One of the very few Nigerian websites to hit a million (1,000,000) page views in its first six months, thenet.ng founded by Ayeni Adekunle Samuel in 2009, is unarguably one of the most authoritative sources on all things Nigerian entertainment, breaking latest news in music, movies, youth lifestyle, fashion, and urban/pop culture. Today it routinely hits over 4 million pageviews and has close to a million social media followers (Similarweb.com) every month while its audience continues to grow.
Named after its founder, Onobello.com is a premium fashion blog. Reputed to be one of the most read lifestyle blogs in Nigeria with a predominantly young, upwardly-mobile, affluent, stylish and tech savvy audience spread across Nigeria, US, UK, Italy and a few other countries (similarweb.com), onobello.com generates over 2 million pageviews and 400,000 unique visits every month and is currently the go-to “source for trendsetters interested in a lifestyle that revolves around music, fashion, lifestyle and the arts.”
That1960chick is one of the most read lifestyle blogs in Nigeria. With a vast audience of young Nigerians whose interest cut across pop culture, fashion, entertainment, and politics, that1960chick serves the hottest celebrity gossip, Vlogs, fashion, trending news, politics, hot topics, lifestyle and general pop culture news
Bellanaija.com (BN), founded in 2006 by Uche Eze, BN is undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s most respected and popular blogs. With very popular dedicated sections like Fashion & Style, Entertainment & Showbiz, Features, Bellanaija Weddings, and more, this blog caters to the needs of its very large audience both in Nigeria and abroad. The blog currently generates 1.5 million unique visits and about 8 – 10 million pageviews monthly.
Guardian.ng is owned by The Guardian Newspaper, one of Nigeria’s most widely read newspaper founded since 1983. Besides its very impressive numbers (1 million daily print readers, 1.8 million unique Visitors, 7.5 million monthly page views, and 1.7M+ social media followers), Guardian’s clean and easy-to-use website, is a breath of fresh air.
Owned by Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET), Orin is a premium 100% African mobile music-streaming site. From videos to mixtapes, Juju, Afrobeat, Highlife or Fuji, Orin offers the best music to its broad spectrum of users. This is one of the best platforms for advertisers seeking to get maximum reach and exposure for their brands.
Radio Africa Group
Kiss FM, Classic 105 and a number of top radio, TV and newspaper outlets are some of the media channels owned by Radio Africa Group in East Africa. Radio Africa Group boasts of a very diverse and wide reach in the East African region with millions of loyal fans and followers across their different media channels.
From its short witty blog posts to its very humorous videos, Zikoko is curates and creates the best and most entertaining content for Africans. With a growing global audience, Zikoko has been said to be Africa’s BuzzFeed for good reason. Zikoko generates over a million pageviews monthly and about 250, 000 loyal and highly-engaging social media followers. Zikoko is a subsidiary of Big Cabal Media, the publishers of Techcabal.
Brandcrunch.com.ng is the go-to blog for everything branding, marketing and communications. Founded with the intent to extensively and objectively cover events and news as it relates to Nigerian brands, the blog has consistently delivered on this promise by offering readers, business people, marketers and investors a balanced and up-to-date reportage of happenings in the marketing and communications industry. Brandcrunch.com.ng by focusing on a niche offers advertisers a very targeted and wide reach sure to generate the ROI.
Founded in 2014 by award-winning writer and filmmaker, Chris Ihidero, True Nollywood Stories (TNS) is the biggest blog exclusively focused on reporting news and stories about Nigeria’s movie industry, Nollywood. TNS stands out with its very intelligent analysis of movies, news and events emanating from the world’s third biggest movie industry.
Star.ng as the name implies is one of the very few blogs that focuses exclusively on bringing you the latest gist on celebrities in Nigeria and abroad. From clothes to causes celebrities care about, to the posh lifestyle they live, Star.ng is loved by its audience for serving the latest celebrity news and stories.
Linda Ikeji Social is perhaps Nigeria’s biggest social media network. Launched in November 2016 by celebrity blogger Linda Ikeji, LIS as it is popularly hit 50,000 members on its first day and is estimated to have over 5 million users today. If you want to get more eyes on your products and services, this is your platform.
Newsroom is a leading news website entirely dedicated to reporting the latest news in Sports, Entertainment, Politics, Finance, Business, Metro and more. The platform, which also features expert opinions on topical issues, aggregates important news stories from both national and international sources, together with local news stories generated by independent eye-witness citizen reporters.
