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Nigerian Women Are The Real Power Behind Social Media

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Social media has become a very powerful outlet for protests worldwide. From the Middle East and V to here in Africa, social media provides people not only with information regarding injustice across the globe that they might not have otherwise been aware of without social networks, but it provides people with a voice and a power unmatched in recent times. It empowers people of all backgrounds to unite and create change in a way never thought conceivable before.

The Nigerian woman has been advised to use the social media as a tool for positive change rather than an agent of fissionable display of pictures.

The call was made by Mrs. Tosin Dogebesi, at a program organized by the Networking organization, Girls Of All Ages (GOALA), to mark the international women’s day with the theme celebrate her 2014.Mrs Dogbesi who was represented by Busolami Tunwase noted that the wide variety of access to information is a strong tool that Nigerian woman can use to better her lot of, as well as that of the Nation in general.

She said a lot of young ladies use the media to express their beauty through pictures posted on face book ,which was not such a bad idea, but the adoption of media literacy by them would prove a better point of focus; both for their individual goal and for the Nation as a whole.“With media literacy you can learn how to lend your voice on pressing issues in the country; either through special columns or even letters to the editor”, she said.According to her, “you may see a bad road and post a picture of it with the location. When people comment, the stake holders will come to know about the condition of the road and act on it”.

Former minister of women affairs, Josephine Anenih who was also a special guest at the event, noted that women had the potential to contribute immensely to creation and as such should not allow anything to deter them from meeting their God-given objective.

There also successful Nigerian women who are considered “power users” of social media. They are mostly Female Nigerian bloggers in the list below:

1. Linda Ikeji

2.Oladunni Liadi – ladunliadi.blogspot.com

3. Nmachi Jidenna -cp-Africa

4. Uche Eze- bellanaija

5. Myne Whitman – naijastories.com

Culled from People’s Daily

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NIGERIAN BLOG AWARDS 2013

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Here are the results from the Nigerian Blog Awards. Get your blog started and you may be entered to win in one of the following categories!

Best Beauty Blog
Blog about makeup or other beauty products

Best Book, Poetry, or Writing Blog
Blog that focuses on books, poetry, or writing, in particular the blogger’s original works

Best Business or Entrepreneurship Blog
Blog that focuses on building a business or on entrepreneurship

Best Career or Job Blog
Blog that focuses on developing career skills or on finding jobs

Best Collaborative or Group Blog
Blog on any topic, written by two or more people

Best-Designed Blog
Blog that is visually appealing. Although the design can be based on a template, it must be modified from the original template

Best Educational or Instructional Blog
Blog that focuses on the education industry, or on instructing its readers through tutorials

Best Entertainment Blog
Blog about the entertainment industry, including celebrities and gossip

Best Faith-based Blog
Blog with a focus on religious beliefs or themes

Best Fashion or Personal Style Blog
Blog about fashion, fashion design, or personal style

Best Fitness or Health Blog
Blog that focuses on healthy living, exercise, or wellness

Best Food Blog
Blog with a focus on food, cooking, catering, or similar

Best Humour Blog
Blog that is amusing or lighthearted in nature

Best Movie Blog
Blog about Nollywood or other movie industry, or movies more generally

Best Music Blog
Blog that focuses on music or the music industry

Best New Blog
Blog established in August 2012 or more recently

Best News Blog
Blog with a focus on Nigerian news or current events

Best Parenting or Family Blog
Blog with a strong focus on parenting, family life, or the journey to become a parent

Best Personal Blog
Blog that focuses on the author’s experiences, or shares the author’s opinion on a variety of topics

Best Photography Blog
Blog that focuses on photography and includes the blogger’s original photographs

Best Political Blog
Blog with a strong focus on Nigerian politics

Best Relationship Blog
Blog with a focus on romantic relationships

Best Science or Technology Blog
Blog about science or technology, including information technology

Best Sports Blog
Blog that focuses on Nigerians in sports, or on sports in general

Best Student Blog
Blog by an individual currently enrolled in school

Best Topical Blog
Blog with a clear niche that is not represented in any of the other categories

  • Popular Vote: Free Naija Lyrics (Niche: Song lyrics)
  • Judges’ Choice: Emeka Talks (Niche: success, personal development, self improvement)

Best Travel or Tourism Blog
Blog about travelling within Nigeria, Africa, or elsewhere in the world

Best Wedding Blog
Blog that covers personal preparations for a wedding, weddings in general, or industries related to weddings such as event planning or coordinating

Nigerian Blog of the Year
Best overall blog by a Nigerian or best blog with a strong focus on any aspect of Nigeria

5 Most Popular Female Nigerian bloggers you should get to know

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Here is our list of top Nigerian female bloggers. Its based on information from various sources including Alexa traffic, website subscriptions, Page ranking and writer recognition.

