TheNETng

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TheNETng (Nigerian Entertainment Today) is an online entertainment news organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria. It is a leading source of African entertainment, fashion and lifestyle news. TheNETng formed part of NET Newspaper Limited (NNL) until 2019 when it was acquired by ID Africa.[1][2] TheNETgn is the organiser of NECLive (Nigerian Entertainment Conference) and the NET Honours.[3][4][5][6]

TheNETng
TypeOnline publication
Owner(s)ID Africa
Founder(s)Adekunle Ayeni
PublisherID Africa
FoundedNovember 23, 2009
HeadquartersLagos, Nigeria
Sister newspapers23Star, Neusroom, Orin
Websitehttps://thenet.ng/

HistoryEdit

Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) was established on November 23, 2009 by Ayeni Adekunle.[7] NET started publication as a print media and its printed copies circulated in about 37 major Nigerian cities and sold 10,000 copies weekly. In November 2009, NET started online publishing and gradually faced out its print version as many of its readers moved online in search of entertainment news.[8] In April 2013, a website ranking organisation, Alexa ranked TheNETng 33rd most visited website in Nigeria.[9] Days after the ranking was announced, NET website (www.thenetng.com) came under a sustained hackers attack believed to be from certain Rocco Mancini who took total control of the site and made it inaccessible to visitors. The hackers initially demanded a ransom of $1,200. Later this amount was reduced but the publisher refused to pay any ransom to the hackers preferring to launch a new domain (www.thenetng.net).[10]  By 2014, the new website was ranked among 100 top websites in Nigeria by Alexa.[11] The NET Newspaper Limited (NNL) and all its subsidiaries including TheNETng was acquired in 2019 by ID Africa. The acquisition ceded total ownership rights to ID Africa.[12][13][14]

ReportageEdit

TheNETng is known for breaking and reporting exclusive entertainment news.[15] For instance, TheNETng was first to break the news of the birth of Wizkid and Ice Prince's kids. In 2012, TheNETng reported an exclusive interview granted it by D'Banj in London providing a comprehensive insight into what led to the break up of Don Jazzy and D'banj (co-founders of Mo' Hits Records). This exclusive report laid to rest speculations about the cause of their breakup.[16]

The maiden print edition of the TheNETng broke the news of the death of a Nigerian rapper, Da Grin with a special tribute. Printed copies of the paper sold out within weeks of it's first emergence in news stands across 37 major cities in Nigeria.[17]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ID Africa acquires TheNETng to form marketing, media and technology powerhouse". Businessday NG. 2019-03-04. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  2. ^ OloriSupergal. "Olori Supergal". Olori Supergal Blog. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  3. ^ guardian.ng https://guardian.ng/saturday-magazine/neclive-organisers-unveil-new-two-day-format-for-2020/. Retrieved 2020-05-25. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "NET Honours 2019 unveils nominees". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2019-04-14. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  5. ^ "NET Honours Is Back, Winners To Be Revealed At NECLive 2019". BrandCrunch Nigeria. 2019-04-05. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  6. ^ "NET Honours 2019: Here are the nominees | Encomium Magazine". Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  7. ^ Olori Supergal. "NET Publisher Shares Success Story".
  8. ^ Editor. "About NET - Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily". Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily. Retrieved 23 July 2015.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  9. ^ "thenet.ng Site Overview". alexa.com. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  10. ^ "TheNetNg Online Gets HACKED! Hackers Demand Ransom - Alternate Website Up". BellaNaija. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  11. ^ Bankole Oluwafemi. "Nigeria's Top Hundred Websites Of 2013". techcabal.com. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  12. ^ editor (2019-03-07). "ID Africa Acquires TheNETng to Deepen Mkt Penetration". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 2020-05-25.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  13. ^ "ID Africa acquires TheNETng to form marketing, media and technology powerhouse". Vanguard News. 2019-03-04. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  14. ^ "Osagie Alonge Part Ways with NET for Pulse.ng". GY. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  15. ^ Onos O. "BN Bytes: "I Already Had Plans Of How We Could Blow Mo'Hits Up" - Read D'Banj's First Interview With a Nigerian Newspaper, Nigerian Entertainment Today, Since Mo'Hits Broke Up". BellaNaija. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  16. ^ "The NET exclusive D'banj Interview that shook the world 2 years ago". DaSort. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  17. ^ Editor. "Exclusive Pictures of Dagrin in Hospital". Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily. Retrieved 23 July 2015.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)