Osita Iheme, Tacha, The NATIVE 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. Osita Iheme: The legendary actor has featured in various iconic Nollywood movies over the years. Social media has since been saturated with humorous Osita memes bound to make people crack up laughing.
  2. Oxlade: Popular entertainer, Oxlade released a new video for his song, ‘O2’.
  3. Omah Lay: On Sunday, December 13, 2020, news broke on social media that KeyQaad and Warner Music artist, Omah Lay had been arrested in Kampala Uganda. Reports suggest that the detainment was as a result of the singer’s performance which held at The Big Brunch, Speke Resort, Wavamunno Rd, Kampala.
  4. MI Abaga: Over the week, Hennessy Nigeria released the third instalment of their three-part Hennessy Cyphers as part of Hennessy Artist 2020. It’s the second phase of the project. The project features entertainers MI Abaga, Vector, Jesse Jagz and Teeto Ceemos. For his verse in the show, MI Abaga dropped some truly memorable lines for social media with his verse about Segalink and the ‘Feminist Coven.’ 
  5. Vector: Entertainer, Vector, featured on the third instalment of Hennesy’s three-part Hennessy Cyphers. His verse in the show talked on his barrack roots, twitter hate and his indifference to ‘best rapper’ conversations. 
  6. Phyno: In his new song, ‘For the money’, the entertainer sings about living loud and lavish.
  7. Peruzzi: The entertainer teamed up with Phyn to deliver a bopping single titled, ‘For the money’. He also features Fireboy on new single, ‘Southy Love’.
  8. Flavour:  On December 4, 2020, Nigerian superstar, Flavour released his seventh studio album, ‘Flavour of Africa.’  The album continues to be the talk of the town.
  9. Simi: Sonorous singer, Simi released the music video to her song ‘There For You’ featuring Ms. Banks and a very uncanny Denola Grey-lookalike.
  10. Naira Marley: Over the week, Naira Marley released a new single tagged, ‘Koleyewon’.
  11. Charles Okpaleke: Nigerian filmmaker, Charles Okpaleke has confirmed the forthcoming film titled ‘The Six’ will debut alongside other announced remakes slated for 2021.
  12. Gideon Okeke: Gideon Okeke makes Nigerians proud, giving a stunning performance as the lead in a Japan-Nigeria coproduction titled, ’20 Pound Dream’.
  13. Andy Amadi Okoroafor: Andy Amadi Okoroafor’s widely anticipated feature film, ’20 Pound Dream’ is now streaming exclusively on Showmax.
  14. Tolu Olowofoyeku: Tolu Olowofoyeku is one of the Nigerian comic artists to have founded comics company, Kugali. Disney recently confirmed its partnership with the Pan-African comics company on a forthcoming animated series, ‘Iwájú’.
  15. Ziki Nelson: Ziki Nelson is one of the Nigerian comic artists to have founded comics company, Kugali. Disney recently confirmed its partnership with the Pan-African comics company on a forthcoming animated series, ‘Iwájú’.
  16. Hamid Ibrahim: Hamid Ibrahim is one of the Nigerian comic artists to have founded comics company, Kugali. Disney recently confirmed its partnership with the Pan-African comics company on a forthcoming animated series, ‘Iwájú’.
  17. Vclef: Fast-rising artist, Vclef, released a new single titled, ‘Dejavu’.
  18. iBEH: Singer-songwriter from Abia State, iBEH, impressed critics with his ‘RoseMade Ep’.
  19. Yemi Love: Soul Singer Yemi Love has announced her return to the studio; spreading some much needed Christmas joy.
  20. Mr. P:  Mr. P’s new album, ‘The Prodigal’ new project will feature collaborations with Singah, Wande Coal, Simi, Teni, Tamar Braxton, Mohombi, DJ Switch, Tiwa Savage and OvieKelz.
  21. Mayorkun: Popular entertainer, Mayorkun features on Ayanfe’s new single, ‘What’s Going On’.
  22. Davido: Superstar, Davido alongside entertainers Sinzu and Mayorkun are set to feature on Yonda’s new EP, ‘Wild Blue’. The entertainer also suffered a great loss after the death of his private bodyguard Ogbeide Tijani Olamilekan aka TeeJay.
  23. The Cavemen: The fast-rising High-life group recently released spanking new music titled ‘Who No Know Go Know’ and also performed at ARISE Fashion week.
  24. DJ Spinall: DJ Spinall recently released his fifth album, ‘Grace’.
  25. Tekno: Singer Tekno released a debut album titled, ‘Old Romance’.
  26. Wizkid: Wizkid snatched a nomination at the MTV Africa Music Awards. He was nominated in the category of Artist of the Year. He won the Best African act ward at the MOBO awards.
