Nengi, Tems, Arise TV | 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 artistes to filmmakers and hangout spots. See below the full list.

  1. Mohbad: In December 2019, Mohbad was one of five artists to be signed to Naira Marley’s record label, Marlian Records. He recently released an E.P titled ‘Light’.
  2. Emil Garuba: The Emil Garuba directed short film, ‘Last Tango In Abuja’, is billed premiere on YouTube on boxing day.
  3. Vector: Nigerian rapper Olanrewaju Ogunmefun popularly known as Vector and his partner have welcomed a baby girl.
  4. Frankie Ogar: Frankie Ogar’s anticipated feature film, ‘A Soldier’s Story II: Return From The Dead’ premiered to impressive reviews on December 11, 2020.
  5. Efe Oraka: Efe Oraka is the talented guitarist who crunched a number of Jon Bellion songs into a viral video of under two minutes some years ago. She’s also the voice behind producer, Speroach’s producer tag. She has released her debut body of work titled ‘Magic’ of life and love’ and it’s amazing.
  6. Regina Daniels: Nollywood actress Regina Daniels professed her undying love for her husband, Ned Nwoko on his birthday. The movie star made this known via her Instagram page on Monday, December 21, 2020, where she shared a video of some of their happy moments.
  7. Jude Okoye: Nigerian video director Jude Okoye has gotten for himself a mansion as part of the activities to celebrate Christmas.
  8. Fireboy: Fireboy DML was named one of the top streamed Nigerian male artistes of 2020 by Boomplay.
  9. Simi: Simi was named one of the top streamed Nigerian female artistes of 2020 by Boomplay.
  10. Burna Boy: Burna Boy was named one of the top streamed Nigerian male artistes of 2020 by Boomplay. Burna Boy released a new video for his song, ‘Way Too Big’.
  11. April Maey: Singer and songwriter April Maey presented the Acoustic version of her sophomore EP ‘Ticket to Anywhere’. 
  12. Remy Baggins: Remy puts a cap on an exhilarating 2020 with the release of his new single; “Sample”.
  13. Jola Bello: Jola Bello released a new single titled, ‘789’.
  14. Charles Inojie: Nollywood actor Charles Inogie was recently robbed at gunpoint in Lagos.
  15. Hajia Bintu: Hajia Bintu made news on social media after she met Shatta Wale.The meeting between the TikTok star and Ghanaian dancehall act has sparked outrage from some social media users who are questioning what is propelling Hajia Bintu’s rising fame as others make wild imagination about Shatta Wale’s intention for Miss Bintu.
  16.  Trendz: Nigerian recording artist and record producer, Trendz has teamed up with Davido Music Worldwide singer Peruzzi to put out a new vibe titled ‘Big Steppa’.
  17. Akinbayo Morakinyo: Nigerian filmmaker, Akinbayo Morakinyo is set to release two feature films, ‘Rebirth’ and ‘Ota Kan’ (One Enemy) in 2021.
  18. Omah Lay: Nigerian singer Omah Lay has for the first time spoken since his arrest and release in Uganda over flouting its covid-19 guidelines.
  19. EbonyLife: EbonyLife launched a Creative Academy in collaboration with Lagos State Government and LACI.
  20. Tems: Nigerian singer Tems released a statement after her release and return to Nigeria following her arrest in Uganda. The singer said she wouldn’t have visited Uganda if she knew about the covid-19 guidelines instituted by the country. ‘Godly,’ released under KeyQaad/SIRE/Warner, leads the Top 50 for a second consecutive week, becoming the first song to spend more than one week at No. 1.
  21. DJ Spinall: DJ Spinall recently released an album named ‘Grace’ and its still enjoying the praise of several Nigerians.
  22. Terri: Terri released a new video for, ‘Kill Man’. This was one of the stand out songs from Terri’s debut EP.
  23. Wande Coal: Entertainer, Wande Coal and Fireboy collaborated in a new video for song, ‘Spell’.  
  24. Joeboy: BBNaija’s Laycon, Blaqbonez, CKay and Jinmi Abduls feature on Joeboy’s new single, ‘Celebration’.
  25. Rudeboy: Rudeboy has released a new video for his new single titled, ‘Woman’.
  26. Tiwa Savage: Tiwa Savage and Davido go 70’s soul in their new ‘Park Well’ video.
  27. Seyi Babatope: Seyi Babatope’s ‘Sanitation Day’ is coming to cinemas in January 2021.
  28. Niyi Towolawi: All is set for the theatrical release of Niyi Towolawi’s latest feature film, ‘The Miracle Centre’.
  29. Mayorkun: Entertainer, Mayorkun released a video for his song, ‘Your Body’.
  30. Crazeclown: Nigerian social media comedian Emmanuel Ogonna Iwueke also known as Craze Clown and his fiancee are expecting a baby.
