Over the past few years, blogging has become not just one of the easiest ways to make money online as a student, but also a profession for a lot of people.
The awareness of the mass about the profitability of blogging has made a lot of people joined the game.
All in all, there are still some guys who have been there for long and are still bagging in a huge amount of money every day from their blog.
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In this post, we will be taking a look at the top 10 richest bloggers in Nigeria right now, their net worths, and a few facts you need to know about them.
1. Linda Ikeji
Net Worth: $12 Million
Linda Ikeji is a Nigerian blogger and the CEO of the popular Linda Ikeji’s blog. She started writing at the age of 10, and in 2006, two years after completing her tertiary education at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) where she studied the English Language, she started her blog.
She started then from a Blogspot domain (lindaikejisblog.blogspot.com) and later bought a custom domain. Linda Ikeji then, always went to the cyber cafe to update her blog as there wasn’t enough exposure to internet access then. Now, her blog alone brings her over 60% of her total revenue.
Linda Ikeji went on working to build her brand and on the 22nd day of August 2016, she took to her blog to announce the launch of another sector of her digital career, Linda Ikeji TV.
The concept behind the project was said to help make things easier by introducing an online streaming network where they can get access to the latest entertainment, information, discussion, and education videos right from their digital devices.
In 2014, it was reported by Google, that Linda Ikeji was the most searched keyword on Google for the year.
Up till now, the keyword “Linda Ikeji”, is still having massive searches every single day. This shows how well she has managed to build her brand.
On the 8th day of October 2014, Linda Ikeji’s blog was closed down by Google due to an undisclosed reason but went back on two days later.
Right now, Linda Ikeji lives in a very big mansion which according to reports, worth half a billion naira. She also has many other different houses both in Lagos, and her hometown, Imo State.
Linda Ikeji who was from a low-class family who had to do some side hustles (waitress, writer, and model) while in school to sponsor her education is now one of the biggest figures in the country.
According to Wikipedia, Linda has won two different awards over the past few years (2013 best entertainment blog of the year in the Nigeria Blog Awards and 2013 website/blog of the year in the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award) and still counting.
Linda Ikeji’s net worth as at 2020, is estimated to be $12 million, which she made from blogging and entrepreneurship
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2. Makinde Azeez – Net Worth: $5 Million
Coming up as No. 2 on our top 10 richest bloggers in Nigeria and their net worth is Makinde Azeez, CEO, and founder of the popular No. 1 entertainment blog in Nigeria, Naijaloaded.
I’m very sure the name of the blog won’t sound new to you even if the name of the founder is. Why? I guess you know… By no chance won’t you have come across this million dollars worth blog? Probably, while searching for songs online, through the cover of the songs you listen to, or from their popular voice tag which plays at the beginning and end of songs you listen to.
Indeed, I don’t think I need to say much about Makinde Azeez, because even his blog has said almost everything about him. No matter the less, let me still tell you about him.
Makinde Azeez is a Nigerian blogger and businessperson who was born on the 10th day of December 1989, in Lagos State. He spent his early life in Lagos. According to an article written by Makinde Azeez, he revealed that he started Naijaloaded on the 1st day of October 2009, Nigerians’ Independence day.
He stated that he had just completed his secondary school and since it was Independence day, he just thought of doing something very different that will make a very huge difference since he had just finished learning web development then.
He started Naijaloaded that very day, although it wasn’t so nice then as the UI/UX wasn’t so good but when he was asked in an interview made by, he said he followed the popular quote which says.
“START ANYHOW”Makinde Azeez
So, he began naijaloaded that day and according to him, he kept adding new features on the blog every day to increase the UI/UX and in 2011, he changed the entire design of the blog.
After a few years, Makinde Azeez went on and studies Physics and Electronic in the Osun State University popularly known as UNIOSUN. After graduating from the University, Makinde started working so much harder than he has always done at that time, he introduced some new features to naijaloaded such as NLTV, NL predictions, and many more.
All these are part of the ways he has managed to grow so big and become the biggest entertainment blog in Nigeria. According to him, simplicity has been what has been working for him.