  27. Burna Boy: Burna Boy snatched two nominations at the MTV Africa Music Awards. He was nominated in the category of Best Male, and Artist of the Year. He won the Best international act award at the MOBO awards.
  28. Tiwa Savage: Tiwa Savage got two nominations at the MTV Africa Music Awards. She was nominated in the category of Artist of the Year and Best Female. She also gave a stunning performance of the song ‘Koroba’.
  29. Yemi Alade: Yemi Alade snatched a nomination at the MTV Africa Music Awards. She was nominated in the category of Best Female and Best Lockdown Performance. 
  30. Fireboy: The singer teamed up with entertainer, Peruzzi to deliver a new single titled, ‘Southy Love’.
  31. Joeboy: Singer Joeboy released a new video for his song, ‘Celebration’. The gospel-tinged song follows recent singles ‘Lonely’ and ‘Call’.
  32. Mr. Eazi: On December 9, 2020, Nigerian singer, Mr. Eazi took to Twitter to announce that his fans would be able to make money by streaming his music.
  33. Eniola Badmus: Nollywood movie star Eniola Badmus advised the general public to desist from body-shaming her so as not to send her to an early grave.
  34. Kemi Adetiba: Nollywood filmmaker, Kemi Adetiba has confirmed that her forthcoming production, ‘King Of Boys 2’ will be a Netflix original.
  35. Don Jazzy: Nigerian music mogul Don Jazzy was recently hosted by a leading digital bank in the country, V bank, for his birthday.
  36. Reminisce: Entertainers, Reminisce and Adekunle Gold came together to produce a new single titled, ‘Toxic.
  37. Adekunle Gold: Adekunle Gold is set to join forces with Reminisce to prepare for their upcoming EP.
  38. Liya: Davido’s first female artist and DMW’s first lady, Liya released her second single on the label, ‘Melo.’ 
  39. Angelman: Nigerian-American artist Angelman has released a new brand new track titled ‘China’.
  40. Tacha: Former housemate of the reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, Natacha Akide also known as Tacha advised people to stop pushing the narrative that women need marriage more than men.
  41. Falana: Singer ‘Falana’ released a new song titled ‘Teletele,’ inspired by the EndSars protests.
  42. Yul Edochie: Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has said his wife never frustrated him when he had no sustainable job.
  43.  Tems: Temilade Openiyi aka Ms Tems, who also performed at The Big Brunch, Kampala, Uganda was also arrested with her manager, Muyiwa Awoniyi. They are still in detention at this time.
  44.  Seun Kuti: Seun, son of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela, stated that gunshots were fired during a party on Allen Avenue, Lagos, on Saturday because his life was under threat.
  45.  Pascal Okechukwu: Show promoter Pascal Okechukwu aka Cubana Chief Priest attacked DJ Cuppy online for carelessly tagging him in her posts.
  46.  Adanna Steinacker: The popular Nigerian family and lifestyle YouTuber released an adorable video on her platforms to announce her latest pregnancy.
  47.  Kat3na: BBN’s Ka3na bends the knee at her first meeting with the legendary music producer Don Jazzy.
  48.  Zikoko: The popular relatable content and lifestyle website has released another edition of their Naira life series.
  49. Toolz: Tolu Oniru Demuren popularly known as Toolz recently released cute photographs of her son whom she playfully tagged ‘Chairman’ on his second birthday celebration.
  50. Stephanie Coker: The beauty and style influencer shared some hot pictures of herself in a steamy navy-blue number as she stepped out for the premier of the movie “Nneka the Pretty Serpent.”
  51. Onyi Bekeh: Nigerian style icon and digital creator posted creatively styled photographs on her platform in collaboration with some up-and-coming Nigerian fashion stylists and photographers.
  52.  Idia Aisien: Star of the remake of the Nollywood blockbuster ‘Nneka the Pretty Serpent stepped out in a regal golden, serpent draped gown for the movie premier.
  53. Dodos Uvieghara: Popular beauty and style influencer, also known as Iamdodos_style released some picture-perfect posts on her platform over the weekend sporting several designer brands.
  54. Laycon: Winner of BBN 2020 has been featured on the cover page of Media room hub magazine for the December issue.
  55. ARISE Fashion Week: ARISE Fashion Week 2020 officially kicked off their virtual runway during the weekend with the theme ‘30 under 30: The New Stars.’
  56. Anthony Joshua: Nigerian heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua retains his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles and remains the main man in the heavyweight division after his win against Bulgarian fighter Kubrat Pulev on Saturday, December 12th 2020.
  57.  Adebayo Oke-Lawal: Creative director and CEO of Orange Culture stepped out in a dangerous, red, crystal-studded suit for the premiere of Nneka the Pretty Serpent
  58. Pastor Adeboye: The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, prophesied that the Nigerian currency, the Naira, will regain its strength among the league of currencies.
