Kiddwaya, Wizkid, Instablog9ja, and more …| These are the top 100 people, places, and platform in Nigeria this week

From a database of over 10,000 entries, The Masterlist editors curate, weekly, the top 100 people, places, and platforms that should be top of mind for individuals and corporations.

This week’s list features a diverse mix of entries from artists to filmmakers and hangout spots. See below the full list.

  1. Omoyele Sowore: The  Sahara Reporters Publisher and former presidential candidate has been remanded in Kuje Correctional Centre pending the hearing of his bail applications. He was arrested for planning to stage crossover protests against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
  2. Rema: Nigerian star, Rema has announced that his debut album will drop this year.
  3. Chin Okeke: Chin Okeke was announced as the new General Manager of the Nigerian arm of Universal Music Group.
  4. Comedian Alibaba: Nigerian veteran comedian Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome also known as Alibaba slammed those who are of the notion that covid-19 doesn’t exist. The comedian just came out of isolation after contracting the virus.
  5. Laycon: The winner of the 2020 Big Brother Naija Lockdown house, Agbelesebioba Olamikekan, also known as Laycon has been crowned the Akeweje of Ipokia kingdom, in Ogun State.
  6. Bella Shmurda: Bella Shmurda gave praise to whom it was due. He got emotional during an Instagram Live session, honouring and gushing about Zlatan, Olamide and Poco Lee for their role in his life. 
  7. Wizkid:  Nigerian superstar, Wizkid took to his Instagram page to announce that the new video for his collaborative effort with Burna Boy, ‘Ginger’ was out. Two months post-release, Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ remains in the top 10 of UK charts.
  8. Dj Xplicit: Dj Xplicit returns with a new dope mixtape tagged, ‘Chrome & Imole.’ It was mined from Mohbad and Zinoleesky’s respective new EPs.
  9. DJ Consequence: DJ Consequence recently released an EP titled ‘Vibes From The Future’ and music reviews are giving it high praise.
  10. Ada Ehi: Ada Ehi recently released her sixth body of work titled ‘Born of God’. The 16-track album spans one hour and 16 minutes. 
  11. Nengi: Former housemate of Nigeria’s most popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, Nengi has been gifted with a Range Rover SUV by her fans on her birthday.
  12. D’banj: Nigerian singer Oyebanjo Daniel Dapo also known as D’banj has welcomed a second child with his wife, Lineo Didi Kilgrow.
  13. Paul Apel Papel: Nollywood director, Paul Apel Papel has debuted the official trailer for his action war feature film, ‘Eagle Wings’.
  14. Temi Otedola: Temi Otedola won the Best Actress (African collaboration) category of the award for her acting debut role in Kunle Afolayan’s acclaimed feature film, ‘Citation’.
  15. Izzik: Having just closed out 2020 with his hip-hop slow-burner, “Trynna,” Bunna Empire’s hot boy Izzik sets 2021 in high motion with an Afro-Pop banger titled “Paradise” a groovy romantic song.
  16. Kinsolo: Burgeoning Nigerian singer, Kinsolo ended 2020 with a new 10-tract album titled ’Grooveland’.
  17. Rotimi: Nigerian American actor, Rotimi, proposed to his girlfriend and singer Vanessa Mdee.
  18. Burna Boy: Nigerian singer Burna Boy is presently in Ghana with his bae Stefflon Don, as they holiday together. In a video, that has seen gone viral. the two were spotted at a beach in the West African country having a swell time.
  19. Toolz: Nigerian On-Air personality Tolu ‘Toolz’ Demuren has said people who falsely accuse others of sexual assault face harsher penalties.
  20. Funke Akindele: Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz’s ‘Omo Ghetto The Saga’ has closed Nollywood’s 2020 year with a major bang.
  21. Davido: Davido and Stonebwoy sell out Activate Party with electrifying performance.
  22. David Oyelowo: Nigerian actor, David Oyelowo is having the hardest time with hiding how proud he is of his latest character. Oyelowo stars alongside George Clooney, Felicity Jones in newly released Netflix post-apocalyptic sci-fi directed by Clooney.
