Top 10 Nigerian Social Media Influencers
In Nigeria, the social media space has seen the rise and fall of several influencers; however, there are a few that have stood the test of time. These social media influencers have truly come to their own in re-framing and disseminating brand messages to their rabid fans.
- Linda Ikeji (@lindaikeji)
Linda Ikeji; ex model, entrepreneur and Nigerian news carrier blogger, is an award winning millionaire and advocate of #selfmade woman. She is one of the few women that have distinguished herself in digital marketing and social media influencing. Her blog is probably the most famous one in Nigeria at the moment with a daily view running into millions. She recently launched her own Social media app, Linda Ikeji Social (LIS) and in August 2017, announced she will own her own TV station very soon.
- Chimamanda Adichie (@chimamandaadichie)
Renowned author and feminist, Chimamanda Adichie is one of the strongest influencers on social media with her preferred medium being Instagram. Known for advocating feminism, she’s never afraid of voicing out and standing strongly by her statements. Her social media posts are guaranteed to trend. She started a “Wear Nigerian” campaign.
- Tolu Ogunlesi (@Toluogunlesi)
Tolu Ogunlesi is another world renowned blogger and social media expert. He is one of the most active Nigerians on Twitter with over 366,000 followers and was heavily involved in the 2015 Nigerian elections on social media. He is a freelance writer contributing articles to various publications including the Financial Times, Forbes Africa, CNN.com, NEXT, Al Jazeera, Ventures Africa, Economist.com and the Huffington Post. He also syndicated opinion articles in many Nigerian newspapers. He has twice won the CNN African journalist of the year. He was also shortlisted for the inaugural PEN/Studzinski literary prize.
- Joro Olumofin (@joroolumofin)
A psychologist in training and a relationship blogger and writer, Joro as he is popularly known is unarguably influential in the media space. With several features on national TV, the self acclaimed “Love Doctor” is said to be on the move to launch his own television series like Steve Harvey.
- Japheth Joshua Omojuwa (@omojuwa)
Japheth Omojuwa aka king of the click, is a Nigerian blogger, public speaker, socio-economic and political commentator and social media expert. Known for entertaining political issues, he is one of the few bloggers who have dared to venture into the “forbidden area of politics. A columnist with The Punch newspaper, Leadership newspaper and Naij.com, Omojuwa’s articles have appeared on CNN, ThisDay and other platforms across the continent and beyond.
- Noble Igwe (Fashion/Lifestyle) @Nobsdalushhkid
No list of Nigerian fashionable men is ever complete without Noble ‘Nobs’ Igwe, the blogger, entrepreneur, fashion enthusiast ,style influencer and founder and CEO of 360 Group. Noble Igwe, along with his signature beard, has carved a niche for himself in the fashion world. He launched the website 360nobs in 2010, a Nigerian-based all round entertainment and lifestyle site.
- Olufemi ‘Penzaar” Oguntamu (@upanddownfellow)
Olufemi ‘Penzaar’ Oguntamu is a Social Media and Brand Strategist with over 5 years of industry experience within the corporate and special event arena. He is the Creative Director/Lead Consultant for Penzaarville Africa, A digital Marketing Company. He was awarded the Social Media Strategist of the year at the Lagos 30 under 40 awards 2016.
- Oluwatosin Ajibade (@OloriSupergal)
Known for her lifestyle and entertainment website, OloriSuperGal.com, she is also the organizer of the New Media Conference that is held annually in Nigeria. In 2015, Ajibade was listed among YNaija’s 100 Most Influential Women in Nigeria and her blog is considered today as one of the most reputable and popular in Nigeria. Ajibade has used her blog to call attention to societal issues especially as it affects women and girls. A clear instance is the sexual assault story of a Queen’s College, Lagos student by her teacher which she published and the news consequently went viral and caught the attention of the relevant authorities.
- Uche Eze (@Bellanaija)
Blogger and social media expert Uche Eze, is the C.E.O of Bainstone Limited and also the founder of BellaNaija, an online entertainment, fashion and lifestyle magazine. She has influenced a lot of new bloggers. Uche was also listed in Forbes “30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa” in 2014.
- Tunde Leye (Literature) @Tundeleye
Author and blogger Tunde Leye is a rising force in social media. From 2012 – 2014, he published seven series on his blog, TLSPLACE which got over 2 million views in that period.
2017 was indeed “The Year of the Influencer”. With brands pouring loads of cash into Influencer Marketing and many new businesses floating all over the place as Influencer Talent Managements one thing is certain, while Social Media has been around for a while, it just is getting Matured.
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