You might not have heard of Adeniji Ayodeji, but unless you are one of Nigeria’s few remaining luddites with no access to instant messaging or social media of any kind, you have heard of his social media incarnation, Pablo Ayodeji. In brief, As Pablo Ayodeji, Adeniji came into focus as part of a new wave… Read more The not too fine art of Nigerian internet trolling » YNaija
This week on Inside Africa, CNN International heads to Lagos to meet some of the high profile and highly paid personalities that have emerged with the rise of social media. This tech savvy generation have embraced social media, which has provided opportunities for women in business like never before. The programme meets Linda Ikeji, one… Read more Using Social Media as a Tool! CNN Inside Africa meets with Linda Ikeji, Sisi Yemmie & Chiamaka “Social Prefect” Obuekwe
If you run a startup and aren’t using Twitter, we have to ask, why not? It seems that just about everyone else on the planet with access to the web or a cell phone is. In Nigeria, Twitter has become a hub for where business transactions take place, hot topics are discussed, it’s where you’ll you’ll… Read more 6 reasons why Twitter should be your startup’s marketing choice
This week, Twitter Nigeria was thrown into a satellite TV frenzy with the announcement of TSTV, a new Nigerian-owned satellite TV service. TSTV will launch in Nigeria on October 1 with the promise of affordable subscription, pay per view and a lot more. The New TSTV Decoder Offers 200+ Channels, FREE 20GB Data, Video Calls,… Read more Social media roundup: Death to DSTV?
Be afraid. Be very afraid! The most ridiculous beauty trends have been breaking the internet, from wavy eyebrows and lipstick to braided eyebrows, to the glitter tongue that most of us have refused to acknowledge. And now there’s a new one: selfie nails. Oh, this wouldn’t have been so bad if it didn’t require attaching… Read more This New Hairy Selfie Nails Trend Is A Bit Disturbing
In his words: “there’s no bank in the history of Nigeria that has given one Naira to any label. There’s one corporate entity that has given any label. It’s young guys.’ In his appearance on Pulse’s LooseTalk Podcast, Nigerian rapper, M.I Abaga spoke about issues affecting the Nigerian music industry the direction of his music.The… Read more ‘Musicians Are More Likely To Get Money From Yahoo Boys, Than Banks’, M.I Abaga Rapper Says.
You have learned that if you are a good boy, than you are a loser. You have been told that women are attracted only to bad boys. You have been as well told that you need to go to barber shop and dress ‘haut couture’ in order to draw attention of a girl. You can… Read more Why Women Prefer Less Attractive Men?
A video showing a drunken policeman lying on the ground in a muddy puddle went viral on the Internet on Saturday, September 9. The uniformed policeman had allegedly drunk himself to stupor. Several people gathered around him, filming and taking pictures of the cop. “He has taken too much drink (alcohol) and he has fallen… Read more Drunken Policeman Lies On Muddy Ground
What started as an anomaly few years back has now become a fad in Nigeria as more people continue to visit the internet to broadcast their personal sexual businesses in a criminal manner just to get back at their lovers without consideration of what the action can cause the other party. In Africa, before this… Read more The harm in lovers’ settling scores on social media
But while social media has proved to be an effective galvanizing tool, there has been little policy change as a result. The #OpenNASS campaign has led to increased awareness on the importance of transparency in the National Assembly but not to increased transparency in the National Assembly. The then-Governor of Abia State denied the girl… Read more Making social media-driven activism work
New figures are out for Facebook user numbers in Africa. This particular report was released in December 2016 at the African Digital Summit by Medianet Labs, a research and development company owned by Tunisian company Medianet. Continue Reading
Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have ordered telecom companies to block social media networks from Sunday night (Dec. 18), ahead of protests against president Joseph Kabila, the day he is supposed to step down from office. The block spans content creation and information sharing platforms, including Facebook, […] Click here to view original… Read more DR Congo plans to shut down social media ahead of next week’s political protests