Fela Kuti, Dorathy, Tirta Ayu Spa 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. Fela Kuti: BBC has premiered a new Fela documentary tagged, ‘Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat’. The new documentary features never seen before footages of the legendary singer before his demise, interviews with family and associates.
  2. Iyabo Ojo: Unfortunately, Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, lost her mother over the week. Mrs Victoria Olubunmi Fetuga passes on at the age of 63.
  3. Tosin Igho: Play Network Studios ‘Nneka The Pretty Serpent’ remake directed by Tosin Igho will make its way to cinemas on December 2018.
  4. Ndidi Obi: Ndidi Obi plays the lead star of the original film  ‘Nneka The Pretty Serpent’ remake which is billed to open in cinemas December 18, 2020.
  5. Regina Daniels: Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels and her husband Ned Nwoko were spotted dancing at an Abuja nightclub. The movie star shared videos from their night out via her Instagram page on Sunday, November 22, 2020.
  6. 9ice: Nigerian singer Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande also known as 9ice came out to appeal for his wife, Sunkami’s forgiveness after getting caught in a cheating scandal.
  7. Charly Boy: Nigerian veteran singer, Charles Oputa also known as Charly Boy shared a post about his daughter’s sexuality.
  8. Williams Uchemba: Actor Williams Uchemba and Brunella Oscar said their ‘I dos’ at the Dominion City Church, Lagos; providing fans with stunning pictures.
  9. DJ Cuppy: Nigerian disc jockey Florence Otedola popularly known as DJ Cuppy became the talk on social media when she revealed that she messed up her last relationship with a talent manager, Asa Asika.
  10. Paul Okoye: Paul Okoye and his estranged twin brother held separate birthday parties that were attended by closes friends, celebrities, and family members.
  11. Davido: Davido expressed sadness on social media over unending beef between the twin brothers.
  12. Dewy Oputa: Dewy Oputa, an advocate for the LGBT community in the United States of America, called out her father, Charly boy over his post about her sexuality.
  13. Runtown: Runtown’s Sudanese model girlfriend, Adut Akech stars in his new video for his song, ‘Kini Issue’.
  14. Reekado Banks: Artist Reekado Banks has featured Attifaya on new single, ‘You Dey Mad’.
  15. Lyta: Artiste Lyta has released a new single titled, ‘Everybody’. This would be his second single since he signed to Naira Marley’s Marlian Music.
  16. Basketmouth: Comedian Basketmouth released a star-studded album titled ‘Yabasi’. The album is meant to be a soundtrack for Papa Benji, his new movie which premieres at iMax on December 4, 2020.
  17. Zlatan: Nigerian artiste Zlatan has released a song titled ‘Lagos Anthem’.
  18. Omah Lay: Rising star, Omah Lay released a stunning EP titled ‘What Have We Done’. The record has shown that Omah Lay is truly talented.
  19. Yemi Alade: Yemi Alade released her fifth studio album, ‘Empress’. The album houses power collaboration which French music superstars Dadju, Vegedream, and an infectious pop duet with Rudeboy. Yemi Alade has released the dance video for her smash hit “I Choose You” featuring Dadju.
  20. Toke Makinwa: Media celebrity, Toke Makinwa directed comments at Lauretta Onochie, an aide to the presidency over her comments about the CNN documentary on the Lekki toll gate shooing.
  21. Kunle Afolayan: The Nollywood filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, insulted and accused a Twitter user of watching a pirated version of his latest Netflix film, ‘Citation’.
  22. Wizkid: Superstar, Wizkid, starred in a four-hour set on ‘YouTube Originals’. His performance was constantly hyped and praised on social media.
  23. Falz: Falz TheBahdGuy plays the role of Quam aka Sweet Boy Q in upcoming comedy-drama  ‘Quam’s Money’.
  24. Nse Ikpe Etim: The upcoming comedy-drama  ‘Quam’s Money’ also stars amazing actress, Nse Ikpe Etim. 
  25. Kayode Kasum: Anticipated comedy-drama, ‘Quam’s Money’  is written by Naz Onuzo and directed by Kayode Kasum. It follows the story of Quam Omole ( Falz), a security guard-turned-millionaire.
