Ozo, Burna Boy, Bella Naija 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. Emma Ugolee: Media personality, Emma Ugolee, recounted his decade long struggle with kidney failure in a post shared via his Instagram page on Thursday, November 26, 2020.
  2. Wizkid: Wizkid took to his Snapchat page to publish a set of threatening messages at Dumi Oburota and British rapper, Tinie Tempah.
  3. Basketmouth: Basketmouth has confirmed the new release date for his upcoming comedy web series, ‘Papa Benji’ would be on Friday, December 4, 2020.
  4. Kizz Daniel: Nigerian Afro-pop singer and songwriter, Kizz Daniel has released the video to one of his top songs off his third studio album, ‘King of Love.’
  5. Bad Boy Timz: Singer, Bad Boy Timz released the new video for his song, ‘Have Fun’.
  6. Banky W: Banky W penned a really cute note to celebrate his wife, Adesua Etomi, on their 3rd wedding anniversary.
  7. Yemi Alade: Yemi Alade released her fifth studio album titled, ‘Empress.’ The album has continued to receive positive reviews.  
  8. Beverly Naya: The stunning actress features in the upcoming romantic drama, ‘The One For Sarah’.
  9. Lyndsey Esejuku: Lyndsey Esejuku directed the romantic drama, ‘The One For Sarah’, that follows the story of its eponymous character, Sarah (Beverly Naya) on a self-discovery journey.
  10. Daniel Etim-Effiong: Ravishing actor, Daniel Etim-Effiong, features in the upcoming romantic drama, ‘The One For Sarah’.
  11. DJ Switch: Popular disc-jockey, DJ Switch slammed the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, accusing him of being misinformed.
  12. Toolz: On-Air personality Toolz, in a series of tweets, recounted how almost everyone in her home tested positive for coronavirus; delving into the scary details.
  13. Burna Boy: Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy got his second Grammy nomination in the Best Global Music category. This award comes from his latest album, ‘Twice As Tall.’
  14. Adesua Etomi: The actress celebrated her 3rd anniversary with her husband, Banky W, over the week. She also slammed Lauretta Onochie, an aide to the presidency, over a photo she shared on Twitter.
  15. Rema: ‘Woman’ crooner, Rema, was nominated in the Best International Act category alongside Drake, Megan Thee Stallion, the late Pop Smoke, Lil Baby in the MOBO Awards nominations.
  16. Davido: Davido is one of the Nigerian stars to lead MOBO Awards nominations. He also debuted at No. 170 on the Billboard 200 for his album ‘A better time’.
  17. Laycon: Big Brother Naija season five winner, Laycon is set to return to the screens for his ‘I Am Laycon’ reality TV show. Laycon also featured Deshinor on a new video for, ‘HipHop’.
  18. Flavour: Entertainer, Flavour, announced his upcoming album, ‘Flavour of Africa’.
  19. Toke Makinwa: Media star, Toke Makinwa, made headlines when she slammed former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, for shaming divorcees.
  20. Charly Boy: Nigerian veteran singer Charles Oputa also known as Charly Boy wrote a heartfelt apology open letter to his daughter, Dewy, over his post on her sexuality.
  21. Mr. Eazi: Mr. Eazi won Best Urban Music Album for his work on Colores, J Balvin’s fifth studio album and his sixth overall album at the Latin Grammys.
  22. Fela Kuti: BBC has premiered a new documentary detailing the life of Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
  23. Desmond Ovbiagele: Nigeria’s ‘The Milkmaid’ directed by Desmond Ovbiagele bagged eight nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
  24. Akin Omotoso: Akin Omotoso’s ‘The Ghost and The House of Truth’ film bagged an impressive seven nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
  25. Ideh Chukwuma Innocent: Filmmaker Ideh Chukwuma Innocent a.k.a OneSoul is set to commence production on his New project tagged ‘Igbinogun’.
  26. Jaemo Benton: Entertainer, Jaemo Benton, has released a new single tagged, ‘Killi Me’.
  27. Beverly Osu:  Stunning actress, Beverly Osu, is set to star in the ‘Nneka the Pretty Serpent’ remake.
  28. Bovi: Play Network Studios unveiled the comedian, Bovi, as a cast member of the upcoming ‘Nneka the Pretty Serpent’ remake.
  29. Tosin Igho: Play Network Studio’s anticipated remake of 1994 supernatural horror, ‘Nneka The Pretty Serpent’ is proudly directed by Tosin Igho and is set to be released on December, 18, 2020.
  30. Debola Williams: Nigerian media personality Debola Williams has proposed to his girlfriend, Kehinde.
  31. Khafi: Former housemate of Nigeria’s most popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, Khafi Kareem came out to debunk the rumours that she is pregnant.
