Even though blogging has been around for some time now, only recently did Nigerians start to take it seriously. Presently, the rate at which Nigerians are creating blogs is on the increase. This is due to the widespread notion that blogging is a lucrative online business that could be a real money-spinner.
But the belief that blogging is a goldmine didn’t just strike Nigerians by chance. The remarkable successes recorded by fellow Nigerians in the world of blogging brought about the belief. So in this article, we will be looking at the 10 most influential bloggers in Nigeria. Keep in mind that these people may not necessarily be the richest online entrepreneurs in the country. But they have been able to make strong impacts in the world of blogging. With their blogs, they have been able to improve the lives of Nigerians at home and in Diaspora. Now, let’s see who’s on our list:
Top 10 Most Influential Bloggers in Nigeria
1. Linda Ikeji
Linda Ikeji was a former model. She left modeling less than a decade ago and later started her blog, lindaikeji.blogspot.com, which would later become one of the most popular blogs in Nigeria. Linda blogs about entertainment gist and gossip, and her posts could be controversial sometimes. Her blog attracts several thousands of hits on a daily basis.
2. Omoyele Sowore
A Nigerian political activist, Omoyele Sowore is the founder of the popular Saharareporters.com, a news site that has been named “the Wikileaks of Africa” by The Daily Beast. Based in New York City, Sahara Reporters is supported by grants donated by the Ford Foundation and the Omidyar foundation. The news website is notorious for first-hand insider information and conspiracy reports without fear of government action. Sahara Reporters has received several threats from individuals whose illegal activities has been exposed on the website as well as from the Nigerian government.
3. Uche Eze
Another woman who has made her mark by blogging in Nigeria, Uche Eze owns Bellanaija.com, one of the leading entertainment blogs in Nigeria covering music, style, TV, and beauty, among many others. The blog has a huge subscriber base and attracts several thousands of daily page views. Uche Eze founded her blog in 2006. The blog, which has grown tremendously since then, is now fast becoming a household name in Nigeria.
4. Chude Jideonwo
Chude Jideonwo is the CEO of RED media group. He owns YNaija.com (culled from “Young and Nigerian”), a blog has been nicknamed the “high priest of Nigerian culture.” 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.
5. Loy Okezie
Despite being a graduate of Business Administration, Loy Okezie chose to carve a niche for himself in the technology world. His blog, Techloy.com is the best tech-related blog in Nigeria. The blog features authentic breaking news in the tech world, tech product reviews, and tech market trends, among many more. Loy Okezie started blogging in 2008, with startupsnigeria.com, but as the blog saw exponential development, Loy changed the name to “Techloy.”
6. Mola Ogundele
Mola Ogundele is the founder of Notjustok.com, Nigeria’s best known online music brand. The blog features the hottest gist 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.
7. Bamidele Onibalusi
This “wonderkid” started blogging in 2009 at the prime age of 16. Since then, he has been a successful freelance writer, producing content for high profile clients, and making thousands of dollars every month from freelance writing alone. On his blog, Bamidele Onibalusi shares proven success tips for freelance writers. He started with Youngprepro.com but recently changed the blog’s name to one that more closely reflects the scope of the blog, Writersincharge.com. What makes Bamidele an inspiration is the fact that he’s still less than 20, and he’s already making giant strides.
8. Jide Ogunsanya
A graduate of Microbiology, Jide Ogunsanya owns Ogbongeblog.com, a blog popular for its helpful tutorials on how newbies can start their online businesses and make money. On his blog, Jide offers blogging tips, online business ideas, technology tips, and lots more.
9. Don Caprio
Don Caprio is a seasoned blogger and web designer. He owns one of the top ten most popular blogs in Nigeria, 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.
10. Oladunni Liadi
Oladunni “Ladun” Liadi is the founder and author of ladunliadi.blogspot.com. Like Linda Ikeji, she blogs majorly on entertainment and celebrity gist. She also talks about fashion and the latest gist in the Nigerian movie industry. Ladun’s blogging success can be attributed to her accuracy and writing style as well as her blog’s visual display quality. Her blog attracts millions of page views monthly.
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