The top blogs in Nigeria are not all owned by men, and no, Linda Ikeji and Uche Pedro of Bella Naija aren’t the only female bloggers in Nigeria.
As it turns out, it appears a larger percentage of Nigerian bloggers are in fact, mostly females, contrary to popular opinion that the guys also dominate this side of the internet industry.
And that is why I’ve decided to highlight these top blogs in Nigeria to bring them to your attention. The first name, most of you in the tech blogging niche like me already know:
It’s definitely a breath of fresh air to see a female blogger of one of the top blogs in Nigeria, write about something other than entertainment & lifestyle content (no offense).
Obviously the youngest of the horde, Tobi Ayeni, a banking and finance graduate herself defines the very essence of “first mover advantage” among female bloggers in Nigeria in a niche dominated by males.
And best of all, to balance her tech blog, which made it to mainstream popularity in just a year, while also juggling a full time job on the other hand only further drives home the reason why Tobi Ayeni operates one of the top blogs in Nigeria today.
A mother of 3 and a wife, Laila Ijeoma quit her lush N5 million+/year banking career for full-time blogging in 2016 and has never looked back ever since.
A lot of you would rather die than do that. “Quit bank…blog full-time ke? Emi ke? Rara O!”
But unless your blog is making something that compares to your 9-5 or more – it’s practically suicide.
Laila’s entertainment niche blog on the other hand (according to the rates she sent me last year) charges advertising figures that can rival the monthly take home of a bank manager.
I admit, it was hard digging out any info on entertainment blogger, Kemi Filani. Perhaps she’s one for the quite life. Either way, that didn’t stop us from getting wind if her marriage to one Adeyemi Emmanuel just last year as their pre-wedding pictures broke the internet for a while.
No other blogger has influenced the entertainment blogging niche like Linda Ikeji has, and that’s probably why most of them (including the ones succeeding with it) all began with the Blogger blogging platform from Google.
Tosin Ajibade of OloriSupergal is no exception. You can even find the blogger hosted version of her entertainment website still online, perhaps for posterity sakes.
Started in 2010 and eight years in, the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award for Website/blog of the year nominee undoubtedly runs one of the top blogs in Nigeria.
She was actually featured on CNN just last year, so in case you think blogging about food comes across as unserious, think again.
The multi-award winning Yemisi Sophie Odusanya is not just a food blogger, but also a mother, a wife, Vlogger, photographer and also the Editor of Cosmopolitan Nigeria who began blogging in 2009.
And oh let’s not forget…she’s also a Mass communication graduate (Na we ooo).
Carving out a place for herself in a much less competitive but equally overlooked and important niche that is womanhood, Shola Okubote’s only real competitor is recently Cchub incubated Mamalette.com which has a slightly larger target audience to include mothers or mothers to-be.
So while most other Nigerian female bloggers run after the entertainment gists, Shola provides motivation and solutions to problems faced by the average Nigerian woman.
I don’t know about you but I think her value proposition is pretty solid.
Now over to you.
Do you know other Nigerian female bloggers that own top blogs in Nigeria? Tell us in the comments, I’d love to hear from you.