Wizkid, Laycon, Arise TV | 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. Tiwa Savage: The entertainer took to social media to show off some skin with semi-nude pictures. The release garnered much mixed-reaction but the entertainer is not new to backlash. She also recounted leaving Nigeria abruptly at 10 to London and all the bullying that followed suit in high school in her interview with Ebuka.
  2. Simi: Simi, in a Pulse interview, talked about motherhood, her latest release- Restless II EP, her brand, Duduke, her fans and more.
  3. Temi Otedola: The lifestyle influencer took a new turn; embracing her first role in Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Citation’. She spoke of how she’s been unable to separate herself from the character. 
  4. Kunle Afolayan: Kunle Afolayan’s anticipated film ‘Citation’ is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix on November 6, 2020.
  5. Rahama Sadau: Actress Rahama Sadau received a massive backlash from her Northern following after posting photos of herself in a backless dress was published.
  6. Toke Makinwa: In a lengthy post shared via her Instagram page on Monday, November 2, 2020, the media personality revealed that all her hopes and expectations for the year didn’t come through.
  7. Wizkid: The ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner changed up his sound in his latest album ‘Made In Lagos’, which debuted in top 10 of Spotify’s global album.
  8. Olamide: The singer released a new video for his song ‘Triumphant’ with Bella Shmurda. The song talks about Olamide’s journey to success alongside the accompanying pains it came with.
  9. Funke Akindele: Funke Akindele is set to co-direct the movie, ‘Omo Ghetto’ (The Saga), with JJC Skillz.
  10. Ebuka: The media personality had a sit-down interview with singer/songwriter, Tiwa Savage.
  11. Davido: Davido’s revealed his album, ‘A Better Time’, is set to drop on November 13. The album was rumoured to drop in October but has to be postponed due to EndSARS protests.
  12. Kalu Ikeagwu: Nigeria’s first-ever feature-length animation film — Ladybuckit and the Motley Mopsters, is set to feature the voice of Kalu Ikeagwu.
  13. Patrick Doyle: Veteran broadcaster, Patrick Doyle, is also set to feature in the animation  Ladybuckit and the Motley Mopsters. 
  14. Bimbo Akintola: The Nigerian actress is going to be lending her voice in the animation  Ladybuckit and the Motley Mopsters. She is also set to feature in the upcoming movie the ‘New Normal’.
  15. Bola Edwards: The feature-length animation film — Ladybuckit and the Motley Mopsters, is set to feature the voice of Bola Edwards.
  16. Laycon: Global smartphone giant, OPPO Mobile revealed Big Brother winner, Olamilekan ‘Laycon’ Agbeleshe, as its brand partner. The announcement was made official on the 1st of November, 2020.
  17. MI Abaga: MI Abaga has dropped the soundtrack for African Knockout Show, ‘African Knockout’. 
  18. Williams Uchemba: Actor Williams Uchemba has announced his engagement to his girlfriend. 
  19. Funmi Iyanda: Nigeria’s talk show legend, Funmi Iyanda is back on TV! Her TV show, Public Eye, debuted on TV on Sunday, November 1, 2020.
  20. Tobe Nwigwe: At the BET Awards, Tobe Nwigwe performed his songs, ‘Try Jesus’. 
  21. Burna Boy: Burna Boy released a song, ‘20.10.20’, in memorial of the victims of the Lekki Massacre. 
  22. Teniola Olatoni: Revered filmmaker, Teniola Olatoni,  brings together famous stars in the upcoming movie ‘The New Normal’.  
  23. Richard Mofe-Damijo: The veteran actor is set to feature in the upcoming movie the ‘New Normal’.
  24. Mercy Johnson: The movie, the New Normal, revolves around the lives of four couples and a single friend as they navigate individual and collective issues. Actress Mercy Johnson is set to feature in the anticipated movie. 
  25. Femi Jacobs: Actor, Femi Jacobs, would also be playing in the highly anticipated movie, “The New Normal” would hit the cinemas nationwide on the 20th of November 2020.
