What are the top 10 blogs in Nigeria?
A top 10 blog is a list of 10 blogs that are able to entice the target audience and highlight topics that meet up with the concept of the blog.
This, in turn, drives more traffic to the websites and propels them to be the top blogs being used in a country or countries depending on their niche focus.
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For those just starting their blogs or already running their blogs, here are some top blogs that you can check out and get encouragement from to see how far they have come.
We’ve taken a look at the blogs in Nigeria with the most traffic as of July 2019 and researched them individually to give you the top 10 Nigerian blogs.
WEBSITE – Legit.ng
Estimated unique monthly visitors: 106,410,000.
Legit.ng, formerly known as Naij.com, is the number one online blog for the latest news and entertainment for Nigerians.
Legit.ng’s mission is to be Nigerians’ guide that leads the way through the news.
Legit was coined from the word legitimate, which means they try to provide legitimate news on their platform.
Naij.com was founded in 2012, Naij.com Facebook page was the first to reach 1,000,000 likes in Nigeria.
Naij.com released its Android mobile app in May 2014 with 500,000 downloads in 10 months, but it has about 5 million downloads now.
WEBSITE – Naijaloaded.com.ng
Estimated unique monthly visitors: 74,310,000
Naijaloaded is an online platform to get the latest gist on entertainment, hot Nigerian music, videos, and news content on a daily basis to Nigerians at home and abroad.
Naijaloaded was founded by Makinde Azeez in 2009 and has been a popular blog with over 120 million page views per month.
Naijaloaded is currently one of the most visited Nigerian websites.
#3 LINDA IKEJI’S BLOG
WEBSITE – Lindaikejisblog.com
Estimated unique monthly visitors: 14,400,000
Linda Ikeji’s blog is one of the top gossip blogs in Nigeria, owned by Linda Ikeji Ifeoma.
Linda was a former model but later started blogging for fun in 2006. She started blogging actively with a sub-domain lindaikeji.blogspot.com in 2007 before purchasing her domain lindaikejisblog.com.
Linda later upgraded herself in 2016 by creating an online TV network called Linda Ikeji TV.
The TV network airs a series of programs ranging from reality shows, talk shows, movies, and lots more.
Linda made her wealth known publicly when she purchased a mansion on Banana Island worth #500 million.
She is one of the richest Nigerian bloggers.
#4 SAHARA REPORTERS
WEBSITE – Saharareporters.com
Estimated unique monthly visitors: 2,718,930
Sahara Reporters is an online platform for the latest political news.
Sahara Reporters was founded by Omoyele Sowore in 2006, designed to bring Nigerians the latest news, and encourage Nigerians to report stories about corruption, abuses, human rights, and majorly political misconduct without fear.
#5 LAILAS BLOG
WEBSITE – Lailasnews.com
Estimated unique monthly visitors: 861,630
Laila’s blog is an online blog for entertainment news, political news, fashion tips, celebrity gist, and the latest gossip.
Laila’s blog was founded in 2012 by Laila Ijeoma Obiagwu. She changed the domain name from lailasblog.com to lailasnews.com in 2018.
Laila’s blog is one of the top blogs in Nigeria, with over 2.5 million page views per month.
#6 BELLA NAIJA
Estimated unique monthly visitors: 857,820
Initially, the blog site started as a fashion blog by Uche Eze in 2006. It is one of the regular top lists of the most successful Nigerian blogs in terms of traffic and revenue.
Even though Bella Naija still maintains its focus on fashion, it has also expanded to add more varieties of other topics such as music, relationships, events, Nollywood and more.
The site has even gone ahead to start its own TV, which is called Bella Naija TV, where they feature some interesting TV shows and interviews with Nigerian celebrities.
They have been able to achieve this by finding content creators and individual bloggers who are interested in getting their content published.
They also employed writers to write and create more content for them.
Bella Naija’s revenue comes from advertisements from different channels, whether online or offline.
#7 NAIJA TECH GUIDE
Estimated unique monthly visitors: 840,600
Another 2006-er, Naijatechguide is a tech-centered site that stands out at finding and sharing great content on Android phones, price comparison of gadgets, gadget reviews, software, mobile apps, buying guides, generators and inverters, and so much more.
In fact, this should be your go-to place for finding technology products to purchase. Considering the fact that the site has been online since 2006, it goes to show that they definitely know what they are about.
Naijatechguide is owned and managed by Paschal Okafor and is considered one of the most visited technology blogs in Nigeria.
#8 360NOBS BLOG
Estimated unique monthly visitors: 298,560
Founded by Noble Igwe in 2010, 360nobs is an entertainment and lifestyle blog that has become a go-to site for music downloads, movie updates, entertainment and lifestyle news, among other things.
360nobs stands for 360 No Bull Sh. No need to finish the words, as we know you already understand what they mean.
The site has a large following of 73,000 followers on Twitter and is a great hotspot for Nigerian music lovers who are interested in downloading Nigerian songs.
Their content topics are also enjoyed by their dedicated audience who visit the site every time to read the news and download songs.
Estimated unique monthly visitors: 240,510
Ogbonge Blog was started in the year 2008 as a tech blog site. It was started as a blogspot site before they later moved to ogbongeblog.com after more than 7 years.
Ogbonge Blog deals with providing content and information on tech apps, mobile phones, mobile apps, how-tos, making money online, blogging tips, digital marketing and so on.
Their published contents pique the reader’s curiosity and make them come back to check for more tech info and solutions to problems related to technological gadgets and apps.
A recent interesting post:
Ogbongeblog is owned by Jide Ogunsanya and can boast of getting awards for a blog that is very useful for many people.
Estimated unique monthly visitors: 238,380
Ynaija was started by Chude Jideonwo in 2010. Ynaija is centred on sharing and analysing news, politics, sports, entertainment, sexuality, and activism, among other things.
One of the interesting things about the site is their magazine that focuses on a citizen series that contains nice write-ups on Brave Women, Beyond Biafra, Herdsmen Hazards, and Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers.
The site effectively utilizes its resources by finding news and information on things that readers are very interested in reading about.
Ynaija is also well categorized and very easy to navigate and go to any category you’re interested in reading.
They also have a Y Naija TV channel where they share and reflect on trending issues affecting youths in Africa.
Here’s a quick recap of the top 10 blogs in Nigeria:
3. Linda Ikeji’s Blog
4. Sahara Reporters
5. Laila’s Blog
6. Bella Naija
7. Naija Tech Guide
8. 360nobs Blog
The richest blogger known is Linda Ikeji, she owns lindaikejisblog.com, with an estimated visit of 27million per month. The blog is estimated to worth $67,500,000 with an estimated monthly revenue of $406,290 per month
The highest-paid blogger in Nigeria is Legit.ng even though the owner is not clearly known, the blog is worth $286,000,000 and as an estimated monthly visit of 110,550,000 per month, the blog makes an estimated revenue of $1, 658,190 per month