Publicrelations.ng is a leading PR, media and advertising website. The platform aggregates top news, posts and expert opinions on branding, communications, PR, advertising and general marketing from the best online sources. Publicrelations.ng has a large following of business owners and entrepreneurs as well as PR, media, and marketing executives.
Located in the Nigeria’s economic capital, Lifestyle station, City 105.1 FM reaches over 25 million people daily in Lagos, Ogun and outside Nigeria via online streaming. The radio station airs premium content targeted at upwardly mobile residents Lagos and Ogun States.
Tori.ng is one of the fastest growing news platforms in Nigeria. Covering a broad spectrum of the latest news in Entertainment, Fashion, Politics, Business, Crime, Finance, Lifestyle, Sports and more, Tori.ng’s audience include mostly young and middle-aged individuals in Nigeria and beyond who constantly want to be in the know. Tori.ng generates over 1.5 million pageviews monthly.
Founded by the folks at Mighty Media Plus Network Limited, Qed.ng is a news, entertainment, sport and lifestyle newspaper. The blog caters to a predominantly young, upwardly-mobile Nigerian audience and many loyal readers in Germany US, and UK (similarweb.com).
The Naked Convos (TNC)
The Naked Convos is an online community where young Nigerians of different backgrounds engage each other on virtually every topic of interest; music, relationships, sports, politics, entertainment, arts and everything in between. TNC is very popular among Nigeria’s teeming youth populace as place for open and honest conversations about everything. With over 11 awards including the Best International Blog – Black Weblog Awards 2013, TNC is ideal for advertisers and brands looking to connect with Nigeria’s upwardly mobile, smart and tech savvy youth populace.
www.theyesng.com is the online version of YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine. Launched in June 2011, Yes International is Nigeria’s leading source for entertainment, business, celebrity, fashion, lifestyle and events news and stories. The magazine which boasts of a nationwide coverage is published by Honours Communications Limited.
Tech cabal is the most authoritative, authentic and comprehensive tech blogs in Africa. As one of the first online platforms to begin chronicling the internet/tech start-up revolution in Nigeria, Tech Cabal is an industry leader in Tech journalism serving a very broad audience of tech enthusiasts, startup owners, investors, VCs and nerds. Tech cabal consistently generates over 1 million page views per month.
Founded by Tosin Ajibade in February 2010, Olorisupergal.com has consistently stood out as a very reliable source for entertainment news, fashion, lifestyle, events and more. With millions of pageviews monthly and a consistently growing social media fan base across all its social media platforms, this is one of the best platforms for advertisers seeking to get maximum reach and exposure for their brands.
Owned by Reliks Media Limited, BRANDish.com is a major blog in the marketing communications niche. Brandish is one of the top ten most visited marketing websites in Nigeria with many of its audience including business owners, brand specialists, marketing and communication professionals among others.
Greennews.ng is an online portal publishing the latest entertainment, lifestyle, business, finance, sports and education news and events. The website which is available on both web and mobile platforms serves premium online content to millions of monthly readers.
40 million monthly pageviews, 3.1 million social media followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and one of the top 50 most visited websites in Nigeria, these are the impressive stats that define the popularity and reach of this Information Nigeria. Founded less than a decade ago, the Information Nigeria has over the years grown to be the biggest news aggregation portal in Nigeria.
HipTV is a 24-hour music and lifestyle channel launched in 2007 by renowned media personality, Ayo Animashaun. HipTV, which can be accessed on DSTV (Channel 324) and GoTV (channel 74) is watched in 40 countries across the world. Because of its premium urban contemporary lifestyle content, HipTV largely resonates with young, educated, upwardly mobile, and social young people in Africa and beyond.
Hit 95.9 fm
Located in the beautiful city of Calabar, Hit 95.9 FM is a 24-hour urban contemporary radio station delivering top notch lifestyle, entertainment and news content to its young audience (15 – 45). Launched in 2016, “the station has changed the landscape of radio broadcasting in Cross River State, with its unique mix of music and programming that caters to the needs of the listeners.”
Beat fm/Classic fm/Naija Fm
Owned by Megalectrics Limited, Beat FM, Classic FM and Naija FM are Nigeria’s leading radio broadcast platforms. Known for their strong blend of African and foreign content, these media platforms boast of a very wide audience reach (especially among young educated Nigerians) and over 3 million social media followers. Beat FM, Classic FM and Naija FM offer brands the widest reach for a token.
Founded in May 2014, Sabi News is a Nigerian news and entertainment website, but not a regular one. Sabinews publishes unique opinions and views on topical issues by their columnists and guest contributors and has a unique satirical and comical approach to analysing events and happenings. The website also has a Vox Pop TV called Sabi TV.