Wizkid, Ezra Olubi, Zikoko | 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. Dakore Egbuson: The beautiful Nollywood actress stepped out in style and went all out as she celebrated her birthday last week. The event was star-studded with a guest list consisting of celebrities like Richard Mofe Damijo, Kate Henshaw, Shaffy Bello and many more.
  2. Teddy A: The ex-Big Brother housemate, Tope Adenibuyan popularly known as Teddy A shared heartwarming pictures of himself and his lovely little girl Zendaya having a good time together.
  3. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu: Popular TV host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu used his platform on ‘Rubbin’ Minds’ to sit down with guests speakers such as Mr Macaroni, and Chidi Okereke (Chydee), “I Said What I Said” podcaster to speak on the current EndSARS protests ravaging the nation. He also went on to give his personal experience with the police.
  4. Tiwa Savage: The Koroba crooner, Tiwa Savage called out international artist Beyonce to use her platform to help the Nigerian Youths efforts with the ongoing #EndSARS protests.
  5. Davido: The 30 Billion gang superstar and his sweetheart Chef Chioma celebrated their son’s birthday with lovely posts on his Instagram and Twitter marking the first of many birthdays to come.
  6. Wizkid: The dispute between Wizkid and Reekado Banks heated up as Wizkid called out the fellow artist for promoting new music amidst the current unrest in the country due to the EndSARs movement.
  7. Reekado Banks: Following the backlash he faced for promoting new music on Twitter, Reekado Banks unfollowed Wizkid. 
  8. J.P Clark: The renowned poet and literary veteran, John Pepper Clark passed away in the early hours of the 13th of October. He wrote several epic poetry including “Poems“, “A Reed in the Tide“, “Casualties: Poems 1966–68” and books like “The Raft“, “Ozidi“, and “The Boat“.
  9. Ezra Olubi: The e-commerce company, Paystack, recently made headlines as American financial service provider Stripe paid over $200million to acquire it from its young founders Ezra Olubi and Shola Akinlade.
  10. Regina Daniels: The famous Nollywood actress and young wife took to social media to show off her expensive birthday presents gifted to her by her billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko. To her critics, her caption read, ‘I’m counting my money, I can’t hear you’.
  11. Lilian Afegbai: The Nollywood actress finally reacted to the allegations circulating about her mother’s involvement with the murder of a University student some years ago. She released a statement claiming her mother was innocent of such charges and released a number of images to back up her claims.
  12. Oritse Femi: Following the news about the separation of ‘Double Wahala’ singer and his wife Nabila Fash due to the singer’s alleged infidelity, the couple seemed to have made up as he posted photos of them attending an EndSARS protest together.
  13. Stella Damasus: Taking on a Twitter troll is no small feat as Stella Damasus just recently learnt. The popular Nollywood actress came to defend her colleague Banky W as a Twitter user tried to discredit his impact on youth representation.
  14. Mofe Duncan: The ‘Sons of the Caliphate’ actor recently took to his Instagram and shared touching videos of his grandfather participating actively in the peaceful protests.
  15. Tricky Tee: The ex-BigBrotherNigeria housemate was accused of requesting N500,000 before he engages in any kind of protest. However, he has come out to debunk those allegations.
  16. Mo Abudu: Ebonylife CEO and executive film producer, Mo Abudu reportedly wrote to the Oscars and that letter contained the justification of Nigerian vernacular also known as ‘Pidgin’ to qualify as a foreign language. That letter was recently approved by the Academy.
  17. Yomi Makun: Yomi Makun aka. Yomi Casual and his gorgeous wife Grace Makun just celebrated their third year anniversary with lovely posts on Instagram and cute messages declaring their love for each other.
  18. Daddy Freeze: The popular radio host took to his platform once again to call out bad governance and religious manipulation as he stated that both go hand in hand.
  19. Falz: Being one of the actively outspoken celebrities in the EndSARS movement, Falz went on his Instagram live complete with his signature faded pink hair and full beard and commented that if the government was really serious about the new police reforms, they would grant all five requests of the protesters
  20. Lil Frosh: After the rapper’s contract with DMW was terminated on the count of Domestic violence allegation, Lil Frosh released a statement on his Instagram apologizing and condemning any act of domestic violence.
