Category: The Media Blog

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EditorApril 15, 2017

The Media Blog: The first episode of Inspector K is pretty cool

Well, Inspector K is here and it’s a considerably unorthodox type of show for Nigerian audiences. It embraces absurdity and ...

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EditorApril 13, 2017

The Media Blog: Our Best Friend’s Wedding did a great job of normalizing female masturbation and no one noticed

It’s lasts barely longer than a second, but it’s clear. Kemi (played by Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi) the radio host whose husband ...

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EditorApril 11, 2017

The Media Blog: To his eternal shame, Nigerians now know that Reuben Abati is a breast man

At what point do we draw the line between the personal and public lives of our celebrities? Question as old ...

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EditorApril 10, 2017

The Media Blog: There’s a trailer for Mildred Okwo’s next project

It’s a TV series created by Tunde Babalola called Bankers NGR. It stars Rita Dominic (as is typical of projects ...

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EditorApril 10, 2017

The Media Blog: Wait, Eku Edewor works as a stylist now?

This Day Style listed TV star and actor Eku Edewor as the stylist of this Ego Boyo photoshoot, which was shot ...

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EditorApril 10, 2017

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

1. How does a feminist make the case against feminism? http://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/3/6/14761392/feminism-capitalism-socialism-patriarchy-jessa-crispin 2. So Donald Trump actually helped CNN? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/magazine/cnn-had-a-problem-donald-trump-solved-it.html 3. Immersive Journalism ...

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EditorApril 5, 2017

The Media Blog: People blaming Kendall for that Pepsi ad are either being silly or simply don’t get it

Kendall Jenner is not the problem with that Pepsi ad. Not her as a human being, not the fact she’s ...

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EditorApril 5, 2017

#Throwback: From Beyoncé to Beckham, here are 3 Pepsi ads we can all agree we love (WATCH)

Yeah, Pepsi messed up big time with the Kendall Jenner ad, but it’s easy to forget they’ve given us some ...

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EditorApril 3, 2017

The Media Blog: The #BBNaija housemates need to fight somebody for these magazine shots

The girls don’t look so terrible And this group shot is almost okay. But then… poor Miyonse. Seriously. Poor Miyonse.   ...

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EditorApril 3, 2017

Reading Material: Here’s what you need to be reading if you work in media content this week

1. Journalism so great it makes a great time out of reading about something like gentrification. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/nyregion/the-state-of-your-block-2017-new-york-city.html 2. But then ...

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EditorApril 2, 2017

SaharaReporters moves up to #1, Zikoko slides into the top 5 | The latest YNaija online media (web) countdown

They say controversy sells and no one proves this more right now than SaharaReporters which takes the #1 spot on our ...

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EditorApril 2, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: Instablog9ja retains the #1 position on our latest online media (social) countdown

For a second straight month Instablog9ja is at #1 on our online media (social) countdown. The Instagram handle remains the ...

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EditorApril 2, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: ROK TV takes the #1 position on our top 25 tv countdown

From #5 to #1 is how ROK TV moves on our chart this month as the past few weeks have ...

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EditorApril 2, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: Inspiration FM moves up into the top 10 on our top 25 radio stations countdown

There’s a curious thing that a lot of people experience when a new building springs up somewhere. It’s expressed most ...

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EditorMarch 31, 2017

The Media Blog: The Spot is ending and we don’t know what to do

It’s been 4 years already? Yeah, we know when EbonyLife TV launched but time really has flown, hasn’t it? Time ...

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EditorMarch 28, 2017

The Media Blog: Bolanle Austen-Peters just changed the game with the launch of the Terra Arena

93 Days was a landmark film for Nollywood. The tragedy of its tepid commercial (we’ll chalk this up to poor ...

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EditorMarch 27, 2017

The Media Blog: The trailer for Red TV’s Inspector K is the best thing you’ll see today

Look at Red TV, proving us wrong yet again. Special props for that “zoom out” bit. We can’t wait to see ...

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ToluMarch 26, 2017

StarTimes Dish TV is packed with everything you need from TV and more

As we inch closer to the times when erstwhile television audience would have completely ditched the offerings of the box ...

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EditorMarch 24, 2017

The Media Blog: There is no other way to say it – Tinsel is legendary

Say what you will about the show, but 2000 episodes of a television show, shot in Nigeria, is not beans. ...

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ToluMarch 24, 2017

StarTimes might be set to change the game with this new Integrated Digital TV

Does anyone ever feel burdened by trying to figure out which remote works for the TV and which one is ...

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EditorMarch 22, 2017

The Media Blog: ThinTallTony needs to STFU once and for all

If you can make it through the entirety of this interview without smashing something, congratulations to you. Your willpower is ...

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EditorMarch 21, 2017

The Media Blog: Toyin Lawani has a new ‘Tiannah’s Empire’ reality show and we can’t wait for the mess

Seriously, just look at this ‘teaser’. Will we find a bigger disaster this year? Doubtful. Except for maybe this other ...

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EditorMarch 15, 2017

When was the last time anything took over Nigerian pop culture like #BBNaija?

That’s really the only way to put it. These past few weeks and the various scandals on the show have ...

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EditorMarch 10, 2017

#BBNaija: Payporte has got to be joking with this Kemen nonsense

Seriously. Are these people joking? Or are we missing something? Wouldn’t it be wiser for them to just cut their losses ...

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EditorMarch 6, 2017

The Media Blog: We are loving this Jemeji trailer

As we mentioned yesterday, we are excited to see Africa Magic’s latest telenovela, Jemeji, at 9 pm tonight. Now we’ve ...

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EditorMarch 6, 2017

Payporte says #BBNaija “has not seen anything wrong with what Debbie Rise did,” and that is a disgrace

Earlier today, a Twitter user shared with us screenshots of a conversation with Payporte, headline sponsor of the ongoing #BBNaija ...

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EditorMarch 5, 2017

Debie-Rise should also have been disqualified from #BBNaija for sexual harassment, and here’s why (WATCH)

We understand that our society views these things through skewed lenses but it is incredibly pertinent to point out that ...

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EditorMarch 5, 2017

Here’s why Kemen just got disqualified from #BBNaija (WATCH)

Kemen got disqualified a short while ago from the #BBNaija competition and has already left the house. This came as ...

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EditorMarch 5, 2017

The Media Blog: ‘Jemeji’ is Africa Magic’s latest telenovela, and we can’t wait to watch it tomorrow!

Continuing the pattern kicked off by Hotel Majestic (which, by the way, we miss dearly) and continued by Hush (which ...

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EditorMarch 4, 2017

The Media Blog: The Johnsons won an AMVCA and we are tired of everything

Congratulations to everyone involved with the show on what we’re sure is hard work but The Johnsons is a terrible ...

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