Kunle Afolayan, Kiki Mordi, Zikoko and more… | These are the top 100 people, places, and platform in Nigeria this week

  1. Arise TV: The station provided up-to-date information on the events surrounding the #EndSARS protests. They have since become the preferred station for content for a majority of Nigerian youths.
  2. Lil Frosh: Entertainer, Lil Frosh has denied assaulting his girlfriend again, despite allegations and photographs of his ex-lover’s battered face. He claimed her swollen face was as a result of an allergy.
  3. Buchi: Gospel veteran, Buchi is set to release his 9th studio album titled “11.59PM”. The veteran will release his new project on Saturday, November 14 coupled with an album listening event at Kulture Yard, Ikeja.
  4. Omah Lay: Rising star, Omah Lay has signed a recording contract with American record label, Warner Music Group.  Grammy-nominated Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy is also signed to Atlantic Records which is a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. Omah Lay also teamed up with American singer, 6lack on, ‘Damn [Remix]’.
  5. Davido: Nigerian entertainer, Davido, featured Lil Baby on his new single, ‘So Crazy’. ‘So crazy’ is Davido’s second single off his upcoming album, ‘A Better Time.’ The video is filled with stunning visuals; showcasing the flamboyant lifestyle. His song ‘Holy Ground’ featuring Nicki Minaj also leaked on social media; causing quite the stir.
  6. Biodun Stephen: Nigerians are anticipating the upcoming comedy-drama, ‘Introducing The Kujus’, which promises to bring all the entertainment you could ever wish for. The series is directed by Biodun Stephen and produced by Bisola Aiyeola and Winnie Okpapi.
  7. Vector: It seems there is good news to be heard as reports indicate that Rapper Vector is expecting a baby with his partner.
  8. Wizkid: The entertainer’s ‘Ginger’ featuring Burna Boy has made history as the first No. 1 song on the TurnTable Top 50. He released his album ‘Made in Lagos’ last week and it has continued to dominate the airwaves.
  9. Sweetcorn: Nigerian artiste, Sweetcorn, has debuted his first album titled “Ikenna”.
  10. Udoka Oyeka: Nollywood actor, director, Udoka Oyeka debuted another directorial short film titled ‘Listen’. The 18-minute film starring Imoh Eboh, Oluwakemi Ikusedun and Charles Etubiebi, follows the tale of Chisom (Imoh Eboh), a telepathic high school student.
  11.  Lilian Bach: Veteran actress, Lilian Bach, celebrated her golden jubilee by releasing stunning photos to mark her 50th birthday. Well-wishers gathered in the comment section to offer her kind words.
  12. Laycon: Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe also known as Laycon, the winner of the fifth season of Big Brother Naija clocked a year older over the week. He was gifted by his ever-loyal fanbase, a Mercedes Benz car to mark his birthday.
  13. Timaya: Nigerian singer, Timaya released the tracklist for his new album, ‘Gratitude’. The album will be Timaya’s seventh to be released under his label, DM Records. He also released a new video for his song, ‘Gra Gra’.
  14. DJ Spinall: Nigerian DJ, Spinall announced over the week that his fifth studio album is set to drop on December 11, 2020.
  15. Kunle Afolayan: The wait is finally over! Kunle Afolayan’s latest widely anticipated film, ‘Citation’, made its debut over the week and Nigerians couldn’t stop talking about it.
  16. Temi Otedola: Temi made her debut in Kunle Afolayan’s latest film, ‘Citation’. She plays the leading role of the female protagonist named ‘Moremi’. 
  17. Gabriel Afolayan: Gabriel Afolayan featured in the just-released movie ‘Citation’ playing as Temi Otedola’s love interest.
  18. Ibukun Awosika: Awosika’s role and performance in the movie ‘Citation’ can fool anyone that she’s not been acting for years now. Her acting remains one of the biggest highlights of the movie.
  19. Rahama Sadau: Actress, Rahama Sadau, was suspended by the northern movie industry over her controversial photos where she wore a backless dress. The Nigeria Police Force is set to probe Kannywood actress over her pictures.
  20. Damilola Orimogunje: Damilola Orimogunje’s latest film, ‘For Maria Ebun Pataki’ talks the hardly talked on the issue of postpartum depression
  21. Brymo: Nigerian entertainer Brymo released an E.P titled ‘Libel’ which latches on to the recent accusations of predatory behaviour. Through art, Brymo seems to claim their actions were libellous.
  22. TrikyTee: Former housemate BBNaija’s TrikyTee was appointed Senior Special Assistant to the Bayelsa state governor.
  23. Tiwa Savage: Tiwa Savage gave a tell-all interview on ‘The Dotty Show’ on Apple Music 1. She talked about about the current situation in Nigeria, working on her album ‘Celia’ and its timely themes, working with Beyonce on the Lion King soundtrack, turning 40 and Afrobeats.
  24. Deshinor: Rising Nigerian star, Deshinor released his debut EP, ‘Desh The EP’. This follows the record ‘Hip-Hop’; his collaboration with Laycon, the Big brother Naija Lockdown winner.
