Laycon, Isreal Adesanya, Eko Hotel | 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. Trikytee: Former Big Brother housemate came under fire when allegations went round that he had demanded N500,000 to take part in the #EndSars protest. He refuted the claims, stating the rumours were baseless and should be ignored.
  2. Simi: The Nigerian music star has been very vocal in the #EndSARS protests. She kicked against the plans by the government requesting for representatives from the #EndSars protest for dialogue.
  3. D’banj: Nigerian singer D’banj released a statement saying that he stands in ‘solidarity’ with the Nigerian youths who are protesting against police brutality in the country. He added that he knows what it is to lose a child and the pain that comes with it.
  4. Eniola Badmus: Reports circulated that actress, Eniola Badmus was shot during the violent crackdown by security operatives at the Lekki toll gate. However, the actress came out to refute claims of getting shot during the attack at the Lekki toll gate.
  5. Wizkid: The Nigerian superstar doesn’t mince words especially when he’s referring to the President of Nigeria. The music star called out the president and his vice, asking them to resign from office over their ‘incompetence.’
  6. Uche Elendu: Nollywood actress Uche Elendu’s shop was vandalised and looted by hoodlums.
  7. 2Face Idibia: Nigerian music legend, 2Baba Idibia, has slammed his former bandmate Blackface for saying he never spoke up during the PDP administration.
  8. Blackface: The artiste got into a public spat with 2Face on social media. Blackface had called 2Face out for ‘looking away’ when the country experienced unrest during the administration of former President Obasanjo.
  9. Kunle Afolayan: The experienced Nigerian filmmaker has revealed that a script based on the October 20 Lekki shooting is being developed, with plans to document the shocking Lekki shooting.
  10. Dami Orimogunje: The fast-rising, ‘Losing My Religion’ director has called on Nigerian filmmakers to desist from overcrowding the comedy genre.
  11. Burna Boy: Burna Boy, in an interview with Sky News, said that the #EndSars protest in Nigeria has changed the political dynamics of the country.
  12. Cossy Orjiakor: During the #EndSars protests in Lagos, Nollywood actress, Cossy Orjiakor came out to support the movement and she also celebrated her birthday on the streets with protesters.
  13. Tiwa Savage: Tiwa Savage and Beyonce’s mom, Tina Knowles, get into an ugly spat on social media. 
  14. Davido: Nigerian music star, Davido criticised those who were behind the looting and destruction of properties belonging to both government and private individuals across the country.
  15. Iyabo Ojo: Popular Yoruba actress, Iyabo Ojo, vows to never campaign or vote for a PDP or APC member. 
  16. Falz: Popular Nigerian Rapper, Falz, spoke to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on the #EndSars protest in Nigeria; declaring that he is not afraid to die.
  17. Chioma Avril: Nigerian singer Davido’s fiancee, Chioma Avril got a sweet tattoo of their son, Ifeanyi’s name on her hand.
  18. Mazi Codex: Mazi Codex released his EP ‘Drill Set’ and it features incredible production.
  19. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde: The Nigerian actress came under fire over following her comments on the lives lost during the #EndSars protest in Lekki toll gate in which she asked the family members of the bereaved to step out to ascertain if it actually took place.
  20. Temi Otedola: Temi Otedola is starring in her first movie role as Moremi, the lead character in ‘Citation’. It is set to be released on November 6 on Netflix.
  21. Ada Ameh: Ada Ameh’s daughter died after surgery in Abuja. The actress then went on to appeal to the federal government and the Lagos state governor to allow her travel to Abuja for the burial of her daughter.
  22. Desmond Elliot: The actor/politician came under major fire for reportedly pushing a bill to regulate and control free speech on social media during a plenary session at the Lagos State House of Assembly. He refuted the claims, however.
  23. Dr Olufunmilayo: Medical doctor and social media influencer,  Dr Olufunmilayo, was the face of major controversy as he called out Desmond Elliot for reportedly pushing a bill to regulate and control free speech on social media during a plenary session at the Lagos State House of Assembly.
