Tag: The Media Blog

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Bernard DayoMay 17, 2018

Meet Dr. Mina Okafor, the Nigerian surgeon on the Fox medical drama “The Resident”

It’s been three days since the season finale of The Resident aired, and I can’t stop thinking about the many ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 17, 2018

Falz to the World, but are we ready to see the rapper play a dramatic role in “Church”?

What makes Falz’s artistry so accessible is the way it’s plugged into an offhand, lowbrow humour. His comical shtick hasn’t ...

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EditorMarch 1, 2018

Lala Akindoju and Titilope Sonuga team up for ‘Naked’

NAKED is a one woman show that takes us on an intimate journey  — down memory lane, of a young ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMarch 1, 2018

“People should quit complaining about the accents of radio presenters” | OAPs speak at #SMWLagos2018

Radio, since its genesis, has had a relatively substantial impact on popular culture. We cannot even think and/or talk of ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 28, 2018

[The Media Blog] #WeAreNigerianCreatives is the stereotype-busting hashtag we need right now

When Olaloye Bunmi made Origami-esque paper art of animals and figures and posted pictures of them on Nairaland in November, ...

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EditorFebruary 26, 2018

[The Media Blog] August Meeting is coming to the Lagos Theatre Festival

In case you were out of the loop, the annual British Council supported Lagos Theatre Festival, now in its sixth ...

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EditorFebruary 22, 2018

Chude Jideonwo and Ayobami Adebayo talk about her debut novel on the Joy Podcast

The podcast network is finally starting to come into its own in Nigeria. There are a whole constellation of podcasts ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 20, 2018

[The Media Blog] BBC launches Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria

Two new language services have been launched by the BBC World Service for Igbo and Yoruba speakers in Nigeria and ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 1, 2018

[The Media Blog] A First Look at “Annabel: My Life As A Former Stripper” on Linda Ikeji TV

Is there anything that Linda Ikeji TV hasn’t done? At the moment, I’m losing track of its soon-to-be-aired content and ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 30, 2018

[The Media Blog] Big Brother Naija: Controversy is already brewing around Tobi Bakre

Amidst the media coverage of a rather bloodless Grammy Awards, the third season of Big Brother Naija made quite an ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 18, 2018

[The Media Blog] Why we may never see an episode of Tonto Dikeh’s upcoming reality show ‘King Tonto’

Anyone who has been closely following Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh since 2017 would know that her life has been fraught ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 15, 2018

[The Media Blog] David Oyelowo to star in Les Misérables miniseries

David Oyelowo will star in BBC One’s upcoming six-part miniseries of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, along with Golden Globe nominee ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 12, 2018

[The Media Blog] Boiler Room’s “Wizkid: Lagos To London” is the Celebrity Documentary we don’t need

In 2009, Wizkid was performing at the Future Awards nominees ball at a Terra Kulture hall in Lagos. The crowd ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 5, 2018

[The Media Blog] Once again, the Temitayo Nathan rape allegation proves that the Internet never forgets

Welcome to 2018, and as much as we’d like to press forward in the brand-new year and leave behind all ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 19, 2017

[The Media Blog] Turn Up: Nigerian Twitter is having its first TwitterNG party and you are invited

Since Twitter became a thing in Nigeria, there have always been online groups who have tried to take their clout ...

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EditorDecember 18, 2017

[The Media Blog] The diversity problem of Nigerian Web Series

Long before the explosion of web-based content in the form of scripted dramas, television series were produced, packaged and aired ...

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EditorDecember 14, 2017

[The Media Blog] Linda Ikeji is gambling big with Linda Ikeji TV

Linda Ikeji is back in the game! It certainly took her long enough after the hit and miss Linda Ikeji ...

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EditorDecember 4, 2017

[The Media Blog] RADR Online is joining the race to crack podcasting with its new online show

After the first wave of podcasting shows in 2016, we experienced a bit of a lull. There were no great ...

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EditorNovember 10, 2017

The Media Blog: Media hosts are always quick to bring up Bobrisky, but can’t hide their disgust for him

This week has been a very busy week for people in the media. Between Art X and AFRIFF, the GTB Fashion ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 16, 2017

The Media Blog: And GreyRoomNG is trending on Twitter AGAIN

Remember GreyRoomNG, right? the podcast that made very good numbers in its first episode. They are at it again. After ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 9, 2017

The Media Blog: Who’s trying to malign TheCable?

That’s the email you will get from the ‘sender’ trying to impersonate news platform, TheCable. TheCable on Monday said the ...

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EditorSeptember 22, 2017

The Media Blog: Hardly any activity on their social media, website… is TStv really ready?

It’s no longer news that TStv will launch on October 1. The entry of the cable network into Nigeria’s media ...

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EditorSeptember 21, 2017

The Media Blog: TStv, the new cable TV that seeks to give Nigerians independence

On October 1, 2017, the 57th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence, a new cable television platform will launch its services. According ...

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RoqeebahAugust 13, 2017

[The Media Blog] We said this about Dele Olojede last year…

In the wise words of many Nigerians, “as if we knew“. Still, we are disappointed at what finally came in ...

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EditorAugust 8, 2017

The Media Blog: The guys at Ripples Nigeria are not playing at all

When a media platform starts advertising aggressively, with Google Ads, of all things, two things are involved. – They are ...

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EditorAugust 4, 2017

The Media Blog: This statement from the Sokoto NUJ chairman is nothing but stupidity

Please don’t DM us. Stupidity is as stupidity does. “How can you imagine a 25-year-old person becoming a state governor ...

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EditorAugust 4, 2017

The Media Blog: The NYT and WashPo have been doing the Lord’s work, this fantastic report shows

Crucial excerpt: Call it the Last Newspaper War, as two great survivors face off with different strategies and different economic ...

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EditorAugust 2, 2017

The Media Blog: We found a gem called ‘Village Factor’

An essay on colonial architecture in Lagos. An interrogation of JayZ’s 4:44 album. Headlines like ‘Five Black Novels about Afrofuturism’. ...

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EditorAugust 1, 2017

The Media Blog: Denrele Edun’s ‘Everything in between’ is quietly, but majorly, pushing the boundaries

So Denrele Edun’s name in the headline was just to get you to read this because he is not the ...

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EditorJuly 31, 2017

The Media Blog: Wait, did we have anything to do with the launch of Native Magazine’s print issue?

We know it’s inelegant to point it out, but what the hell. We told you three weeks ago that we ...

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