Erica, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Soul Food Restaurant 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 artistes to filmmakers and hangout spots. See below the full list.

  1. Denola Grey: The dazzling fashionista unveiled a new hair choice through a video uploaded on social media. His new blonde look had the internet raving. 
  2. Rema: Divine Ikubor, known professionally as Rema, went viral after releasing a new video for his popular song, ‘Woman’. He also released a new inspirational masterpiece tagged “Starboy” featuring DJ Neptune and UMG artist, Alpha P.
  3. Simi: The music star, in a series of tweets, lamented on the abuse women suffer and encouraged women to demand the respect they deserve. This sparked a conversation that went viral on Twitter.
  4. Uche Elendu: Nigerian actress, Uche Elendu, via her Instagram page, recounted her near-death experience during the delivery of her daughter. 
  5. Olamide: Superstar, Olamide, teamed up with rising star, Omah Lay in a new video for the song, ‘Infinity’, which is currently the 4th trending video on YouTube and has over a million views in 6 days.
  6. Omah Lay: Budding superstar, Omah Lay earned rave reviews earlier this year with his EP, ‘Get Layd’. Although he has not left our speakers since then, he went viral with a surprise appearance in Olamide’s new video for his song, ‘Infinity’. He is set to release a new project titled ‘What Have We Done’.
  7. Vector: Rapper, Vector, spoke to the Pulse.Ng on his debut album ‘State of Surprise’s 10th year anniversary. 
  8. Akay Mason: Widely anticipated movie, ‘D.O.D’ ( ‘Day Of Destiny’) directed by  Akay Mason and Abosi Ogba, ‘D.O.D’ ( ‘Day Of Destiny’) will debut in cinemas on January 1, 2021.
  9. Rahama Sadau: Actress Rahama Sadau got into some controversy earlier after she posted pictures of her in a backless dress. Reports went around that she had been accosted by the police. Sadau came out to deny reports that she had been arrested and was about to be sentenced.
  10. Kaffy: Nigerian dance veteran, Kafayat Shafau-Ameh also known as Kaffy has been awarded Honorary Doctorate Escae Benin University. The award was conferred in recognition of Kaffy’s giant strides as a ‘pioneer in the business of dance in Africa’
  11. Harry Itie: New LGBTQ+ documentary, directed by Harry Itie, spotlights queer Nigerians as they detail the struggles of surviving amid homophobia.
  12. Tiwa Savage:  In a tell-all interview with Ebuka, entertainer Tiwa Savage spoke on meeting her ex-lover, TeeBillz, for the first time, her relationship with him, and the eventual messy breakup.
  13. Ebuka: Nigerian lawyer and media personality, Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu, is the host of Rubbin Minds and has continued to interview Nigerian superstars. He recently talked to entertainer Tiwa Savage in a very revealing interview. 
  14. MI Abaga: Nigerian rapper MI Abaga, in an op-ed on Aljazeera, called the #EndSars movement a monumental moment in the history of Nigeria.
  15.  Bella Shmurda: Nigerian entertainer, Bella Shmurda, featured Zlatan on his new single, ‘Cash App’.
  16. Zlatan: Bella Shmurda and Zlatan teamed up on Shmurda’s new single, ‘Cash App’.
  17. Lilian Afegbai: Actress Lilian Afegbai came out of the woods, back on to social media after swirling allegations surrounding her police officer mother. 
  18. Nina: The former reality TV star, Nina, shared photos of her son’s face for the first time, accompanied by a cute note for her son.
  19. Perruzi: Music artiste Perruzi returned to the spotlight with a new single titled, ‘Isolova’.
  20. Amaarae: Artiste Amaarae released her debut album titled, ‘The Angel You Don’t Know’.
  21. Bisola Aiyeola:  Brand new family comedy-drama film titled ‘Introducing The Kujus’ stars Bisola Aiyeola who also doubles as co-producer.
  22. Femi Jacobs: Actor, Femi Jacobs is set to star in the widely anticipated show, ‘Introducing The Kujus’. 
  23. Pulse NG: The platform has given Nigerians direct access to their favourite celebrities, gleaning their deepest.
  24. Toke Makinwa: Media star, Toke Makinwa, lost in court to ex-husband Maje Ayida in a defamation lawsuit.
  25. Michael Ugwu: FreeME Digital CEO, Michael Ugwu, got acquitted by an Ibadan court after a 7-year legal battle with iROKO Partners.