  21. Simi: The popular Nigerian Afro-Pop songstress took to Twitter to air her views on having representatives for the EndSARS dialogue. She currently stands against that move and wrote that she preferred a press conference held by the government.
  22. Sharon Ooja: In a recent interview, the rising Nollywood actress Sharon Ooja spoke on preparing for her role in the now popular Netflix movie ‘Oloture’. She gave insights on her weight loss for the role as well as her experience on set.
  23. Chacha Eke: A few weeks after the Nollywood actress announced the dissolution of her marriage to husband Austin Fanni, Chacha Eke went on to release videos of her and her man all loved up to the public sparking rumours of them getting back together.
  24. Bovi: The popular comedian Bovi Ugbomma reacted to how the Nigerian government is handling the current protests by stating that he felt like a failure as the government is funnier than him. 
  25. Oxlade: During the recent protest, singer Oxlade and his manager allegedly got brutalised by members of the Nigerian Police in Surulere. Whilst Oxlade sustained some injuries, his manager OjahB is said to have suffered a brain injury from the experience.
  26. Belinda Effah: On a recent flight, Belinda Effah shared a video of a lady causing a major ruckus because of an expensive bag. The video went wild on social media sites however, the incident almost cost Belinda her phone.
  27. Dimeji Ajibola: The Nigerian writer, director and movie producer just announced the release date of his new sci-fi post-apocalyptic movie Nollywood movie. The movie stars popular Nollywood actress Osas Ighodaro as the main character. He wrote that the movie will be out on the 6th of November 2020.
  28. Erica: Former Big Brother Nigeria star, Erica Nlewedim got nominated for an international award that celebrates black women all over the world. Amongst other nominees are Rihanna, Aisha Yesufu and other influential black females
  29. Kiddwaya: Kiddwaya and Erica took to Twitter in a light banter over their past and current relationship. It was a light-hearted tease between the two allies and it got the Kiddrica fans excited.
  30. Perruzzi: Twitter went wild with excitement as Tobechukwu Okoh, popularly known as Peruzzi was lauded as the ‘New IGP’. This was done as a response to his bravery and his successful attempt in fending off armed robbers attacking people on the Third Mainland bridge. 
  31. Kemi Adetiba: The famous Nigerian Director got recognised as one of the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) 100 Under 40 Worldwide, in support of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024).
  32. Khafi: The bubbly former BBNaija housemate sat for drinks with her fiance Gedoni on the popular Ndani TGIF gameshow and their chemistry made fans swoon with jealousy.
  33. Gedoni: Gedoni and his beautiful fiance Khafi sat with the producers of the Ndani TGIF show and aced most questions thrown to them. Talk about a power couple.
  34. Seun Kuti: The son of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, expressed his reservations about the demands by the ongoing #EndSARS protests. He insisted that the requests made by the protesters are too weak.
  35. Shaggy: The Nollywood actor Badaiki Erom Shaggy surprised his lovely wife with a new Range Rover and left their social media following with lots to gush over.
  36. 2face: Veteran Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia, shared his views on the current EndSARS protests. He was of the opinion that there should be a Nationwide shutdown until the demands of the peaceful protests are met.
  37. DJ Cuppy: DJ Cuppy opened up about her relationship status on her vlog. She mentioned she made a few mistakes in her relationships in the past but urged her followers not to be afraid of making mistakes.
  38. Korede Bello: Korede Bello went on to share his views on the protests on Twitter. According to the young Mavin Records artiste, the main obstruction to development in Nigeria is a lack of fresh ideas.
  39. Burna Boy: While responding to a fan on his anticipated appearance at the EndSARS protests in Port Harcourt, the African Giant made it known that his mother was recovering from her post-surgery operation.
  40. Dice Ailes: After leading a protest, Dice Ailes released a new single ‘No one’ he claims was inspired by the happenings of the EndSARS movement and dedicated it to everyone participating in the protest.
  41. Genevieve Nnaji: The veteran Nollywood actress, Genevieve called out Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike on her Twitter page for behaving like a dictator and her fans went into a frenzy.
  42. Ozo: In a friendly Instagram live video, ex-BBnaija star Ozo teased friend and colleague Noble Igwe about his receding hairline. The two thereafter shared a light-hearted laugh about the situation.
  43. Pasuma: Popular Fuji musician Pasuma Wonder responded to the claims that he had been chased away by protesters. In a video he shared on his Instagram, he insisted that he was well received by the protesters.
