Davido, Fisayo Soyombo, Hard Rock Cafe, and more …| These are the top 100 people, places, and platform in Nigeria this week

From a database of over 10,000 entries, The Masterlist editors curate, weekly, the top 100 people, places, and platforms that should be top of mind for individuals and corporations.

This week’s list features a diverse mix of entries from artists to filmmakers and hangout spots. See below the full list.

  1. Falana: Singer, Falana released a touching new single titled ‘Teletele,’ which is inspired by the EndSars protests.
  2. Ronke Odusanya: The movie star, over the week, was accused of financially wrecking her baby daddy, Olanrewaju Saheed. She reacted to the messy separation scandal report and labelled it lies.
  3. Yul Edochie: Nollywood actor Yul Edochie came out to give high praise to his wife, stating that she never frustrated him when he had no sustainable job.
  4. Kunle Afolayan: Top filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has confirmed the commencement of the preproduction stage of his forthcoming film which will star internet sensation, Oreofe Lawal, whose ‘mommy be calming down’ video went viral months ago.
  5. Ckay: Music artiste, Ckay released a new single titled, ‘Felony’.
  6. Abimbola Craig: The ‘Skinny Girl In Transit’ star is set to make her directorial debut in forthcoming Ndani TV original, ‘Game On’.
  7. Nengi: Former housemate of Nigeria’s most popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, Nengi revealed why she decided to not be part of the Whatsapp group created for the former housemates; stating she doesn’t force friendships. She also featured in Davido’s new video, Jowo.
  8. Basketmouth: Comedian, Basketmouth has dropped the new ‘Papa Benji’ teaser ahead of the release. The comedy series debuts exclusively on YouTube on December 12, 2020.
  9. Simi: Nigerian singer, Simi, slammed those always waiting to hear the side of an abusive husband in a domestic violence story on social media.
  10. The Cavemen: The Cavemen released a beautiful new single titled, ‘Beautiful Rain’.
  11. Tekno: Nigerian singer, Tekno released the tracklist for his long-awaited debut album, ‘Old Romance.’ 
  12. Seyi Law: Nigerian comedian Seyi Law welcomed a second child with his wife, Stacey Aletile.
  13. Ubi Franklin: Nigerian music mogul Ubi Franklin came out to say that having four children from four different women doesn’t make him a bad person.
  14. Asa: Award-winning singer and songwriter, Bukola Elemide, popularly known as Asa, declared that if she ever gets married, she’ll like to have a tall guy because she didn’t like that her parents were short.
  15. Biodun Stephen: The Biodun Stephen directed family drama, ‘Introducing the Kujus’ grossed over N10 million in the opening week. 
  16. Duncan Mighty: Nigerian music star Duncan Mighty accused his wife, Vivien of infidelity after a DNA test revealed that their daughter, Mitchell isn’t his.
  17. Dillz: Artiste, Dillz released a new EP titled, ‘Euphoria’.
  18. Davido: Davido featured Nengi of BBNaija and Nollywood veteran, Richard Mofe Damijo in the new video for, ‘Jowo’.
  19. Airboy: Rising singer, Airboy returned with an ode to money in his song, ‘Koko’.
  20. Agbani Darego: Beauty queen Agbani Darego and her husband Ishaya Danjuma have welcomed their second child together.
  21. Monalisa Chinda: Monalisa Chinda-Coker confirmed her forthcoming project, ‘Graveyard’, which she would be co-producing with Willis Ikedum.
  22. Willis Ikedum:  Willis Ikedum is the director of the highly anticipated action drama, ‘Graveyard’.
  23. Wathoni Anyansi: Big Brother Naija season five star, Wathoni Anyansi has gotten off to a great start with her newly re-introduced talk show, ‘Baby Talk Show With Wathoni Anyansi’.