  26. Obi Emelonye: Obi Emelonye’s medical drama TV series, ‘Heart & Soul’ is set to premiere on Netflix two years after its official release.
  27. Davido: Nigerian music star, David Adeleke, released his widely anticipated album, ‘A Better Time,’ his third studio album and second album in one year. Three days after the album dropped, Davido announced via his Instagram account that the album had hit 100 million streams across all streaming platforms.
  28. Funke Akindele-Bello: Funke Akindele-Bello has emerged Molfix Nigeria’s first-ever Brand Ambassador.
  29. Wendy Lawal: Actress Wendy Lawal announced the passing away of her mother on Instagram.
  30. Yemi Alade: Yemi Alade featured French rapper, Dadju, on a new single, ‘I Choose You’.
  31. Mr. Eazi: Mr. Eazi and Tega Starr released a new video for the track, ‘French Kiss’.
  32. Emmanuella: The 10-year-old comedienne, Emmanuella built a house for her mum.
  33. Banky W: Banky W, Omawumi and others attend the MTN Y’ello Star premiere gala in Lagos.
  34. Omawumi: Omawumi showed up regally dressed to the MTN Y’ello Star premiere gala in Lagos.
  35. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’ for her novel, Half of a Yellow Sun. 
  36. TY Bello: TY Bello is back again with another episode of her spontaneous worship series; performing “Healing Water” featuring Toyebi and Nosa.
  37. Teniola Olatoni: Teniola Olatoni‘s new movie, ‘The New Normal’ is set to have its world premiere on Sunday, November 15th, 2020 in Lagos.
  38. Wizkid: The superstar entertainer released his widely anticipated album ‘Made in Lagos’ and Nigerians are yet to stop raving about it. He also delivered the official dance visualizer for his hot new track “Ginger” featuring Burna Boy.
  39. Burna Boy: Wizkid teamed up with Burna Boy on a hot new track “Ginger” on his latest album “Made In Lagos“.
  40. Dimma Umeh: In the latest of her vlog, Dimma Umeh searched her name on Google; humorously reacting to the results she found.
  41. Bolanle Olukanni: On an episode of “The Juice” season 4, Davido sat with Bolanle Olukanni, talking about his album, “A Better Time“ and the rumoured rivalry with Wizkid.\.
  42. FK Abudu: Feyikemi Abudu is one of the hosts of the most popular podcasts in Nigeria. The latest episode with Vunderkind got the whole internet raving.
  43.  Vee: Bbnaija lockdown housemate, Vee Iye served major looks in a Yoruba bride inspired attire in new photos on social media. 
  44. Linda Ayoola: Platoon’s services and Africa lead, Linda Ayoola was featured on Billboard’s Annual 40 Under 40 list. 
  45. Temi Adeniji: Senior VP, international strategy and operations, Warner Music Group, Temi Adeniji was featured on Billboard’s Annual 40 Under 40 list. 
  46. Tunji Balogun: Executive VP A&R, CA Records and Co-founder Keep Cool Tunji Balogun was also featured on Billboard’s Annual 40-Under-40 list. 
  47. Tunde Balogun: President, LoveRenaissance (LVRN) was also featured on Billboard’s Annual 40 Under 40 list.
  48. Dolapo Oni-Sijuwade: On the latest episode of her vlog, Dolapo Oni-Sijuwade revealed all that she packs in her hospital bag.
  49. Vanessa Gyimah: Vanessa Gyimah shared her review of her new product from Dermalogica, in a new skincare routine video.
  50. Dorathy: BBNaija’s Dorathy and Prince teamed up on one of the latest episodes of the #NdaniTGIFShow.
  51. Prince: Dorathy and Prince have always been loved for their sibling vibes from the BBNaija house and in the latest episode of the NdaniTGIF show, they gave viewers a good laugh.
  52. Temi Otedola: Social media star, fashionista and budding actress, Temi Otedola, played the lead role of Moremi Oluwa in Kunle Afolayan‘s new film “Citation“. She also bagged her first-ever BON nomination, alongside Munachi Abi, Bisola Aiyeola, Adesua Etomi, Toni Tones, Tobi Bakare amongst others.
  53. 2Face Idibia: Nigerian legendary singer, 2Face Idibia is set to headline the Exodus event holding in Abuja.
