Category: Blogs

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YWriterOctober 4, 2016

The Media Blog: We know you think Nigeria only has about 7 TV stations – but you’re wrong

So we have been doing this snap poll. Asking people, even those who work in the media: how many stations ...

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YWriterOctober 4, 2016

The Film Blog: Someone captures the madness of ‘Kannywood’ banning an actor

Because sometimes the best way to cry out loud, is to laugh. So while we were trying to think up ...

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YWriterOctober 3, 2016

We just watched Africa Magic’s Hustle. Here’s what we think.

We told you we were counting down to this. All of us at TMB fixed a date in one central ...

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YWriterOctober 3, 2016

The Media Blog: We hope you know Tajudeen Adepetu is the biggest media owner in West Africa today

We mean biggest literally. No metaphors needed. We are coming to this in greater detail soon, as we have been ...

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Isime EseneOctober 3, 2016

Reading material: What you should reading if you work in media content (2)

1. Maybe or maybe not. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/clinton-emails-media-coverage-proportion-overblown-214298 2. Jack Shafer is an authority today and everyday. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/shafer-he-said-journalism-false-equivalency-214276 3. Uncle Mark Zucker(burger) ...

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ToluOctober 3, 2016

The Media Blog: We think this is crucial if you write about other people

Major, major key. Especially for people working in media. I'm slowly learning this lesson, myself. pic.twitter.com/WslxRmuq6I — Osarumen Osamuyi (@SkweiRd) ...

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YWriterOctober 2, 2016

The Media Blog: Is it not your mates that just got $1.1m from Omidyar to tell stories?

Well Told Story is a company in Kenya that’s focused on using the media to tackle youth challenges. There is ...

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ToluOctober 1, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Democracy or “Magogocracy”? Nigeria’s leaders need to choose

In this thread, blogger and all round commentator, Japheth Omojuwa advises the Nigerian government to review its resolve to fight ...

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Isime EseneOctober 1, 2016

The Media Blog: 3 more Nigerian podcasts we just discovered – and think you’ll love

We like this one. It talks about everything interesting, and they engage. They have a very fascinating fascination with sex. ...

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RoqeebahOctober 1, 2016

[The Presidential Blog] He won’t stop!

I am tempted to start this post with the simple one-liner, LOL. Do you know how a lot of people ...

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Ada IgboanugoSeptember 29, 2016

PODCAST: 93 Days, October 1, 30 Days in Atlanta, and more | The Uncensored Podcast is truly uncensored about Nigerian film this edition

Ifeoma Areh is creative director of Wildflower PR & Company, Lekan Olanrewaju is a scriptwriter (credits including Tinsel and Hotel ...

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ToluSeptember 28, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Is the House of Reps ready for Hon Jibrin’s verbal onslaught?

Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin has lost the battle. The House of Representatives today suspended Hon Jibrin representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of ...

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RoqeebahSeptember 27, 2016

[The Presidential Blog]: President Buhari wants to sit with us. Can he?

Just on the heels of the super successful Aso Villa Demo Day, the Presidency has announced another initiative focused on ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 27, 2016

The Media Blog: That’s how the Nigerian Army packed 10 journalists from one media house

The Nigerian Army now suddenly has an interest in the media. Before you start thinking it’s good stuff, let’s put ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 27, 2016

The Film Blog: Someone reviewed A Trip to Jamaica in one tweet

The only thing funny about “A Trip to Jamaica” is how bad it is. ? — Chidumga Izuzu (@Chidumga_izuzu) September ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 26, 2016

The Media Blog: But let’s say the truth, The Marcy Project is a hot mess

We are very reluctant to use those words ‘hot mess’. To be honest, it’s lazy. And it’s what critics do ...

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RoqeebahSeptember 26, 2016

[The Presidential Blog]: Did you hear about the President’s book?

Bayo Omoboriowo has a new book about PMB and I am so excited! You really want to get this book ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 26, 2016

The Media Blog: Lai Mohammed is going to court – over a scandal that doesn’t even make sense

No one is asking our opinion, but if they did, we would tell them the truth: the entire kerfuffle over ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 26, 2016

Reading material: What you should be reading if you work in media content (1)

Or journalism. Because is like some of you don’t yet know that you are no longer journalists, and we are ...

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YWriterSeptember 26, 2016

The Film Blog: In which Kunle Afolayan says he has only made N20m on ‘The CEO’

To be honest, this is Kunle Afolayan’s shtick. It’s confessional film-making – where he takes the viewer through the entire ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 26, 2016

The Film Blog: Ladies and gentlemen, a tsunami is coming to the cinemas this week

We feel sorry for every Nigerian film that’s in the cinemas this week. We feel sorry for It’s Her Day. ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 26, 2016

The Media Blog: Molara Wood and Kadaria Ahmed tag-teamed Uti Nwachukwu – and he came roaring back

So this was what started it. @molarawood but also can’t believe a program like #Jara would promote bleaching @SirUTI @MNet ...

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YWriterSeptember 25, 2016

The Film Blog: Did you miss the 4 beautiful tweets Aunty Mildred Okwo had for Uncle Charles Novia?

We posted the origin of the wahala without comment earlier. Charles Novia (we knew it was only a matter of ...

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YWriterSeptember 25, 2016

The Media Blog: Project Fame got a winner on Saturday, but were you paying attention?

They need to go and wash their head in a celestial river o. Did you hear that erstwhile number one ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 25, 2016

The Film Blog: 2 ‘Old Nollywood’ directors have something to say about ‘New Nollywood’

Posted without comment.   PS: See anything worth talking about on the ins and outs of the media business in ...

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RoqeebahSeptember 24, 2016

Our embrace of Bobrisky (and Denrele) proves we’re more tolerant than we like to admit

Two years ago, the National Assembly passed an anti-LGBTI Law to what might be considered ‘critical acclaim’ by Nigerians. Nigerians ...

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ToluSeptember 24, 2016

[The Legislative Blog]: Senator Joshua Dariye’s journey to “sainthood” at the APC

Yesterday, amidst the lengthy debate about Senate plans at the Upper Chamber, Senator Joshua Dariye representing Plateau Central announced his ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 24, 2016

The Media Blog: NaijaContent may or may not be on to something

You should look out for something called naijacontent.com? Because some of you like to compare anything with something Americans have ...

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RoqeebahSeptember 23, 2016

[The Presidential Blog]: The President met with “15 of the best people God ever created” and guess what he did

You guessed right. He complained. Yet Again. About the Nigeria that he met. It appears the President thinks that we ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 22, 2016

The Media Blog: Abeg abeg abeg, there is nothing wrong with the New York Post Brangelina cover

People like to be outraged for the flimsiest reasons. Especially on the Internet. Because it’s so easy. Everyone was immediately ...

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