Blogging is one of the ways of making money online and it has become a competitive business in Nigeria.
Each day, people set up blogs with the hope that they will earn from it. Not everyone gets to be successful in blogging; However, we’ve had many bloggers who have grown their blogs over time to make them rich and successful.
Most of them are popular for publishing educative and informative content that drives traffic to their websites. However, before discovering the list of richest Nigerian bloggers. Let's have a look at some best blogs in Nigeria.
There is a wide range of blogs in the country which offers useful information on various topics such as travelling, national cuisine, fashion, technology, celebrities, politics, etc. We are sure that many of you have heard of these three blogs, which are considered to be the best blogs in Nigeria:
Nevertheless, there are also numerous other blogs whose owners have become the richest bloggers in Nigeria. Naijauto.com will be profiling the Top 10 richest bloggers in Nigeria and their cars.
Top ten richest bloggers in Nigeria and their cars
1. Linda Ikeji - net worth: $40 million
First on our list is Linda Ikeji. She's adjudged the most successful and among the popular bloggers in Nigeria. Her accomplishments have inspired many youths to delve into blogging over the past decade Linda's journey to blogging started back in 2006. It was something she was doing as a hobby. At that time, the internet hasn't gained more footing in Nigeria so she made use of the cyber cafe to publish her posts.
Her first blog lindaikeji.blogspot.com was hosted under Google's free platform blogspot.com. As the blog grew, Linda went on to acquire her own domain, the lindaikejiblog.com. From sharing her thoughts, Linda switched to publishing gossip news on her blog thereby attracting many readers. Her blog morphed into a money-making machine in 2010 when companies started approaching her to advertise their business on her blog.
With her blog earnings increasing, Linda ventured into more online networks. She set up Linda Ikeji TV where she airs various programmes like talk shows, reality shows, just to mention. In November 2016, Lindaikeji Music was launched but it became dormant within three months of its creation.
Linda’s next online project was Linda Ikeji Social, a non-profit organization aimed at assisting young women with great business ideas to tow the entrepreneurship path just like her.
Linda and her son,Jayce during his birthday celebration!
Linda is also an entrepreneur aside from her blogging career.
Linda's success and contribution in business and media have earned her some recognition within and outside Nigeria. In 2018, she was honored with an honourary doctorate degree from the Trinity International University of Ambassador, Georgia alongside other renowned personalities picked from different countries.
Presently Lindaikejiblog.com is the pioneer of entertainment blogging while ranking as the 37th most visited websites in Nigeria. With sources estimating Linda Ikeji's net worth to be $40 million, the 40-year-old blogger commands luxury.
Her Instagram page which showcases her properties, home and the exotic garage is a testament to the luxurious lifestyle she's living. Well, she earned it; she might as well enjoy the proceeds from her hard work.
Linda Ikeji cars
Having chronicled Linda Ikeji's blogging story, let's take a look at the cars she owns.
2020 Range Rover Autobiography worth ₦126 million
The successful blogger recently got this car to celebrate her 40th birthday on September 11, 2020. While sharing the news on Instagram, Linda counted herself lucky to be able to live the life she has always wanted.
Linda celebrated her 40th birthday by acquiring the 2020 Range Rover Autobiography!
Bentley Mulsanne worth ₦108 million
Linda added the Bentley Mulsanne to her growing garage in 2018. She bought the car to celebrate the birth of her son, Jayce.
Linda bought the Bentley Mulsanne to welcome her son, Jayce!
Land Rover Autobiography worth ₦70 million
The Land Rover Autobiography was purchased by the blogger in 2016
This Land Rover Autobiography is worth ₦70 million!
Land Rover Sport worth ₦25 million
Linda definitely has a thing for the Land Rover brand as she wouldn't mind having another model of the car brand.
This car is believed to be the first luxury ride she bought when she started earning money from her blogging.
Linda's first luxury ride is this 2014 Range Rover Sport!
2011 Infinity Fx 35 worth ₦8 million
This masculine car was acquired in 2013.
Linda sitting on top of her Infinity!
Toyota Camry worth ₦2.5 million
The Toyota Camry was the first car Linda Ikeji bought. She bought it in 2008 for ₦700,000. Linda started out little and worked her way to be among the best bloggers in Nigeria.
The Toyota Camry was her first car!
With all these cars sitting in her garage,Linda will have a hard time choosing which car to go out with!