  26. Adina:  Afro-pop songstress Adina says she lives with her mother and intends to live with her till she finds her missing rib.
  27. Timaya: The prominent Nigerian artiste, Timaya, has finally released his sixth studio album, ‘Gratitude’.
  28. DJ Switch: Nigerian disc jockey and activist, DJ Switch, said the Nigerian government is a dictatorship with a democratic face during a chat with CNN’s Becky Anderson.
  29. Ramsey Nouah: Ramsey Nouah’s second directorial release, ‘Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story’ has gotten off to an impressive start with a total earning of N13, 567, 700 in its opening week.
  30. Erica Nlewedim: Erica Nlewedim was announced as the Legend Extra Stout and Star Radler brand influencer amidst relaunch.
  31. Tekno: Nigerian artiste Tekno released a new single titled, ‘Enjoy’. ‘Enjoy’ follows his recent release ‘Puttin’ and is produced by Blaise Beats. 
  32. Burna Boy: Nigerian Artiste, Burna Boy’s song ‘Way Too Big’ features in a new Beats By Dre advertisement.
  33. Femi Otedola: Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola spurred an interesting conversation asked his daughter, Temi, and boyfriend, Mr Eazi when they will be getting married.
  34.  M.I Abaga: Nigerian insurance company, Tangerine Life, has announced a partnership with musician, M.I. Abaga, to provide relief for Nigerians over the coming months.
  35. Empress Njamah: Nollywood actress Empress Njamah turned 40 and to celebrate the special day she released some very stunning photos.
  36. Kaffy: Popular dancer, Kaffy has partnered with HMO to unveil health insurance for Nigerian creatives.
  37. Seun Kuti: Nigerian singer Seun Kuti was very vocal about the alleged threats by the government to shut down the Afrika Shrine over his plans to hold #EndSars movement meetings in its premises.
  38. Umanu Elijah: Ebawa production is set to release a Nollywood’s first-ever music and dance college movie titled ‘Loud’, directed by Umanu Elijah.
  39. Desmond Ovbiagele: Desmond Ovbiagele directed the movie ‘The Milkmaid’ about the insurgency in Nigeria.
  40. Temi Otedola: Lifestyle blogger, Temi Otedola, plays protagonist, Moremi Oluwa, in new Kunle Afolayan movie, Citation. 
  41. Sharon Ooja: Sharon Ooja Egwurube showed up and out in a stellar yellow style over the week. 
  42. Jewel Jemila: Nigerian designer, Jewel Jemila was responsible for some of the best looks over the week; notably that of Sharon Ooja Egwurube.
  43. Bovi: Bovi‘s hilarious web series “Banana Republic” Season 2, is back with a banging second episode where the President of the Banana Republic is seen going the extra mile to ensure his mentor’s re-election.
  44.  Funmi Iyanda: Funmi Iyanda’s “Public Eye” is not on its fourth episode and it takes a deep dive into traditional medicine.
  45. Dimma Umeh: On the latest episode of her vlog, lifestyle vlogger Dimma Umeh shared a few details of a few weeks in her life and what she got up to.
  46. Sisi Yemmie: In this new vlog, Sisi Yemmie shared her step-by-step efo riro recipe that’s perfect for your party and get together.
  47. Phyno: KOD Music Group superstar Jeriq is closing the year by featuring Phyno on the remix to his single “Remember“, one of the standout tracks off the recently released “Hood Boy Dreams” EP.
  48. D’Banj: Records artist and producer, Cheekychizzy dropped the official video for his song “Big Vibe” featuring  D’Banj.
  49. Dorathy Bachor: BBNaija 2020 housemate Dorathy Bachor has constantly stunned fans and followers alike with her stunning looks. 
  50. Chef Chi: Girlfriend Chioma aka Chef Chi gave a remarkably thoughtful birthday gift to singer Davido of a gorgeous necklace with a photo of him and his mother, beautifully crested on it.
  51. Zlatan: Nigerian artiste, Zlatan released the official video for his latest hit song ‘Lagos Anthem’ produced by P Prime.
