With the high number of bloggers emerging in the country, some of whom are not well known. There has been some form of frustration among newcomers in the blogging business. Some of them who entered into it with the hope of making money have been disappointed with what they have seen over the years.
Regardless of the challenges faced by some bloggers, there are still some bloggers who have managed to remain steadfast in the business, making their readers happy while making a living off blogging.
Dambela this week brings you the ten most powerful bloggers in Nigeria.
They are the top ten most successful and influential bloggers in Nigeria.
10. Makinde Azeez
Makinde Azeez the founder of Naijaloaded is a blogger to be reckoned with in the country. Naijaloaded which he founded was once a forum was converted into a blog after he had a bad experience with hackers. Naijaloaded which was launched in 2009, has grown to become one of the top websites in Nigeria.
- Onibalusi Bamidele
Onibalusi Bamidele started his blog back in April 2010 . (YoungPrePro.com). The blog got re-branded as WritersinCharge.com in March 2013. Bamidele Onibalusi is also known for his write up for several top blogs in the world. His works are featured in Forbes, Digital Journal, Millionaire Magazine, amongst a few.
- Loy Okieze
The world of technology is not left out. Loy Okieze is a successful Nigerian Tech blogger. Loy was among the pioneers in Tech blog in Nigeria. While most bloggers were concerned with entertainment niche, Loy Okieze choose Tech as his blog niche which has paid off for him as his blog has become the number one source of information on the happenings in the Nigerian IT world.
- Chude Jideonwo
Chude Jideonwo is another successful blogger. He is the co-founder of y!Naija (a Nigerian youth culture platform) which began in August 2010. A lawyer by training, Chude is also the director and founder RedSTRAT which has three arms; RedSTRAT Original Content, RedSTRAT Communications and The Future Project (The organizers of the prestigious Future Awards).
- Japheth Omojuwa
Japheth Joshua Omojuwa is another blogger who is also a social media activist, and a political commentator. He started his blog back in 2009, and it has since become known for valuable socio-economic and political expressions. Well known for expressing his opinions across the world. Besides his blogging, He is also into public speaking and social media consulting. Japheth Omojuwa is also a lecturer at Berlin’s Free University.
Ovie is another of Nigeria’s number one music blogger, his Notjustok has become a brand name in Nigeria as it is well known by most Nigerian. The Notjustok.com music tag can be heard almost anywhere Nigerian music is played, even on radio stations.
- Uche Eze
Another successful blogger is Uche Eze who is the founder of BellaNaija since July 2006. He has now grown to become Nigeria’s number one lifestyle blog. According to Uche Eze his blog started as a way to kill boredom. Uche Eze once featured on Oprah Winfrey show, CNN and other reputable platforms around the world. You know what that means.
- Noble Igwe
The founder of 360nobs.com, an entertainment, and lifestyle website is another successful blogger in the country. Noble Igwe has made his name in Showbiz via his website. Not only is he into entertainment blogging, he is also into courier services, where you can get take away such as roasted plantain through his 360Delivery service. Truly Noble Igwe who has expanded the 360 group has done well for himself.
- Jide Ogunsanya
Jide Ogunsanya is the brain behind ogbongeblog.com. A biologist turned blogger has been known for his creation of this educational Nigerian tutorial site where you can find the most basic tutorials online. His blog is one of the few well known blogs in the country that dwells more on education.
- Linda Ikeji
She is unarguably the face of blogging in Nigeria. When an average Nigerian hears “blogger” The name that easily comes to mind is Linda Ikeji. The ex beauty contestant has built a blog so big that has become number one online source for corporate advertisers in Nigeria. Her Countless number of exclusive stories has made the former model the most visited blog in Nigeria. This has also seen her smiling to the bank as her fame rose when she bought a house worth more than 200million in one of the most expensive places in the country.
Truly speaking, building a successful internet business in Nigeria is no mean feat. And so it is worth celebrating this top bloggers who have created the awareness in the blogging business which has inspired several youths especially the unemployed ones to venture into it.