Category: The Media Blog

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EditorAugust 2, 2018

This female presidential aspirant insists she’s not a feminist and we are still not over it

On Wednesday, presidential aspirant Eunice Atuejide and founder of the National Interest Party (NIP) declared on Twitter that she’s not ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 31, 2018

Here’s a Twitter user’s thread of sugar daddy/mummy sites for sugar babies

“Are you young, agile and ready to be killed with sweetness?” begins the intro of a concise Twitter thread that ...

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EditorJuly 31, 2018

Emmanuel Iduma tells of his experiences as a sojourner on ‘A Stranger’s Pose’

Memoirs have become quite a thing in Nigeria as the vacuum for literature that is neither fiction or largely autobiographical ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 29, 2018

Bryan Okwara’s clapback at this troll on his sexuality will leave you rooting for him

I live on celebrity clapbacks on social media. More often than not, they show a side to celebrities that reminds ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 29, 2018

You won’t be able to forward content to more than 20 people, thanks to new restrictions from WhatsApp

Creating new rules or enforcing old ones have become a familiar act by social media platforms. Facebook, Instagram, and even ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 27, 2018

Nigerian Twitter is rallying to have the account of Yomi Shogunle banned and this could happen

Following yesterday’s crackdown on accounts belonging to Nigerian digital influencers, Nigerian Twitter has pivoted towards the Assistant Commissioner of Police ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 27, 2018

Malika in “Malika: Warrior Queen” is the animated, fearless heroine we need right now

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 DayoJuly 26, 2018

Here’s how Nigerian Twitter is reacting to the suspension of accounts belonging to digital influencers

So today, Twitter came for Nigerian Twitter and suspended some accounts. This is almost in the vein of Twitter’s recent ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 26, 2018

A woman found this video of AY Makun telling homophobic jokes, and wrote an open letter to him

I’m strongly of the opinion that the Nigerian comedy industry is just as woefully unimaginative as Nollywood. But, unlike movies, ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 25, 2018

Stephanie Linus’ “Make Me Fabulous” is returning for a second season, and with more fabulousness

My belated observation of Stephanie Linus’ Make Me Fabulous is that the title sounds like some Disney show where loquacious, ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 24, 2018

Yung Nollywood is reintroducing vintage Nollywood to the millennial generation

Memes have become such an enriching element in our cultural conversations today, an evidence of the social media zeitgeist. Drawing ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 20, 2018

We are here for SA actress Phumzile Sitole appearing in the new season of “Orange Is the New Black”

It has to be said that South African talents are really pulling their weight in the international film and TV ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 19, 2018

British-Nigerian actress Deborah Ayorinde joins “True Detective” Season 3

I have to quickly admit that for its first season, True Detective was a well-crafted crime anthology series. The next ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 19, 2018

Shuri is getting her own comic book series and this must be what black girl magic feels like

Just one thing: a Shuri-centric comic book series will be badass. Be very afraid, colonisers! OK, just kidding. When Avengers: ...

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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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