26 Apr

Here’s how Kemen Can Come Out of TBoss’ Brouhaha…

If you are social media savvy, you would have noticed the name ‘Kemen’ trending on all relevant social media platforms. The name has been a cause of discord among Nigerian youths because of the bearer’s alleged immoral act in the recently concluded reality TV show – Big Brother Naija.

Halfway through the show, housemate Kemen allegedly fondled housemate TBoss’ breasts while she was seemingly sleeping and because of Big Brother Naija’s intolerance for anything that will undermine any of the housemate’s safety, Kemen was disqualified.

The issue trended then and it died down shortly afterwards. At Ayo Makun’s popular annual comedy show AY Live which was held last Sunday April 16, 2017, AY cracked a joke regarding what happened between TBoss and Kemen that led to his eviction, and the ugly incident that had died and had been buried by Nigerians was resurrected.

Since the comedy show, Kemen’s name has been trending on Twitter with lots of Nigerians  giving their opinions on what should have been a forgotten issue. Needless to say, the reputation of the young chap has been tarnished and will take nothing short of a miracle to convince the heart of Nigerians to forgive him.

In the early hours Wednesday April 19, 2017, Media Panache Nigeria (MPN) had an in-house discussion about the whole ‘Kemen brouhaha’ and each member of the team suggested ways in which Kemen’s image can be promoted in a positive light among Nigerians and will make Nigerians forgive him.

Like the popular saying goes “If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn’t thinking’. Needless to say, Media Panache Staff had different views on how the incident went down and how Kemen’s name and reputation can be vindicated and redeemed.

PR Executive at Media Panache Nigeria, Olakunle, was the first to share his thoughts. He laid emphasis on AY’s role in the resurrection of Kemen’s alleged act and suggested had he been Kemen’s PR manager; he would find a way to ensure the comedian issues an apology to the parties involved. He also said, “I will make sure Kemen releases a video showing deep remorsefulness for his actions and stating the incident still haunts him every single day – I would ensure he tears up in the video while frantically pleading for the forgiveness of T-Boss and Nigerians in general.”

One of Kunle’s proposed tactics also included Kemen and T-Boss recording a viral video where T-Boss would acknowledge the whole ordeal is now water under the bridge as she has fully forgiven Kemen for his mistake since he has taken full responsibility for his actions as he strongly believes this would help clear the air and erode tension already stirred across the media.

MPN’s copywriter, Betha also gave her take on the matter. She affirmed; if she was Kemen’s PR manager, she would put an end to Nigerians continuous dragging of Kemen’s name in the dirt. She would suggest Kemen apologize to the general public, although she strongly warns against Kemen accepting any untrue allegation made against him as there are no concrete proofs suggesting the young man did assault her sexually and this could rob him off opportunities in the future.

One of MPN’s web managers on the other hand; Tayo suggests Kemen play the “quiet game” because his alleged act was unjustifiable. He is of the opinion that Kemen shouldn’t release any sort of statement regarding the issue and eventually, it will be long forgotten among Nigerians. He stresses; it will all boil down to TBoss choosing to forgive him or press legal charges.

Ademola, another web manager thinks a Twitter interview should be held so as to calm Nigerians down – he suggests the power of social media has to be strongly exerted since that’s where majority of the on-going conversation regarding the subject is being generated. He also advised that Kemen should do an apology video with other BB House mates such as Efe, Thin Tall Tony, Bisola, Bally, Marvis where they can all stand in solidarity with Kemen to apologise to the general public.

MPN’s social media manager, Yemi thinks a tell-all candid interview with a TV journalist should be in order as this would shed more light on the obscure details of the allegation(s). She further suggests Kemen be grilled on some dumbfounding thoughts Nigerians have had towards him, stating; “Jumping on a trend in support of women’s rights wouldn’t be a bad idea too”. “He could also start a campaign tagged #NoDoAm – strongly advising the youths not to fall into temptation of sexually invading or assaulting women. The campaign can be in the form of a school tour” she continued.

Yemi suggests issuing an apology to TBoss’ family members is also needed as they seem to be more affected emotionally by the whole issue than TBoss herself’.

26 Apr

#MPNSterDiary The Power Of Social Media – The Otodo Gbame Demolition

One of the web managers at Media Panache Nigeria, Opeyemi Ademola has penned down this thoughts on the influence of social media in the plight of those affected by the Otodo-Gbame demolition. Read below;

During a crisis, social media can either bury you or save you. In this case, latter is the case as social media has helped raise awareness about the plight of the people of Otodo Gbame.

April 11th 2017 was a very blue day for the residents of Otodo-Gbame in Lekki area of Lagos state. They were left stranded after the Lagos state task force flushed them out of their community without due warning or preparation.

Some Nigerians, who were aware of their plight and weren’t happy with insensitivity of the Lagos state government created an awareness online for the incident and in the twinkling of an eye social media influencers, brands, media companies and non-governmental agency such as Omojuwa, Channels TV, Sun Rise Daily Now, Net Ng engaged themselves on Twitter to show support for those people.