  25. DJ Neptune: Is there ever a thing like too many remixes? DJ Neptune has released 13 remixes to his hit song, ‘Nobody’. Generating over 90 million streams and topping Apple Music’s singles chart in eight countries, ‘Nobody’ has been one of Nigeria’s biggest songs of 2020.
  26. Brenny Jones: Brenny Jones released his breakout EP, ‘Don’t Jonze’. Brenny Jones put on display his amazing songwriting abilities with a refined highlife delivery.
  27. Chike: Entertainer, Chike, released a new single titled, ‘20.10.20 (Wahala Dey)’ about Lekki toll gate massacre. The single dropped after the release of ‘If You Nor Love [Remix]’ featuring Mayorkun.
  28. Teeto Ceemos: Teeto Ceemos released his new album, ‘Verses After Dark’. The album is a follow up to ‘Lataaro,’ his joint album with Rae Slick.
  29. Viktor Snipes: Nigerian born international artist, Viktor Snipes, lends his voice to matters concerning the current state of the country.
  30. 2Baba: Veteran singer, 2Baba released a new video for her song, ‘Target You’. The song is about a guy and a girl who admired each other from a distance and later fell in love with each other.
  31. Patoranking: Patoranking released a new video for his song, ‘Yo Body’. The song emphasises on the surreal beauty of the African’s woman body.
  32. Nengi: Former housemate BBNaija’s Nengi was appointed Senior Special Assistant to the Bayelsa state governor.
  33. Uyai Ikpe-Etim: Director, Uyai Ikpe-Etim’s lesbian love story, ‘Ife’ is set to debut in December.
  34. Olamide: Popular artiste, Olamide, spoke to the Pulse about his record label, YBNL Nation, the pressures of fame and his unreleased ‘Wonma’ video.
  35. Ruth Kadiri: Nollywood actress, Ruth Kadiri, celebrated her husband on their wedding anniversary. The actress took to her Instagram page on Friday, November 6, 2020, where she shared a photo of her hubby and captioned it with a cute short love note.
  36. Ike: Former BBNaija housemate, Ike, is set to release a tell-all book on his relationship with BBNaija housemate, Mercy Eke.
  37. Falz: Falz is set to reprise his role as Quam aka Sweet Boy Q in Inkblot’s latest production, ‘Quam’s Money’. He also released the official video for his song “Johnny“, taken from his 2019 album “Moral Instruction“.
  38. Jemima Osunde: ‘Quam’s Money’ is the sequel to Inkblot’s 2018 comedy, ‘New Money’ which follows the story of Toun, played by Jemima Osunde, a young fashion designer who discovers her billionaire father left her a fortune and a business empire to run.
  39. The Cavemen: The Cavemen released a new high-life single, titled ‘Bena’; much to the delight of their fans.
  40. Iyabo Ojo: Yoruba actress, Iyabo Ojo, declared that she has been receiving threats since she withdrew support for the All Progressives Congress and People’s Democratic Party; the two leading political parties in Nigeria.
  41. Kemi Adetiba: Prolific director, Kemi Adetiba, confirmed that she has wrapped up filming for the anticipated ‘King of Boys 2’.
  42. Dorathy: Former Big Brother housemate, Dorathy, celebrated a 25th birthday like no other after her fans gifted her a Mercedes Benz car gift worth N11M for her birthday.
  43. Bisola Aiyeola:  Brand new family comedy-drama film titled ‘Introducing The Kujus’ stars Bisola Aiyeola who also doubles as co-producer.
  44. Femi Jacobs: Actor, Femi Jacobs is set to star in the widely anticipated show, ‘Introducing The Kujus’. 
  45. Pulse NG: The platform has given Nigerians direct access to their favourite celebrities, gleaning their deepest.
  46. Abimbola Craig: Nollywood film producer and actress Abimbola Craig turned 34 on and she shared some breathtaking photos to celebrate the day. Well-wishers took to the comment section to share in her joy.
  47. Uche Natori: Makeup  Youtuber, Uche Natori, shared a new video detailing her first impressions of the NARS Soft Matte Complete foundation.
  48. DJ Switch: Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch, was among the peaceful protesters at the 10-20-2020 Lekki Toll Gate shooting. She live-streamed the event. Peter Okoye’s personal assistant Charles Abi confirmed that the DJ is not in the country, but refused to disclose her current location for safety reasons. Charles also confirmed that DJ Switch was being threatened.
  49. Taaooma: Content creator, Taaooma, is set to feature in a hilarious new comedy show tagged; ‘Court!!!’.
  50. Lasisi Elenu: Lasisi Elenu adopts his character, Atomic bomb, in the new show ‘Court!!!’; playing the role of a lawyer.  
  51. MC Lively: Comedian MC lively makes a hilarious lawyer in the new comedy show ‘Court!!!’; where he is seen defending his client in a divorce proceeding.
  52. Josh Amor: Nigerian menswear brand Josh Amor has launched its debut collection of well-tailored suits that has got Nigerians talking non-stop since.
  53. Uche Pedro: Premium men’s lifestyle magazine Mode Men named BellaNaija’s Founder/CEO, Uche Pedro, amongst the 60 most influential people in Nigeria.
