Entertainment has over the years emerged as one of the most common niches for Nigerian bloggers. The surge happened after popular bloggers like Linda Ikeji flaunted the wealth they amassed from blogging, leading people to understand that entertainment blogging could be a good source of income.
While numerous entertainment blogs have arisen over the years, out of the crowd, there are entertainment blogs that have demonstrated unmatched expertise in what they do over the years.
Here are the top 10 entertainment blogs in Nigeria, as of 2021:
BellaNaija.com doubles as both an entertainment blog and a lifestyle blog with its content covering music, movies, celebrity news, etc. The blog was started by Nigerian media entrepreneur Uche Pedro in July 2006.
Linda Ikeji’s Blog or “LIB”, as it is commonly called, first gained reputation as a gossip blog before transitioning into a full entertainment blog. The blog is owned by media entrepreneur Linda Ikeji and was started in 2006.
Kemifilani.ng is known for its short bursts of entertainment news and gossip. The blog was started by journalist and media entrepreneur Kemi Filani in 2013 and has since grown to become one of Nigeria’s top spots for entertainment news and gossip.
Nigerian writer and former publicist Tosin Ajibade started her lifestyle and entertainment blog, OloriSuperGal.com in 2010. The blog is known for its regular updates of celebrity news and other kinds of entertainment content.
Online entertainment news platform TheNet.ng was established on November 23, 2009, by media entrepreneur Ayeni Adekunle. According to Adekunle who is also a certified journalist, the decision to start TheNet.ng came following his realization that “the future of journalism is digital”.
DNBStories.com, also known as DNB Stories Africa, was started by Nigerian writer and journalist Daniel Nkado in 2015. The blog was initially created as a literature platform but transitioned into full entertainment in 2018.
LailasNews.com was started by media entrepreneur and ex-banker Laila Ijeoma in 2013 after her first blog failed the previous year. LailasNews.com was formerly called LailasBlog but changed its name in 2017.
NaijaLoaded.com was started by media entrepreneur Makinde Azeez in 2009. The blog was originally created as a music blog and achieved its popularity in the niche before transitioning into full entertainment in 2019.
LadunLiadiNews.com was started by Ogun State-born media entrepreneur Oladunni Liadi in August 2010. According to reports, the one-time UNILAG student started her blog after a friend convinced her that she would excel in the career.
The true owner or founder of YabaLeftOnline.ng has been a mystery in the blogging world for several years. There have been several controversies regarding the blog’s real owner with multiple and contradicting reports arising.
In one of the speculations, the blog is rumoured to be funded by Mercy Johnson’s husband, Prince Odianosen Okojie. Another gossip said the owner of YabaLeftOnline is Iroko TV boss, Jason Njoku. The only thing we are sure of right now is that the blog was started in August 2017.