  24. Fireboy DML: Fireboy DML made a pleasing feature on DJ Spinall’s new single titled, ‘Sere’.
  25. Skales: Popular singer, Skales released a new single, ‘Inumidun’.
  26. Kaptain: South South bred singer Kaptain, released a new video for his song, ‘Problem’.
  27. Mr Eazi: Nigerian Afropop star, MR EAZI and Colombian reggaeton sensation, J BALVIN continued their collaboration on the new smooth and infectious song, ‘Lento.’
  28. Odunsi: Odunsi, in his latest track,  experimented with Fuji sounds on new single, ‘Fuji 5000’.
  29. Mayorkun: Popular artiste Mayorkun has released a new single, titled ‘Your Body’. The record is Mayorkun’s follow-up to ‘Betty Butter’ earlier in the year.
  30. Falz: Bop daddy Falz featured singer Niniola on his new single, ‘Squander’. 
  31. Larry Gaaga: Larry Gaaga is responsible for the amazing soundtrack in the movie ‘Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story’.
  32. Princess: Former housemate of Nigeria’s most popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, Princess Linda Onyejekwe revealed that she was once approached by Regina Daniels’ husband, Ned Nwoko.
  33. Rema: Woman crooner, Rema, released a new single titled, ‘Peace of Mind’,
  34. Flavour: Flavour released a new single titled, ‘Looking Nyash’. On December 4, 2020, Nigerian star, Flavour released his seventh studio album, ‘Flavour of Africa.’
  35. Olamide: Singer Olamide featured on DJ Tunez’s new single, ‘Require’. Olamide also featured Bad Boy Timz in the virtual reality-suited music video for, ‘Loading’
  36. Buju: Rising star, Buju, released a new single titled, ‘So Lovely’.
  37. Mercy Eke: The winner of the fourth season of the reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, Mercy Eke has berated those who slut-shame  and have a lot to say about hard working women in society.
  38. Stella Damasus: Nollywood veteran Stella Damasus took to Instagram to remember her late husband, Jaiye Aboderin who passed away 16 years ago.
  39. Omah Lay: Omah Lay’s ‘Bad Influence’ topped the list of Nigerian songs on Shazam.
  40. Kel: Nigerian rapper Kelechi Ohia popularly known as Kel recounted the experience that made her give up on Nigerian men and it caused quite the stir on social media. 
  41. Ladipoe: Popular artist Ladipoe featured Aluna and Nigerian EDM artist, Sigag Lauren on the song, ‘Jaiye [Remix]’.
  42. Ruth Kadiri: Nollywood actress Ruth Kadiri took to social media to question the secrecy a lot of couples have in their relationships.
  43. Femi Kuti: Femi Kuti and Made Kuti are set to release a joint album.
  44. Made Kuti: The entertainer is set to team up with Femi Kuti in a new joint double album titled, ‘Legacy +’. 
  45. Desmond Ovbiagele: Nigeria Official Selection Committee (For the Academy Awards® IFF Submissions) has confirmed Desmond Ovbiagele’s ‘The Milkmaid’ as Nigeria’s official 2021 submission.
  46. Burna Boy: Nigerian music superstar Burna Boy was accused of cheating on his girlfriend, Stefflon Don. by a 23-year-old girl Jo Peal who has alleged that she and the singer had been secretly dating for two years.
  47. Akay Mason: The feature film, ‘DOD’, directed by Akay Mason and Abosi Ogba will premiere in cinemas on January 1, 2021.
  48. Abosi Ogba: People finally got to see the sneak peek of the feature film, ‘DOD’, directed by Akay Mason and Abosi Ogba.
  49. Olumide Oworu: Nigeria’s first time-travel film, ‘Day of Destiny’ (DOD) follows the adventures of Chidi (Olumide Oworu) and Rotimi (Denola Grey).
  50. Denola Grey: Denola Grey dons nerdy well as he plays the role of Rotimi in the anticipated movie, ‘Day of Destiny’ (DOD).
  51. Tosin Igho: Play Network Studios have debuted the official trailer for the anticipated remake of 1994 supernatural thriller, ‘Nneka The Pretty Serpent’ directed by Tosin Igho.
