Category: The Media Blog

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Media BloggerDecember 2, 2016

The Media Blog: We’re reaching peak Toke levels

We should just call this Toke week at this point. Her dedication to pushing this her “On Becoming” book is ...

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Media BloggerDecember 1, 2016

The Media Blog: UBA really, really wants to make RED Tv work

Just a few weeks after the announcement of their new webseries, RED TV is out with another trailer. This time, ...

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Media BloggerDecember 1, 2016

The Media Blog: So what’s up with Mania Magazine?

To say that Mania Magazine came out swinging with their 2011 launch would be an understatement. The brainchild of Dimeji ...

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Media BloggerNovember 30, 2016

The Media Blog: Are you here for more Skinny Girl In Transit?

We’ve never really talked about Skinny Girl In Transit, have we? Suffice it to say, our feelings about the show ...

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Media BloggerNovember 29, 2016

The Media Blog: Toke is not nearly done, guys

See ehn, Toke will make a success of this book if it’s the last thing she does. Shebi you laughed ...

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Media BloggerNovember 29, 2016

The Media Blog: Which one is TalkStuff again?

You think you’re tired of social networks? You’re joking. They say there’s a new one launching in Abuja on the 8th ...

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Media BloggerNovember 29, 2016

The Media Blog: Bye Bye Shuga

No, the show isn’t getting canceled. Not anytime soon, as far as we know. But after 2 seasons in Nigeria, ...

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Media BloggerNovember 29, 2016

The Media Blog: This Vimbai interview will make you think

OnoBello.com might not exactly be a site many people flock to for serious or affecting pieces of journalism. Actually, it ...

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Media BloggerNovember 28, 2016

The Media Blog: No, but maybe we should all be learning from Toke

Toke Makinwa is pulling off a coup, guys. It’s not today celebrities started writing books, but we’re hard pressed to ...

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Media BloggerNovember 28, 2016

Reading Material: What you should be reading if you work in media content (9)

1. Because post-Trump, rigorous and in-depth reporting is more a necessity than ever before: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/26/us/politics/donald-trump-international-business.html 2. What is “the truth”?: https://medium.com/thoughts-on-journalism/its-a-tricky-thing-this-truth-stuff-d32150e8b5cc#.t2yeuvwnk 3. ...

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RoqeebahNovember 27, 2016

The Media Blog: Just look at these covers, it’s Toke Makinwa vs Maje Ayida today

T No words necessary. RoqeebahCreative mind. Enthusiast. Learner. Multipotentialite. And here, an assistant editor. The YNaija Cover this morning - ...

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ToluNovember 27, 2016

The Media Blog: Just look at these covers, it’s Toke Makinwa vs Maje Ayida today

No other words necessary! ToluYour pop culture/entertainment go-to. Music head. Wallflower. I do not like to write. On a mission ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 26, 2016

The Media Blog: In short, Yemi Alade has given up the battle  

You people say people should sing songs ‘that makes sense’? Yemi Alade looks at you and wonders who signed a ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 26, 2016

The Media Blog: Since Uncle Taju wants to own the entire world  

Is enough not enough? Baba leave small for the boys.  The news is that, in preparation for the Econet-powered Kwese ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 25, 2016

The Media Blog: Someone told Korede Bello he needs sex appeal – okay o

First, we like Korede Bello. What’s there not to like? Then this new song – which is why we are ...

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Media BloggerNovember 20, 2016

The Media Blog: Who’s watching Motion Town?

Why is no one talking about Motion Town? Don’t look to us for answers. We think it has a lot ...

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Media BloggerNovember 17, 2016

The Media Blog: We’ve been watching these 3 Nigerian vlogs

Everyone’s favorite (former) child star Benita Okojie, and her sister Bella Rose Okojie (herself a star in her own right, ...

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Media BloggerNovember 16, 2016

The Media Blog: Jason Njoku stopped being a tech entrepreneur in 2015

Forget all of the “tech” talk. Jason Njoku is now firmly a media entrepreneur. Sure, many may find that difficult to ...

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Media BloggerNovember 16, 2016

The Media Blog: Pulse TV might be even more influential than we thought

Because we watched this video and weren’t sure if we’d accidentally stumbled onto the Pulse TV page instead. What say ...

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Media BloggerNovember 15, 2016

The Media Blog: Coke Studio is pretty good television

It’s a bit uneven, as can only be the case with a show whose success depends largely upon the chemistry ...

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Media BloggerNovember 15, 2016

The Media Blog: Bobrisky on Sahara Reporters is the strangest thing you will see today

Is this an interview or an interrogation? Why does he seem so tired? Was he forced to do this interview? ...

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Media BloggerNovember 14, 2016

The Media Blog: Do you watch Mr. and Mrs. Kogberegbe?

Guys, things are happening. That’s how we found out the other day that a show called “Mr. & Mrs. Kogberegbe” ...

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Media BloggerNovember 14, 2016

Reading material: What you should be reading if you work in media content (8)

1.  It’s been quite the sobering week, hasn’t it? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/13/us/elections/to-our-readers-from-the-publisher-and-executive-editor.html 2. On Facebook and fake news: http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/13/13613566/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-misinformation-hoax-media 3. If video ...

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Media BloggerNovember 10, 2016

The Media Blog: Maybe we should be thanking HiTV

Has there been any day where you were on Twitter between the hours of 7:30 and 8:30 pm, and didn’t come ...

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Media BloggerNovember 10, 2016

The Media Blog: Are you here for a Toke Makinwa memoir?

Maybe we should ask ourselves that question first. Are we here for a Toke Makinwa memoir? We aren’t quite sure ...

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Media BloggerNovember 8, 2016

The Media Blog: Arese Ugwu is here to slay

Maybe it’s the recession. Maybe it’s the result of constant badgering and a generation of women awakening and eager to ...

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Media BloggerNovember 7, 2016

The Media Blog: The Naked Convos is getting in the TV business

Remember when we mentioned our friends over at The Naked Convos making big moves? Well they’ve just announced that an adaptation of ...

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Media BloggerNovember 7, 2016

Reading material: What you should be reading if you work in media content (7)

1.  Because this Nevada issue is not a small one: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/11/03/fivethirtyeight_predictions_on_nevada_conflict.html 2. The streaming wars have only just begun: http://techfinancials.co.za/are-we-streaming-into-political-participation-through-a-personalized-on-demand-tv-diet/ 3. Podcasts ...

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Media BloggerNovember 6, 2016

The Media Blog: Pulse TV is already looking to the future

One simple look at Pulse TV’s ‘video’ page says it all. The publication is already moving strongly into the disaggregated ...

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Media BloggerNovember 6, 2016

The Media Blog: BellaNaija’s video war

Bella Naija is waging war on this our internet. Shebi you people said video is the future? Okay now. BN is ...

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