Category: The Media Blog

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Op-ed EditorJune 2, 2017

The Media Blog: Toolz has a brand new TV show

It’s very difficult not to like Toolz on television and radio. And Accelerate TV just has to score an A ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 2, 2017

The Media Blog: Shouldn’t everyone be a little worried about what Theresa May wants to do with the media?

As the Independent rightly calls it, the United Kingdom government is “planning to introduce huge regulations on the way the ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 2, 2017

The Media Blog: Why we are rooting for Mo Abudu and Jason Njoku– and you should too

Think about it. Think about just how many people have been investing in film since Mo Abudu and AY showed ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 2, 2017

The Media Blog: Dear Accelerate TV, thank you deeply for King Women

When we thought it couldn’t get any better, King Women arrived with this sublime interview of Chioma Omeruah aka Chigurl. ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 1, 2017

The Media Blog: The New York Times’ latest decision makes us sad, and points to the future

We have always said that the nature of everything will change – including the idea of who puts pressure on ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 31, 2017

The Media Blog: The MacArthur foundation handed over $5m to Premium Times, The Cable and Sahara Reporters – and it warms our hearts

The fund is essentially for investigative journalism and building the capacity for media platforms to hold governments accountable across board. ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 31, 2017

The Media Blog: We like this new thing SaharaReporters just launched

It’s the Civic Media Hub, and it’s modelled after the MIT Centre for Civic Media. It’s a place to incubate ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 30, 2017

The Media Blog: Funke Akindele is trying something new with online TV – and it’s very hard

Everything she has done so far has turned to gold – Jenifa’s Diary 1, Jenifa’s Diary 2 and Jenifa’s Diary, ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 30, 2017

The Media Blog: Why does the Lagos government want to regulate online?

We know many people didn’t really pay attention, but they should have. Anytime a politician muses about ‘regulating’ any party ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 30, 2017

The Media Blog: We have a question for Thisday Style…

… What took you so long? Biola Alabi had been due for a Style cover since the times she turned ...

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EditorMay 28, 2017

The Media Blog: This headline is all the proof you need that news is dead in Nigeria

And we are here for that first comment. All of it. EditorThe most notable markets in EbonyiTop cloth markets in ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 24, 2017

The Media Blog: Kemi Adetiba continues to wow with King Women [WATCH]

We thought we would be tired by now. She kicked off exactly right with Taiwo Ajao-Lovett, wound it up a ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 16, 2017

The Media Blog: Huffington Post KILLS it with this headline

We are loving it so hard, we want to marry it. On the matter of Leaker-In-Chief, Donald J Trump, prattling ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 4, 2017

The Media Blog: Everything about this Newsroom.ng headline on Banky W is terrible, terrible, terrible

Look, we are sympathetic. Everyone is in the traffic race, of some sort, even those who pretend not to be. ...

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EditorMay 2, 2017

The Media Blog: Everything is breaking news these days, isn’t it?

And yes, we know we’re guilty of it too. But seriously. What’s the reason? Okay, we know the reason. Or ...

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RoqeebahMay 2, 2017

[The Media Blog] This is EXACTLY how not to spend N614,000

What has this world even come to? An ad in today's ThisDay. Are you people really ok? pic.twitter.com/ub0mvzYhlb — tyro ...

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EditorMay 1, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: ROK TV retains the #1 spot on our top 25 TV countdown

More, more, more. That appears to be the motto of Mary Njoku led ROK TV with its onslaught of original ...

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EditorMay 1, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: Urban 96.5 FM retains the #1 position on our top 25 radio stations countdown

Urban 96.5 FM remains at number one this month for very simple reasons: The people love it, the quality of ...

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EditorMay 1, 2017

Punch takes the #1 spot on our top 50 online media (web) countdown | The YNaija Ranking

One of Nigeria’s oldest publications, Punch Newspapers hasn’t always exhibited an adept knowledge of the tricky nature of adapting to ...

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EditorMay 1, 2017

Instablog9ja remains at #1 on the latest YNaija online media (social) countdown

Instablog9ja remains at the number one spot for a 3rd straight month on the YNaija online media (social) countdown. The ...

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EditorApril 29, 2017

The Media Blog: Stephanie Busari’s fake news TED talk is a must-watch

What does fake news have to do with the Chibok Girls? What does fake news have to do with Nigeria at ...

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EditorApril 28, 2017

The Media Blog: You know, maybe CNN is the real enemy

Flashy countdown clocks. Dramatic graphics. Pre and post debate panels. If your mind found its way to coverage of a ...

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EditorApril 24, 2017

The Media Blog: Tara Fela-Durotoye tells one hell of a story on King Women

It’s in two parts, which make up a collective hour of viewing, but it’s worth every second for the story ...

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EditorApril 24, 2017

Reading material: What you should be reading if you work in media content this week

1. How to write about historic political campaigns: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/emmanuel_macron 2. Social discourse in the age of being “cancelled”: http://www.vox.com/culture/2017/4/20/15179232/socially-conscious-criticism 3. Is ...

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EditorApril 22, 2017

The Media Blog: The first episode of Toyin Lawani’s “Tiannah’s Empire” is online and we are so excited

We said before that we were eager to see this so you’ll forgive our excitement.   So yeah, here’s the ...

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EditorApril 22, 2017

[The Media Blog] Currently watching: Episode 2 of Inspector K

You should check it out too. This episode of Inspector K is titled “What? Why? Who? When?” and stars much of the ...

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EditorApril 18, 2017

The Media Blog: We need to come together as a society and put a stop to House of Maliq

Seriously, just look at this. What is going on here? Why does Olajumoke look like loaves of bread were stuffed ...

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EditorApril 17, 2017

Reading Material: What you should be reading if you work in media content this week

1. The true life stories behind the Turkey vote that everyone is talking about. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/04/as-turkey-gears-up-to-vote-its-traitors-speak-out/523098/ 2. It seems like we’ve been ...

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EditorApril 16, 2017

The Media Blog: Funmi Iyanda (sort of) brings back New Dawn

It’s easy to forget that, when she isn’t ruffling feathers on the internet, either for opinions about marriage or for ...

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EditorApril 16, 2017

The Media Blog: #BBNaija’s Uriel took everyone’s advice and started a ‘Diary Sessions’ vlog

The first episode is a bit intense. Not in the over the top, fun way that Uriel was known for in ...

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