The most popular blogging niche in Nigeria with the highest number of audience base is the entertainment and gossip niche.
Everyone now want to be an entertainment blogger in Nigeria, thanks to the success story of Linda Ikeji.
The niche is so populated that it is even insinuated that its saturated and you will need more than enough to break into the niche and become a major player.
Here is a list of top 10 gossip and entertainment blogs in Nigeria today.
1. Linda Ikeji Blog
Linda Ikeji’s blog does not need introduction. If you don’t know about this blog, then you know little to nothing about the gossip and entertainment niche.
The blog is owned by Linda Ikeji, an an entrepreneur, ex-model and writer. She is the person that popularized blogging in the country and the early bird in blogging Nigeria.
Her venture into blogging started as a hobby in 2006 and since then, her blog had grown to be the unarguably number one gossip and entertainment blog in Nigeria at the moment.
Currently, she has the largest audience base in the industry and boast of enjoying about 500,000k daily pageviews. She ranks 13th on Alexa’s most popular site in Nigeria.
BellaNaija started operating before Linda Ikeji. There was even a rumour that Linda took inspiration from this blog.
It was founded by Uche Pedro in July 2006 and focuses on entertainment, lifestyle and fashion. The blog started out as a niche wedding and bridal blog before changing focus.
Uche Pedro is married with children and can be termed as a seasoned blogger. BellaNaija aside being one of the top gossip and entertainment blog is also the number one fashion blog in Nigeria.
Pulse.ng is not owned by a Nigerian. It is a member of the Ringier AG, a Swiss international operating media company. Pulse.ng office is located in Lagos.
This media company operates in a professional way and a peep into the website tells you that. Pulse publishes stories about politics, entertainment and gist among others and categorizes their write-up for easy navigation.
The gossip/celebrity section is one of the hottest section and many visit this blog specifically because of this. The blog is currently one of the top news sources online in Nigeria.
4. Stella Dimoko Korkus Blog (Sdk)
SDK blog is one of the top gossip blogs in the country. It is owned by Stella Dimoko Korkus, a Nigerian blogger based in Germany who started out as a journalist, then quit her job and resorted to blogging full-time.
This is the third female on the list, making me to wonder if this niche belongs to them.
Well, males are majorly players here but it is obvious that females are the major players in this niche.
Lailasblog is also another source of juicy gossip and entertainment gist in Nigeria. It is owned and managed by Laila Ijeoma, a Nigerian blogger, a full-time banker and a mother of three children.
LailasBlog is the online database for celebrity gist, gossips, lifestyle, breaking news daily events and happenings, fashion and lots or more interesting articles.
Ijeoma had worked hard to create a large audience base for her blog and without doubt, it is paying off.
Tori.ng is an outstanding gossip blog, pumping out over 30 blog posts per day most times and with unique content every time.
The blog is owned and managed by Cyclofoss Technologies. This blog has become the go-to blog for many individuals in a hunt for the hottest stories and breaking news online.
7. Kemi Filani Blog
Kemi Filani Blog is owned and managed by Kemi Filani, a Nigerian gossip blogger.
She publishes juicy entertainment news and gossip stories as well as general happenings in the country.
The blog isn’t boring at all, in fact, it’s unique content are catchy enough to make returning readers become loyal readers.
Thenet.ng is one of the world’s leading source for Nigerian entertainment news. This blog was founded in 2009 by Ayeni Adekunle Samuel.
The blog has built solid relationships with entertainment stakeholders, and with 20 million users across the web and social platforms. It has become one of the biggest online news platforms in Nigeria.
9. Stargist blog
StarGist.com is one of the top gossip blogs in Nigeria. It focuses on celebrities and entertainment stories.
This blog also features stories from Nigerianmonitor.com and Fashionpheeva.com.
Live Ofofo is a powerful Nigerian gossip blog which also gossips American celebrities and politicians.
You’ll get the latest and hottest gossips on Live ofofo, and most of all, it gives it fast and brief so you don’t have to worry about long articles.