Blogging in Nigeria is relatively new. With the success story of the likes of Linda Ikeji, one of the country’s richest female bloggers, many are joining the bandwagon.
However, only a few top bloggers that are popular in the country can be said to be successful in the blogosphere.
Sometimes, it is difficult trying to rank Nigerian bloggers as many have side hustles that are not linked to their names while some of their blogs also do not appeal to the Nigerian audience and as such, people don’t even know of such popular websites.
However, in no particular order, the following are a list of top 10 richest bloggers in Nigeria 2017 who are successful, and popular.
#1. Linda Ikeji
Linda Ikeji can be said to be the richest blogger in the country just as Oluwaseun Osewa, the owner of Nairaland is the face of online forums in Nigeria. She started her blog in 2006 with no intention of making money. Linda even started with the free blogger platform on a second level domain (www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com) and continued using it until last 2 years when she got a custom top-level domain (www.lindaikejiblog.com).
Her blog is currently the number one entertainment gossip blog in Nigeria. She is also placed as one of the most influential youth in Nigeria. Most people argue that she might just be one of the highest earning bloggers in Africa as a whole. Beginning this year, she started diversifying into other areas such as social media with her lindaikeji social website and also music production.
#2. Jide Ogunsanya
Jide Ogunsanya is also a rich popular Nigerian Tech blogger who gives tutorials on his blog. He started the blog in 2008 to enlighten many on how to carry out some simple tech stuffs either online or offline with their system or phones. On Nairaland webmasters section, he is known as JidetheBlogger.
His blog (www.ogbongeblog.com) won the best science and tech blog in 2011 Nigerian Blog Awards and in 2012, he also won the best tutorial blog. He currently has some undisclosed blogs and online businesses he’s working on.
#3. Uche Eze Pedro
Another wealthy female blogger is Uche Pedro who is the founder and managing director of BainStone Limited and BellaNaija (www.Bellanaija.com). BellaNaija can be said to be a pioneer online media company in Nigeria. Uche started Bellanaija as a way of getting herself occupied so she could run away from boredom.
Now, BellaNaija is another entertainment blog in Nigeria, reeling out entertainment stories and latest gist. She makes a lot of money from blogging. She started her blog in 2006, the same year Linda Ikeji started hers. In fact, it has been said that Linda took inspiration from her to start hers. Uche Pedro is happily married and can be said to be a seasoned top blogger in the country.
#4. Noble Igwe
Noble Igwe is the owner and founder of 360Nobs Limited, a company he started in 2009. 360nobs.com is an entertainment, and lifestyle website.
Today, Igwe is one of the richest bloggers in Nigeria who has many subsidiaries. One of such as 360nobs is 360Delivery, a courier service company. In his words; “where others see “showbiz,” I see “showBIZ”.
#5. Japheth Omojuwa
Whenever I hear the name Omojuwa, one thing comes to mind; his confrontation with OBJ. He was told by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo that blogging is not a career that he should go get one. Well, Omojuwa is one of the top 10 bloggers in Nigeria today.
He is a social media activist and a political commentator. Using his blog (www.omojuwa.com), he had been able to establish himself through his valuable socioeconomic and political expression. He is currently a lecturer at Berlin’s free university.
Talk of the richest music blogger in the country and those blogging about it in Nigeria and I will point to one person that has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the music download realm. That one person is Ovie, the founder of NotJustOk.com (www.notjustok.com).
The tag of this brand could be heard almost anywhere Nigerian music is played, even on radio stations. Indeed, Ovie is the number one music blogger in Nigeria at the moment.
#7. Makinde Azeez
Makinde Azeez might need an introduction but his product need no introduction because of the way it went viral sometimes back. He is the founder of Naijaloaded (www.naijaloaded.com).
Naijaloaded actually started in 2009 as a forum but due to hacking issues, it was converted into a blog and I can say that one decision brought a breakthrough to Azeez. Naijaloaded currently boast of over 500,000 users, making it owner one of the richest blogger in the country.
#8 Chude Jideonwo
Chude is a lawyer and the co-founder of YNaija (www.ynaija.com), an internet newspaper for young Nigerians which was founded in 2010. He is also the founder of RedSTRAT. He is indeed a top Nigeria blogger.
#9. Loy Okieze
Loy is a tech blogger and the founder of Techloy (www.techloy.com). His blog has become one of the top sources of information on the happenings in the country’s ICT world.
#10. Onibalusi Bamidele
Bamidele is a young freelance writer turned blogger in Nigeria. He made fortune from freelancing as a writer and from then, he ventured into blogging. He started his blog (Youngprepro.com) in 2010 before he re-branded into WritersinCharge.com in 2013.
He has had his work featured on Forbes magazine, Millionaire Magazine, Digital Journal, etc. he is a widely respected writer and mentor to writers home and abroad.