  23. Richard Mofe-Damijo: Nigerian movie veteran Richard Mofe Damijo and his wife Jumobi are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary.
  24. Comedian Craze Clown: Nigerian social media comedian Emmanuel Ogonna Iwueke also known as Craze Clown has welcomed a baby girl with his partner, Jojo.
  25. Etinosa Idemudia: Nollywood actress Etinosa Idemudia has welcomed a baby girl with her husband.
  26. Rita Dominic: The movie star took to her Instagram page on Saturday, December 26, 2020, where she showed off her man, Fidelis Anosike.
  27. Chico Ejiro: Nigerian veteran movie producer, Chico Ejiro died in the early hours of Christmas day from a seizure.
  28. Gifty: Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Gifty has welcomed a second child with a new partner.
  29. Teni The Entertainer: Teni The Entertainer and P-Priime marked Teni’s birthday with new single titled, ‘Come and See’.
  30. Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie: Revered Nigerian author and foremost feminist Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie has revealed that she invented the name ‘Chimamanda’ herself.
  31. Mr Eazi: Nigerian singer Mr Eazi cried for help on social media after his laptops and phones were stolen in Ghana.
  32. Tunde Wey: Celebrated Nigerian American chef, Tunde Wey recently hosted the African Scramble in Lagos.
  33. Funmi Iyanda: Funmi Iyanda is out with another episode of her riveting YouTube series, Public Eye.
  34. Tope Alabi: Gospel minister, Tope Alabi, performed her new song “Jesu Femi“ in a new video.
  35. Tunde Kelani: Filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, presented his latest short film “To Live Again“, a film which tells the tale of a rape survivor’s mental health recovery process.
  36. Judikay: Gospel minister Judikay begins the year with the official video for her new song “Jesus Is Coming“, directed by Avalon Okpe.
  37. Kiddwaya: Big Brother Naija season 5 star Kiddwaya is out with the second episode of his vlog which he tags “Live, Lifestyle, Love”.
  38. Femi Adebayo: Femi Adebayo is out with the latest episode of his YouTube series ‘Sisi’.
  39. Lisa Folawiyo: Lisa Folawiyo has continued to deliver amazing styles on our favourite celebrities. 
  40. Lady Donli: Lady Donli rendered a carefree acoustic performance of her latest song “Rockstar Parole” featuring Flo the guitarist.
  41. Basketmouth: Basketmouth‘s comedy web series “Papa Benji” is here with a new episode. This episode is tagged “The Client”.
  42. Toke Makinwa: Toke Makinwa gave an inspiring goodwill Message for the New Year on the latest episode of “Toke Moments”.
  43. Dorathy: BBNaija 2020 ex-housemate, Dorathy Bachor has just launched her lingerie line “to solve the lingering problem of finding the perfect lingerie for not only full chested women but every woman”.
  44. Ozo: BBNaija’s 2020 ex-housemate, Nengi and Ozo took on the TGIF crew on the first episode of the “Ndani TGIF Show” to usher in 2021.
  45. Osaremen Okolo: US President-elect, Joe Biden has appointed former senior health policy advisor to US representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, Osaremen Okolo, as the COVID-19 Policy Adviser.
  46. Omowunmi Dada: Ndani TV‘s “Game On” stars Ebenezer Eno, Omowunmi Dada, Ian Wordi, Eso Dike, Taye Arimoro, Eve Bankong and directed by Abimbola Craig.
  47. Eku Edewor: Nigerian brand Weizdhurm Franklyn released a sophisticated Christmas edit in collaboration with Eku Edewor, and its  a must see!
  48. Ini Dima-Okojie: Ini Dima-Okojie opened up to her fans in a major way today as she shared the story of her long battle with fibroid.
  49. Tolani Baj: Tolani Baj delivered a new vlog, giving details of how her week went. In this vlog, she takes us through a charity event with Kokunfoundation where they feed 5000 people, her daytime skin routine and Christmas dinner Karaoke.
  50. Tayo Aina: Lagos-based filmmaker and photographer, Tayo Aina and Korty are sharing all they’ve learned on YouTube in 2020.
