Do you want to know the top most influential bloggers in Nigeria so you can follow their footstep and become more like them? I am not talking about bloggers that make the most money online in Nigeria, I am talking about bloggers that have been more than a well of inspiration to upcoming bloggers in Nigeria.
In this post, we will be looking at top most influential bloggers in Nigeria and their impact and not basically their SEO ranking. These are people that have put smiles in the face of others, provided assistance and guidance.
They influence with their blog post, social media timeline and still answer your inbox messages. So, who are these bloggers and how have they influence Nigerian at large.
Here is the list of top most influential bloggers in Nigeria in an ascending order:
- Mathias Amodu
You may not have heard of this young dude. He is the man behind zealmat.com. A tech blog that he uses to solve tech related problems for upcoming bloggers. This young dude has really influenced so many upcoming web masters including me through his blog contents.
He also admin a Facebook Group called BLOGGING SOLUTION where bloggers having issues with their blogs, Google Adsense or whatever related blogging issues get to ask him questions and he answers them for free.
He is one of the tech bloggers in Nigeria I know will soon become an authority in the tech niche. WATCH OUT!
- Makinde Azeez
In case you don’t know, Makinde Azeez is the man behind naijaloaded.com. He is another influential blogger in Nigeria too. The blog was founded 2009 and has grown it user’s database to more than 300,000. He may not be that popular like other celebrity bloggers, but his blog is being used by a majority of Nigerians for downloading different kinds of latest music and music videos.
He has impacted greatly when it comes to the downloads of any Nigerian music and promotion of new artists through his blog.
- Jide Ogunsanya
Jide Ogunsanya is the founder of the popularly known blog in Nigeria, ogbongeblog.com. He is a graduate of microbiology but found joy doing blogging as his main business. He also admin a Facebook Group called Bloggers Lab where he also helps upcoming bloggers with free tutorials to ease them in blogging.
On his blog, he offers blogging tips, online business ideas, technology tips, and lots more. If I say he is a direct mentor to Mathias Amodu I won’t be wrong. How do you know Jide’s children in blogging? They all use the same blog template.
- Bamidele Onibalusi
If you are a freelance writer in Nigeria and you have not heard of this name, you need baptism by flogging. My journey of freelance writing started after encountering Bamidele’s blog writersincharge.com. He has to be on my list of influential bloggers in Nigeria becuase of his contribution in his niche of blogging which is freelance writing
Bamidele started blogging at the age of 16 and since then has become a household name in the freelance writing world. He has influenced a lot of freelance writers in Nigeria and abroad. He has been featured and interviewed in so many international online publications and his story alone is a motivation. Just Google his name and you will know what I mean.
He has helped so many freelance writers achieve success in so many ways. Reading his story gave me hope that I can make it as a freelance writer.
- Mola Ogundele
If you are a Nigerian that always download songs online or collect from a friend, you must have heard of a website address mentioned at the beginning of some songs. I mean, notjustok.com. You have heard that right?
He was the first to introduce that concept in Nigeria. When it comes to music downloads online, notjustok.com always appear top at any search engine page. It was once featured on Naija songs play list on DSTV Station Channel O, and that’s what I call influential.
- Chude Jideonwo
Chude is the man behind ynaija.com. He is also the CEO of Red media group. His blog is all about culture, entertainment and his blog seek to promote the cultural heritage of Nigeria. The blog also displays vacancies and has helped lots of people secure credible jobs.
Chude has won so many media awards and has contributed greatly to improving the lives of so many Nigerians with his philanthropic projects.
- Adewale Yusuf
Adewale Yusuf is the founder and CEO of techpoint.ng. He is a talented professional photographer with lots of interest in business and technology. The guy has impacted the tech niche by using his blog to share interesting tech stories, updates and hosted lots of programs to encourage startups in Nigeria.
- Uche Eze
Are you searching for the latest gossips, entertainment news, fashion trends and news in general? Bellanaija.com is one spot to visit. Uche Eze is the woman behind bellanaija. It is obvious that so many people know the blog but doesn’t know who runs the blog.
This lady was the motivation behind the number one most influential blogger in Nigeria. So, you can see the extent to which her influence has produced. The blog has a huge subscriber base and attracts several thousands of daily page views.
- Omoyele Sowore
Omoyele is the founder of the popular saharareporters.com and a Nigeria political activist. The news website is popularly known for various legit reports and conspiracy information without fear of government action.
Sahara Reporters has received so many threats from corrupt individuals as well as from the Nigerian government whose illegal activities has been exposed on the website. The blog gets it support from Ford Foundation and the Omidyar Foundation.
- Linda Ikeji
Who were you expecting to be number one on the top list of influential bloggers in Nigeria? Can anyone talk about blogging in Nigeria and not mention Linda Ikeji of lindaikeji.blogspot.com. A blog that talks about celebrity gist, gossips, entertainment news, and updates? She is known as the queen of blogging.
I know you may be asking how has Linda influenced anybody.
The 36-year-old media mogul topped the list of 10 most influential women in Nigeria 2016 for VL Magazine. She beat top names like Folorunsho Alakija (one of the richest women in the world), Mo Abudu and even Tiwa Savage.
She is a philanthropist and has impacted the lives of young girls through her NGO’s projects.
Whether it is pioneering the art and business of blogging or steadily building a media empire, Linda Ikeji has through a combination of hard work, consistency, innovative thinking, and creativity, cemented her status as a media mogul, and now as Nigeria’s most influential woman.
So, here you have it. My list of top 10 most influential bloggers in Nigeria that you have to know and follow if you want to be one day regarded as one.
Your thoughts based on this listing are welcome in the comment box!