Category: The Media Blog

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Isime EseneOctober 24, 2016

The Media Blog: Naij.com now has a Hausa version

  Because, in case no one had told you: the Nigerian online space has become a war zone. Everyone’s firing ...

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ToluOctober 22, 2016

The Media Blog: ‘Titi K’ just told Genevieve one hell of a story

Tinsel’s Titi K was absolutely one of our favorite characters on Tinsel before we stopped watching the soap entire because ...

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ToluOctober 21, 2016

The Media Blog: Has Donald Trump finally launched Trump TV?

We saw it and we wondered too. Just before the last United Stated presidential debate began after midnight our time. ...

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RoqeebahOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: We are excited by what we see from Obaranda

We first sighted Justin Irabor’s work on Konbini and then a dedicated search led us to his original platform. And what beauty. ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Did Reuben Abati look at his own life before he wrote this?

After reading the interview granted by First Lady Aisha Buhari on BBC Hausa Service, I was tempted to conclude that ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Our good man, Fuad, brings some soul to Pulse

The last time we head about a big pulse innovation – it was porn. Hot Pulse is a vertical on ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Ah, TechPoint has helped us explain the Google spend – somehow sha

So we asked here about why Google is spending money on traditional advertising when it is supposed to have KILLED ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: iROKO’s London office gets a makeover

New commission for @irokotv office London pic.twitter.com/9uTBQerlmk — Mr Cenz (@mrcenzgraffiti) October 18, 2016

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Please, who knows why Google is spending money on TV ads in Nigeria?

At first, we actually disbelieved what our eyes saw. That usually happens when we see social networks – the very ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Complete Fashion has finally gone online, in a meaningful way

More on this later, but of course you know that since Franca Asindi left Complete Fashion (those long, long three ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

Exclusive: The NBC has started giving terrestrial TV licenses again – starting from N100m

Low key, this one. A high-level source at the National Broadcasting Commission just confirmed to The Media Blog (TMB) that ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Jason Njoku is in a very, very, very good place

Man. the year I’ve had. #blessed — JasonNjoku (@JasonNjoku) October 18, 2016 The hashtag #blessed is generally for insecure teenagers ...

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ToluOctober 19, 2016

The Media Blog: Wow, Vogue just endorsed a candidate

It’s like ThisDay Style endorsing a candidate. Even though, some of you won’t be shocked by that – because Nigeria, ...

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Isime EseneOctober 19, 2016

The Media Blog: Someone made our point better – If you don’t want it published, then don’t tweet it

We are really tired of all the false accusations of ‘plagiarism’ that people on Twitter throw about every now, and ...

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YWriterOctober 18, 2016

The Media Blog: ‘Linda Ikeji S’ is launching on November 1 – “That’s the something big,” she says

“When I said something big is coming, I didn’t mean this office, or all of this,” Linda Ikeji told one ...

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YWriterOctober 18, 2016

The Media Blog: Ha, these people just totally destroyed ‘DJ Cuppy Takes Africa’

If you don’t know ‘DJ Cuppy Takes Africa’, which launched on the brand new Fox Life last week, we can’t ...

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YWriterOctober 17, 2016

The Media Blog: We’re becoming mad fans of Africa Magic’s ‘Hustle’

You will remember the anticipation with which we welcomed Hustle (Weekdays, 9.30pm, Africa Magic Urban). And then the disappointment with ...

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YWriterOctober 17, 2016

The Media Blog: This is an actual headline, from an actual Nigerian newspaper

It ‘thundered’ so loud the cows died from all that noise making. Leadership newspaper, but why?  

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YWriterOctober 17, 2016

Reading material: For those who work in media content (4)

Let’s go! We were just talking about Twitter as a media company the other day. Read 2. Amazon has a new ...

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YWriterOctober 15, 2016

The Media Blog: The late, great Chris Jeyibo was one of the most powerful people in Nigerian media

Chris Jeyibo passed on last week Friday in a car accident. It’s quite a frightening photo – his car crushed ...

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YWriterOctober 15, 2016

The Media Blog: This WashPo headline shows how the world now sees Nigeria’s president

And at the end, for those who wondered, there is how the world’s most powerful women reacted to the misogyny. ...

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YWriterOctober 14, 2016

The Media Blog: The Nigerian politicians who own media houses

We just thought: it would be fun to put up a list of some of the politicians in Nigeria who ...

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YWriterOctober 14, 2016

The Media Blog: Orji Kalu has two media houses – but he still smells like a loser

You know the other day, we were just thinking about it – politicians in Nigeria buy media platforms in order ...

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YWriterOctober 13, 2016

The Media Blog: Toke Makinwa had a very uncomfortable moment on ‘Moments’ talking about bleaching

One of our favourite people on television, Sika Osei (host of Studio 53 Xtra) was the guest on the Nigerian ...

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Isime EseneOctober 12, 2016

The Media Blog: @FoluShaw is warning Linda not to publish his tweets – but that’s not the law is it?

So @FoluShaw got a lot of RTs for this thread. Pretty remarkable tale to be sure. Someone wonders if his ...

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Isime EseneOctober 11, 2016

TMB Data: How many people watch Nigerian TV?

We had a very active National Broadcasting Commission under former director-general, Emeka Mba. Successive ministers of information saw and left ...

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YWriterOctober 10, 2016

Reading material: For those who work in media content (3)

Let’s go! Newspapers are dying, dying, dead, in America.   Read Twitter’s woes show the perils of building platforms for ...

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YWriterOctober 10, 2016

The Media Blog: Punch just took it to Buhari – and we’re bloody proud of them

Punch has been a thorn in the flesh of Presidents since Olusegun Obasanjo – their irritation crystallising with Goodluck Jonathan. ...

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YWriterOctober 10, 2016

The Media Blog: Did you know that some StarTimes subscribers pay only N17 a day?

On August 1, iROKO chief executive, Jason Njoku shocked those who pay attention when he announced (it’s an impressive Jason ...

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