  24. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The acclaimed writer wrote an article titled “Nigeria Is Murdering Its Citizens”, which was published by the New York Times on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. She is also set to release a new book titled Zikora. 
  25. Skales: Music entertainer, Skales, lends his voice to the #EndSARS protest with his new music “Tell Us”.
  26. Chude Jideonwo:  Host of “WithChude“ series, Chude Jideonwo, has been interviewing and talking to key faces of the #EndSARS movement.
  27. Rinu Oduala: Human rights activist, Rinu Oduala, spoke to Chude Jideonwo on the #EndSARS Peaceful Protests; sharing her experience. She was also nominated as one of the leaders for the Lagos State Judicial Panel. 
  28. Testimony Jaga: Gospel singer, Testimony Jaga, encouraged everyone to “speak up louder and clearer, “We all are Nigerians” with his new music and video titled “Soro Soke“.
  29. TY Bello: TY Bello released and performed “Ope Loye O” in a new episode of her spontaneous worship series. 
  30. DJ Switch: DJ Switch, who was among the peaceful protesters present when soldiers opened fire and streamed the scene live on her Instagram, shared her experience in another video.
  31. Ideh Innocent: Ideh Innocent shared, in an online interview with Chude Jideonwo, his experience of the shooting at Lekki Toll Gate.
  32. Bovi: On episode 8 of Bovi‘s comedy series, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has to unravel a case of stolen funds.
  33. Majekodunmi Temitope: She was nominated as one of the leaders for the Lagos State Judicial Panel. 
  34. Sisi Jemimah: Food vlogger Sisi Jemimah released a new vlog! on the latest episode, she shared her vegetable and chicken spring rolls recipe as well as her easy spring roll wrapper recipe.
  35. Morayo Brown: Morayo Afolabi-Brown, anchor of the programme ‘Your View’ on TVC, shared her experience during the attack at the TV station.
  36. Mike Edwards: He was very vocal during the EndSARS campaign. He’s also actively promoted his cigar brand. 
  37. Perri Edwards: Mike and Perri Edward‘s baby, Matthew Edwards is super charming in a new photo uploaded on his IG account with the caption “God dun butter my bread ”. 
  38. Wole Soyinka: Veteran writer, Wole Soyinka, penned down his perspective on the EndSARS protests. 
  39. Joeboy: Sensational Tanzanian vocalist, Zuchu released a classic track titled “Nobody” featuring Joeboy, jointly produced by Trony, Lizer Classic and video directed Kenny.
  40. Kaliné: Kaliné released a new episode of her “Just Kaline Sessions” and on this episode, she’s lending her voice to protest the SARS and police brutality in Nigeria, with the song “A Nigerian Dream“.
  41. Shaybo: Afro-rap artist Shaybo has put out the visuals for her hit track “Dobale”.
  42. Johnny Drille: Entertainer, Johnny Drille released a timely rendition of Bob Marley‘s “Redemption Song” and Nigerians couldn’t stop raving about it.
  43. Dakore Egbuson: Nollywood actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, celebrated her birthday last week and celebrated in grand style.
  44. Ka3na: #BBNaija’s Ka3na officially introduced her daughter to her followers for the first time with photos she shared on her Instagram page. 
  45. Dimeji Ajibola: Dimeji Ajibola‘s highly anticipated movie “Ratnik” has been announced to be in cinemas on November 6.
  46. Osas Ighodaro Ajibade: The actress is set to feature in the action-packed neo-Nollywood movie, Ratnik. 
  47.  Iya Rainbow:  Iya Rainbow, also known as Idowu Philips, celebrated her 78th birthday. She released some amazing pictures on social media.
  48. Genevieve Nnaji: In 2019, Nigeria’s first-ever entry for the international feature film Oscar category, “Lionheart”, the directorial debut movie of Genevieve Nnaji was struck out of the Oscars as it predominantly features English dialogue. It led to the outrage that has paid off as the Academy awards submissions announced the approval of Nigerian Pidgin English as a non-English (Foreign language) recording dialogue in films by the Oscars.
