Blogging in Nigeria

Top 10 Biggest Entertainment Blogs in Nigeria (2019)

It is no longer news that the entertainment scene in Nigeria is growing rapidly.

The industry which struggled to get national and continental regard is now surprisingly getting accolades on a global scale.

The Nigerian Entertainment Industry is worth more and contributes a lot of revenue to the economy.

And the development of the sector has also now translated to the success of entertainment blogs in Nigeria.

This post is set to expose the top 10 biggest Entertainment Blogs in Nigeria.

If you crave to know the latest news updates in the entertainment sector…

If you want to know Wizkid’s next single when it drops or when P Square reconciles and get back together…

Or you want to know when Stefflon Don gets pregnant with Burna Boy’s child…

Then you should have these popular entertainment blogs at your fingertips.

Lets dive in, real quick.

#1. Linda Ikeji Blog (LIB)

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  • Founder – Linda Ikeji
  • Year Founded – 2006
  • Blog Niche – Entertainment News, Celebrity News & Gossip
  • Alexa Rank – 25

This blog needs no introduction. Linda Ikeji is Nigeria’s No. 1 Blogger making Linda Ikeji Blog (LIB) the biggest and most popular entertainment blog in Nigeria.

Linda, who is a graduate of the Department of English Language in University of Lagos (Unilag) sits pretty on the apex of the Nigerian Blogosphere.

It is said that she gained inspiration to start blogging from Bella Naija in 2006 and hasn’t looked back since then.

She has rose over time to become very influential, amassing massive authority with her blog.

Her blog, Linda Ikeji Blog (LIB) focuses on dishing out the best of Nigerian entertainment news and celebrity gossips. On an average, her blog receives around 500,000 visits daily.

She has grown and fully metamorphosed from a random entertainment & celebrity gossip blogger into a celebrity blogger and influencer.

Linda is one of Africa’s 20 Most Prominent Women and has a huge following across various social media platforms. She has a social networking site known as Linda Ikeji Social (LIS)

Her blog’s Alexa global rank is 3,817 and her Nigeria’s Alexa rank is 25.

#2. NaijaLoaded

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  • Founder – Makinde Azeez (Mankind)
  • Year Founded – 2009
  • Blog Niche – Entertainment & Celebrity News & Gossips Music, Videos
  • Alexa Rank – 12

If you’ve ever downloaded a Nigerian song, I’m pretty sure you must have landed on NaijaLoaded at any point in time.

NaijaLoaded is known to many as Nigeria’s biggest music site and one of the biggest entertainment blogs in Nigeria.

It was created as a forum at first, before it was later turned into a site.

They boast of a humongous amount of real, daily traffic. If you need daily updates on the trendiest entertainment news updates, then you should not be far from NaijaLoaded.

Their content is unique, engaging and would keep you lurking around the site for the whole day.

Asides the entertainment news updates, you can also get access to unlimited, fresh Nigerian music and music videos on NaijaLoaded.

NaijaLoaded is ranked by Alexa as number 1,843 globally and as number 12 in Nigeria.

#3. Legit

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  • Founder – Vital Laptenok
  • Year Founded – 2012
  • Blog Niche – Entertainment News, Celebrity News, Interviews, News, Politics
  • Alexa Rank – 5

Legit formerly known as Naij is a Nigerian digital media and news platform.

It has been rumoured by a lot of people that Legit is owned by a Belarus (Russian) man called Vital Laptenok who resides in Minsk, Belarus and has worked with TUT.BY, which is a Belarus (Russian) based news and content website in Russia.

Legit is the biggest publisher on Facebook by the audience in ‘Media’ category and is one of the most visited websites in Nigeria.

It is headquartered in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria and they also have an editorial hub in Abuja.

Ever since its establishment in 2012, Legit has been making waves and have rose to the frontline of entertainment news publishing in Nigeria in a short period.

Alexa ranked it as number 852 and its Nigeria’s Alexa rank is 5.

#4. Bella Naija

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  • Founder – Uche Pedro
  • Year Founded – 2006
  • Blog Niche – Entertainment News, Celebrity News, Lifestyle, Events & Fashion
  • Alexa Rank – 215

Next on this list is Uche Pedro’s blog, Bella Naija.

Uche Eze – Pedro who is married to Bose Pedro (son of fmr. Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Femi Pedro) launched the Bella Naija blog on 2nd June, 2006.

Bella Naija has since then rose to become one of the most popular and biggest entertainment blogs in Nigeria.

Bella Naija is Nigerian online blog and magazine which keeps you updated with latest entertainment, fashion and lifestyle updates. You would also find updates on naija events and weddings

Before starting Bella Naija, Uche Eze worked for Shell Canada, Cadbury Middle East & Africa Unit in the UK, and Cadbury in Nigeria.

It was until her blog was raking in millions of views before she revealed her identity as the owner of the blog.

Bella Naija won Outstanding Contribution to Fashion Communication Award” in 2010 and also the “Best Event Coverage Online Award” in 2011 and 2012.

