Meet these 10 super rich Nigerian bloggers who started blogging as a hobby with no intention of making ends meet with it but today are smiling to the bank with excess money at their disposal. These bloggers used blogging as a means to escape boredom by writing about a particular topic in order to provoke discussions, to update and enlighten the public on news, information and also to gossip about celebrities and their lifestyles.
A blog can be called a website that allows users or blogger to reflect, share opinions and discuss various topics in the form of an online journal, letting readers comment on their post. It is one of the most popular internet activities in the past few years.
Although it is believed that blogging has been existing in the first world countries for over 20 years but in third world countries like Nigeria it began to gain relevance and popularity in the last seven to eight years. So many Nigerians over looked blogging and felt it wasn’t worth investing money, time and energy on, while few saw it as something lucrative and decided to give it a shot. These are some of the few that ventured into blogging and are now super rich. They are:
1. Linda Ikeji
When calling the names of powerful and most influencer bloggers in Nigeria, the list would probably be incomplete without including the name of Linda Ikeji on it. Her success story in blogging has given a lot of people inspiration to delve into blogging. Linda Ikeji according Forbes, worth over N3.2 billion naira while her blog worth more than $12million dollars in value. She started blogging in 2006 with no intention of using it to make money. She started with Lindaikeji.blogspot. which is a free blogger platform on a second level domain. It was 2years ago she got a custom top- level domain Lindaikejiblog. she has carved a niche for herself in the blogging business which her passion for writing led her into. She is the richest blogger in Nigeria and Africa.
2.Uche Eze Pedro
Whenever you hear of bellanaija just know that Uche Eze is the Lady behind the success of the blog. She started Bellanaija as a means to escape boredom by dishing out entertainment stories, gossip gist and celebrities lifestyles and events. Today, she is smiling to the bank with so much money. Uche’s networth is estimated at N2 billion.
Jide Ogunsanya is a science and tech blogger who founded ogbongeblog in 2008. He started blogging as a hobby to teach people how to carry out simple technological stuffs online with their phones and systems. Today his passion for blogging has generated millions of naira for him. He has net worth estimated at $800,000 dollar.
4. Noble Igwe
This fine young man is the proud owner, founder and CEO of 360nobs. The blog was created in 2009. His passion for entertainment drove him into blogging about entertainment and events. That passion has paid off big time by making him to have a net worth estimated at $2million dollars.
5. Ademola Ogundele
The name Ademola Ogundele might sound strange to music lovers but when you mention notjustok music lovers will tell you what the blog is all about. notjustok is a Nigerian music download website or blog created by Ademola in 2006. It boasts of over 1.2 million viewers per month from 183 countries. His love for music propelled him into creating the blog that has earned him millions of naira. Ademola Ogundele has a net worth estimated at $4.7million.
6. Makinde Azeez
Makinde Azeez is the CEO and owner of naijaloaded a music download website he started as a forum in 2009 but later turned it into a blog. He is estimated to worth over $10million dollars. That little passion of Azeez has paid off big time.
7. Onibalusi Bamidele
This young man used to be a freelance writer before venturing into blogging. He is the founder of younprepro. which was created in 2010 before changing it to writersincharge in 2013. He is a talented writer who is recognised both home and abroad. He has combined his writing skill and blogging to stamp his feet in the blogging world.
8. Japheth Omojuwa
Japheth Omojuwa is not just a blogger but a political analyst/commentator and a media activist. He is the founder of Omojuwa blog a blog he has used to participate actively in politics by criticizing the ills of government. Japheth is estimated to worth millions of naira.
9. Loy Okezie
Techloy is a technology blog founded by Loy Okezie in 2008. His love for ICT led him into building this technological blog which has become the top sources of information in the world of ICT. Leo has a net worth of over $66,000 dollar.
10. Oladunni Liadi
Oladunni Liadi is an entertainment blogger who has pushed through to be at the top. She is the founder of Ladunliadinews. The blog was created in 2014, and has grown over the years to become one of the most visited entertainment sites in Nigeria. Liadi’s strong passion for entertainment and fashion lead her into blogging. Her writing prowess has made her stand out in her blogging profession. She is worth millions of naira.