Blogging, which started couples of years ago as a mere online diary has grown to become a source of expression, fame and wealth for so many people all over the world including Nigerians (and my very self)
Today, I’ll be sharing with you about some best and popular blogs in Nigeria. I will talk about their owners, when they started and other things in between.
Let me quickly point this out;
Whatever anybody considers “best” Nigerian blogs is always relative.
For us to consider a blog as one best blogs in Nigeria, what are the criteria?
For you, it may be their popularity according to the alexa ranking, google pagerank etc, for me, it may be the quality of the bloggers’ contents (articles), for another, it may be the personality of the blogger.
Do You Care to Know Little History of Blogging?
Most people believe that the the first blog in the world is Links.net, which was created by Justin Hall, in the year 1994.
However, it was in the year 1997 that the term “weblog” was first used, arguably by Jorn Barger, of the Robot Wisdom blog.
From 1998 till date, bog and blogging has passed through several changes and advancement, out of which the likes of Jonathan Dube, Peter Merholz, Evan Williams, Meg Hourihan and the softwares like wordpress, blogger, etc have played very important roles.
Now let’s make a list of the top 10 good Blogs in Nigeria.
Top 10 Bloggers In Nigeria
1. Linda Ikeji
Linda Ikeji is the face of blogging in Nigeria. When an average Nigerian hears “blogger” Linda Ikeji comes to mind.
The entertainment blogger has built a blog so big that it has become number one online source for corporate advertisers in Nigeria. Her Countless number of exclusive stories has made the former model the most authoritative blogger in Nigeria.
Linda Ikeji has grown from a blogger who covers celebrity stories to a celebrity blogger.
Jide Ogunsanya is the brain behindogbongeblog.com. The biologist turned blogger has created a very educational Nigerian tutorial site where you can find the most basic tutorials online.
Jide Ogunsanya is well respected among his fellow bloggers in Nigeria, and this creates a lot of speaking gigs for the brilliant entrepreneur.
3. Noble Igwe
Noble Igwe is the founder of 360nobs.com, entertainment, and lifestyle website. Noble Igwe once said; where others see “showbiz,” I see “showBIZ”.
Most successful bloggers move on to greater things once they get their breakthrough, Noble Igwe has started to expand the 360 group and one of its new venture is 360Delivery. 360Delivery is not your regular courier service, they can get you roasted plantain if that is what you want, beat that DHL)
4. Uche Eze
Uche Eze founded BellaNaija in July 2006. In Uche Eze’s words, what started as a way to kill boredom has now grown to become Nigeria’s number one lifestyle blog. Uche Eze has since featured on Oprah Winfrey show, CNN and other reputable platforms around the world.
Every Top Blog in Nigeria seems to peak at some time but thanks to the brilliance of Uche Eze, Bella Naija always has the fresh car smell.
Laila Ijeoma Obiagwu is the owner of Laila’s blog and enjoys a large followership online. She started blogging 2012, never knew what its all about as at then as a science student but was put through by a colleague and since then her blog has been pulling crowd and her writing skills is quite impressive. She is married with kids and also a banker.
Makinde Azeez is the founder of Naijaloaded. Naijaloaded was once a forum, but a couple of bad experiences with hackers led to the decision to convert the forum which had amassed over one million users in such a short period into a blog.
Naijaloaded launched in 2009, and it has grown to become one of the top websites in Nigeria. Makinde Azeez might not be as famous as some of his contemporaries but building a successful internet business is no mean feat.
With over 500,000 users on Naijaloaded, Makinde Azeez is one of the top bloggers in Nigeria.
7. Emeh Achanga
Emeh Achanga, a popular Nigerian gossip blogger and owner of Miss petite Blog. She is a very talented writer who is good with celebrities updates in and out of nigeria. She won the best blogger award in 2012. She is married with a beautiful daughter Jasmine.
Ovie Ofiakpone is the admin of amebo9ja who developed a passion in blogging long ago but was not opportuned to begin until he went for his IT (Industrial Training) back then in 2015 when the interest was kindled with the help of a colleague who put him through. He began his first blog jeoworld and later got another site Amebo9ja. Today, he is known for his creative and funny write up, very good with gossips making him the only nigerian guy to own a gossip website.
Daniel Oyetoro is the owner of Yabaleftonline blog and later co-assisted by Michael Badejoo. The site is know for its Is an online News, Entertainment and Comedy website which is owned by Daniel Oyetoro and later co-assisted by Michael Badejoko. The site was found on 8th May, 2013.
Stella Damascus Ademinokan is the owner of the blog stelladimokokorkus. The nollywood actress and singer has been able to gather fans from her impressive blog post and entertaining content.
Note: This list of top bloggers in Nigeria is subject to change as circumstances change, thif you think you or any other person deserve a mention on this list, drop a comment, and we would include such person on our watch-list.