Category: The Media Blog

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Bernard DayoFebruary 2, 2019

Nigerians are dragging ‘Mr Aye Dee’ for tweeting that an internet shutdown during the elections would combat fake news

Mr Aye Dee, the political analyst whose real name is Mukhtar Alexander Dan’Iyan and can be remembered for getting Google to ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 29, 2019

‘MTV Shuga: Down South’ is back for a new season with a gqom-inspired teaser that will make you dance

MTV Shuga: Down South, which premiered on March 17, 2017 and shot in South Africa, was one of the darkest seasons ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 28, 2019

[YNaija Exclusive] The grand prize for BBNaija 2019 will exceed N45m – Martin Mabutho

The return of a brand-new season of Big Brother Naija was the buzziest piece of news two weeks ago, and ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 25, 2019

Michaela Coel is a genocide survivor in ‘Black Earth Rising,’ which arrives Netflix today

Michaela Coel has taken on another project post-Chewing Gum, the Netflix British comedy that thrust her into the spotlight. This ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 24, 2019

Ycee isn’t happy about the suicide jokes from fans after he tweeted pictures of himself standing on the roof of a building

On Wednesday morning, rapper Ycee simply tweeted his birthday: January 29, 2019. Could he be teasing a new album? Or ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 24, 2019

This gay pride in Lagos tweet has set the internet ablaze and we love it

On Tuesday, a tweet from @Cynerr framed as a question hit the internet. It’s about the idea of having a ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 21, 2019

How “O jewa ke eng?” infiltrated Nigerian Twitter and crushed our hearts into sad little pieces

“O jewa ke eng?” I texted a friend last week, knowing I sounded a little ridiculous and indecipherable. I had ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 18, 2019

Atiku storming the U.S. is giving the internet a lot to talk about and here are the best reactions

The PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar stormed the U.S. yesterday and the internet went into a buzz. Quickly, a hashtag ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 17, 2019

We are getting a second season of Kemi Adetiba’s ”King Women” but with a different name

It’s official – Kemi Adetiba’s woman-focused talk series King Women will return for a second season as shooting as already ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 15, 2019

BB Naija finally returns to Nigeria for its fourth season with BetNaija as headline sponsor

In a press conference that held today, more details about the forthcoming season of Big Brother Naija surfaced. The huge ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 14, 2019

Here’s why the new season of Big Brother Naija has been delayed

If you are having Big Brother Naija withdrawal symptoms then you are not alone. Less than ten months since the ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 11, 2019

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie now has a real Twitter account, so scammers be warned

Author, feminist, and unapologetic purveyor of controversies Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie now has an official Twitter account. This was reveal yesterday ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 9, 2019

No time to watch the Arise TV interview with Buhari people were talking about? Here’s a summary in a few interesting tweets

On Tuesday, social media was buzzing with the hashtag #AriseInterview – a 90-minute-long interview the television channel Arise TV had with ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 8, 2019

Please make us understand why Toyin Abraham is planning on turning ‘Alakada’ into a sitcom

You have read the headline, but for clarity sake, Toyin Abraham is planning on turning her movie Alakada into a ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 7, 2019

Here’s your first look at Idris Elba in new Netflix comedy series ”Turn Up Charlie”

2018 had Idris Elba securing the bag, from still being involved in the British crime drama Luther and Marvel’s Avengers: ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 4, 2019

Nigerian women are scorching the internet with their tweets on R. Kelly and we are here for it

The internet is buzzing right now and R. Kelly is responsible. In a shocking Lifetime six-part docuseries that premiered yesterday ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 2, 2019

‘Game of Thrones’ returns this year and the Nigerian internet has never been this ecstatic

Finally, finally, it’s 2019 and HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones makes a final comeback after its seventh season wrapped ...

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EditorJanuary 1, 2019

Coco Anetor-Sokei: I AM Story

Coco Anetor-Sokei is the reason I was motivated to do this project. My beautiful best girl is different. Being my ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 22, 2018

The internet is melting with joy as Funke Akindele welcomes twins with husband JJC Skillz

2018 has ended on a bountiful note for Funke Akindele as the actress is now a mother for the first ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 22, 2018

Mo Abudu appointed as director of International Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences

In another big swing for media mogul and EbonyLife boss Mo Abudu, the International Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 21, 2018

Check out these tweets from women testifying to the impact of #MarketMarchYaba

Last week Saturday, a group of women marched into the popular Yaba market to protest against the perennial sexual harassment ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 19, 2018

Zikoko’s debut talk show ‘Nigerians Talk’ is here and the trailer is all fun

Talk shows have since become a major staple in our digital entertainment diet, with a recognisable youthful aesthetic. And while ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 18, 2018

The internet is still reacting and goofing on Toke Makinwa’s “Able God” tweet at Ebuka

Yesterday, media personality and fashion designer Toke Makinwa gave us one more reason to believe that 2018 still has some ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 14, 2018

‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘King of Boys’ amongst most searched movies on Google in Nigeria for 2018

Popular search engine Google has recently released its annual Year in Search for 2018, a compilation that highlights the trends ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 14, 2018

Kehinde Bankole will play Queen Moremi in the upcoming stage play ‘Queen Moremi the Musical’

The upcoming stage play Queen Moremi the musical has been recruiting popular actors in its cast ensemble since the play ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 7, 2018

TVC host Morayo Afolabi-Brown has apologised to her husband, but it shouldn’t stop conversations on domestic child rape

On Wednesday, a viral controversial clip hit social media – TVC presenter Morayo Afolabi-Brown was hosting the breakfast show Your ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 7, 2018

Deadbeat Wizkid, Ojuelegba Shawarma, sanitary pad activism theft: here are the best social media highlights of 2018

2018 was a tumultuous year for Nigerian social media and with 2019 on the horizon, it’s time to look at ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 5, 2018

David Oyelowo shines in the first trailer for TV adaptation of ‘Les Misérables’

Back in July, we were given first-look photos from the upcoming BBC miniseries Les Misérables, an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 5, 2018

Netflix is planning to produce more original shows from Africa in 2019

In 2018 alone, Netflix has shown its interest in African content with the acquisition of Akin Omotosho’s award-winning South African ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 4, 2018

Nigerians on Twitter are turning their avatars to orange. Here’s why

Last week, I began to notice something strange on Twitter – profile avatars taking on a deep orange colour that ...

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