The Otedola sisters, Tony Umez, Channels TV, 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 corporates.

This week’s list features a diverse mix of entries from artistes to filmmakers and hangout spots. See below the full list.

  1. Laycon: The fan favourite, Laycon is clearly looking like the housemate that would be taking home the 85million prize. In the voting results, he was leading all other candidates with an extremely wide margin.
  2. Kiddwaya: Kiddwaya is synonymous with cruising. If there’s anything he does best, it’s being a good sport about all situations. He brought this energy with him to all his interviews post the Big-Brother eviction, to the delight of his fanbase.
  3. Erica: Even though she was disqualified from the Big Brother house, she hasn’t stopped creating buzz. She featured in her very first post BBN interview with Dele Momodu in an IG live drawing in more than 20thousand viewers.
  4. Ozo: Lover boy, Ozo, had to bid goodbye to the Big Brother house as he was one of the housemates to be evicted in the last Sunday eviction show.
  5. Trikytee: Trikytee had consistently escaped eviction but on Sunday his luck finally ran out and he had to leave alongside Ozo. He would be missed for his lively personality and charming chatter.
  6. Big brother Naija Lockdown: BBNaija is currently the biggest show in the country, one that has everyone glued and has been put together with a primal spot for brands, gradually the season is coming to an end.
  7. Ebuka: Ebuka dazzled his audience in his military inspired design during the live Big Brother eviction show. 
  8. DJ Neptune: DJ Neptune had consistently appeared on the Big Brother eviction show since the start of this season. In the last eviction show, it was announced that he would be visiting the house, in the last saturday party.
  9. Noble igwe: Noble Igwe is a huge, vocal supporter of Ozo and when he left the house, social media also sent their condolences to the influencer. 
  10. The Nation: The platform wrote a revealing expose on the drug abuse pandemic scouring Nigeria and preying on the vulnerable youths. The piece was shared by Kiki Mordi on her platform, increasing its exposure.
  11. Osi Suave: The charismatic radio presenter interviewed the sharing Kiddwaya on his media runs and got him to perform his infamous leg work dance. 
  12. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Voices around the world came together to wish the acclaimed writer a happy birthday; with many sharing their favourite quotes, works and speeches from the vocal feminist. 
  13. Covenant University: The institution has been trending for all the wrong reasons as it’s refused to switch fully into an online based learning unlike it’s counterparts. A video of a lecturer shouting at a student to cut his hair also went viral; as Nigerians criticised the severity of teachers towards their students.
  14. Kanayo O. Kanayo: The veteran actor was recently called to bar, cementing himself as a man of the law. Unfortunately, soon after he had to undergo surgery. 
  15. Bovi: Bovi is teaming up with notable personalities in the industry; Moses, Ken and Niyi to deliver a show stopping content titled  ‘We are the movement’.
  16. Wizkid: It seems as though Nigerians have been anticipating Wizkid’s album for forever. The Ojuelegba crooner has now made announcements that his album would be hitting our door steps much sooner than expected. He sent out a short clip of the behind the scenes of a music video shoot. 
  17. Fisayo Longe: The designer is always ‘in her bag’. International singer, Saweetie showed off her Gaia print from Longe’s line with a set of steaming pictures. 
  18. Burna Boy: Burna’s latest album ‘Twice As Tall’ placed at #8 on this week’s Billboard World Album Chart and it debuted at #1, a first for Nigeria. It also became the first and only album by an artist from Nigeria to stay in the charts Top 10 for 4 consecutive weeks. 
  19. Davido: Davido is done proving that he’s worthy of being one of the top musicians in Nigeria and now he’s asking haters to shut up. The surprise track ‘Fem’ and a music video was released a week prior and has now gone on to garner more than 5 million views on YouTube in under a week. 
  20. Simi: Simi is coming with new music! The singer, songwriter dropped a single, ‘no longer beneficial’ off her upcoming album, ‘restless’.
  21. Temi Otedola: The Otedola sisters stopped the internet when they revealed pictures of their new customised Ferrari whips. Temi Otedola displayed a bougie brown Ferrari that was now officially hers. 
  22. DJ Cuppy: Cuppy had earlier tweeted that she would stop the internet and she made good on that promise, posting several pictures of her new bright pink Ferrari. She is the modern-day Barbie princess. 
  23. Tolani Otedola: Many Nigerians were shocked to see there was a third Otedola sister. After the showcase of the three stunning cars many started wondering who the third sister was and delved into a serious background search; discovering Tolani who is all about her music and keeping a low profile.