  54. Toyin Leshi: Gospel music minister Toyin Leshi, together with Her Divine Melodies released a new album titled “My Love Song“.
  55. Modupe Odele: Lawyer, Modupe Odele was stopped from travelling for her birthday by immigration officials at the airport and had her passport seized. Reports say the reason for this was because she was active in releasing detained EndSARS protests. She has finally gotten her passport back.
  56. Nonye Nkwocha: Nigerian menswear brand KochHouse led by Nonye Nkwocha has launched its end of the year collection titled Kwechiri which is an Igbo slogan for resilience, persistence, and overall the joy of overcoming.
  57. Mike Edwards: Mike Edwards, former Big Brother housemate, has continued to feed his fans with the adorable content of his son, Matthew Edwards.
  58. Erica Nlewedim: Erica Nlewedim has refused to ease up on the pressure. She is constantly publishing pictures showcasing stunning looks.
  59. Wana Sambo: Womenswear brand Wana Sambo has announced the launch of its new line that caters to curvy women.
  60. Sisi Yemmie: Food blogger, Sisi Yemmie, has continued to educate her viewers on the best recipes to achieve the perfect food taste. In a new vlog, Sisi Yemmie shows us how she makes her fluffy and yummy dinner rolls, without much stress. 
  61. Dimma Umeh: Lifestyle blogger, Dimma Umeh, in her recent episode, took us through her day in an episode of her vlog.
  62. Toolz:  Tolu Oniru-Demuren aka Toolz, revealed all in an interview with Bellanaija; detailing what it feels like being a mum. 
  63. Broda Shaggi: Ace comedian, and skit maker, Samuel A. Perry, popularly known as Broda Shaggi is out with a new action-comedy, titled “The Robbery“.
  64. Bovi: Comedian Bovi is back with another episode of his web series “Banana Republic“. It details the drama ensues as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria prepares to present his presidential speech.
  65. Toke Makinwa: The ever-so-graceful Toke Makinwa celebrated her 36th birthday in style with an intimate private dinner. She shared some glamorous pictures on her social media page.
  66. Bukie: Bukie of The Kitchen Muse is back with another banging recipe. She recently uploaded a vlog detailing the perfect pepper mix recipe for pepper mixed based cooking on the latest episode of her vlog. 
  67. Funmi Iyanda: Funmi Iyanda is making a stunning re-appearance on TV. In the second Episode 2 of her new talk show “Public Eye” she discusses the impact of cyber-crime and a workable solution with cybersecurity and forensic science experts. 
  68. Cee-C: The eccentric Cynthia Nwadiora, aka Cee-C, turned 28 over the week. In celebration, she shared some sultry photos on her Instagram page.
  69. Yemi Alade: Yemi Alade comes through with another energetic live session, performing her song “Night And Day“, off her “Woman Of Steel” album.
  70. DJ Cuppy: A behind the scenes look at the glam up behind Cuppy’s “Original Copy” cover shoot was recently released to the public; revealing the inspiration behind the project.
  71. Kiki Mordi: Investigative journalist, and writer Kiki Mordi emerged one of the 2020 #MTVEMA Gen Change Winners for being one of those that championed the #EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutality movement in Nigeria.
  72. Johnny Drille: Johnny Drille released a moving cover of the song “Goodness of God” by Bethel music. His soothing voice serves as a warm balm in the hearts of many.
  73. Ini Dima-Okojie: In an episode of her vlog, Nollywood actress Ini Dima-Okojie hosts her besties Mimi Onalaja and Aderinsola Fabikun to a fun time where they answer personal questions from her, as they play the “Who knows me best” game.
  74.  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.
  75. Inspiration FM: The faith-based station has a delicate blend of diverse topics to entertain its Target audience.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. 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. 
  79. Bond FM: The station is the number one grassroots FM radio station in Nigeria.
  80. Urban FM: It’s music, music, and more music from this Lekki, Lagos based radio station. 
  81. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The author recently released her latest book, Zikora, and it has remained the top-selling E-book in the Nigerian literary space.
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. 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.
  85. 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. 
  86. 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. 
  87. People’s Gazette: People’s Gazette has really shone during this period, bringing Nigerians breaking news stories on the SARS protests and more.
  88. Bella Naija: The online publications has brought Nigerians updates on favourite celebrities.
  89. 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.
  90. Debo Macaroni: The skit maker has found a creative way to fuse his content with activism. He continues to be vocal about holding the government accountable.
  91. Lagos Continental Hotel: One of the few  5-star hotels with a high rating on bookings.com (7.2).
  92. 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.
  93. 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. 
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. Lagos Talks: The number one talk radio in the city of Lagos – focused on creating and encouraging conversations about issues that affect  Lagosians.
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. Adekunle Gold: Nigerian superstar singer Adekunle Gold has released the music video to his song “Okay” taken off his latest project “Afropop Vol. 1”.
  100. Stan Nze: The actor plays the lead character, Ahanna, in the upcoming Play Network Studios’ remake of Amaka Igwe’s 1995 film, ‘Rattlesnake’ 


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