What is the most viral offspring of the internet since social media? Blogging.
Presently, the rate at which Nigerians are creating blogs is mind blowing. This may be due to the widespread notion that blogging is a lucrative online business and a real money- spinner. Since success leaves a trail, it’s just normal for successful bloggers to have a success story. Influential bloggers have their fair share of ups and downs but a special breed of bloggers have defied the odds, redefined industries, and gained a frenzy followership.
Here are the 7 most influential bloggers in Nigeria.
- Linda Ikeji
She needs no introduction. Lindaikeji is the undisputed queen of blogging. The super model turned blogger has the highest number of readers, highest number of views and largest subscriber base.
Linda left modeling less than a decade ago and later started her blog, lindaikeji.blogspot.com which has now become Nigeria’s number one blog.
Linda blogs about celebrities, entertainment gist and gossip, and her posts can be controversial. She currently blogs at www.lindaikejisblog.com and is the 17th most visited website in Nigeria and the most visited blog in Nigeria according to Alexa rankings.
- Ogbonge Blog
Ogbonge blog is owned managed and controlled by Jide Himself, the Major Admin at Bloggers Lab on Facebook group. A graduate of Microbiology, Jide Ogunsanya started Ogbongeblog.com in 2008. Ogbonge blog is popular for its helpful tutorials on how newbies can start their online businesses and make money. It is powered by blogger.
On his blog, Jide offers blogging tips, online business ideas, technology tips, and lots more. The blog won the “Best Science and Tech Blog” in 2011 Nigerian Blog Awards. In 2012 Nigerian Blog Awards, the blog emerged as the “Best Tutorials Blog” (Judge’s choice). The blog emerged as the winner of the “Best Online Media On Technology” in 2013 OYAA Awards.
Jide has emerged as one of Nigeria’s finest bloggers and is probably Nigeria’s “King of Blogging”.
- Bella Naija
Are you searching for news, latest promotions, or entertainment in general, then all you need is Bella Naija. Bellanaija.com is one of the leading entertainment blogs in Nigeria covering music, style, TV, and beauty, among many others.
Uche Eze founded the blog in 2006. The blog has a huge subscriber base and attracts several thousands of daily page views. Bella Naija is a blog with a downloadable app for fast access, it is powered by WordPress and has grown tremendously. It is fast becoming a household name in Nigerian and is now renowned for exclusive pictures and interviews of celebrities, something Ovation magazine used to be known for.
Notjustok is Nigeria’s best known online music brand. Mola Ogundele is the founder of
Notjustok.com. The blog features the latest songs and hottest gist’s about the Nigerian music scene. One factor that has helped the blog grow in popularity in recent times is its partnership with top musicians and music producers.
Nigerians love music and anything related to music. And since Mola Ogundele is giving it to them just as they want it, his blog keeps growing by leaps and bounds. It went Iconic few years back with its street smart slogan “From Not just Ok dot com”.
It is Powered by wordpress and truly delivers an enchanting entertainment experience.
Chude Jideonwo, CEO of RED media group owns YNaija.com. The name is culled from ‘Young and Nigerian’. He founded it in 2010 and it is powered by WordPress. The blog is culture driven, and it features content that highlights the rich culture of Nigeria. Through its job aggregation section, YNaija displays job vacancies and has helped many Nigerians find meaningful employment. The youth-oriented blog has segments for daily news, politics, opinion, enterprise, TV, teen, and lots more.
Ynaija, branded as an Online Newspaper, features Tech, entertainment, general discussion and the latest trends and entertainment gossip in Nigeria.
Everyone knows Naijaloaded, the onetime forum later turned wordpress blog.
Naijaloaded.com is branded as the No. 1 Hotspot for Nigerian Music, Video, News and Entertainment News. It was created By Makinde Azeez in 2009. It is powered by wordYnaija.
In 2010, it Won “The Best Nigerian Online Platform” and In 2013 it Won “The Best Music & Video Download Website”. Though its user interface is poorly designed, it still attracts a ton of daily visitors.
- Don Caprio
Don Caprio is a seasoned blogger and web designer. He owns Doncaprio.com which has become a brand on its own. Don offers helpful tips on blogging, coding, and tech. His blog has over 10,000 newsletter subscribers and records several thousands of page views daily.
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