  31. Peter Okoye: Nigerian singer Peter Okoye of the defunct music group, Psquare lost his father in law.
  32. Don Jazzy: Don Jazzy has been named one of the top 10 most popular Nigerian celebrities on TikTok in 2020.
  33. Tacha: Tacha has been named one of the top 10 most popular Nigerian celebrities on TikTok in 2020.
  34. Iyabo Ojo: Iyabo Ojo has been named one of the top 10 most popular Nigerian celebrities on TikTok in 2020.
  35. Picazo: Nigerian entertainer, Picazo released a new single titled, ‘Pain’.
  36. Doyin Hassan: Actor Doyin Hassan, who is well known for his role in the popular gospel movies by Mount Zion, lost his wife of 10-years Bolanle to the cold hands of death.
  37. YQ: Nigerian singer YQ has tied the knot with his longtime partner.
  38. Cossy Orjiakor: Actress Cossy Orjiakor and fiance Abel Jurgen have called off their engagement after messy social media drama.
  39. Mr Eazi: On December 14, 2020, Mr. Eazi who recently announced an initiative that would allow his fans to have equity in his music took to his Instagram stories.
  40. Beverly Oh: After taking a brief pause from the music scene, Nigerian singer Beverly Oh returns with “Chioma”, a mid-tempo Afro-pop record.
  41. Tunde Kelani: Tunde Kelani announces production of Ayinla Omowura biopic titled ‘Ayinla’.
  42. Runtown: Runtown called out Nigerian authorities as Omah Lay and Tems were charged to court in Uganda
  43. D’Banj’:D’Banj’s Cream Platform and Heritage Bank kickstart ‘YNSPYRE’ Campaign.
  44. Dotti: The MTN Y’ello Star talent show came to a rousing end on Sunday, December 13, 2020, with contestant, Dotti emerging winner.
  45. Oxlade: Oxlade released a video for his song, ‘O2’.
  46. Oris Aigbokhaevbolo: The writer gave a poignant review of Ramsey Nouah’s New Take on “Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story”.
  47. Ramsey Nouah: Ramsey Nouah directed the amazing, recently released movie “Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story”.
  48. Nengi: BBNaija’s Nengi graces the cover of Genevieve magazine’s latest issue.
  49. Ada Ehi: Gospel singer Ada Ehi has put out the official video for her song “Now‘, off her latest album “Born Of God“.
  50. Bovi: Episode 6 of Bovi‘s comedy series “Banana Republic” season 2 has premiered and this one is all about the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Online and the ‘Foreign Press’.
  51. DJ Consequence: DJ Consequence rounds up what has been an extremely successful year for him with the highly anticipated “Vibes From The Future” EP.
  52. Helen Paul: Helen Paul is teaming up with Frank Donga to co-host the New Farm and Fortune TV Show.
  53. Frank Donga: Frank Donga is set to co-host the New Farm and Fortune TV Show.
  54. Funmi Iyanda: In episode 7 of “Public Eye“, Funmi Iyanda uncovers the details about the impact of this act with a survivor David Etim Otu, human rights experts Leo Igwe and James Ibor and an NHRC representative, Amaka Omo.
  55. Ayinla Omowura: The Ayinla Omowura biopic “Àyìnlá” produced by Ace-filmmaker, Tunde Kelani just finished filming and now we’re one step closer to seeing the film on the big screen.
  56. The Cable: The Cable is known for its hard-hitting news and investigative reporting. The platform has been on its toes providing Nigerians with the latest.
  57. Sahara Reporters: It is expected that the publication is front and centre with news on the ongoing protests, considering its founder, Omoyele Sowore is a fervent activist. 
  58. Premium Times: The publication has provided Nigerians with updates #EndSARS protests in the country.
  59. RSVP restaurant: The RSVP restaurant provides dine-in, takeaway and delivery services; catering fully for Nigerians during this COVID-19 period.
  60. 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. 
  61. Debo Macaroni: The skit maker has found a creative way to fuse his content with activism.
  62. Lagos continental hotel:: One of the few  5-star hotels with a high rating on bookings.com (7.2).
  63. 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.
  64. 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. 
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. Inspiration FM: The faith-based station has a delicate blend of diverse topics to entertain its Target audience.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. Lagos Talks: The number one talk radio in the city of Lagos – focused on creating and encouraging conversations about issues that affect  Lagosians.
  75. 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. 
  76. Bond FM: The station is the number one grassroots FM radio station in Nigeria.
  77. FMUrban : It’s music, music, and more music from this Lekki, Lagos based radio station. 
  78. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The author released her latest book, Zikora, and Nigerians haven’t been able to stop talking about it.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. 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. 
  85. 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. 
  86. 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.
  87. Inspiration FM: The faith-based station has a delicate blend of diverse topics to entertain its Target audience.
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. Pulse NG: The platform has given Nigerians direct access to their favourite celebrities, gleaning their deepest.
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. Bella Naija: The online publication has brought Nigerians updates on favourite celebrities.
  95. Arise TV: The station has brought Nigerians live updates on the #EndSARS protests, covering the protest locations and activities. 
  96. 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. 
  97. People’s Gazette: People’s Gazette has really shone during this period, bringing Nigerians breaking news stories on the SARS protests and more.
  98. Bella Naija: The online publications has brought Nigerians updates on favourite celebrities.
  99. 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.
  100. 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. 

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