On The Couch. Durotoye had ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 19, 2018

#OjuelegbaShawarma is the real social media influence we need right now

On Nigerian social media, influencer culture has since crashed into unbearable monotony. Don’t get me wrong: social media influencers have changed ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 15, 2018

Is John Abayomi the founder of popular news outlet Instablog9ja?

For years, there’s been a mysteriousness about who owns popular news outlet Instablog9ja. It’s also slightly part of the appeal ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 15, 2018

Goethe-Institut Nigeria is running a series of events to celebrate Animation Film Day

There’s currently a renaissance of the animation film industry in Nigeria because recently, we have reported about two upcoming animated ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 15, 2018

Oga Bello’s highly anticipated Yoruba series ‘Alágbára’ set to premiere on StarTimes

Since October, Nollywood stalwart Adebayo Salami a.k.a. Oga Bello has been in the news for his buzzy new Yoruba series ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 13, 2018

‘Hustle’ Season 3, Episode 6 recap: “Son of Grace” and the short cut to getting rich

Introducing temporary characters has been a hallmark of Hustle, the Africa Magic comedy which is now in its third season. ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 13, 2018

Here’s your first look at the animated adaptation of Cyprian Ekwensi’s ‘The Passport of Mallam Ilia’

Last year, Komotion Studios unleashed Dawn of Thunder, an animated short film that explores the story of the Yoruba god ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 10, 2018

Trevor Noah is heading to Netflix with new comedy special ‘Son of Patricia’

Since Trevor Noah became the next successor to hosting The Daily Show after Jon Stewart departed in 2014, Noah has ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 7, 2018

Ojukwu’ episode 6 recap: The wedding ceremony between Odili and Adanna is interrupted

After the cliffhanger of the last episode of Ojukwu wherein the Great Priestess announced to Odili that she’s carrying his ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 6, 2018

‘Hustle’ Season 3, Episode 5 recap: Reality star Tobi Bakre makes his debut

The selling point of the newly inaugurated third season of Hustle was Tobi Bakre, the Big Brother Naija alum who ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 6, 2018

On ‘The Bar Therapy,’ Adetutu OJ talks bullying, motherhood and the moment Rihanna followed her on Instagram

On social media, Adetutu OJ is one of the best viral sensations of 2018, for the simple fact that she ...

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SponsorNovember 5, 2018

King of Boys, the perfect movie ahead of the election year

It is late 2018. Less than six months to the next election year in Nigeria. Obviously, every Tom, Dick and ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 3, 2018

Joseph Benjamin lands role in Oprah Winfrey’s TV show ‘Greenleaf’ and here’s what we think

As Hollywood-based Nigerian actors like David Oyelowo, Yvonne Orji, John Boyega and more continue to make strides in the world ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 1, 2018

Here’s what we think about that “Nollywood Fight Scene” video the internet was raving about yesterday

Yesterday and out of nowhere, the internet buzzed with a viral video accompanied by the hashtag: #NollywoodFightScene. As with anything ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 31, 2018

The new neighbour is a sex worker, Small Girl Big God: ‘Hustle’ recap, Season 3, Episode 4

On Africa Magic’s Hustle, a number of people have made their mark in Mama Sekinat’s rented house. The last episode ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 31, 2018

‘Ojukwu’ Episode 5 recap: The Great Priestess has a bun in the oven, thanks to Odili

I have been watching ROK 2’s new epic drama Ojukwu since it premiered and, five episodes in, the show is ...

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EditorOctober 30, 2018

CRPressXYNaija at Ake: Ayesha Haruna Attah’s diary Day 4

Editors Note:  The Ake Book and Arts Festival finished last sunday with quite the bang. Panels by Diana Evans, Nnedi ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 29, 2018

#CRPressXYNaija at Ake: Ayesha Haruna Attah; Day 2 – Day 3

Writers can boogey! But I’m getting ahead of myself. Day two of the Ake Arts and Book Festival was fire. ...

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EditorOctober 29, 2018

#CRPressXAke2018: Day one; Ayesha Haruna Attah

Editors Note:  As part of our coverage at the 2018 Ake Books and Arts Festival, we have collaborated with authors ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 26, 2018

‘Ghost Stories’ is forthcoming on Linda Ikeji TV and we are trying to decide if it will be scary or not

October is still officially the month of horror, Halloween you know, and I have quite steadily been watching horror movies ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 26, 2018

Epic dramas like ‘Ajoche’ and ‘Ojukwu’ don’t have gay characters because the showrunners are homophobic

There’s currently a renaissance of epic dramas in our television landscape, and independent platforms like ROK 2 on DStv/GOtv are ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 25, 2018

Fever Stew: Didn’t Tiwa tell you that she is a Savage?

Okay at this point, I think we can all agree that Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun aka Wizkid, is on a mission ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 25, 2018

We can’t wait for ‘Frogeck,’ an upcoming alien animated film from Anthill Studios

Nigerian animation was once regarded as a fringe art form but, over the years, it has gained mainstream attention as ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 25, 2018

‘Ojukwu’ season 1, ep 4 recap: The Great Priestess makes an entrance

Last night’s episode of Ojukwu began ominously by introducing us to the village’s Great Priestess, whose head is half-shaved and ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 22, 2018

#PadGate: This is how Karo Omu was erased from a movement she helped pioneer

It all started with a resolute 2017 tweet from social media and brand specialist Karo Omu, after she learned that ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 17, 2018

‘Ugly Betty’ is getting a South African remake and we are here for it

The American film and TV landscape has a wealth of intellectual property that has inspired remakes and adaptations, especially in ...

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