As to no ones surprise Linda Ikeji take the number one spot, but check out the other very good and rising stars in the blogisphere.

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Linda Ikeji Nigeria’s #1 Blogger

  1. Linda Ikeji began blogging in full in 2007 to share stuffs that fascinated her with her readers. In just about seven years afterward, her blog Linda Ikeji Blog has developed into one of the most visited blogs in the world. Millions troop into her site on a daily basis (1,990,000 visitors / day) for news, entertainment, celebrity gist, gossip and lots more.
    A few years ago she spoke about her humble beginnings saying: “I was receiving like 200 visits a daily and for me back then, it was a great deal, sincerely. Now I’m receiving like 50,000 visits daily from about 180 countries around the world.” It took Linda Ifeoma Ikeji about four whole years of dedication to start making good cash from her blogging career. Her blog’s current Alexa global ranking is at an amazing – Rank:2,510
    This ranking is no small feat for any blogger world wide! She is a far cry from those start-up days of just 200 or even then quoted 50,000 visitors a day. She pulls in almost 2 million visitors a day. That’s about 59,700,000 visitors per month and almost matching the population of West and East Africa combined every year at about 716,400,000 visitors every year! Based on her daily pageviews and visitor traffic her blog is at an estimated worth of a whopping $ 29,891,174!!!Some notable mega Nigerian companies that she is crushing online in both Nigerian and global ranking are:

    1. gtbank.com | Global rank  3,196
      Guaranty Trust Bank plc is a leading African Bank that offers Online/Internet Banking
    2. jumia.com.ng | Global Rank 3,436
      An online retailer of electronics, computers, books and beauty products.
    3. konga.com | Global Rank 3,636
      Konga.com is Nigeria’s Largest Online Mall. With over 100,000 products at great prices
  2. Oladunni Liadi

    Oladunni Liadi

    Oladunni Liadi is the owner of Ladunliadi.blogspot.com. One thing about her blog is that like Linda Ikeji’s blog it is hosted on the Blogger platform as a blogspot blog. She has been able to prove a point with her blog that blogging success is not only dependent on the platform you use, as a lot of bloggers believe that for your blog to succeed, it must be hosted on the WordPress platform or vice-verse. Fashion lovers and fans of Nollywood artists are particularly in love with this blog because of the accuracy of news, style of writing and the visual display quality. If you are interested to get the latest gist in the movie industry in Nigeria, Ladunliadi would be your best choice. The fact that the blog currently has PR3, Alexa rank of 8,944; over 120,000 page views daily and millions in a month attests to the fact that it is a blog loved by several Nigerians.

  3. Uche Eze

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    Uche Eze –  BellaNaija.com
    is another woman who has influenced blogging positively in Nigeria. Uche’s BellaNaija.com is one of the most visited blogs, making her one of the top bloggers in Nigeria in 2013. Bella Naija was founded in July 2006, and has grown tremendously since then, up to the point of becoming a household name in Nigeria. BellaNaija.com is purely an entertainment blog designed to be the best music, TV, style, beauty information website in Nigeria. BellaNaija enjoys PR5, Alexa 5,832; domain authority of 57, huge subscriber base and high daily pageviews.

  4. Nmachi Jidenma – CP-Africa
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    Nmachi Jidenma

    Another global popular blogger is Nigerian Nmachi Jidenma, no doubt, has firmly establishedherself in the blogging business, with her blog CP-Africa, which has become a domain for getting latest happenings in Nigeria and the African continent. “Celebrating Progress Africa”, which the acronym (CP-Africa) stands for, is the owner’s dream place of projecting the good side of Africa to the world. As more and more get to know about the concept of this site, its popularity is sure to triple in 2014 and beyond. As a respected female blogger who started sharing her ideas on her facebook wall in 2009, she later moved to the Blogger platform and then to her current domain which now has PR5, Alexa 155,206; Domain authority of 49, facebook likes about 46,215, high subscriber base, etc.
    The most interesting thing about Nmachi Jidenma is that she has gathered a lot of experiences working for world class firms like Google, Next Web, JP Morgan’s Technology, technoserve, etc before starting her own special blog. Her experience, no doubt, is playing a vital role in the success of CP-Africa. She is worthy of mention among the top popular bloggers in Nigeria despite the slight dive her blog is currently taking in 2014.

  5. Myne Whitman- Naijastories.com
    Rich Nigerian Blogger Myne Whitman is one of the few successful female bloggers in Nigeria in 2013. She has successfully

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    Myne Whitman

    groomed her blog Naijastories.com to the delight of literary work lovers. Naija stories is the haven for original writing, poetry, fiction, news, and literature and events. It is a website set up and committed to promoting Nigerian Fiction. It is a social network site for Nigerian writers. Currently, Naijastories.com has Google PR – 4, Alexa rank – 327,751, Domain authority of 34, Traffic – 100k Pageviews a month, Subscriber base – Over 10,000, and the blog quality is great. Myne Whitman knows her onions and should be commended for a nice job, especially for making it in a country where blogging competition is high, and where there are a lot of the male folks in the blogisphere.