  26. Naira Marley: Naira Marley teamed up with Tiwa Savage; dedicating new video for ‘Ole’ to lives lost during police brutality protests.
  27. Desmond Elliot: Desmond Elliot came under massive fire for his comments on the EndSARS protests.
  28. Ladipoe: Rapper Ladipoe tested positive for coronavirus, with mild symptoms. 
  29. Peruzzi: Peruzzi and Davido star in a spirited new video for, ‘Cincinnati’ by Governor of Africa.
  30. DJ Neptune: DJ Neptune has pulled together a string of musical stars; 4Korners, Jayd Ink, Joeboy, Kardinal Offishall and Mr Eazi on his ‘Nobody (Canada Remix)’ song.
  31. CrazeClown: Comedian CrazeClown was involved in a ghastly car crash on his wife’s birthday. 
  32. Falz: The entertainer and activist celebrated his birthday in the most low-key way possible. He posted a few pictures and attended the first Lagos Judicial panel sitting.
  33. Mercy Eke: The winner of the fourth season of Big Brother Naija, Mercy Eke has confirmed that she is now married. She made this known via her Instagram page while answering questions from fans.
  34. Ike: Former Big Brother housemate Ike trended after his lover, Mercy Eke revealed she was married; suggesting their relationship had ended.
  35. Stan Nze: The actor plays the lead character, Ahanna, in the upcoming Play Network Studios’ remake of Amaka Igwe’s 1995 film, ‘Rattlesnake’ 
  36. Ramsey Nouah: Ahead of its release of the highly anticipated’ ‘Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story’ comes its mind-blowing trailer.
  37. Diane: BBNaija’s Diane made headlines after her comments that she wished to see lesbianism legalised in Nigeria.
  38. Gbenro Ajibade: Nollywood actor Gbenro Ajibade has celebrated his ex-wife, Osas Ighodaro on her birthday.
  39. Osas Ighodaro: The stunning actress clocked a year older and many of her fans were quick to wish her well.
  40. Banky W: Banky W appeared on American OAP’s show, ‘Miseducation’.
  41. Rosie: Ultimate love winner, Rosie has announced she and her lover, Kachi have decided to call it quits.
  42. Kachi: Ultimate Love reality star co-winner, Kachi has admitted to calling off his relationship with Rosie. 
  43. Umanu Ojochenemi Elijah: A new Nollywood musical film “Loud” will start showing in the cinemas from November 20th. ‘Loud’ was directed by Umanu Ojochenemi Elijah for Krystal Filmworks.
  44. Ibukun Awosika: Ibukun Awosika was spotted at the premiere of Kunle Afolayan’s “Citation”.
  45. Taaooma: Comedy skit makers Taaooma recently got engaged to the love of her life Abula and the proposal video was enough to suffocate us with warmth.
  46. Kemi Adetiba: Kemi Adetiba celebrated the end of the shooting of the movie, “King of Boys 2”.
  47. Ini Dima-Okojie: In the latest episode of her vlog, Nollywood actress Ini Dima-Okojie hosted her besties Mimi Onalaja and Aderinsola Fabikun to a fun time and they played the “Who knows me best” game.
  48. Tacha: Tacha narrated her personal experiences on her latest vlog; ranting about doing less and expecting more.
  49. Harry Itie: Directed by Harry Itie, the latest queer film ‘Defiance’, features interviews with Matthew Blaise, Amara the Lesbian, Vincent Desmond and Mariam Sule.
  50. Dorathy Bachor: Big Brother finalist, Dorathy Bachor, graced the cover of Uncutxtra Magazine.
  51. Tolanibaj: Tolanibaj, in her latest video upload, reacted to Wizkid’s “Made In Lagos”.
  52. Ka3na: Former Big Brother housemate, Ka3na is set to bring new content for her fans as she announces her reality show, Keeping Up With The Jones.
  53. Erica: Big Brother Naija 2020 ex-housemate, Erica Nlewedim premiered a short film titled “Mercy Mercy” on her YouTube channel.