  52. Lady Donli: Nigerian artiste, Lady Donli, has served the official video for her double release “Rockstar Parole“.
  53. Lasisi Elenu: Lasisi Elenu’s “Mama and Papa Godspower” is back with a 9th episode which takes us to the world of the seemingly prophetic through a series of hilarious events.
  54. Mr Eazi: Mr Eazi has won the Latin Grammy 2020 award alongside J Balvin, for their collaboration on the track “Arcoiris” off J Balvin’s 2020 album “Colores” album.
  55. Maraji: Comedy skit maker Maraji has released a new skit that plays out the difference between African dog owners and “normal” dog owners in the funniest, most relatable way.
  56. Toyin Abraham: In a new vlog, Toyin Abraham talked about all the things her family had to do to survive and how she finally climbed the ladder of success.
  57. Laycon: BBNaija Lockdown winner, Olamilekan Agbeleshe popularly known as Laycon, is GOtv Nigeria’s latest brand ambassador.
  58. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu: Nollywood director Kunle Afolayan, whose latest film “Citation” has been on everyone’s lips, joined Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on this episode of “Rubbin’ Minds” and he shares more details about the success of the film.
  59. Stephanie Coker: Stephanie Coker and Olumide Aderinokun‘s little daughter, Ariella celebrated her 1-year-old birthday. In celebration, her mom posted lovely photos on Instagram.
  60. Mike Edwards: The final episode of “Celebrity Bumps: Mike + Perri” recently aired. It involved keeping up with Mike Edwards and Perri Shakes-Drayton as they welcomed Baby Matthew to the family.
  61. Johnny Drille: Amazing vocalist and songwriter, Johnny Drille is out again with another nerve-calming sound, this time, a mashup of John Legend‘s “You and I” and Bruno Mars‘ “Just the way you are“.
  62. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recently added another feather to her hat as Women’s Prize Winner of winners. She recently came under fire over comments surrounding transgender people.
  63. Don Jazzy: Don Jazzy announced his plans to host 20 of his followers in celebration of his birthday coming up on Thursday, November 26. Jazzy shared the news on social media. 
  64. Ushbebe: Nigerian comedian, Ushbebe, took to social media to celebrate 7 years of being married to his lovely wife. The star also prayed that they would last forever.
  65. Blackface: Blackface has accused Grammy-nominated star Burna Boy of trying to steal his ‘vibes and melodies’. Blackface said this in the lyrics of an unreleased song. 
  66. Omashola: BBNaija’s Omashola was left heartbroken following the death of his father. Fans on social media flooded Omashola’s Instagram page with condolence messages. 
  67. Teniola Olatoni: Teniola Olatoni’s new movie, The New Normal is set for its cinema release on Friday, November 20th, following the premiere at Adam and Eve Homeware stores. 
  68. Didi Ekanem: Nollywood actress, Didi Ekanem, revealed on social media that she was harassed and assaulted by men of the police force in Lagos for committing a road offense. 
  69. Saka: Actor Saka took to social media to narrate the emotional story behind a photo he took during his matriculation ceremony at OAU in 1986. 
  70. Mayorkun: Singer Mayorkun expressed heartbreak over the loss of his adorable dog called Kim. 
  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. Bella Naija: The online publications has brought Nigerians updates on favourite celebrities.
  77. 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.
  78. Lagos Continental Hotel: One of the few  5-star hotels with a high rating on bookings.com (7.2).
  79. 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.
  80. 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. 
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. Lagos Talks: The number one talk radio in the city of Lagos – focused on creating and encouraging conversations about issues that affect  Lagosians.
  84. 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.
  85. 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.
  86.  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.
  87. Inspiration FM: The faith-based station has a delicate blend of diverse topics to entertain its Target audience.
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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. 
  91. Pulse NG: The platform has given Nigerians direct access to their favourite celebrities, gleaning their deepest.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  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. 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.
  99. Bond FM: The station is the number one grassroots FM radio station in Nigeria.
  100. FMUrban : It’s music, music, and more music from this Lekki, Lagos based radio station.


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