  32. Pulse Ng: The web platform came under heavy criticism after a cutting article on the entertainer, Tiwa Savage. 
  33. Tiwa Savage: On November 28, 2020, Nigerian superstar, Tiwa Savage’s latest album, ‘Celia’ was named as one of the top 10 Nigerian albums by Time Magazine, now owned by Salesforce CEO, Marc Beinoff.
  34. Tope Alabi: Nigerian gospel singer Tope Alabi’s daughter, Ayomikun, came out to react to the claims by a certain man, Mayegun Olaoye, that he was her biological father.
  35. Ayo Makun: Nigerian comedian Ayo Makun popularly known as AY has celebrated his wife Mabel on their 12th wedding anniversary.
  36. Funke Akindele-Bello: The actress has finally unveiled the anticipated sequel to her 2010 ‘Omo Ghetto’ trilogy which is set to debut on Christmas day.
  37. JJC Skillz: Funke Akindele-Bello and JJC Skillz’ have unveiled the official trailer for their first directorial collaboration, ‘Omo Ghetto’ (The Saga).
  38. Eniola Badmus: Eniola Badmus is set to star in the upcoming movie  ‘Omo Ghetto’ (The Saga).
  39. Chioma Akpotha: Chioma Akpotha is set to star in the upcoming movie  ‘Omo Ghetto’ (The Saga).
  40. Ikechukwu: Nigerian rapper Ikechukwu has officially left singlehood after getting engaged with his girlfriend.
  41. Lil Frosh: Lil Frosh popped back up in the news for negative reasons again. His estranged girlfriend, Iyomaterire Okeoghene Taiwo has alleged that he threatened to kill her while they were still together.
  42. Ckay: The South African arm of Warner Music Group announced the signing of Nigerian star, Ckay; ending his four-year stint with one of Nigeria’s biggest record labels, Chocolate City.
  43. Dakore Egbuson-Akande: Dakore Egbuson-Akande has been named jury member for 2021 Paris international film festival.
  44. Peruzzi: Sir Justine World Entertainment, SJW, dropped a brand new and sizzling single titled “WET’ featuring Peruzzi.
  45. Koye: Koye ‘K10’ Kekere Ekun is back again with a brand new season of Red TV’s comedy web series, ‘Inspector K’. The third season debuted November 25, 2020 on YouTube.
  46. Reekado Banks: Reekado Banks released a new 7-track EP tagged, ‘Off The Record’.
  47. Teni: Teni released a new single tagged, ‘Jo’.
  48. Somkele Idhalama: Actress Somkele Idhalama opened up about her son’s cancer diagnosis; exclaiming that her son was now cancer-free.
  49. Linda Osifo: Actress Linda Osifo recounted how she was teased in school over her tribal marks.
  50. A-Q: Nigerian Hip-Hop artiste, A-Q has exited Chocolate City; setting up a music Incubator for African artistes.
  51. Shaffy Bello:  Stunning actress Shaffy Bello featured on the Cover of TW Magazine’s latest issue.
  52. Temi Otedola: The first episode of Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola’s “How Far” podcast finally dropped over the week and people couldn’t stop raving about it!
  53. Biodun Stephen: A classy family-themed premiere for the anticipated Nollywood box-office movie, Introducing The Kujus, attracted the biggest Nigerian celebrities. The PG-rated family comedy-drama is directed by Biodun Stephen.
  54. Dodos Uvieghara: Beauty, fashion, and lifestyle influencer Dodos Uvieghara celebrated her thirtieth birthday with so much beauty and finesse.
  55. Monalisa Chinda-Coker: Newly launched production shingle Angel and Ninjas Production presents its forthcoming debut film ‘Graveyard’ featuring Monalisa Chinda-Coker.
  56. Bolanle Ninalowo:  Bolanle Ninalowo aka Nino B, Uzo Osimkpa plays the lead role in the forthcoming debut film ‘Graveyard’.
  57. Johnny Drille: Singer-songwriter, Johnny Drille released a mid-tempo tune dubbed “Mystery Girl“, and its official video.
  58. Sisi Jemimah: Sisi Jemimah, in the latest vlog, shared her perfect roast potatoes recipe.
  59. Ozo: 2020 Big Brother Naija reality star Ozoemena Chukwu, popularly known as Ozo is the newest brand manager of soccer school, Juventus Academy Nigeria. 
  60. Asa: In episode 12 of Ndani TV’s ‘The Juice’ season 4, iconic singer and songwriter Asa sits with host Bolanle Olukanni for this refreshingly warm interview, and she talks about growing up as a young artistic girl in Jos.
  61. Bolanle Olukanni: The host  Ndani TV’s ‘The Juice’ has continued to bring us best interviews with Nigeria’s biggest celebrities. 
  62. Bimbo Ademoye: Bimbo Ademoye was nominated in the category of ‘Discovery Actor’ at the 2020 Golden Movie Awards Africa.
