So, Who is the richest blogger in Nigeria this year? Not everybody knows the amount of money that can be attained from using the internet to do business.
Bloggers and other digital marketers have been able to leverage the power of the internet and turn every second you spend on their site into a jaw-dropping bank alert.
A blogger is not just a person who creates content for a blog. The word “Blogger” is a generic term that covers a set of skilled people that are webmasters, digital marketers, influencers, and website managers.
Many people opt for fraudulent activities, gambling, or other forms of unethical ways of making money online in Nigeria. But these sets of people invested their time and money in the blogosphere and profit off their investments.
Table of Contents
- Richest Nigerian Bloggers 2020
- Rich & Popular Bloggers & Webmasters in Nigeria
- How To Build A Successful Blog
Richest Nigerian Bloggers 2020
We have collected a list of some of the richest bloggers in Nigeria and we admired a lot of qualities that these people possess. Not just the fact that they can use their platform to convey information to the general public but they also turn each word on their site into money.
In general, these are the richest bloggers in Nigeria.
1. Seun Osewa [$10 Million]
Before Nairaland, Seun was a blogger. I believe he still is although I do not know the URL of his current projects. Seun Osewa started as a blogger until 2005 where one of his works paid off.
Not a lot of people know this name or the story behind the name, but Seun Osewa is one of the richest bloggers in Nigeria and Nigeria’s most successful digital entrepreneur.
Seun Osewa is the brain behind the popular online forum, Nairaland. Nairaland is an online community created by Seun Osewa in March 2005. Nairaland is the biggest online forum in Nigeria and one of the most visited sites in the World.
Before Nairaland, Seun had three blogs that failed and a forum, Mobile Nigeria [now Nairaland]. The only one we could track is seunosewa.com seems to be inactive since 2012.
Nairaland began as a small blog in 2004 but now boasts of over 200 million monthly page views, three million registered users, and about five million posts.
We estimate that this amazing site is worth $190 Million. Surprisingly, Seun is a university drop out. Seun Osewa was a brilliant student of the great OAU [Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife] in the Faculty of Engineering where is read Electrical Engineering. He dropped out of OAU in his third year due to an injury he had.
Maybe he was inspired by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve jobs, and other wealthy dropouts, guess we will never know. But it paid off anyways. Although Seun lives a private life far away from the social media spotlight and paparazzi, this guy is worth over $10 million.
2. Linda Ikeji [$8 Million]
Linda Ikeji is the most popular blogger in Nigeria. Her fame came after her beef with Nigerian songwriter and entertainer, Wizkid. Shortly after her quarrel with Wizkid ended, Linda Ikeji purchased a mansion worth ₦500 Million in Banana Island, Lagos.
Linda is the muscle behind the notorious lindaikejiblog, which stands as one of the biggest and most visited entertainment blogs in Nigeria. Linda Ikeji started blogging on blogger [A free CMS platform] before moving her site to WordPress.
LindaIkejisblog is the “Best Online Portal for Nigerian News” Linda Ikeji also have other business other than her blog. She also has a massive fan base on her social media pages and her Instagram handle.
Linda Ikeji is a graduate of the University of Lagos from the department of English Language in 2004. She went into modeling after school to earn a living but switched to blogging in 2007 when it paid off.
Linda Ikeji makes most of her money from Google Adsense, paid ads on her sites, and endorsement deals from other brands and companies. Today, Linda Ikeji is worth about $8 million.
3. Uche Pedro [$5 million]
The owner of BainStone Limited & BellaNaija is another popular blog in Nigeria and the owner is one of the richest bloggers in Nigeria. Uche Pedro is one of the most influential bloggers in Nigeria her contributions to blogging in Nigeria are legendary.
Mrs. Uche started blogging in July 2006 when she came to Nigeria for holiday; she was bored and used her blog to keep herself preoccupied. What came as a result of boredom and later developed into a passion and then success.
BellaNaija is a lifestyle, entertainment, and fashion website headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. This blog has a social footprint that has grown through its collective brands.
Uche Pedro lives a private life except for the pictures she posts on her Instagram handle. She has been featured on several international awards, magazines, and talks shows.
She also gets most of her money from the Google Adsense program, Paid Ads, and other endorsement deals. Uche Pedro has assets worth at least $5 million.
4. Omoyele Sowore [$5 Million]
The chairman of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore is also one of the richest bloggers in Nigeria. Omoyele Sowore is the presidential candidate of the African Action congress is the owner of Saharareporters.com.
Saharareporters is an online news agency based in New York City that reports stories about corruption, human rights abuses, and other political misconduct in Nigeria using citizen ^ eye witness journalism.
Omoyele Sowore first made his name as a student activist where he led his fellow students in the University Of Lagos [UNILAG] against the bad policies implemented in the Babaginda regime and the June 12 election annulment.
Sowere started Sahara Reporters in 2006 from his office in New York City, United States. SaharaReporters have now grown to become one of Nigerian’s biggest online news publishers.
Sowore now makes big money from his blog and can now boast of being one of the biggest bloggers in Nigeria. Although Saharareporters is not money-oriented, they can boast of making seven figures monthly.
Saharareporters has been branded as the “the Wikileaks of Africa” by the foreign news site. Sowore uses Saharareportersas as a whistleblower to all illegal actions and programs performed by the Nigerian government.
It is estimated that Sowore makes more than $230,000/year from Sahara Reporter alone.
5 . Azeez Makinde [$4.3 Million]
Naijaloaded also stands as one of the most visited blogs in Nigeria and the introduction of Naijaloaded Tv, Naijaloded predict, and the Naijaloaded Bitcoin/gift card exchange program is a game-changer for this multi-millionaire.