2. Omoyele Sowore - net worth: $10 million
Omoyele Sowore is a journalist, blogger, and popular human rights activist known for promoting democracy and human rights in Nigeria.
Sowore's involvement in advocating good governance can be traced back to the 80s and early 90s when he was a student activist.
Sowore, who is also a politician launched his blog Saharareporters.com in 2006. The blog is a news site renowned for publishing first-hand insider reports on private individual and governmental activities. This earned the blog the name “the WikiLeaks of Africa" by a New York news publication called the Daily Beast.
Omoyele Sowore cars
Sowore isn't one to post about his cars so the cars he drives aren't available.
Omoyele Sowore is the founder of Saharareporters.com!
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3. Uche Eze Pedro - net worth: $4 million
Award-winning Nigerian entrepreneur Uche is another woman who has made a mark on blogging in Nigeria.
She is the founder of Bellanaija.com, a news media outlet that focuses on entertainment and lifestyle content.
Just like Linda Ikeji, Uche started her blog as a hobby in 2006. It was the same year she graduated from Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario Canada having studied Business Administration.
Being a lover of fashion, Uche began writing on fashion before diversifying to other content. What started as a pastime has grown to become a hub for fashion, weddings, entertainment, lifestyle, etc.
Uche is currently one of the fashion bloggers in Nigeria. When it comes to the latest fashion news, Bellanaija is the destination point for most ladies in the country. According to reports, Uche Eze Pedro is worth $4 million.
Uche Eze Pedro cars
The beautiful Bellanaija owner is all about engaging her followers with events that she has hosted and was being invited to. She doesn't post about her cars just like Linda Ikeji does.
4. Noble Igwe - net worth: $4 million
Noble Igwe is a popular blogger, writer, and CEO of 360 Nobs Group. He launched the blog 360nobs.com in 2010, along with Abimbola Soares and Oye Akideinde. The blog is an all-round entertainment and lifestyle website.
While starting out as a writer, Bellanaija gave Noble the platform to share his writing with a bigger population. Noble is known to have gotten experience from diverse fields like advertising, public relations.
Armed with these pieces of knowledge, Noble decided to set up a company where he invited his two friends (Oye Akindeinde and Tonia Soares) to join him as partners. Noble Igwe is said to be worth $2 million.
His company, 360Nobs Group is centered on lifestyle and entertainment under the names 360PR, 360nobs.com,360Management,360events, and 360Production.
Noble Igwe is also a fashion enthusiast. He has a clothing store and an African contemporary brand for bespoke and ready-to-wear pieces.
So what car is Noble driving?
Noble Igwe cars
Mercedes-Benz SLK250 worth ₦12 million
Noble's love for fashion has seen him striking a pose with his car on different occasions to promote his clothing store.
Noble Igwe is a fashion enthusiast as well!
Check out 360Nobs.com boss!
5. Loy Okezie - net worth: $3 million
Loy Okezie is the founder of Techloy.com.He has shown that one can run a tech blog and still become successful. Loy Okezie is a serial digital media entrepreneur who has worked on several media projects as a consultant. He set up his own blog in 2009 after working with several online publications. His commitment and dedication to the growth of his blog have earned him a spot among top bloggers in Nigeria. He is said to be worth $2 million.
Techloy.com is a data-driven startup that publishes news stories on technology, business, sports, and entertainment through the use of charts and infographics.
Loy Okezie cars
Loy hasn't shared online the type of car he owns so we're still waiting for him to do that. We'll keep you updated.
Loy Okezie is the founder of Techloy.com!
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6. Chude Jideonwo - net worth: $1 million
Have you ever visited ynaija.com blog before? It's owned by Chude Jideonwo. He's a lawyer, journalist, and media entrepreneur.
Chude has worked on several media projects like "Inside out with Agatha"," Big Brother Nigeria and "Moments with Moe”. He is a co-founder of RedSTRAT, a company that uses media to inspire and drive young people to action.
The blog name ynaija is culled from ''Young and Nigerian’ ‘it focuses on content that highlights Nigerian's rich cultural heritage. The blog is also a hot spot for job seekers as job ads are advertised there too. Chude's net worth is $1 million.
Chude Jideonwo cars
Chude belongs to the league of bloggers who don't post about the cars in their garage and we've not spotted him with his ride though.
Chude Jideonwo owns ynaija.com!
7. Makinde Azeez - net worth: $800,000
Talk about blogs that have become popular in the music download world and naijaloaded.com pops up.