  54. Nathaniel Bassey: Nathaniel Bassey released a new song titled “Call On Me”.
  55. Lasisi Elenu: Over the week, Lasisi Elenu released a new episode of his show; “Mama and Papa Godspower”.
  56. Toyosi Etim-Effiong: Toyosi Etim-Effiong held a Press Conference for her Debut Book “Now You Know Me Better”.
  57. Kachi: The co-winner of “Ultimate Love” reality show, Onyekachi B. Ucheagwu, popularly known as Kachi talked with Chude Jideonwo revealing all that transpired between him and ex-lover Rosie, and what led to their breakup.
  58. Chude Jideonwo: Media entrepreneur and founder of Joy, Inc sat down with “Ultimate Love” reality show Kachi to discuss his broke relationship with Kachi. 
  59. Bovi: Bovi has just released the first episode (Russian War) of his web series “Banana Republic” season 2.
  60. DJ Cuppy: DJ Cuppy won the award for the best DJ in Africa at the 7th edition of the prestigious AFRIMMA Awards. The Disc Jockey and singer is also set to premiere the music video for her hit single “Karma” featuring Ghanaian dancehall singer Stonebwoy.
  61. DJ Neptune: The official music video for DJ Neptune‘s “Nobody” (Icons Remix), featuring Laycon and Joeboy is finally out to the excitement of fans.
  62. Laycon: Post BBN, Laycon has been on a winning path. He teamed up with DJ Neptune on  “Nobody”.
  63. Lil Kesh:  Lil Kesh has also announced his forthcoming album, “Ecstasy“.
  64. Ka3na: BBNaija reality stars, Ka3na and Prince cover the November issue of La Mode Magazine; showcasing radiance.
  65. Wathoni: 2020 Big Brother Naija reality star Wathoni Anyansi recently launched her first book “101 Tips On Parenting”.
  66. BamBam: BBNaija first couple, Bambam and Teddy A tied the knot in an elaborate white wedding in Dubai. The couple took to social media to celebrate their one year anniversary.
  67. Teddy A: Teddy A took to social media to share his love for wife, Bambam; espousing that he’s got her for life.
  68. Olu Jacobs: Popular Nigerian celebrity couple, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, recently took to social media to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. 
  69. Joke Silva: Taking to social media, Joke Silva announced to fans that she and her husband were celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary.
  70. Tony Umez: – Veteran Nollywood actor, Tony Umez celebrated his 21st wedding anniversary with his lovely wife.
  71. Mercy Eke: Reality star Mercy Eke is currently having the time of her life in Dubai. She was spotted rocking in an all-white stylish outfit posing with a white Lamborghini ride.
  72. Tope Alabi: Tope Alabi celebrated her wedding anniversary to her husband over the week. 
  73. Erica: Erica Nlewedim recently opened up about the many talents she has. She was also unveiled as the brand ambassador for Star Radler and Legend beer.
  74. Nengi: – BBNaija reality stars Nengi, Neo and Ozo were among celebrities present at actor Ramsey Nouah’s new movie premiere.
  75. Frank Edwards: Nigerian gospel singer, Frank Edwards, revealed why he does not have cars even though he loves them. The star said he gave his cars out two years ago because he wanted something different for himself.
  76. Williams Uchemba: Nollywood actor and comedian, Williams Uchemba officially wedded his stunning fiancée in a lovely traditional wedding ceremony. 
  77. Don Jazzy: Music producer Don Jazzy shared plans to go for BBN reality show, says he also wants to get a free car and other gifts.
  78.  D’banj: Singer D’banj has acquired a brand new luxury automobile.- a Rolls Royce worth over N100 million. 
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. 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. 
  83. 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. 
  84. Bella Naija: The online publications has brought Nigerians updates on favourite celebrities.
  85. 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.
  86. Lagos Continental Hotel: One of the few  5-star hotels with a high rating on (7.2).
  87. Punch Newspapers pull in traffic both on their website and on social media. They also boast of massive engagement on all their platforms.
  88. 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. 
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. Lagos Talks: The number one talk radio in the city of Lagos – focused on creating and encouraging conversations about issues that affect  Lagosians.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. Inspiration FM: The faith-based station has a delicate blend of diverse topics to entertain its Target audience.
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. 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. 
  99. Empress Njamah: Actress Empress Njamah posted a viral energetic video on her Instagram account to celebrate her birthday.
  100. Johnny Drille: The artiste returned with another nerve-calming mashup of John Legend‘s “You and I” and Bruno Mars‘ “Just the way you are“ on #JohnnysMusicMondays and everyone was totally hooked.


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