  24. Kemi Adetiba: Kemi Adetiba has finally released the first teaser for her highly anticipated movie “King of Boys II“, the sequel to her 2018 “King Of Boys”. 
  25. Vincent Desmond: The prolific writer is mostly known for documenting queer stories, but delved into fashion this week to give us a look at the world of the hottest designer in town- Fisayo Longe in article for OKayAfrica.
  26. Jim Iyke: The actor, apparently, suffers no fools. He became a talking point this week on social media when his brutal clapbacks at followers were amassed and made public. Many people swore never to pick a fight with the popular artiste because you might leave with more than wounded pride. 
  27. Khafi: The former Big Brother Nigeria housemate reunited with a fellow  housemate and her husband to be, Gedoni, after 6 months and the pictures created all the buzz on social media.
  28. Gedoni: Fans and followers alike were happy to see the ex-BBN housemate together with another BBN star Khafi who happens to be her wife to be. The couple’s  Pictures of them on social media caused an excited conversation.
  29. Dbanj: The singer and his wife welcomed their son back in 2019 in the United  States of America. The music star in a post shared via his Instagram page on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, was full of praises as he celebrated his son.
  30. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has been unveiled as the latest cast of ‘Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story’, Play Network studios’ remake of Amaka Igwe’s 1994 crime thriller. The Nollywood star actress will play the role of Lady Maimuna Atafo, a fictional character in the upcoming remake directed by Ramsey Nouah
  31. 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.
  32. Osas Ighodaro:  The actress wowed her fans and followers with a high energy dance routine she posted on social media. Many commented that she moved and looked as youthful as ever – a multi-talented queen!
  33. Zikoko: The platform has its ears on the heartbeat of youths; delivering content on the hottest trends and eye-opening personal stories.
  34. Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi: In exciting news, Osowobi announced that the Office of the United Nation Youth Envoy recognised and selected her as one of the 17 Young Leaders for the SDGs Class of 2020. 
  35. Sisi Yemmie: Have you ever wondered what meal you could make with the small amount of N1,500, Sisi Yemmie takes on this daunting task in one of her latest videos.
  36. Miss Wana Wana: Radio personality and spoken word poet, Miss Wana Wana, announced that she will be judging the Lacasera spoken word challenge. 
  37. Chike: The soulful crooner posed a question, on his social media page, asking his fans to mention their favourite song off his album; boo of the booless and soon it was a trend, as people showered love for his collection of work.
  38. BOJ: The artiste released the music video for his song ‘Abracadabra’ featuring Davido and Mr Eazi.
  39. Mr Eazii: Mr Eazi, Major Lazer & Nicki Minaj’s “Oh My Gawd” is recorded to have sold 10,700 copies in the United States alone. The song had peaked at number one on the US iTunes.
  40. Tony Umez: The lover boy actor made his official appearance on twitter this week. Over the past few weeks, he’s been consistently compared to Big Brother housemate, Ozo and it was only right he answered the call of Nigerians.
  41. Ikorodu Bois: It is undoubted that the Ikorodu Bois are talented and creative. They showed just how much so, when they parodied pictures of the Otedola sisters and their new Ferraris. 
  42. Mercy Johnson:  All this veteran actress had to do to get the internet bussing was post her picture. She showed off her stunning bod in a white ensemble and soon the internet was buzzing.
  43. Darey Art Alade: Darey released a new song title ‘Jojo’ accompanied with an enthralling music video. 
  44. Patoranking:  Darey Art Alade had Patoranking feature on his new ong ‘Jojo’; a roll out party anthem amidst the uncertainties of 2020.
  45. 2face Idibia: Nigerian legendary singer 2Baba Idibia turned 45 on Friday, September 18, 2020, and Nigerians took the time to celebrate his legacy.
  46. Annie Idibia: The actress took to her Instagram page where she shared a lovely video of she and her husband in celebration of his birthday. The adorable video warmed the hearts of viewers and fans alike.
  47. Oxlade: The Nigerian singer, Oxlade recently featured on Dunnie’s remix to the song, ‘Overdose’
  48. MI Abaga: Hennessy released the first episode of the new show titled  ‘The Conversation’ featuring MI Abaga and Vector.
  49. Vector: Every Nigerian rap fan is aware of the beef between MI and Vector, which is why their appearance on the ‘The Conversation’ was so noteworthy.