The main source of revenue for Makinde Azeez from Naijaloaded is through ad network (Google Adsense), direct ad placements, music promotions, and guest posts made on the site.
As of [current_date format=’Y’], Makinde Azeez’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million which he made from his career as a blogger and entrepreneur.
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3. Uche Eze Pedro
Net Worth: $4 Million
Uche Eze Pedro can be said to be the 3rd on our list for the top 10 richest bloggers and their net worths. Uche Eze who is now Uche Pedro is a female Nigerian blogger and an award-winning entrepreneur.
She is the CEO and founder of the popular entertainment and lifestyle blog, BellaNaija, and the sub-domains under it i.e. BellaNaija wedding (where you get to know the latest and top weddings in town every day and also get the best interviews from various weddings within and outside the country), and BellaNaija style (where you get to access the latest fashion styles in town).
Uche Eze Pedro who had a bachelor’s degree – Honours at the prestigious Ivey School Of Business, and who also graduated with a distinction from the University of Ontario, Canada, started Bellanaija in 2006.
That was the same year that she had graduated from the University Of Ontario. There were reports that the fresh University graduate then derived here inspiration from Linda Ikeji, who had started blogging earlier that year.
According to Alexa, BellaNaija has a global ranking of #21,946 as seen in the screen capture below, which is not so bad out of the billions of sites we have online.
Uche Eze was recognized as the African Blogger of the Year at the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and she has won quite a lot of other awards.
As of [current_date format=’Y’], Uche Eze has an estimated net worth of $4 million which she made from her carer as a blogger and entrepreneur making her appear 3rd on our list for the top 10 richest bloggers in Nigeria.
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4. Noble Igwe
Net Worth: $2 Million
Noble Igwe is another Nigerian blogger with a net worth of over $2 million which he made from blogging and entrepreneurship.
he blogger who was born on the 10th day of February 1979 in Aba, Abia state, where he had his primary and secondary education at the National High School, Aba.
Noble Igwe proceeded and studied his tertiary education at the Federal Government College, Okigwe, and later went on to the University of Nigeria (NSUKA).
After a few years, Noble Igwe went on again and obtained his master’s degree at the Pan Africa University, Lekki, Lagos.
Noble Igwe is the founder and CEO of another popular entertainment blog in Nigeria, 360Nobs. He started the blog in April 2010. Now, 360Nobs is one of the most popular entertainment blogs in Nigeria.
In 2019, 9 years after 360nobs was launched, Noble Igwe founded his initiative/company which he named 360nobs limited.
Noble Igwe is happily married to his wife, Chioma Otisi, and they both welcomed their first child in January 2017.
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5. Loy Okieze
Net Worth: $2 Million
Loy Okieze is a Nigerian techpreneur and blogger with an estimated net worth of $2 Million.
Loy Okieze graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a major in Marketing from the University of Abuja, in 2005.
2008 was another history-making year for Loy Okieze as he started his own tech blog in Nigeria which he named Startups Nigeria.
According to Loy, the ideal concept behind Startups Nigeria was to discuss various topics related to internet start-ups and products laying their primary focus on Nigeria.
Two years later, Loy rebranded his blog and changed the name to Techloy with the aim of becoming the leading tech media and research company in Africa.
In 2012, Techloy was seen to appear on the list for the participating technology media companies at the Maiden Edition of the New York Forum, Africa which took place in Libreville, Gabon.
He is indeed Worth to appear on our list for the top 10 bloggers in Nigeria.
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6. Japheth Omojuwa
Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Japhet Omojuwa is a Nigerian content writer and blogger who was born on the 3rd day of October 1984 in Lagos State. He spent his childhood in Lagos State where he had his primary and secondary education.
He later moved to Abeokuta, Ogun State, to have his tertiary education at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).
Japhet Omojuwa is owner of omojuwa.com, a blog where he discusses and give his thoughts about socio-economic and political issues.
Japhet used to be a regular contributor to The Punch Newspaper, Leadership Newspaper, and Naij.com (now legit.ng). In fact, history made it known that some of his articles has been featured on CNN and other top media blogs I’m the world.
