The African blog industry has moved from the dominance of South African Afrigator and Kenyan bloggers to the stage where the Nigerian players have re-defined the game, from just hobby blogging to political, fashion, entertainment and lifestyle, music and lots more. Nigeria has become the blog capital of Africa, with the world shifting to a knowledge based economy our representatives have redefined their selling points and identified their expertise. The credo is to blog it because someone somewhere will need it; the likes of Linda have commercialized the art and taken it to the next level. The rating is based on their popularity, influence and their brand awareness.
1- Linda Ikeji… www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com
2- Uche Eze…… www.bellanaija.com
3-Noble Igwe… www.360nobs.com
4- Ladun Liadi…. www.ladunliadi.blogspot.com
5-Japhet Omojuwa…. www.omojuwa.com
6- Chinedu Ekeke…. www.ekekeee.com
7- Chude Jideonwu…. www.Ynaija.com
8- Olori Tosin Supergal… www.olorisupergal.com
9- Terence Sambo… www.onenigerianboy.com
10-Ono Bello…. www.onobello.com
On the strength giving information hungry population, they have proved that they transcend the label attached to them, tags like amebo, gossip, tatafo, olofofo, scandal and rumor mongers. They have gone ahead to made a profession out of their hobbies and they are regarded as ‘sage on the stage’ in their respective areas, others include…
11- Shei Funmi… www.sheifunmi.net
12- Stella Dimokokorkus… www.stelladimikokorkus.com
13-Ayeni Adekunle…. www.thenet.ng
14- Demola Ogundele…. www.notjustok.com
15-Adewumi Olumide….. www.gidilounge.com
”First they came for the Jews; I was not a Jew so I did not speak out They came for the journalist; I was not a journalist so I did not speak out They came for me and there was nobody left to speak for me” -Martin Niemoller (Author of The Gestapo Defied)
The above paraphrased quote defines the motivation of the next pair of bloggers who have used their platform to fight against government mis-rule and citizen awareness.
16-Omoyele Sowore….. www.saharareporters.com
17-Jonathan Elendu…. www.elendureports.com
So who says there are no jobs? If they can patiently blog for years and become experts in that field, and get famous in the process. The floodgate is open and it is no longer fashionable to be a ‘king of the couch’ unemployed, there is so much to talk about. Nigeria is one of the countries whose citizens are ranked as living below 1 dollar a day, and someone rightly says it takes a lot of skill to live on one dollar per day. We await the blog or blogger that will take up the challenge to teach or explain to the world how it is possible to live on a paltry 160 naira a day. It takes a lot of skills to live like that and those survival skill sets are picked up somewhere and somehow. The world needs to know how. It could also take someone who is very experienced as an unemployed to compile ‘The Diary of an Unemployed Nigerian’.
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