  52. Linda Ikeji: Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji adds another expensive whip into her collection as she acquires a Range Rover SUV worth N175M.
  53. Mr Eazi: Mr Eazi got himself a Range Rover SUV worth N140M as a stunning Christmas gift.
  54. Mercy Johnson Okojie: The actress welcomed her fourth child with hubby, Odi Okojie back in May. She shared photos from her daughter’s dedication on social media.
  55. Bad Boy Timz: The artiste features on the trippy music video for, ‘Loading’ by Olamide.
  56. Aroyewun Babajide: Based on a true story (Boats films) debuted its newest production, a short film titled ‘The Exit Interview’ directed by Aroyewun Babajide.
  57. Ideh Chukwuma Innocent: Multiple award-winning filmmaker, Ideh Chukwuma Innocent is set to commence production on his new project tagged ‘Igbinogun’.
  58. Kiki Mordi: Kiki Mordi is set to host Season 5 of “Untold Facts”, an online talk show produced by The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs).
  59. Broda Shaggi: Broda Shaggi has served up a new song titled ‘Fo’, alongside its visualizer. 
  60. Regina Daniel:  On the latest episode of “Our Circle”, Regina Daniels and her friends discuss her post-pregnancy and the fact that she is getting her body back.
  61. Femi Adebayo: “Sisi” by Femi Adebayo is perfect for you If you’ve been looking for something to watch with the perfect dose of drama. 
  62. DJ Spinall: After the successful release of his lead single “Sere” featuring Fireboy DML, multiple award-winning Disc Jockey and producer DJ Spinall released the tracklist for his forthcoming Album “Grace”.
  63. Temmie Ovwosa: On Monday, December 7, former YBNL artist Temmie Ovwosa popularly called YBNL princess by the label boss Olamide shared a thread on her official page where she called out her former boss.
  64. Ada Ehi: Phenomenal gospel singer and songwriter, Ada Ehi released a brand new single “Now” off her highly anticipated new album ‘‘Born Of God”.
  65. Sisi Yemmie: In her latest vlog, she appears with another recipe, this time it’s a puff-puff recipe for 100 guests. 
  66. Temi Otedola: This week’s episode of Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi‘s podcast “How Far“, talks all about social media. 
  67. Ric Hassani: Off his 2019 Christmas album, “Love & Christmas”, Ric Hassani returns with the visuals for “I’ll Give You Love, This Christmas”.
  68. Wizkid: Wizkid’s “Made In Lagos” makes The Guardian UK’s ‘Top 50 Best Albums Of 2020’.
  69. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: She was chosen as Forbes Africa’s African of the Year.
  70. Fisayo Soyombo: Fisayo Soyombo, an investigative journalist and former editor of TheCable, was named winner of the “local reporter” category of the 2020 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism.
  71. Nairaland: The Nigerian community, despite its outdated interface, is still one of the most visited sites in Nigeria. It was ranked number 790 in global internet traffic and engagement in late April 2020.
  72. Hard Rock Cafe: The Hard Rock Cafe promises authentic American cuisine freshly prepared by world-renowned chefs. With over 700 reviews on TripAdvisor, Hard Rock Café ranks number one of 24 American-themed restaurants in Lagos and number two of 252 restaurants in Lagos.
  73. Shiro Restaurant Bar: Shiro restaurant is a Pan-Asian restaurant located at Landmark Centre, Landmark Village, Water Corporation Road, Eti-Osa, Lagos. With 429 reviews on TripAdvisor, Shiro Restaurant is ranked first of 8 Japanese restaurants in Lagos, and first among 252 restaurants in Lagos.
  74. Tirta Ayu Spa: Conversations on social media indicate that this is one of the best spas in Nigeria. Several Nigerian celebrities have attested to the spa’s high-quality service and exceptional treatment. 
  75. Zikoko: Every week, a Zikoko quiz would most likely appear on the trending list. The platform has carved an indisputable niche for itself as the go-to youth-centred content churner. 