Japhet became more influencing after the viral controversy that happened between him and the ex Nigeria president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, where the ex-president told him blogging is not a career and he replied; should I get you one?
Japhet Omojuwa has won quite a lot awards and earned reputable recognition both locally and internationally some of which are; best Twitter personality in 2015, at the African Bloggers Award.
He was also named on the list for the 50 movers and shakers of Africa in 2015 by the Credit Suisse Bulletin.
All his efforts in the blogging and media industry were rewarding and crowned with a very big success. All these are what made him appear on our list for the top 10 richest bloggers in Nigeria.
7. Chude Jideonwo
Net Worth: $1 Million
Chude Jideonwo is a Nigerian Journalist and media personality who was born on the 16th day of March 1985 in Nigeria.
Chude Jideonwo had his secondary education at the Mayflower School, Ikenne, Ogun State, before later moving to Lagos to study his tertiary education at the University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.
He further went to Pan Africa University, Lekki, Lagos State to obtain his master’s degree in business administration.
Chude started his blog, YNaija, a blog aimed at providing top-notch information for young people and also encourage business and entrepreneurship.
Chude Jideonwo was named in the top 30 Under 30 Africa’s best young entrepreneurs in February 2013.
As a result of our efforts in the media and entrepreneurship industry, Naija Content was featured on YNaija a few years ago as one of the top media blogs in Nigeria.
As of [current_date format=’Y’], Chude Jideonwo’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million making him 7th on our list for the richest bloggers in Nigeria.
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8. Jide Ogunsaya
Net Worth: $800,000
Jide Ogunsaya is another Nigerian blogger appearing on our list for the top 10 Nigerian bloggers and their net worth as a result of his efforts in the media and tech industry.
Jide Ogunsanya was born on the 14th day of April, in the 90s, in Ogun State, Nigeria.
Jide Ogunsaya is a micro-biology graduate of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria, and he graduated from the tertiary institution in 2009.
Jide started his blog, OgbongeBlog, during his days in the university, 2008 to be specific, and became popular as a result of his intense active contributions in the tech category on the Nairaland Forum.
His blog earned him a lot of money through ad networks, affiliate marketing, and direct sales of products and services.
You need to know that apart from being a blogger, Jide also happens to be a professional web designer, digital marketer, and other digital-based entrepreneurship jobs.
Jide Ogunsaya has earned quite a lot of recognitions and awards in the blogging industry and in 2011, his blog won was named the best science and tech blog at the Nigeria Blog Awards.
Also in 2012, he won the best tutorial blog at the Nigerian Blog Awards and finally wrapped it up in 2013, emerging the winner of the best online media and tech blog.
All these made Jide a very influential tech blogger in the Nigerian blogging industry and also earned him so much to show on the top 10 bloggers in Nigeria and their net worth’s list.
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9. Ademola Ogundele
Net Worth: $400,000
Ademola Ogundele is the CEO and Founder of the popular entertainment blog, Notjustok.
According to Alexa, his blog is one of the most visited music download sites in Nigeria, with a global ranking of #10,345.
Ademola Ogundele attended the Kennesaw State University, Georgia, United States, where he studied software engineering and graduated with a distinction obtaining a bachelor’s degree.
Ademola Ogundele who has created NotJustOk in June 2006 is now one of the top 10 richest bloggers in Nigeria and showing up as #9 on the list.
10. Oladunni Liadi
Net Worth: $21,000
Oladunni Liadi is another female entertainment and lifestyle blogger in Nigeria with a net worth of $21,000.
The female blogger who was said to have have been driven by Linda Ikeji is the CEO and Founder of the Oladunni Liadi News blog where she posts local news, celebrity gist, entertainment, and fashion.
Oladunnu Liadi main source of revenue from her blog is through direct ad placement, ad networks, and promotion or sponsored posts.
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We hope you’ve now been able to discover and explore the list of the top 10 richest bloggers in Nigeria and their net worth.
Also, we hope you can now see how lucrative and rewarding blogging is either as a profession or side hustle.
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