  59. Temi Otedola: Style icon and recently turned Nollywood Actress Temi Otedola released another episode of her podcast ‘How far’ with superstar boyfriend Mr Eazi.
  60. Erica Nlewedim: The ex-BBNaija contestant, Erica’s screensaver of herself and housemate flame, Kiddwaya seating by the fire has been causing a ruckus on the streets of Twitter.
  61.  Andrea Iyamah: The Nigerian cultural inspired feminine brand is currently doing a giveaway of their left-over stock in their store till the 19th of December.
  62. Toke Makinwa: Congratulations are in order for Radio host and TV presenter Toke Makinwa for making Glamour South Africa’s top nine list of the most glamorous women in 2020, ‘The Game Changers Edition’
  63. Etim Effiong: Nollywood actor stepped out with his beautiful wife for the James Bond themed Schwepps party, and they looked very dapper.
  64. DANG: Popular online women’s platform, Diary of A Naija Girl, has reopened its website for public access once again.
  65. Aisha Yesufu: One of the prominent social activists at the EndSARS movement celebrated her birthday on the 12th of December.
  66. Chimamanda Adichie: Well known feminist and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche has been given yet another award, “Africa Freedom Prize 2020”, by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF).
  67. Damilola Odufuwa: Fintech expert, women’s rights advocate and co-founder of Feminist Coalition, Damilola Odufuwa has been honoured by Vogue as she was named among the 12 Women Leaders who changed the world in 2020.
  68. Odunayo Eweniyi: The co-founder of Feminist Coalition, Odunayo Eweniyi was recognised alongside her colleague, Damilola Odufuwa, by Vogue as she was named among the 12 Women Leaders who changed the world in 2020.
  69. Justin Ug: Youtuber and social influencer Justin Ug recently dropped a short film titled “Highschool Chronicles” on his YouTube channel.
  70. Basketmouth: After the successful release of his album ‘Yabasi’, popular comedian has dropped the first episode of his highly anticipated comedy series ‘Papa Benji.’
  71. Play Network Studios: The multi-award-winning production company brings back another blockbuster, Nneka The Pretty Serpent, one of the most anticipated movies to come out of Nollywood this year.
  72. Bad Boy Timz: Up and coming musical artist, Bad Boy Timz, Performed live at the launch of the Desperado Nigeria’s party.
  73. Cossy Orjiakor: Barely after four months of engagement, Nigerian actress Cossy Orjiakor got dumped by German fiancé, Albert Jurgen, over her alleged domestic violence against him.
  74. Sinach: Gospel singer, Sinach gave a heart-warming performance at the mega gospel concert Experience 2020.
  75. Teni: Teni the Entertainer recently released a new video of her song ‘Jo’ where she appeared alongside legendary Nigerian Jùjú musician Shina Peters.
  76. NdaniTV: The Ndani TGIF show featured actresses Sophie Alakija and Efe Irele on their new episode uploaded on Friday, 11th December.
  77. Lisa Folawiyo: Iconic fashionista, Lisa Folawiyo left us with stunning loungewear looks on her social media platform.
  78. Chinedu Ikedieze: The veteran Nollywood actor celebrated his birth yesterday, the 13th of December in the season of Aquarius.
  79. Falz: Former lawyer turned rap artiste, Folarin Falana promoted his new movie ‘Quam’s Money’ on his social media platforms.
  80. Bobrisky: Popular Nigeria crossdresser recently shared photos displaying his self-acclaimed ‘breasts.’
  81. The NATIVE: The pop culture magazine collaborated with Wizkid to create s limited edition zine to celebrate the ‘Made in Lagos’ album.
  82. Nengi: Former BBNaija contestant Nengi, takes it all the way back to her root’s in her new posts as she stepped out fully clothed with her traditional Calabar attire.
  83. Wurld: The Afro-Soul artiste, Wurld performed live at the Junkyard Grillz in Abuja alongside others like Oxlade, and DJ Gigi Jasmine.
  84. Beverly Oh: After having taken a brief pause from the music scene, Beverly Oh has returned with a new single, “Chioma,” a mid-tempo Afro-pop record.
  85. Belinda Effah: Popular Nollywood actress celebrated her birthday by sharing some steamy pictures on her social media feed yesterday.
  86. 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.
  87. 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.
  88. 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.
  89. 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. 
  90. 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. 
  91. 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.
  92. Inspiration FM: The faith-based station has a delicate blend of diverse topics to entertain its Target audience.
  93. Wazobia FM: Wazobia boasts of a vibrant blend of indigenous artists from all over Nigeria. It is considered the station for the masses, as they mostly speak pidgin.
  94. 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.
  95. 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. 
  96. Pulse NG: The platform has given Nigerians direct access to their favourite celebrities, gleaning their deepest.
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. 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.
  100. Bella Naija: The online publication has brought Nigerians updates on favourite celebrities.


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