Category: The Media Blog

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YWriterAugust 24, 2016

The Media Blog: Lai Mohammed and Ambode said plenty things about the media yesterday – and precisely nothing

It’s really frustrating when Nigeria’s leaders speak often about the power and necessity of tourism – and then do actually ...

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YWriterAugust 22, 2016

The Media Blog: Did you know Cosmo is fully covering Nigeria? It’s doing a pretty good job – but not enough

Save for BellaNaija, Nigeria doesn’t really have a portal for women – at least one that truly is part and ...

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YManagerAugust 22, 2016

The Media Blog: PopCentral TV is up to something important… but it hasn’t figured it out yet

You hear PopCentral and where does your mind go? They call it a destination for streaming eclectic and premium entertainment. ...

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YWriterAugust 21, 2016

The Media Blog: Linda Ikeji reports on #SaveMayowa rumours

That was fast. Considering all the water that has passed under its bridge on the matter, we would have sworn ...

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YWriterAugust 21, 2016

The Media Blog: No major blog reported Mayowa’s death 2 hours after Twitter rumors – why that’s a very good thing

And that’s a supremely good thing. Whilst our team in-house has joined others across the media to confirm this rumour ...

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YManagerAugust 19, 2016

The Media Blog: Gawker.com is dead and I don’t know what I’m going to do

by Tolu Orekoya YNaija has some times been influenced, like plenty across the world, with the tone, chutzpah and vision ...

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YManagerAugust 18, 2016

The Media Blog: On today’s episode of ‘This is not an exclusive’, we present… TrueNollywoodStories

Ugh, beht why TNS? We haven’t paid enough attention to this blog, but we should. It’s doing God’s work in ...

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YManagerAugust 18, 2016

The Media Blog: Akah Nnani is probably, finally coming into his own

What’s that awful name of that barely-there show he used to host on TV Continental? Entertainment Splash, we think. Thank ...

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YManagerAugust 17, 2016

The Media Blog: Jade Osiberu created the magic that’s Ndani TV – and now she is ready for her close-up with Isoken

She did it before with Gidi Up, Ndani TV’s original series that secured a nomination in the AMVCAs in 2015. ...

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YManagerAugust 17, 2016

The Media Blog: We don’t get too excited at TMB, but ‘The Wedding Party’ has us excited with a capital ‘E’

Expensive? Yes. Glossy? It’s Mo Abudu, so yes. Star-studded? Like-from-RMD-to-Frank-Donga yes. A-delicious-trailer? Yes-Yes-Yes-Yes-Yes-Yes. The trailer for ‘The Wedding Party’ – ...

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YManagerAugust 15, 2016

The Media Blog: TheCable is on the hunt for new audiences

TheCable is one of our favourite news platforms – the writing has flair, the sensibility is fresh, and they understand ...

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YManagerAugust 15, 2016

The Media Blog: Someone says this is the difference between new and old media

How Punch reported the news on Linda Ikeji’s new office – rumored total sum, 106million. How the NET reported the ...

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YManagerAugust 15, 2016

The Media Blog: Let’s explain to you how EXACTLY Linda Ikeji makes her millions

So now that the news is everywhere, especially in places where the media gossips, that Linda Ikeji has finally gone ...

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YManagerAugust 15, 2016

The Media Blog: So Linda Ikeji is finally going nuclear (all of you can now allow her rest)

For years, everyone has been taking panadol for Linda Ikeji’s headache. Why isn’t she creative? Why isn’t she on her ...

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YManagerAugust 15, 2016

The Media Blog: The hate some people have for Linda Ikeji is on iMax

So here was the headline on a news story on BellaNaija. And this was comment a human being put below ...

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YManagerAugust 12, 2016

The Media Blog: What Biola Alabi did next – already has a Season II

You know Biola Alabi of course. She is the former managing director of MNet responsible for hits from the Africa ...

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YManagerAugust 12, 2016

The Media Blog: Financial TV? Arese Ugwu is all over that

Arese Ugwu is a money blogger (sounds suspiciously like ‘money doubler’) and building a personal financial platform (Smart Money Africa) ...

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YWriterAugust 11, 2016

The Media Blog: Stop the world. Arianna Huffington is out of the Huffington Post

So we know this is not Nigerian news – and we are about Nigerian and West African media insights, but ...

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Oreoluwa PetersAugust 11, 2016

Top 12 Countdown, Loose Talk are the most listened to podcasts in Nigeria – and they both have less than 5k at their highest

The Loose Talk podcast has one too many cusswords. In which case of course, its hosts will say ‘yeah that’s ...

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Ada IgboanugoAugust 11, 2016

The Media Blog: The Online TV Wars – GTBank vs UBA vs Access Bank (and Diamond Bank is struggling nearby)

Accelerate TV (owned by Access Bank) is, uhm, accelerating. Sure, its bank-as-media-owner strategy is inspired (to put it gently) by ...

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YWriterAugust 11, 2016

The Media Blog: Guardian TV gets branded content deal with Zenith Bank – but why?

Guardian TV has taken the lead in terms of branded digital TV content in the space – launching a brand ...

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YManagerAugust 11, 2016

The Media Blog: Oreka finally finds her way

Oreka Godis is one of the most talented media talents you will find in the country. But you wouldn’t know ...

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YManagerAugust 9, 2016

The Media Blog: EbonyLife TV has finally figured out it needs to do what it needs to do

Whom we love, we chastise. The bible says something like that. So let it be known that TMB (that’s The ...

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YManagerAugust 9, 2016

The Media Blog: PartyJollof vs Zikoko: Tracker, Episode 1

So if you pay attention to the underground ‘submarine channel’ of online media, you will know that there is a ...

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YManagerAugust 9, 2016

The Media Blog: Beat FM’s ‘The Handover’ comes to a smartphone screen near you

The Beat 99.9 should be worried. Urban 98.6 has fully taken its space (we will talk about The Legend of ...

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YManagerAugust 9, 2016

The Media Blog: TNC is (possibly) finally ready to wear big boy pants

If you’re a part of what they call the mass market, then TNC (TheNakedConvos.com) isn’t something you will neither care ...

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YManagerAugust 1, 2016

Bankole Oluwafemi, Kola Aina, Honey Ogundeyi… Look who else made the #YNaijaPowerList for Technology

As the annual #YNaijaPowerList enters its 5th year, we bring you the 10 most influential young Nigerians under 40 navigating the ...

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