Azeez Makinde also ranks as one of the richest bloggers in Nigeria. Naijaloaded is Nigeria’s #1 Music & Entertainment website. Founded in 2009, it is one of the most visited sites in Nigeria.
Azeez Makinde Makinde is not just a blogger but a big businessman. He has farmlands and properties all across the nation. Azeez also bragged of owning a dog kennel and training center in Ondo State worth more than ₦30 million.
Makinde also had a deal with Origin that seemed to have paid him a fortune. Although Azzez Makinde is not yet a billionaire, he had turned down deals and offers for Naijaloaded that would have made him one of the youngest billionaire in Africa.
Niajaloaded started as a forum that has over 1 million members in less than 7 weeks but it was hacked so many times that Azeez felt it would be safer as a blog and he opted for a self-hosted WordPress Blog.
6. Ademola Ovie Ofugara [$4 Million]
Most of us that use android phones still download music right? Well, Mr. Ovie runs one of the biggest music blogs in Nigeria. NotJustOk is one of the first music blogs in Nigeria.
Today, NotJustOk has so much authority that promoting your song on that site is sure to make you successful and popular. Most Andriod and iPhone users jump to NotJustOk to download and listen to songs for free.
Founded in 2006, NotJustOk is a popular Nigerian music download website created by Ademola Ogundele. This blog has over 1.2 million monthly page views from 183 countries. Notjustok is also one of the most visited websites in Nigeria.
Ovie makes most of his money from promoting songs and video shoots of talented upcoming artists, Adsense, and of course other paid ads. This Nigerian Blogger makes a lot of money from his website.
7. Ladun Liadi [$3.3 Million]
Ladun Liadi is another popular blogger that has made her fair share of millions from blogging in Nigeria. Oladunni Liadi was born in Ogun state but dropped out of the University Of Lagos, where she studied Microbiology for blogging.
She is the owner of ladunliadinews.com. ladunliadinews is one of Nigeria’s top blog where you go to for top Nigerian News, Entertainment, Gossip, Education, Politics & Sports.
LadunLiadiNews happens to be one of the most entertaining blogs in the country. This blog boast of more than 100K visits every day. How big is that? She makes money from the Google Adsense Program and other Paid Ads on her site.
8. Jide Ogunsanya [$3 Million]
Jide Ogunsanya is a lead internet marketer and blogger in Nigeria. He is the owner of the infamous “Ogbonge Blog”. Ogbonge blog is a popular blog set up and run by Jide Ogunsanya.
On his blog, he offers educational information and tutorials on internet marketing and other tech-related stuff. Jide Ogunsanya is a very well known and respected digital marketer and webmaster in Nigeria.
He is popular in Nairaland where he goes with the alias “Jidetheblogger”. Ogbongeblog currently has no article on Google’s first page due to changes in Google Algorithms. But you should know that his blog, Ogbongeblog is worth over five million Naira.
And Ogbongeblog won the best science and tech blog , Nigerian Blog Awards , Best tutorial blog among other awards. Jide Ogunsanya also has other undisclosed blogs, websites, and online businesses that he is working on.
Jide made most of his money from Google Adsense, paid ads, selling online courses and E-books, lead generation, and of course affiliate marketing.
9. Onibalusi Bamidele [$3 Million]
Onibalusi Bamidele is one of the most influential bloggers in Nigeria. His works have been featured on Forbes, Digital Journal, Millionaire Magazine, BBC, and even by numerous U.S., India, and Nigerian Bloggers. At the moment, Bamidele is taking up a large Agric project somewhere in Western Nigeria.
Onibalusi Bamidele is an affiliate marketing giant in Nigeria and the CEO of WritersinCharge [formerly YoungPrePro]. The veteran digital marketer has been successfully able to make a fulltime income from the comfort of his bedroom.
10. Loy Okezie [$2 Million]
Loy Okezie is another digital marketer, blogger, and affiliate marketing giant in Nigeria. He is the owner of Techloy, one of the biggest tech blogs in Africa. This is another authority tech site in Nigeria.
Okezie doesn’t only make money from affiliate marketing. He also makes his money from paid backlink service, phone and gadgets reviews, paid ads, sponsored posts, paid ads, dropshipping, and lead generation.
Rich & Popular Bloggers & Webmasters in Nigeria
The list above states the richest and popular bloggers in Nigeria. But other names are also prominent that you may not have heard of or were not stated in the list above. These are other rich, influential, and popular bloggers in Nigeria.
- Chude Jideonwo – Ynaija.com
- Temi Otedola – Jtofashion.com
- Stella Dimokokorkus – stelladimokokorkus.com
- Goodness – Informationngr.com
- Chizoba – Nigerianinfopedia.com
- Anderson Uvie-Emegbo – Dymore Vision Consulting Ltd
- Abass Toriola – NigerianFinder.com
- Oluwatosin Ajibade – OloriSuperGal..com
- Aziza Uzo -Thetrendonline.com
- Robert Ikhazobor – Scholastica.ng
- Njoku Somto – njokusomto.com
- Japheth Omojuwa – omojuwa.com
- Steven Edogbo – Tadesite.com
- Pascal Okafor – Naijatechguy.com
- Ifiokobong Ibanga – Infoguideafrica.com
- Nwawulu Gracious – makingmoneyinnigeria.com.ng
- Micheal Abegunde – 36naija.com
How To Build A Successful Blog
Building a successful blog is easier than you think; it just takes time and dedication. If you have a blog, apply the following steps listed below and you’ll see your blog shining in no time.
- Be patience.
- Write on powerful topics that capture the attention of your readers.
- Use easy readability writing format.
- Don’t procrastinate.
- Create content that you are passionate about and share it with the world.
- Use a responsive design.
- Newsletters and Social Media.
- Use headlines & images that attract readers.
- Monetize your content.