  76. Rhythm FM:  The radio station broadcasts in an urban contemporary radio format, playing a variety of music genres including R&B, hip hop, with a blend of culture and style.
  77. Inspiration FM: The faith-based station has a delicate blend of diverse topics to entertain its Target audience.
  78. Wazobia FM: Wazobia boasts of a vibrant blend of indigenous artistes from all over Nigeria. It is considered the station for the masses, as they mostly speak pidgin.
  79. Silverbird TV: Silverbird Television has established a brand that is laser-focused on entertainment. For anyone seeking to unwind and be entertained, Silverbird TV is the station to watch.
  80. Beat FM: For those who want a full complement of programming – traffic reports, weather forecasts, entertainment, news, sports programmes and much more – Beat FM is your go-to FM dial. 
  81. Pulse NG: The platform has given Nigerians direct access to their favourite celebrities, gleaning their deepest.
  82. Cool FM: The radio station is pure entertainment and vibes. With the latest music and bubbling presenters, the station has managed to establish a very loyal listening base.
  83. Channels TV: Channels TV is known for its political content. The station is constantly holding political debates. The station buzzed this week because of the Edo gubernatorial debate which is to be broadcasted live across its network.
  84. Rhythm FM:  The radio station broadcasts in an urban contemporary radio format, playing a variety of music genres including R&B, hip hop, with a blend of culture and style.
  85. Inspiration FM: The faith-based station has a delicate blend of diverse topics to entertain its Target audience.
  86. Wazobia FM: Wazobia boasts of a vibrant blend of indigenous artistes from all over Nigeria. It is considered the station for the masses, as they mostly speak pidgin.
  87. Silverbird TV: Silverbird Television has established a brand that is laser-focused on entertainment. For anyone seeking to unwind and be entertained, Silverbird TV is the station to watch.
  88. OnTV: Boasting a monthly reach of over 2million viewers, ONTV brings first-class programming, educative and entertaining TV concepts to viewers. The platform airs music, fashion, lifestyle, sports, movies, series, telenovelas, and news content.
  89. Bond FM: The station is the number one grassroots FM radio station in Nigeria.
  90. FM Urban : It’s music, music, and more music from this Lekki, Lagos based radio station.
  91. Bella Naija: The online publications has brought Nigerians updates on favourite celebrities.
  92. The Cable: The Cable is known for its hard-hitting news and investigative reporting. The platform has been on its toes providing Nigerians with the latest.
  93. Lagos Continental Hotel: One of the few  5-star hotels with a high rating on bookings.com (7.2).
  94. Punchng.com: Punch Newspapers pull in traffic both on their website and on social media. They also boast of massive engagement on all their platforms.
  95. TheNationOnline.net: This platform has risen in stature lately as one of the most authentic news platforms in Nigeria. You visit it knowing exactly what to expect – politics, business, entertainment, sports, and more. It is ranked 24 in Nigeria on Alexa. 
  96. Vanguardngr.com: This platform has continued to evolve to become one of Nigeria’s pre-eminent online platforms. It sets the pace in news offerings and keeps readers coming back to the site for more. The platform is ranked 25 on Alexa in Nigeria and 2,269 globally.
  97. Daily Post: Daily Post is determined to be one of the top news sites in Nigeria, with over 700,000 daily views on the site globally. It is ranked 1,841 on Alexa rankings. Daily Post makes use of sensational headlines to attract a ton of readers.
  98. Lagos Talks: The number one talk radio in the city of Lagos – focused on creating and encouraging conversations about issues that affect  Lagosians.
  99. Soul Food Restaurant: Seen the green background with a neon sign on social media? It is probably the Soul Food restaurant. This newly established restaurant is currently the talk of the town. Located in Akoka, near Unilag area, the restaurant provides an aesthetically pleasing location for photoshoots with friends.
  100. Samantha’s Bistro & Grill: Samantha’s Bistro & Grill is a modern bistro with simple, seasonal and well-prepared meals. This restaurant provides a calm ambience and a suitable place for group dining. Outdoor seating is also available for anyone with that particular preference.


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