Alexa ranked it 36,426 globally and number 215 in Nigeria.

#5. TooXclusive

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  • Founder – Tyler Duncan-Sotubo
  • Year Founded – 2010
  • Blog Niche – Entertainment News, Celebrity News, Music and Music Videos
  • Alexa Rank – 15

Founded in 2010 by Tyler Duncan-Sotubo, Tooxclusive is synonymous with giving the latest news in the pan-african entertainment industry with a full package of music and video downloads, latest industry news, top charts and trends, reviews and interviews.

The site promotes Nigerian and Ghanaian Music and gives updates about the musicians and other entertainment stakeholders.

They keep you updated with a robust library of Nigerian music and news around the Nigerian music and entertainment scene.

Tooxclusive is a site you should always have on your radar If you’re a music lover.

They are notable for being the brains behind the yearly “tooXclusive Online Music Awards”.

The site is ranked by Alexa as 3,168 globally and number 15 in Nigeria.

#6. YabaLeftOnline

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  • Founder – Prince Odjanosen Okijie
  • Year Founded – 2013
  • Blog Niche – Entertainment News, Celebrity News, Interviews, Comedy, Music and Videos
  • Alexa Rank – 50

YabaleftOnline Is an online News, Entertainment and Comedy website which was founded on 8th May, 2013.

They are your favorite destination for entertainment news, celebs gossip, music, comedy videos and viral content.

They love to report news and information on anything entertainment.

You would definitely be thrilled by the entertaining and viral content they’ve got in stock for you.

The site has a beautiful and interactive design and is one of the most visited websites in Nigeria.

Alexa has ranked it 6,175 globally and number 50 in Nigeria.

The editor in chief of the site is Daniel Oyetoro and co-assisted by Michael Badejoko.

#7. Pulse NG

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  • Founder – Ringier NG
  • Year Founded – 2010
  • Blog Niche – Entertainment, Politics, Sports, Lifestyle, News, Music and Videos
  • Alexa Rank – 72

Pulse NG is one of Nigeria’s popular news platform online highlighting the entertainment, style and news that are part of the West African DNA.

They provide all round news in all sectors like politics, sports, fashion, health, religion, business, lifestyle, movies, music and entertainment.

They are on a mission to amplify the voices of Nigerians in music, movies and entertainment and make those voices louder and connect with a global audience.

The site has an elegant design which you would fall in love with and every news and information on the site is well structured and categorised.

Alexa has ranked it 13,576 globally and number 72 in Nigeria.

#8. NotJustOk

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  • Founder – Ademola Ogundele
  • Year Founded – 2006
  • Blog Niche – Entertainment News, Celebrity News, Music and Videos
  • Alexa Rank – 129

NotJustOk is a Nigerian Music Website founded in June 2006 by Ademola Ogundele.

Over time, they’ve amassed millions of monthly blog viewers and are not stopping anytime soon.

The blog is visited by over 183 countries all over the world and is one of the most visited websites in Nigeria.

They’ve raked in so many awards just like the City People Entertainment Awards for Music Website of The Year in year 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively.

Also, Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Blog of The Year in year 2013 and the Black Weblog Award Best Music Blog in 2014..

You get first class Entertainment updates on NotJustOk  and can also download any latest music of your choice.

The site is great and the content is ‘not just ok’ but actually one of the best and most unique on the internet.

Alexa has ranked it 16,333 globally and number 129 in Nigeria.

#9. 360Nobs

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  • Founder – Noble Igwe
  • Year Founded – 2010
  • Blog Niche – Entertainment News, Celebrity News, Interviews, Lifestyle, Music and Videos
  • Alexa Rank – 500

360Nobs is an entertainment and lifestyle blog focused on churning out content regularly centered around that niche.

The blog was founded by Noble Igwe under the 360 group. He founded this great website 360nobs, which is home for entertainment and lifestyle.

Noble also has added other business units like 360Delivery (courier services) and some others, to his amazing portfolio of businesses.

The site is ranked by Alexa as 62,780 globally and number 500 in Nigeria.

#10. YNaija

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  • Founder – Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams
  • Year Founded – 2010
  • Blog Niche – Entertainment News, Celebrity News, Music and Videos.
  • Alexa Rank – 1,074

YNaija is a Nigerian news website and blog founded by Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams of RED Africa media group.

The blog was launched in May 2010 and addresses itself with the tagline ‘What the Smartest Nigerian Youth Read’.

YNaija provides news, original and unique content across various sectors such as politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy and healthy living.

YNaija is a blog that offers you 100% Interesting entertainment stories, music, events updates and more that would make you never want to leave.

Its globally rank in Alexa is 143,104 and 1,074 in Nigeria.

Final Words

So there you have it…

The top 10 biggest entertainment blogs in Nigeria 2019.

Do you think I missed out mentioning a favourite blog of yours?

Or you feel a particular listed blog didn’t deserve the spot…

Drop your opinions in the comment box below!!

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