  49.  Mo Abudu: It is reported that Mo Abudu sent a letter to the Academy awards to appeal their language rule.  The Academy awards submissions eventually announced the approval of Nigerian Pidgin English as a non-English (Foreign language) recording dialogue in films by the Oscars.
  50. Didi Akinyelure: She spoke to Bella Naija about her inspiration, why she started and her Paris fashion week debut.
  51. Arise TV: The station has brought Nigerians live updates on the #EndSARS protests, covering the protest locations and activities. 
  52. Zikoko: Zikoko put off all its usual content and tailored its stories around the current SARS protests in Nigeria. 
  53. People’s Gazette: People’s Gazette has really shone during this period, bringing Nigerians breaking news stories on the ongoing SARS protests.
  54. Bella Naija: The online publications has brought Nigerians updates on the favourite celebrities engaged in the ongoing #EndSARS protests.
  55. 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 on the ongoing protests.
  56. Sahara Reporters: It is expected that the publication is front and centre with news on the ongoing protests, considering its founder, Omoyele Sowore is a fervent activist. 
  57. Premium Times: The publication has provided Nigerians with updates #EndSARS protests in the country.
  58. Sisi Yemmie: Food and lifestyle vlogger, Sisiyemmie, was shocked to hear the terrible experience of Nigerians who have been victims of police brutality.
  59. Taaooma: The content creator continues to bring new ways to entertain and engage her audience. She’s creatively imputed activism into her skits.
  60. Ben Murray-Bruce: The Nigerian ex-senator took to social media to celebrate his mum as she clocked 94. Many Nigerians sent him and his mother well wishes.
  61. Tara Fela-Durotoye: Nigerian lawyer and beauty entrepreneur, Tara Fela-Durotoye’s was vandalized by hoodlums. She encouraged entrepreneurs via her instagram post. 
  62. Toke Makinwa: The popular OAP told her followers to find the strength to move on from the past events in the country; encouraging them to take some time off to heal. 
  63. Clem Ohameze: The popular Nigerian actor was recently a victim of an attack by hoodlums. The veteran film star was injured and his money and phones were collected. 
  64. DJ Cuppy: Singer, DJ Cuppy, reacted to the Lekki toll gate massacre with strong emotions; sharing a photo of herself in tears. 
  65. Yomi Casual: Fashion designer Yomi Casual shared a devastating video of his store after hoodlums looted and damaged the building structure. He urged people to stay safe.
  66. Runtown: Popular singer, Runtown, is one of the key personalities of the #EndSARS protests.  recently took to social media to share his candid advice with Nigerian youths. He advised that they do not let others divide them. 
  67. Nse Ikpe Etim: Nigerian actress, Nse Ikpe Etim recently clocked a year older but decided to mourn young Nigerians who lost their lives instead of a celebration. 
  68. Rema: Singer Rema took to social media to recount how his brother bled to death after surgery was performed on him with candlelight. Rema stated that his brother was wrongly operated on.
  69. Stella Damasus: Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus, has been very vocal in support of the #EndSARS protests. She recently took to social media to stand by popular singer and politician, Banky W, after he was criticised for his leadership actions.
  70.  Laycon: BBNaija 2020 Lockdown edition winner, Laycon has announced that he is recording and we cannot wait to listen. The artist also donated a huge sum of money to a sickle cell foundation.
  71. Simi: Singer Simi has talked about Nigeria in a series of heartfelt posts shared on her Twitter page. The singer noted how citizens are already used to suffering and how giving bribes has become the order of the day. The singer has been very vocal about the #EndSARS protests.
  72. Treasure Daniels: The Nigerian actress just got engaged. The star took to social media to share the exciting news with photos. 
  73. Bukunmi Oluwasina: Nollywood’s Bukunmi Oluwasina recently shared her plans to inspire more young talented female footballers in celebration of her hitting 1.9 million followers.
  74. Ozo: BBNaija star, Ozo took to social media to send words of love to his fans due to the happenings in the country. He also pleaded with them to stay safe at home.
