Category: The Media Blog

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Bernard DayoDecember 18, 2018

The internet is still reacting and goofing on Toke Makinwa’s “Able God” tweet at Ebuka

Yesterday, media personality and fashion designer Toke Makinwa gave us one more reason to believe that 2018 still has some ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 14, 2018

‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘King of Boys’ amongst most searched movies on Google in Nigeria for 2018

Popular search engine Google has recently released its annual Year in Search for 2018, a compilation that highlights the trends ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 14, 2018

Kehinde Bankole will play Queen Moremi in the upcoming stage play ‘Queen Moremi the Musical’

The upcoming stage play Queen Moremi the musical has been recruiting popular actors in its cast ensemble since the play ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 7, 2018

TVC host Morayo Afolabi-Brown has apologised to her husband, but it shouldn’t stop conversations on domestic child rape

On Wednesday, a viral controversial clip hit social media – TVC presenter Morayo Afolabi-Brown was hosting the breakfast show Your ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 7, 2018

Deadbeat Wizkid, Ojuelegba Shawarma, sanitary pad activism theft: here are the best social media highlights of 2018

2018 was a tumultuous year for Nigerian social media and with 2019 on the horizon, it’s time to look at ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 5, 2018

David Oyelowo shines in the first trailer for TV adaptation of ‘Les Misérables’

Back in July, we were given first-look photos from the upcoming BBC miniseries Les Misérables, an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 5, 2018

Netflix is planning to produce more original shows from Africa in 2019

In 2018 alone, Netflix has shown its interest in African content with the acquisition of Akin Omotosho’s award-winning South African ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 4, 2018

Nigerians on Twitter are turning their avatars to orange. Here’s why

Last week, I began to notice something strange on Twitter – profile avatars taking on a deep orange colour that ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 4, 2018

Why Kemi Adetiba’s upcoming show ‘Brotherhood (Ring of Fire)’ could be a hit or miss

Kemi Adetiba wants to rule 2019 and we mortals might not be ready. Her sophomore but surprising smash King of ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 3, 2018

Niyi Akinmolayan launches Anthill Business

Niyi Akinmolayan is in the news again, but not for a movie. His company Anthill Production, one of Nigeria’s top-tier ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 1, 2018

Femi Jacobs to host new TV chat show ‘Jacobs’ Barbershop’

In a Pulse exclusive, Femi Jacobs revealed that he has signed a deal with First Media to host the upcoming ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 30, 2018

Here’s what we know about the upcoming TV series ‘Shagayas and Clarks’

Back in June, we reported that Nse Ikpe-Etim and Skinny Girl in Transit star Ayoola Ayolola will be in the ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 26, 2018

Response Architects launches Nigeria’s first international tele-shopping platform, Shopex TV 

Response Architects is launching Shopex TV, the first international TV shopping business in Nigeria. The company is a new multi-channel ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 26, 2018

Director C.J. Obasi talks Afrofuturism on BBC Minute

I’m here to inform you that Afrofuturism is here to stay, the reimagining of a future filled with arts, science ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 26, 2018

The latest episode of ‘The Grey Room’ offers nothing on the topic of homosexuality. So thank you, next

Since debuting last year, The Grey Room has been purported as Nigeria’s equivalent to BK Chat LDN, the edgy, buzzy ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 23, 2018

Stage play ‘The August Meeting’ moves to Abuja from Lagos to kickoff its nationwide tour

The buzz about the stage play, The August Meeting, enveloped the news cycle since February and was a must-see for ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 23, 2018

Oby Ezekwesili talks ending corruption and bad governance in an interview with Christiane Amanpour

Even if you have been living under a rock, you should know by now that Oby Ezekwesili is running for ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 21, 2018

How DStv is targeting specific subscribers with its pop-up channel

On Sunday, the DC Heroes pop-up channel on DStv ended, lasting a week since it opened and rendering DC movie ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 20, 2018

This tweet from Falz reinforces his longstanding bias against sex workers

“I don’t like prostitutes,” Falz said to presidential aspirant Fela Durotoye on the web show On The Couch. Durotoye had ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 19, 2018

#OjuelegbaShawarma is the real social media influence we need right now

On Nigerian social media, influencer culture has since crashed into unbearable monotony. Don’t get me wrong: social media influencers have changed ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 15, 2018

Is John Abayomi the founder of popular news outlet Instablog9ja?

For years, there’s been a mysteriousness about who owns popular news outlet Instablog9ja. It’s also slightly part of the appeal ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 15, 2018

Goethe-Institut Nigeria is running a series of events to celebrate Animation Film Day

There’s currently a renaissance of the animation film industry in Nigeria because recently, we have reported about two upcoming animated ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 15, 2018

Oga Bello’s highly anticipated Yoruba series ‘Alágbára’ set to premiere on StarTimes

Since October, Nollywood stalwart Adebayo Salami a.k.a. Oga Bello has been in the news for his buzzy new Yoruba series ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 13, 2018

‘Hustle’ Season 3, Episode 6 recap: “Son of Grace” and the short cut to getting rich

Introducing temporary characters has been a hallmark of Hustle, the Africa Magic comedy which is now in its third season. ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 13, 2018

Here’s your first look at the animated adaptation of Cyprian Ekwensi’s ‘The Passport of Mallam Ilia’

Last year, Komotion Studios unleashed Dawn of Thunder, an animated short film that explores the story of the Yoruba god ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 10, 2018

Trevor Noah is heading to Netflix with new comedy special ‘Son of Patricia’

Since Trevor Noah became the next successor to hosting The Daily Show after Jon Stewart departed in 2014, Noah has ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 7, 2018

Ojukwu’ episode 6 recap: The wedding ceremony between Odili and Adanna is interrupted

After the cliffhanger of the last episode of Ojukwu wherein the Great Priestess announced to Odili that she’s carrying his ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 6, 2018

‘Hustle’ Season 3, Episode 5 recap: Reality star Tobi Bakre makes his debut

The selling point of the newly inaugurated third season of Hustle was Tobi Bakre, the Big Brother Naija alum who ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 6, 2018

On ‘The Bar Therapy,’ Adetutu OJ talks bullying, motherhood and the moment Rihanna followed her on Instagram

On social media, Adetutu OJ is one of the best viral sensations of 2018, for the simple fact that she ...

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SponsorNovember 5, 2018

King of Boys, the perfect movie ahead of the election year

It is late 2018. Less than six months to the next election year in Nigeria. Obviously, every Tom, Dick and ...

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