  50. Bisola Aiyeola: The ex BBN housemate has come a long way since her run in the reality show. She’s done so well for herself since then, stamping her path in the entertainment industry. Nigerians took the time to recognise her this week, when she was compared to Dorathy (a current BBN housemate).
  51. Vee: Vee was never one of those predicted to the finals but against all odds she did. She and her lover, Neo, were not nominated at all for the eviction show.
  52. Neo: Neo was also not nominated for evictions so he automatically made the top five in this season’s BigBrother Naija show.
  53. Nengi: Nengi was the first head of house in the Big Brother Naija Lockdown show and the show came full circle when she won head of house last week, becoming the first show finalist.
  54. DJ Lambo: DJ Lambo provided Big Brother housemates with  bubbling tunes in their last saturday night live party.
  55. Joeboy: Joeboy surprised the Big Brother housemates on Saturday, delivering a stellar performance that had viewers raving.
  56. Linda Ikeji: Linda Ikeji turned forty on September 19, 2020, and to mark the special day in a special way, she got herself 85 pairs of shoes and 35 designer bags.
  57. Ka3na: Friendship goals? Ka3na and Lucy shared lovely pictures and sweet words, showing followers just how deep their friendship is. 
  58. Lucy: The fiery ex-BBN housemate had very few friends when she was in the house, but the ones she did have she’s made a point to keep in contact with. She released some heart warming pictures with her friend, Ka3na, which warmed the hearts of many.
  59. Denrele Edun: TV star, Denrele Edun, modelled the colourful Oni Basket collection.
  60. Arese Ugwu: The author and founder of Smart Money Media and Executive Producer of The Smart Money Woman Series, pulled together media IT girls, top names in the movie industry, influencers and more for a star-studded premiere.
  61. Vanguard: The Vanguard news platform trended for its story on Bobrisky and Erica. The website had reported that Erica’s fans were suspicious of the gifts that Bobrisky was pouring on the ex-BBN housemate.
  62. Ovation: The platform held the first exclusive interview with ex-BBN housemate, Erica, after her disqualification from the house.
  63. Dele Momodu: The journalist is a very vocal supporter of the actress, Erica Nlewedim, and was very excited to announce that his publication would be hosting her in her first ever interview.
  64. Punch: The news platform is one of the most widely read news publications in Nigeria. The platform trended for its report on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident, where eight people were found dead. 
  65. Premium Times: The web news platform is notable for its Investigative journalism among other fields. The platform trended on google trends this week, with more than 10k searches for its intriguing stories this week.
  66. Bukunmi Oluwasina: The Nigerian actress tied the knot with her lover of 11 years. The Yoruba movie star took to her social media page to break the good news to her numerous fans on Thursday.
  67. Wole Soyinka: Soyinka had a lot to say this past week about the nation’s current state. The writer and Africa’s first Nobel Prize winner in Literature has warned that Nigeria is “teetering on the very edge of total collapse.”
  68. Lala Akindoju: Nollywood actress, Lala Akindoju, recently took to social media to celebrate her marriage with popular chef, Gbubemi Fregene.
  69. Tomike Adeoye– The favourite TV girl never seems to amaze her followers each day with her prowess of drawing the attention of products in an attractive and captivating way for her followers to grab, her 300,000 plus followers always come through for her as she calls them Family members and she recently dazzled all in the new Maltina Adverts with the slang “Farabale”
  70. Rahama Sadau: Rahama Sadau keeps setting the pace through her mind blowing acting skills, she was recently featured on Maltina Rebrand adverts.
  71. Debo Macaroni: Mr Macaroni is an all round entertainer with a unique content package and advocate of love in a new dimension, his prowess in drawing his followers to brands’ products can not be hate on that’s why his followers stay glued to his page.
  72. Taaooma: Nigerian comedienne, content creator, and cinematographer, Apaokagi Adedoyin Maryam professionally known as Taaooma latest comedy skit which boasts over 345,000 Instagram views/87,203 likes.
  73. Yemi Elesho: The Standup comedian, content creator, actor and compere has carved a niche for himself through combining humour with everyday character he plays in his comedy skits. No other Boda Nuru on Instagram except Yemi.
  74. Tacha: Tacha wields social currency like no other Big Brother Naija housemates had before. She recently released a merch line and it was quickly copped up by her ever ready fanbase. 
  75. Mercy Eke: Show me your lifestyle influencer and I will bring out Mercy, even beauty products asked for Mercy, her picture on social media alone is an influence and products pictures draws her fanbase to beg for more.
