Category: The Media Blog

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Isime EseneSeptember 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Ifan just proved that print magazine covers can still pack a punch

What was everyone talking about all over the blogs yesterday? Toke Makinwa. What exactly were they saying about Toke? All ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Americans have no trust in their media – as usual

Over the past few years, trust in America’s media has continued to trend downwards – on track to hit zero ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

The Media Blog: The Huffington Post is coming to “sub-saharan Africa”

Someone should warn them that people in Sub-Saharan Africa don’t like to be called by that name – especially when ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

The Media Blog: Jason Njoku has made a very, very important move with IrokoX

So, it’s always interesting to follow Jason’s Njoku’s moves – not just because iROKO is a big fish in a ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 17, 2016

The Media Blog: No, we’re not even joking. Adesuwa Onyenokwe is interviewing Bobrisky today

We can’t help you if you are in the media and you don’t know Adesuwa Onyenokwe. Icon of the talk ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 17, 2016

The Media Blog: Former Gawker staff appear not to know that something has happened to them sha

You know we love Gawker here. So we keep keeping tabs, even though it’s not a Nigerian company. It’s only ...

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Ada IgboanugoSeptember 16, 2016

PODCAST: Toyin Subair’s HiTV expose, Nigeria’s PayTV explosion and more on The Media Blog Uncensored

Ifeoma Areh is creative director of Wildflower PR & Company, Lekan Olanrewaju is a scriptwriter (credits including Tinsel and Hotel ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 15, 2016

The Media Blog: Is like the Nigerian army don’t want to respect themselves

Plenty of bad news have emerged from reporters and storytellers focused relentlessly on the tragedy of the north – famine, ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 14, 2016

The Media Blog: Konbini.com arrived Nigeria prepared for a media war

Konbini.com, launched in 2008 in perhaps is a global media company with a presence in France, Mexico, the United Kingdom, ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 14, 2016

The Media Blog: How Oby Ezekwesili came for Naij

So, legacy media houses have been taking turns making a fool of themselves recently. 9. This 3rd apology within 3 ...

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YWriterSeptember 14, 2016

The Media Blog: The latest Media Big Boys? Osagie Alonge and Tunde Kara, from Pulse

Last week we updated you on Rich Tanksley. Former head honcho at Pulse Nigeria, who took the unrefined and made ...

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YWriterSeptember 14, 2016

The Media Blog: The New York Times just made life difficult for all journalists

Actually they didn’t ‘just’, it’s a reminder. But we can’t imagine living under these conditions. As we enter the home ...

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YWriterSeptember 14, 2016

The Media Blog: Big Cabal’s Osarumen Osamuyi is moving up in the world

In another life, many many moons ago, it would almost be inconceivable that we would be here writing about the ...

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YWriterSeptember 8, 2016

The Media Blog: Toyin Subair has said his own, oya Dele Olojede, it’s your turn to confess

Everyone in the media industry that pays attention to online conversation has been talking about Toyin Subair’s significant opus on ...

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YWriterSeptember 8, 2016

Media Jobs: AfricaCheck is looking for a Nigeria editor

Africa Check got a bit popular in this market for its story correcting (another) of Kaduna governor, Nasir el-Rufai’s incorrect ...

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YWriterSeptember 8, 2016

The Media Blog: Nigerians on Twitter (who know the story) have no sympathy for Toyin Subair

So high-profile media entrepreneur, best known for the high-profile failure of HiTV, Toyin Subair wrote this. (We tl;dr-ed it for you ...

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YWriterSeptember 8, 2016

The Media Blog: Toyin Subair just took everyone to school (and Heil DSTV!)

The former chief executive officer of the failed HiTV (High Television, for long) put up a post on LinkedIn in ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 8, 2016

PODCAST: Bobrisky, dangerous gossip blogs and more on The Media Blog Uncensored

Ifeoma Areh is creative director of Wildflower PR & Company, Lekan Olanrewaju is a scriptwriter (credits including Tinsel and Hotel ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 7, 2016

The Media Blog: Blood of GOD. Have you seen this crazy blog?

How has no one sued them to court? How has no one attempted to shut it down? How has no ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 6, 2016

The Media Blog: When it comes to top-banner ads, Premium Times is the new LIB

We never seem to talk about folks like Premium Times and Sahara Reporters when we speak of online media revenue ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 3, 2016

The Media Blog: Beht why na, NotJustOk TV?

Mobile internet data these days is expensive o. And Nigerians don’t have time for anything that doesn’t really work. So ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 2, 2016

The Media Blog: Introducing The YNaija Ombudsman

We have always liked the tradition of newspaper Public Editors. The New York Times’ Margaret Sullivan was particular a favourite ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 2, 2016

The Media Blog: This Premium Times interview leaves us a little – actually, a lot – uncomfortable

We read this interview in Premium Times 6 days ago that worried us – it worried us because it is ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 1, 2016

The Media Blog: Rich Tanksley is leaving Pulse – and that somehow makes us sad

You don’t know Rich Tanksley. And frankly, if you’re just a consumer of the media, it doesn’t really matter. But ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 1, 2016

The Media Blog: CNN didn’t do anything wrong

Nigerians have been all over tne matter of CNN’s coverage of Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to Nigeria. The headline was innocuous ...

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Isime EseneAugust 29, 2016

PODCAST: We gathered 4 media experts to talk about everything that happened in Nigerian media last week

Ifeoma Areh is creative director of Wildflower PR & Company, Lekan Olanrewaju is a scriptwriter (credits including Tinsel and Hotel ...

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Isime EseneAugust 29, 2016

The Media Blog: Ifan, the stylist just launched a magazine – but nobody has seen it yet

If you work in at that intersection of digital and fashion media, or if you are blogger who really know ...

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YWriterAugust 27, 2016

The Media Blog: Have you seen Folorunsho Alakija’s second Forbes cover?

Does Folorunsho Alakija have something she is selling (other than fuel for oyinbo people to drink) these days? She is ...

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YWriterAugust 27, 2016

The Media Blog: Forbes AFRICA has 3 women on its cover – and none of them is black

This is the very latest issue of Forbes Africa Woman (August/September 2016). To commemorate Women’s Month in South Africa. The latest ...

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