  44. Tolani Baj: Tolani Baj kicked off birthday celebrations today with stunning images of herself on her Instagram account. She also went live to answer any fan questions.
  45. Johnny Drille: Johnny Drille recently released a rendition of Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption song” and it has been received with open arms by people fighting for police reform in Nigeria.
  46. Yvonne Orji: Nigerian-American actress and Molly in the hit American TV series, Yvonne Orji, lent her voice in the fight against police brutality in Nigeria. She shared a video on her Instagram showing her support for the cause
  47. Williams Uchemba: Nigerian Instagram comedian Williams Uchemba took to Twitter to share his two cents on the on-going EndSARS protests. He stated that anything without good leadership is bound to die.
  48. Tonto Dikeh: King Tonto tackled a social media troll who tried to tell her to hide after she encouraged the youths to go out and cast their votes.
  49. Eniola Badmus: The Nollywood actress Eniola Badamus took to her Instagram and shed tears for the victims of police brutality in Nigeria, however, On-air personality, N6 called her out for clout chasing
  50. N6: On-air personality N6 reacted negatively to Eniola Badmus’ tears on her Insta stories and quickly labelled her a clout chaser.
  51. D’banj: D’banj released a statement saying his heart is heavy over the atrocities committed by the defunct SARS and that he stands in ‘solidarity’ with the Nigerian youths who are protesting against police brutality in the country.
  52. Toyin Abraham: The actress has been actively sharing airtime to online protesters. She also took to the streets of Ibadan, where she is currently filming, to speak up against police brutality.
  53. Ken Erics: Amid the actor’s offline and online protests, he has been very vocal about his personal experience with officers of the now defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as a youth corps member. 
  54. Kate Henshaw: Henshaw has lent her resources to supporting the online protest with tweets, retweets and free airtime for users. She has also joined other protesters at major protest points.
  55. Funke Akindele-Bello: The filmmaker has been quite vocal on Twitter about the protests and she has also taken the extra step to provide online protesters with airtime.
  56.  Richard Mofe-Damijo: The veteran actor has continued to flood his Instagram account with useful information on the SARS protests.
  57. Omoni Oboli: Omoni Oboli has taken it upon herself to join protests and provide self-funded refreshments for protesters.
  58. Uche Jombo: Uche Jumbo, together with her colleagues, has taken to sensitizing market women about the ongoing protests. 
  59. Chioma Akpotha: The actress has been very vocal and supportive of the current protests
  60. Kayode Kasum: The movie ‘Kambili’, directed by Kayode Kasum, has been pushed back to October 23 due to the EndSARS protests fast gaining momentum.
  61. Nancy Isime: ‘Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards’ follows the story of Kambili Maduka, played by Nancy Isime, an irresponsible spendthrift who embarks on a plan to convince her boyfriend that she could be his dream woman.
  62. Made Kuti: Made Kuti releases a new single tagged, ‘Free Your Mind’; which coincides with the start of Felabration.
  63. Chimamanda Adichie: The anticipated 10-episode Americanah series has been put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The anticipated adaptation is based on Chimamanda Adichie’s 2013 novel of the same title.
  64. Small Doctor: Entertainer, Small Doctor has dedicated his new single, ‘Soro Soke’ to the EndSARS protests.
  65. Editi Effiong: Editi Effiong, one of Nigeria’s film industry’s emerging voices, has in the past months, spearheaded informative, sometimes controversial conversations.
  66. Tomike Adeoye: Tomike Adeoye spoke with content creators who have successfully built brands off YouTube, including lifestyle content creator Dimma Umeh, Eric Okafor and Fisayo Fosudo. 
  67. Dimma Umeh: Dimma Umeh is currently a E! People’s choice awards nominee. She’s been vying for votes for African social-star. 
  68. Eric Okafor: Content Creator, Eric Okafor, sat down with Tomike Adeoye and delved into how he built his brand.
  69. Fisayo Fosudo: Content Creator, Fisayo Fosudu, sat down with Tomike Adeoye and gave insights on his creative process and how he built his brand. 
  70. Didi Akinyelure: The designer sat down with Bella Naija to talk about the launch of her brand, her inspirations and her Paris and London Fashion Week debut.
  71. TY Bello: TY Bello has put out a new episode of her spontaneous worship series tagged ‘Order’ featuring David Nkennor and Yemi Adamolekun.