  75. Williams Uchemba: Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba, clocked a year older on October 22, 2020, but was not in the best of moods. He mourned fallen Nigerians.
  76. Okey Bakassi: Okey Bakassi, Nigerian comedian a year older, and the star took to social media to celebrate. His fans and colleagues wished him well. 
  77. Daddy Freeze: Nigerian OAP, Daddy Freeze, recently got people buzzing on social media after he said that the best investment they (the government) can make is lifting the poor out of poverty. 
  78. Lilian Bach: Nollywood actress, Lilian Bach, has lamented on social media after her store was completely emptied by hoodlums who looted a popular mall in Lagos.
  79. Erica: The Big Brother Naija housemate vocally spoke against the Lekki Massacre. She has also been seen making cute banter with fellow housemate KIddwaya.
  80. Kiddwaya: Kiddwaya declares that he is a private person but most often than not his cute affection for Erica is not something he is afraid to share with the world.  
  81. Yetunde Bakare: Nollywood actress, Yetunde Bakare, has shared her grievances with movie producers. The film star talked about producers who usually complained when she charged a professional fee for her work. 
  82. Brymo: Brymo was confronted by his fans on why he didn’t partake in the #EndSARS protests.He replied saying that this was because people truly didn’t care and that he had been ‘talking for a minute’.
  83. Bobrisky: Popular Personality, Bobrisky shared how her kindness saved her from and attack from hoodlums.
  84. Hard Rock Cafe: 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.
  85. Shiro Restaurant Bar: With 429 reviews on TripAdvisor, Shiro Restaurant is ranked first of 8 Japanese restaurants in Lagos, and first among 252 restaurants in Lagos.
  86. Urban FM: It’s music, music, and more music from this Lekki, Lagos-based radio station. 
  87. Wazobia FM: This unique-styled radio station is rated 4.7 (out of 5) on Online Radio Box. 
  88. Bond FM: The station is the number one grassroots FM radio station in Nigeria. 
  89. Fisayo Fosudo: The content creator got verified on Youtube, reaching a very important landmark.
  90. TVC News: The  Nigerian 24-hour television news channel got attacked by hoodlums and set on fire.
  91. Channels TV: Channels TV is known for bringing Nigerians all the political content they desire. The station was also attacked by hoodlums.
  92. Sam Adeyemi: The Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre and Principal Consultant, Sam Adeyemi GLC, has been a voice of reason during the protests. Through series of tweets, the public speaker has demanded an end to police brutality, a quick response from the government and also urged the youths to take advantage of the #EndSARS protest to secure deep change for the nation’s development.
  93. Feyikemi Abudu: No one can talk about the current #EndSARS protests without mentioning her.  The business consultant and podcaster has passionately lent her voice to the struggle and consistently calls for funds to support the protesters. She raised over 2 Million naira ($5,200.00) for protestors in 2 days. 
  94. Savvy Rinu: She is the true definition of a powerful woman. Even with threats against her, she continues to speak against police brutality and actively participates in the protests. She was appointed as the youth representative at the Lagos Judicial panel.
  95. Small Doctor: Saying that Adekunle Temitope, better known by his stage name Small Doctor, led a protest doesn’t quite suffice – the entertainer pulled a massive crowd from Agege to join other protesters at the seat of government in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. He’s continued to actively speak out against the government. 
  96. Oli Ekun: The Yoruba voice actor and influencer put his own skills to use when he created a voice memo in the Yoruba language targeted at the older generation. He’s continued to entertain Nigerians with his content.
  97. Instablog9ja: The platform has mastered the art of driving engagement. It constantly publishes the hottest entertainment gist and sometimes poses some very controversial questions. 
  98. 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.
  99. Ake Art and Book Festival:  Due to the pandemic, the yearly festival has been moved online. This has not impeded on the growing anticipation festival, as the platform rolls out a guest list. Wole Soyinka, amongst other greats, is set to be present at the event.
  100. 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. 


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