The owner happens to be Makinde Azeez. Also known as mankind, Azeez is a blogger, online entrepreneur, and businessman whose blogs is among the top Nigerian music download websites.
You can't compile a list of bloggers in Nigeria without having to mention Azeez as most music lovers are familiar with his blog.
The blog naijaloaded.com started out as a forum in 2009; However, due to issues with hacking, Makinde converted it to a blog. This decision became his breakthrough as he's now among the richest bloggers in Nigeria, with a net worth of $800,000.
Makinde Azeez cars
Makinde is another blogger who loves exotic cars despite working behind the computer screen every day. Here are the cars he owns.
Mercedes-Benz ML350 worth ₦20 Million
Makinde Azeez acquired the 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350 in 2016 to celebrate his 27th birthday.
Makinde splashed ₦20 million on his car!
Makinde Azeez of naijaloaded.com!
Toyota Highlander worth ₦16 million
The naijaloaded CEO added the Toyota Highlander to his garage in 2018.
Makinde Azeez has a thing for SUVs!
8. Stella Dimokokorkus - net worth:$450,000
Stella Dimokokorkus is residing in Germany yet gets to write about the latest news in the country. Stella is a journalist who moved to Europe in 2004 after she married her hubby, Stefan. She continued her blog there which has become her source of income. Stella is one of the lifestyle bloggers in Nigeria.
Her blog stelladimokokorkus.com features Nigeria entertainment gossips, celebrity news, lifestyle, breaking stories, and other interesting content.
The blog has grown to be among the popular blogs that people visit each day to read about the happenings in the country.
Stella Dimokokorkus cars
Stella is living outside the country so we don't know the car she drives over there. But we know she'll own an exotic ride.
Stella owns stelladimokokorkus.com!
9. Ademola Ogundele - net worth: $400,000
It appears that most blogs that were founded in 2006 have made their owners rich and successful. Ademola Ogundele started his blog Notjustok.com in 2006.
It was the same year Linda Ikeji and Uche Eze started theirs. Ogundele is a tech entrepreneur who started his blogging business as a hobby initially.
It was more of a lifestyle blog but as time went on, the blog became a music site. Ogundele can be said to be one of the music bloggers in Nigeria.
Notjustok.com is a popular hub for music brands featuring the latest gist about the music industry. With over 1.2 million viewers each month from 183 countries, the blog has become one of the most visited websites in Nigeria. Ogundele's estimated net worth according to reports is $400,000.
Ademola Ogundele cars
Ogundele's cars haven't been spotted online but that doesn't mean he does not have one sitting on his garage.
Ademola Ogundele is the founder of notjustok.com!
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10. Jide Ogunsanya - net worth: $117,360
Jide Ogunsanya is a blogger and digital marketer who has risen to become one of Nigerian's top bloggers.
He owns the popular blog ogbongeblog.com where he dishes out how-to guides and tutorials on the use of technology and also topics on how to become a blogger in Nigeria. Jide founded his blog in 2008 where he began to share his knowledge on tech-related issues.
Aside from blogging, Jide is also a web designer and business development executive who uses his expertise in digital marketing to help businesses grow online.
Jide Ogunsanya cars
Jide definitely owns a car however it's not yet known what his car preference is.
Jide Ogunsanya is the owner of ogbengeblog.com!
Recap table: List of top ten richest bloggers in Nigeria
|Top ten richest bloggers in Nigeria|
|1||Linda Ikeji||$40 million|
|2||Omoyele Sowore||$10 million|
|3||Uche Eze Pedro||$4 million|
|4||Noble Igwe||$4 million|
|5||Loy Okezie||$3 million|
|6||Chude Jideonwo||$1 million|
How to develop a successful blog in Nigeria?
Successfully blogging in Nigeria is not so difficult as you might think. What you need is mostly time and dedication. Before coming to the conclusion, let's discover some tips to successfully develop a blog in Nigeria.
Think of attention-attractive topics;
Create the contents that you have passion for;
Use a reader-friendly writing format;
Use attractive headlines, images and videos;
Use a responsive design;
Use newsletters and social media;
Monetize your content;
In this internet age, blogging has come to stay as a viable means of making money for people.
The list of Top 10 richest bloggers in Nigeria and their cars is still growing as more bloggers continue to experience a breakthrough in blogging. If you like more celebrity cars posts like this in the future, don't forget to stay tuned to Naijauto.com.