  76. Osun state University: Osun State University joined the progressive institutions in Nigeria, and held its convocation ceremony online.  
  77. Kenneth Gyang: Netflix Naija announced that Kenneth Gyang’s movie ‘Oloture’ is coming in October, and he is effectively the first male director from Nollywood to get a Netflix Original. He’s second overall, after Genevieve Nnaji.
  78. Alex Ekubo: Nigerian actor, Alexx Ekubo was just conferred with a chieftaincy title. The movie star received the title ‘Ikuku Of Amumara Town, Mbaise in Imo State.
  79. Cracker Mallo: The rising artiste released his debut EP, ‘A Friendly Introduction to Saund’ that featured big stars in the music industry like Olamide, DJ Neptune and more.
  80. Fireboy: Fireboy added his voice to the eclectic project from Cracker Mello as he features in one of the songs on Cracker’s latest EP. 
  81. Olamide: The ‘Melo Melo’ crooner is known for supporting rising musicians in the Nigerian music industry. It was hence expected that he would feature on Cracker Mello’s project, to help give it added exposure.  
  82. Uti Nwachukwu: Nigerian media personality Uti Nwachukwu is one of the Nigerian celebrities considerably quite vocal about the Big Brother Naija show. He reacted to the eviction of Ozo from the reality TV show, Big Brother Naija by saying he is the kind of man most men are too scared to be.
  83. Tolanibaj: Recently evicted housemate Tolani Baj, keeps providing her fans with the hottest content on her YouTube platform. In her latest episode of “Life after Big Brother Naija“, she shares her time with the other evicted housemates, the inside gist, and how she’s keeping up with the new life as a celeb that she is.
  84. Teni Entertainer: Teni as the music star introduced fans to a visual journal web series tagged “My XXXL Life“, that invites you to her BIG and CRAZY world. You get to see everything about her from making music, eating food, friends and fun. 
  85. Ayo Ajewole Woli Agba : Everyone seems to have tapped into the ‘Laycon’ craze. He recently released a high energy dance video where the song  lyrics keep chanting ‘of Lay Lay Lay of Laycon’. He  eventually asks viewers to vote for him. A creative campaign video.
  86. Praise: BBNaija 2020 Lockdown star, Praise, recently took to social media via his Instagram page to melt hearts of fans with adorable photos of his baby joy, Jamie. 
  87. Phyno: Indigenous Nigerian rapper Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike aka Phyno recently took his fans and followers on social media by surprise after showing off his new look. This had fans drawing comparisons with images of Jesus and Judas Iscariot.
  88. Femi Adebayo: Nollywood actor Femi Adebayo Salami took to his social media page to celebrate his wife Aduke Memunat as she turned a new age on Friday, September 19. 
  89. Comedian Oluwakaponeski: Nigerian comedian and MC, Oluwakaponeski ‘Mama Tobi’ has joined the list of celebs in the country to pamper themselves with luxury new rides. Kaponeski just acquired a state of the art Range Rover and he took to social media to share the good news with photos of his sleek ride.
  90. 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.
  91. Samantha’s Bistro & Grill: This restaurant provides a calm ambience and a suitable place for group dining. Outdoor seating is also available for anyone with that particular preference.
  92. STV: STV is the go to entertainment station in Nigeria. It provides the latest movies, music and entertainment content to its viewers.
  93. Channels TV: The governorship election season is upon us and Channels TV is bringing us all the political content we desire, ranging from political debates to live election coverage.
  94. TVC News: The  Nigerian 24-hour television news channel gave audience members a minute by minute live update on the just concluded Edo State election.
  95. 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.
  96. Instablog9ja: The platform has mastered the art of driving engagement. It constantly publishes the hottest entertainment gist and sometimes poses questions many are too politically correct to ask. 
  97. Cool FM: With frequencies across 4 of the 6 Geo-Political zones in Nigeria, Cool FM is one of the most well  listened to stations in Nigeria. Listeners tune in for the music, radio personalities and entertainment.
  98. Rhythm FM: True to its name, the station provides the best rhythms, tunes and songs for its listeners. That’s why people keep tuning in and listening
  99. Brilla FM: Currently, after BB Naija show, only sport could have a place in the heart of Nigerians, especially the English Premier League. And where can they get match analysis, transfer news and more other than Brilla FM – Nigeria’s number one sports radio?.
  100. City FM: For the best information on entertainment and education, search no further,  City FM is your best plug.


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