Honourable mention:
Chiamaka Okoye is known as the brains behind the success of jobberman.com, the number 1 job website in Nigeria. Since its not exactly a blog… but she has done an amazing job in driving global traffic to this job site. Alexa traffic ranking is at 6,813 with over 312,467 visitors / day. What’s the worth of this amazing site you ask? Drum roll please…. a bank breaking estimated worth of
$ 9,435,000!

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TOP Money Making NIGERIAN BLOGGERS?

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Did you know, that there are fewer people with internet connections in Africa than there are in just New York City?

It’s a very interesting fact when you find out that out of over 634 Million websites on the internet (as of 2012) Nigerian owned websites ranks very high. Some as high has top 1000 in the world. See Nairaland.com Alexa traffic rank: 909 as of today. Alexa.com provides traffic data, global rankings and other information on 30 million websites. In other words, you don’t get ranked unless you are one of the top 30 million or in the top 4.7% in the world! That says a lot knowing that Africa as a whole only counts for 7% of the internet users globally.

Its also good to know that many Nigerians have discovered blogging as something of interest, realizing the great potential it holds. Bloggers in Nigeria are making loads of cash by taking advantage of what the internet offers …access to millions of people without actually having to contact them. Its as simple as getting good content (news, pictures, videos, music etc) and sharing it with like minded people or those that want to know. So what do most do? Well mainly gist. Which is Awesome, get paid to give out information on something that interest you, basically write about what you know. That sometimes can be considered gossip though. But still the fact is that many in Nigeria are using the internet the way it should be used! A method to share ideas, information and services. How would you use the internet if you had it for free?

Check out Segun Adekoye compiled 2013 list of “The best 20 Nigerian blogs”. It is purely his own opinion and fabrication. Not sure what he used to rate them, some are suspect but these amazing bloggers are all rated on the Alexa.com some very high. Which goes to show you the power and interest that Nigeria still holds worldwide.

They are as follows:
1. Linda Ikeji: of course everyone knows she will make the list. Top blogger on everyone’s list and won a few awards in the 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards. Her website’s Alexa Rank is: 2,522 global and number 14 in Nigeria. Too bad its a free account on blogspot.com website… if she actually owned the domain name it’s estimated worth would be $29,692,395 based on its traffic and page views.

2. Bella Naija: traffic rank: 5785
3. Ladun Liadi:  Alexa rank of 9,125
4. 234direct:  not sure why this is on his list with a poor ranking at 7,539,006. in fact didnt come up when we tried to access it. Seems at some point it was ranked at 167,215. But not any more!
5. naijaPOSE:  Alexa ranking at 97,946
6. CP Africa: i personally like this site: http://www.cp-africa.com/ ranking at 163,781
7. GISTville:  Alexa rank – 87,100
8. Ogbongeblog: Alexa Rank: 36,951
9. 360nobs: Ranking at: 10,351
10. OneNigerianBoy: an up and comer fashion site. Rank: 256,577
11. Creativewritingnews: not sure about this one either… Rank:16,344,479
12. Onobello:  Rank:107,984
13. Naijatreks:  another with a pretty low ranking to be on this list. what is Segun Adekoye drinking? Alexa traffic ranking at: 1,268,489
14. that1960chick: Alexa Rank:50,472
15. Nigeriabestjobs: Alexa Rank:189,626
16. Eurekanaija.com: umm…. Eureka! another one that shouldnt be on this list. 🙂 ranking at 6,513,781
17. Naijastories: Alexa ranking 315,766
18. Tekedia: Alexa Rank: 839,466
19. Ynaija: Alexa ranking – 13,264

He goes on to mention other notable bloggers:

20a. Don Caprio – Nigerian popular bloggerDon Caprio is one of the top 10 popular bloggers in Nigeria – 2013. Don Caprio’s blog currently has a Google PR3, Alexa 18,183; Domain authority of 47, Subscriber base of over 10,000 and several thousands of daily pageviews.

20b. Chiamaka Okoye is the brain behind the success of jobberman, the number 1 job website in Nigeria. Currently, jobberman enjoys Google PR – 5, Alexa rank – 7,650; Domain authority of 48, Traffic – Over 3.6M page views and over 500,000 Unique visits monthly, Subscriber base – Over 750,000 Subscribers. Her Blog was ranked 1st in the Nigerian Bloggers’ award in 2012 as best Business/Career Blog both by Judges’ choice and popular vote.

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