  72. Arise TV: The station has brought Nigerians live updates on the #EndSARS protests, covering the protest locations and activities. 
  73. Zikoko: Zikoko put off all its usual content and tailored its stories around the current SARS protests in Nigeria. 
  74. People’s Gazette: People’s Gazette has really shone during this period, bringing Nigerians breaking news stories on the ongoing SARS protests.
  75. Bella Naija: The online publications has brought Nigerians updates on the favourite celebrities engaged in the ongoing #EndSARS protests.
  76. 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.
  77. 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. 
  78. Premium Times: The publication has provided Nigerians with updates #EndSARS protests in the country.
  79. Lagos State House of Assembly Alhausa: This location has been the hotspot for the anti-SARS for over thirteen days now.
  80. Murtala Muhammed Airport: Protesters have camped in front of the notable airport, disrupting activities for days now. 
  81. Ada Ameh: Popular Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh announced the passing of her daughter and only child, Aladi Godgifts Ameh.
  82. Sisi Yemmie: Food and lifestyle vlogger, Sisiyemmie, was shocked to hear the terrible experience of Nigerians who have been victims of police brutality.
  83. Zainab Balogun: Netflix introduced a ‘Naija to the World’ collection in commemoration of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary. The collection comprises films featuring Nigeria’s lead actresses like Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, Omoni Oboli, Zainab Balogun, Funke Akindele, Kehinde Bankole to name a few.
  84. Lasisi Elenu: Popular skit maker and Instagram comedian, Lasisi took to his Instagram to express his distraught over hoodlums who stole the side mirrors of his vehicle.
  85. RSVP restaurant: The RSVP restaurant provides dine-in, takeaway and delivery services; catering fully for Nigerians during this COVID-19 period.
  86. Kemi Olunloye: The controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloye has sent eyebrows wagging once again after her post wishing Davido’s son, Ifeanyi Adeleke a happy birthday despite her constant torments of his family in the past years.
  87. Bidemi Kosoko: Popular Yoruba actress, Bidemi Kosoko reacted enthusiastically about the pre-birthday surprise her friend gave her despite the constraints of the roadblocks.
  88. Ayodele Dele-Giwa: Ayodele Giwa, daughter of the late journalist Dele Giwa stated that her late father would be proud of the accomplishments of the Nigerian Youths in the EndSARS campaign.
  89. IK Ogbonna: Tlight-skinnedned Nollywood actor came down hard on an Instagram troll who wrongfully labelled him as gay.
  90. Ini Edo: The veteran actress, Ini Edo, took to Instagram to share her stunning new photos debuting a new style.
  91. Tekno: Afro beats musician Tekno Miles tweeted at the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, reminding him that power belongs to the people.
  92. Don Jazzy: Mavin records CEO, Don Jazzy reacted to a video of government cars picking up thugs sent into the streets to pick up thugs. He called out the government for being sloppy.
  93. Rudeboy: The former member of the singing duo ‘Psquare’ has taken to his social media to announce his beef with Nigerian bloggers for not promoting the EndSARS movement to international news agencies like CNN, BBC and others.
  94. Lil Kesh: The YBNL rapper has returned to the music scene after a short break and has urged Nigerian Youths on quoting the popular Fela line, ‘No more suffering and smiling’.
  95. Joke Silva: During an informal interview, the veteran actress Joke Silva gave insights on how she found out that she was adopted.
  96. Sam Klef: Musician tweeted in support of the EndSARS movement, stating that he had already lost most of his family members and that he had nothing else to lose
  97. Linda Ikeji: Linda Ikeji came under fire recently for not doing enough to support the EndSARS movement. She has been dragged for not using her platform to expose her friend’s mother, Carol Afegbai for murder
  98. Treasure Daniels: Nollywood Actress, Treasure Daniels released some adorable photos of her engagement to her US lover and soon to be husband.
  99. Nkechi Blessing: The Nigerian actress exposed her landlady for hijacking her business after conveniently kicking her out of her shop where the actress sold waist trainers
  100. Toke Makinwa: The popular Media Personality Toke Makinwa took to Twitter and went ahead to encourage Nigerians not to lose hope amidst the current imposed curfew. She tweeted in support of the EndSARS protest and said that it is time to rise up since the people have come so far.


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