  54. Ozo: Big Brother Naija ex-housemates, Ozo and Nengi were captured on camera shopping together which caused all the buzz on social media. 
  55. Mercy Aigbe: Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe shared photos of herself rocking a bald look on her social media page. The actress stated that the look is for a new project. 
  56. Odunlade Adekola: Nollywood actor, Odunlade Adekola, took to Instagram to celebrate as his wife clocked a year older on November 2, 2020. He stated that she was his great fan.
  57. Daddy Freeze: Media personality, Daddy Freeze, announced his support for the singer, Falz, if he decided to go into politics; endorsing him for President come 2023.
  58. Sophia Williams: Nollywood actress, Sophia Williams, has taken to social media to share some photos of her new home which was gifted to her by her lover.
  59. Cynthia Morgan: Talented Nigerian singer, Cynthia Morgan, has now signed a new management deal with a top US firm called The Facilitator Management. 
  60. Khloe: BBNaija 2018 star Khloe celebrated her 27th birthday at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The superstar was seen in the midst of her friends in a beautiful dress. 
  61. DJ Cuppy: Nigerian music star, Florence Otedola, aka DJ Cuppy, caused conversation after she stepped forth to state that she plans to read new books every week. Read more.
  62. Tope Alabi: Nigeria gospel artist Tope Alabi has taken to social media to express gratitude to Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel for gracing her birthday ceremony. 
  63. Arise TV: The station has brought Nigerians live updates on the #EndSARS protests, covering the protest locations and activities. 
  64. 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. 
  65. People’s Gazette: People’s Gazette has really shone during this period, bringing Nigerians breaking news stories on the SARS protests and more.
  66. Bella Naija: The online publications has brought Nigerians updates on favourite celebrities.
  67. 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.
  68. 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. 
  69. Premium Times: The publication has provided Nigerians with updates #EndSARS protests in the country.
  70. RSVP Restaurant: The RSVP restaurant provides dine-in, takeaway and delivery services; catering fully for Nigerians during this COVID-19 period.
  71. Debo Macaroni: The skit maker has found a creative way to fuse his content with activism.
  72. Lagos Continental Hotel: One of the few  5-star hotels with a high rating on bookings.com (7.2).
  73. 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.
  74. 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. 
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. Channels TV: Channels TV is known for its political content. The station is constantly holding political debates.
  79. 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.
  80. Inspiration FM: The faith-based station has a delicate blend of diverse topics to entertain its Target audience.
  81. Wazobia FM: Wazobia boasts of a vibrant blend of indigenous artistes from all over Nigeria. It is considered the station for the masses, as they mostly speak pidgin.
  82. 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.
  83. ONTV: Boasting a monthly reach of over 2million viewers, ONTV brings first-class programming, educative and entertaining TV concepts to viewers. The platform airs music, fashion, lifestyle, sports, movies, series, telenovelas, and news content.
  84. Lagos Talks: The number one talk radio in the city of Lagos – focused on creating and encouraging conversations about issues that affect  Lagosians.
  85. 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. 
  86. Bond FM: The station is the number one grassroots FM radio station in Nigeria.
  87. Urban FM: It’s music, music, and more music from this Lekki, Lagos based radio station. 
  88. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The author released her latest book, Zikora, and Nigerians haven’t been able to stop talking about it.
  89. TVC News: The  Nigerian 24-hour television news channel has continued to give us a look into the build up of the upcoming Ondo state election.
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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. 
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. Dimma Umeh: Influencer and style icon, Dimma Umeh, has been nominated for the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards, in the category of “African Social Star”. She was nominated alongside to names in the influencing industry in Africa.  
  97. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort: The beach resort boasts of a serene natural freshness amongst virgin trees and a lovely view, making it the perfect get-away destination.
  98. Sisi Yemmie: Sisi Yemmie is the go-to content creator for all things food. She constantly delivers on exciting new recipes for your favourite Nigerian delicacies. 
  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 great creatives is set to be present at the event.


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