Category: The Media Blog

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Bernard DayoAugust 31, 2018

See Michelle Dede in ‘E.V.E,’ the new legal drama coming to Africa Magic Showcase

We don’t get to see Michelle Dede often on screen. But if you are a fan of the actress like ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 29, 2018

How much health information on social media is safe to consume?

Because social media is free and accessible, everyone’s putting out tips and knowledge on virtually everything. Including your grandma (WhatsApp, ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 28, 2018

Here’s when Adenike Adebayo-Esho’s ‘360 with Abby’ will premiere

360 with Abby is Adenike Adebayo-Esho’s first attempt at television as a filmmaker, and will, frankly, determine if she’s better ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 26, 2018

This is probably why you are addicted to the Africa Magic show ‘Ajoche’

The television shows on Africa Magic, I have noticed, inhabits a world of handsome characters gliding through fancy apartments, a ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 24, 2018

New Netflix documentary ‘City of Joy’ will focus on rape and gender-based violence in Congo

City of Joy is the latest Africa-focused documentary coming to foremost streaming service Netflix, and will highlight the abuse and ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 22, 2018

Emma Nyra is turning her new experience into motherhood with miniseries “Yummy Mummy Diaries”

Nearly two weeks after giving birth to twins, wherein labour was arduously stretched for 36 hours, Emma Nyra has released ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 21, 2018

See how Nigerians reacted on Twitter to the return of TStv

On Monday, TStv was relaunched into the cable market after going AWOL for a rather long time. Purported to be ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 20, 2018

Linda Ikeji’s Twitter suspension marks a change in Twitter’s enforcement of violation policies

Last week, the Twitter account of blogger Linda Ikeji was suspended. At the time of writing this piece, Ikeji’s account ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 17, 2018

How Nigerian celebrities became motivational speakers on social media

Social media, before troll toxicity and the poisonously paranoid atmosphere of fake news, was a fairly decent place. And on ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 17, 2018

Here’s what we know about Adenike Adebayo’s upcoming web series “360 with Abby

Adenike Adebayo is many things, but you are most likely to find her on the YouTube-located vehicle The Screening Room, ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 16, 2018

TRACE is giving young creatives a chance to get their content on TV with “Trace In The City”

Given that TRACE is a youth-leaning music channel and a hub for all things pop culture, it’s no surprise that ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 14, 2018

The trailer for the BBC Two and Netflix thriller “Black Earth Rising” is here, and it’s gripping

I’m still not over the casting of Michaela Coel in the BBC Two and Netflix thriller Black Earth Rising, which ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 13, 2018

Fela Durotoye was homophobic on the premiere of “On The Couch,” but Nigerians will vote for him anyway

Out from the great morass of chat shows, On The Couch looks like it might have a political slant, more ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 11, 2018

Grab some tissues and watch the trailer of the second season of Stephanie Linus’ “Make Me Fabulous”

They say with great power comes great responsibility, and Stephanie Linus, bless her generous heart, is going about using her ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 10, 2018

Here’s why you should attend the Write with Style masterclass with award-winning journalist Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

Words run the world: On the internet, and in novels, magazines, films, songs, and even love letters. How do you ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 9, 2018

Tiannah’s Empire S2, Ep 2: Toyin Lawani isn’t bleaching, the shade at Nigerian designers and other takeaways

Thirty minutes into the second episode of Tiannah’s Empire‘s sophomore season, I messaged a friend asking what he thought about ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 8, 2018

Organisers of the MultiChoice Talent Factory say they received over 3,100 entries for the debut edition

Back in June, Africa’s leading video entertainment company MultiChoice called on aspiring young film and television creative minds and aspiring ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 7, 2018

Sorry, Black Panther! We are loving this BBC Africa docu-series episode on the Dahomey Warriors

Imagine Black Panther without the Dora Milaje, the all-female army heavily inspired by the Dahomey warriors of the present-day Republic ...

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EditorAugust 6, 2018

Here’s the teaser for #DoYouKnow, the upcoming series from TIERS

While LGBTQ cinema and representation in Nigeria is in the lower percentile, The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) has been ...

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EditorAugust 4, 2018

TRACE Naija is turning President Macron’s visit to The Shrine into a TV special

Back in June, the president of France Emmanuel Macron (still working on my French on this) paid a visit to ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 3, 2018

Here’s what Mofe Duncan said to a troll on Instagram who called him fat

In another celebrity-troll engagement on Instagram, Mofe Duncan descended on a troll who recently body-shamed him soon after he posted ...

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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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