  51. Akah Nnani: Akah Nnani and Claire took to Instagram to share the news with an adorable video showing a scan of baby Nnani.
  52. Nancy Isime: Nancy Isime is the star of the latest Nollywood romantic comedy movie, Kambili.
  53. Chinonso Arubayi: Chinonso Arubayi opened up about struggling with social expectations while grieving the passing of husband Eric Arubayi on #WithChude.
  54. King Uche: Indigenous afro-rap artist King Uche drops the official video for his latest song “Owu Gini” right in time for the holidays.
  55. Desmond Ovbiagele: Written, produced, and directed by Desmond Ovbiagele, The Milkmaid is a Hausa language-based thriller spotlighting insurgency and extremism, especially as they affect women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa. An exclusive screening titled “An Evening With The Milkmaid” will hold at Terra Kulture on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at 5.00 pm.
  56. Paul Okoye: Nigerian singer, Paul Okoye of the defunct Psquare, recently took to social media to reveal to his fans that he has tested positive for coronavirus. 
  57. Muyiwa Ademola: Popular Nigerian actor, Muyiwa Ademola, has mourned the loss of his dog, Pedro, on social media. The movie star said he saw him last when he was hospitalised.
  58. Iyabo Ojo: Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, started the new year on a high note. The mum of two revealed she got a surprise money cake from her friend. 
  59. Funny Toheeb: An Instagram comedian, Funny Toheeb, recently shared a photo of the hut he lived in between 2015 & 2020 to inspire his followers not to give up on their dreams. 
  60. Lagos continental hotel: One of the few  5-star hotels with a high rating on bookings.com (7.2).
  61. Punchng.com: Punch Newspapers pull in traffic both on their website and on social media. They also boast of massive engagement on all their platforms.
  62. TheNationOnline.net: This platform has risen in stature lately as one of the most authentic news platforms in Nigeria. You visit it knowing exactly what to expect – politics, business, entertainment, sports, and more. It is ranked 24 in Nigeria on Alexa. 
  63. Vanguardngr.com: This platform has continued to evolve to become one of Nigeria’s pre-eminent online platforms. It sets the pace in news offerings and keeps readers coming back to the site for more. The platform is ranked 25 on Alexa in Nigeria and 2,269 globally.
  64. DailyPost: Daily Post is determined to be one of the top news sites in Nigeria, with over 700,000 daily views on the site globally. It is ranked 1,841 on Alexa rankings. Daily Post makes use of sensational headlines to attract a ton of readers.
  65. Cool FM: The radio station is pure entertainment and vibes. With the latest music and bubbling presenters, the station has managed to establish a very loyal listening base.
  66. Channels TV: Channels TV is known for its political content. The station is constantly holding political debates. The station buzzed this week because of the Edo gubernatorial debate which is to be broadcasted live across its network.
  67. Rhythm FM:  The radio station broadcasts in an urban contemporary radio format, playing a variety of music genres including R&B, hip hop, with a blend of culture and style.
  68. Inspiration FM: The faith-based station has a delicate blend of diverse topics to entertain its Target audience.
  69. Wazobia FM: Wazobia boasts of a vibrant blend of indigenous artistes from all over Nigeria. It is considered the station for the masses, as they mostly speak pidgin.
  70. Silverbird TV: Silverbird Television has established a brand that is laser focused on entertainment. For anyone seeking to unwind and be entertained, Silverbird TV is the station to watch.
  71. ONTV: Boasting a monthly reach of over 2million viewers, ONTV brings first class programming, educative and entertaining TV concepts to viewers. The platform airs music, fashion, lifestyle, sports, movies, series, telenovelas, and news content.
  72. Lagos Talks: The number one talk radio in the city of Lagos – focused on creating and encouraging conversations about issues that affect  Lagosians.
  73. Beat FM: For those who want a full complement of programming – traffic reports, weather forecasts, entertainment, news, sports programmes and much more – Beat FM is your go-to FM dial. 