  63. Ini Dima-Okojie: Ini Dima-Okojie was nominated in the category of ‘Actress in a comedy’ at the 2020 Golden Movie Awards Africa.
  64. Ramsey Nouah: Ramsey Nouah was nominated in the category of ‘Actor in a drama’ at the 2020 Golden Movie Awards Africa.
  65. TY Bello: In the latest episode of her spontaneous worship series, TY Bello is performing “Ajulo” featuring Josh Bowale.
  66. Tayo Aina: Filmmaker, Tayo Aina took his subscribers on a road trip and showed how it went in his latest vlog.  
  67. Sisi Yemmie: In this new vlog, Sisi Yemmie shares her step-by-step efo riro recipe that’s perfect for a party and get together.
  68. Lasisi Elenu: Episode 9 of Lasisi Elenu’s ‘Mama and Papa Godspower’ takes audience members to the world of the seemingly prophetic through a series of hilarious events.
  69. Lady Donli: Ahead of her second album, alternative singer Lady Donli has put out a double release project tagged “Rockstar Parole” to end the year and officially end the EYL era.
  70. Williams Uchemba: Nollywood actor and comedian, Williams showed off his stunning wedding with his beautiful bride, Brunella.
  71. Funmi Iyanda: Funmi Iyanda is back with another episode of her show ‘Public Eye’ where she discusses sex slavery in Cross River State.
  72. Jimmy Odukoya: In this episode of ‘Bar Room Therapy’ Nollywood actor and pastor, Jimmy Odukoya, popularly known as Pastor J shares his thought process with Shola Thompson.
  73. Simi: Singer and new mum took to Instagram to pen down a sweet and heartwarming note to her baby girl on her 6 months birthday.
  74. Darey: In the final episode of Darey‘s captivating ‘Way Home’ DocuSeries, he gives us an exclusive live performance of all the hits from his newest EP ‘Way Home’, complete with his band and dancers, colourful costumes and visuals.
  75. Femi Adebayo: Femi Adebayo’s Yoruba series, ‘Sisi’ is the perfect way to entertain yourself. It’s hilarious and witty. 
  76. TBoss:  Ex-BBNaija ‘See Gbob’ housemate, TBoss celebrated her daughter Starr‘s two year birthday.
  77. Erica: Erica popped into Megalectrics and Soundcity on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, to shake things up with Star Radler.
  78. Niniola: Niniola performed an astounding mash-up of her songs at the YouTube Africa Creator Week Celebration.
  79. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde: The Entertainment Fair and Festival #TEFFEST2020 created by award-winning Actress, Dr. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde started on November 20th and ran till November 22nd, 2020. It was an extreme success.
  80. J Martins: J Martins has put out the official video for his song “Be Real” featuring Harrysong.
  81. Chidera Muoka: Storyteller Chidera Muoka documented her #EndSARS experiences at the Lekki Toll Gate in a new vlog.
  82. Di’ja: Off her forthcoming EP “Aphropop Vol. 1“, Di’ja comes through with a new single “Inyamuri“, produced by DJ Coublon.
  83. Odunayo Eweniyi: Odunayo Eweniyi wins ELOY Award for Technology.
  84. Chike: Chike gave an astounding solemn piano-led performance of his songs “Beautiful People” and the #EndSARS version of “Soldier“, off the “Boo of the Booless” album at the Future Awards Africa on Saturday, November 28th, 2020.
  85. Lota Chukwu: The Nollywood actress turned a year older on Sunday and she shared such gorgeous photos on social media.
  86. Tolani Baj: BBNaija ex-housemate, Tolani Baj is out with a new vlog, where she takes us through a typical day in her life.
  87. Ezra Olubi: On an episode of Founders Connect, Peace Itimi sat down with the CTO of Paystack, Ezra Olubi to talk on Paystack.
  88. Motara: The social media influencer, Omotara, popularly known as Motara who made a jest of a child begging for alms on the street in a video that made the rounds, has come out to apologise to everyone and disclose what actually happened in an interview with BBC Pidgin.
  89. Rosie Afuwape: “Ultimate Love” co-winner, Rosie Afuwape, opened up in her first and final statement on her relationship with Kachi.
  90. Laju Iren: Laju Iren, the brain behind “During Ever After” has premiered a new short film, “Nigerian Son”, starring Ifeanyi Kalu.
  91. Bella Naija: The online publications has brought Nigerians updates on favourite celebrities.
  92. 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.
  93. Lagos Continental Hotel: One of the few  5-star hotels with a high rating on bookings.com (7.2).
  94. 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.
  95. 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. 
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. Lagos Talks: The number one talk radio in the city of Lagos – focused on creating and encouraging conversations about issues that affect  Lagosians.
  99. 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.
  100. 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.


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