What comes to mind in the midst of all these chaos is how powerful social media was in the #OtodoGbame incident. It trended for over 3 days on twitter and their voices were heard. Without the presence they had on social media regarding their condition, only few people would have heard of them.

10 Apr

#MPNSterDiary Nigerian Decision-Making Process: BBNaija vs Nigerian Social Issues

Our in-house social media administrator, Yemi Babarimisa has some things to say to Nigerians upon the completion of the first edition of Big Brother Naija reality TV show. Read below;

“Until BBNaija officially releases the total number of votes they had during the duration of the show, we would never know but the word out there is that the number of votes casted are in tens of millions, if not more.

The Big Brother house was filled with young Nigerians from different parts of the country but Nigerians all came together to vote for the housemate of their choice based on the originality of what they watched, not based on the housemates’ ethnicity or background (i.e. without being sentimental).

You find Yorubas rooting for Delta housemates, you find Hausas rooting for Yoruba housemates, you find Igbos rooting for Edo housemates and so on. It’s unfortunate that when it comes to issues that matter and issues that affect us as country such as voting during elections, most of us do not display such unbiased and unsentimental attitude.

Despite the numerous controversies that surrounded the Big Brother Nigeria show, Nigerians still rallied to vote regardless of what anyone said. It would be admirable and a breath of fresh air if we would be as passionate for our country as we were for BBNaija.”

#JustSaying #MPNSterDiary

31 Dec

Media Panache Share Photos Depicting Nigerian Economy and Future Projections

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Lagos based Public Relations agency Media Panache Nigeria has released their resilience-themed photo shoot today, Saturday; 31st of December, 2016.

Shot by popular celebrity photographer Shola Animashaun, the thought-provoking pictures convey a tone of hope and steadfastness for Nigeria as a nation; depicting unity, hope and prosperity.

With a hospital theatre setting; the first glance at the photos connote there is more to them than meets the eye.

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In the first picture; a young lady in labour can be seen draped in what appears to be a maternity gown while surrounded by a small assembly consisting of a Muslim cleric (locally called Alfa), a pastor, an Igbo man, a Yoruba man, a Hausa nurse and the doctor as they gather to stand by the about-to-be mother through her excruciating ordeal.

The analogy in the photo mirrors the present embittering state Nigeria has been in the whole of 2016 – but despite the unfavourable condition, we as Nigerians, regardless of the tribe; come together to support our beloved nation; hence the small assembly gathered around the labouring lady.

The second photo however, conveys an uplifting tone as it embodies a sense of hope, sense of restitution and resurgence for the nation.

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In this second picture; the lady has put to bed, she swaddles and holds firmly in her hands her baby; the year 2017 while smiling ardently. The people surrounding her are conspicuously in high spirits, too as they congratulate and comfort her.

The second photo depicts a positive note; the birth of 2017. A year of hope and unwavering prosperity for Nigerians and the nation in itself.

Speaking on the concept and the inspiration behind the shoot, the CEO Media Panache Nigeria; Timilehin Bello had this to say; “We as a nation, we’ve relatively been through so much together. We’ve been through immense tribulation; yet we remain unshaken and undaunted by it.

The loyalty and unprejudiced love from Nigerians towards the nation is an inspiration. The resilience is incredibly commendable. We are basically just trying to remind the whole nation there are better days ahead – 2017 will certainly be a year of unending jubilation!”

Credits

Photography: Shola Animashaun

Stylist: Media Panache Nigeria Team

Make up: Media Panache Nigeria Team

Models: Media Panache Nigeria Team

 

27 Sep

Media Panache Nigeria CEO Timilehin Bello Bags 2016 Lagos 30 Under 40 Awards Nomination

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Good news for all of us at MPN! Our CEO, Timilehin Bello Bags an award nomination. Read the story in full.

Public Relations executive Timilehin Bello has been announced recently as a nominee at the upcoming 2016 Lagos 30 Under 40 Awards. The announcement which was officially made via their website reveals Timilehin Bello was nominated in the ‘Social Media Strategist of 2016’ category alongside  Tosin Ajibade (Olorisupergal), Ademola Adetona and a few others.

The awards ceremony which is in its maiden edition is set to hold on the 9th of October, 2016 in Lagos.

Speaking on the nomination, Timilehin remarked “It feels good to be recognized and appreciated. I must say it’s an honour. I look forward to it.”

Timilehin Bello is a renowned PR executive and the CEO of Media Panache Nigeria; one of the leading young PR agencies in Lagos. He is one of the youngest PR executives in Nigeria at large and has executed some of the most exemplary PR projects in Lagos; from corporate brands to the entertainment industry.

Lagos 30 Under 40 Awards is aimed at appreciating and honouring 30 people; under the age of 40 who are doing exceptional well in their fields in Lagos state. A slew of other industry big names like VJ Adams, Femi Daniels, Do2dtun, Toolz and several others have been nominated in various categories.

To cast your vote; visit www.lagos30under40.com.