  74. Bond FM: The station is the number one grassroots FM radio station in Nigeria.
  75. FMUrban : It’s music, music, and more music from this Lekki, Lagos based radio station. 
  76. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The author released her latest book, Zikora, and Nigerians haven’t been able to stop talking about it.
  77. TVC News: The  Nigerian 24-hour television news channel has continued to give us a look into the build up of the upcoming Ondo state election.
  78. Nairaland: The Nigerian community, despite its outdated interface, is still one of the most visited sites in Nigeria. It was ranked number 790 in global internet traffic and engagement in late April 2020.
  79. Nairaland: The Nigerian community, despite its outdated interface, is still one of the most visited sites in Nigeria. It was ranked number 790 in global internet traffic and engagement in late April 2020.
  80. Hard Rock Cafe: The Hard Rock Cafe promises authentic American cuisine freshly prepared by world-renowned chefs. With over 700 reviews on TripAdvisor, Hard Rock Café ranks number one of 24 American-themed restaurants in Lagos and number two of 252 restaurants in Lagos.
  81. Shiro Restaurant Bar: Shiro restaurant is a Pan-Asian restaurant located at Landmark Centre, Landmark Village, Water Corporation Road, Eti-Osa, Lagos. With 429 reviews on TripAdvisor, Shiro Restaurant is ranked first of 8 Japanese restaurants in Lagos, and first among 252 restaurants in Lagos.
  82. Tirta Ayu Spa: Conversations on social media indicate that this is one of the best spas in Nigeria. Several Nigerian celebrities have attested to the spa’s high-quality service and exceptional treatment. 
  83. Zikoko: Every week, a Zikoko quiz would most likely appear on the trending list. The platform has carved an indisputable niche for itself as the go-to youth-centred content churner. 
  84. Rhythm FM:  The radio station broadcasts in an urban contemporary radio format, playing a variety of music genres including R&B, hip hop, with a blend of culture and style.
  85. Inspiration FM: The faith-based station has a delicate blend of diverse topics to entertain its Target audience.
  86. Wazobia FM: Wazobia boasts of a vibrant blend of indigenous artistes from all over Nigeria. It is considered the station for the masses, as they mostly speak pidgin.
  87. Silverbird TV: Silverbird Television has established a brand that is laser-focused on entertainment. For anyone seeking to unwind and be entertained, Silverbird TV is the station to watch.
  88. Pulse NG: The platform has given Nigerians direct access to their favourite celebrities, gleaning their deepest.
  89. Cool FM: The radio station is pure entertainment and vibes. With the latest music and bubbling presenters, the station has managed to establish a very loyal listening base.
  90. Channels TV: Channels TV is known for its political content. The station is constantly holding political debates. The station buzzed this week because of the Edo gubernatorial debate which is to be broadcasted live across its network.
  91. Rhythm FM:  The radio station broadcasts in an urban contemporary radio format, playing a variety of music genres including R&B, hip hop, with a blend of culture and style.
  92. Bella Naija: The online publication has brought Nigerians updates on favourite celebrities.
  93. Arise TV: The station has brought Nigerians live updates on the #EndSARS protests, covering the protest locations and activities. 
  94. Zikoko: Every week, a Zikoko quiz would most likely appear on the trending list. The platform has carved an indisputable niche for itself as the go-to youth-centered content churner. 
  95. People’s Gazette: People’s Gazette has really shone during this period, bringing Nigerians breaking news stories on the SARS protests and more.
  96. Bella Naija: The online publication has brought Nigerians updates on favourite celebrities.
  97. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort: The beach resort boasts of a serene natural freshness amongst virgin trees and a lovely view, making it the perfect get-away destination.
  98. Sisi Yemmie: Sisi Yemmie is the go-to content creator for all things food. She constantly delivers on exciting new recipes for your favourite Nigerian delicacies. 
  99. Instablog9ja: Instablog9ja’s social media presence and engagement keeps them relevant. The platform may not be known to be objective but they are sure to be controversial and drive the conversation. 
  100. Omah Lay: ‘Godly’ extends its record for longest No. 1 in Top 50 history after spending five consecutive weeks at the top. There seems to be no stopping Omah Lay from breaking records.

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