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TOP 10 NIGERIAN TRAVEL BLOGGERS

Doesn’t everyone love to travel?

Traveling for all its splendid benefits has become the order of the day, especially for people who love to explore new and exciting possibilities.

  1. AMARACHI EKEKWE
  2. LOLA DANIYAN
  3. UFOMA OKUMAGBA
  4. OTO TOM
  5. DIUSO ODIAKOSA
  6. SUSAN EKPOH
  7. ABIDEMI ADESANYA
  8. OLUWAFISAYO OLAYINKA BELLO.
  9. NNENAYA FAKOYA SMITH
  10. SAM ADELEKE

While some people make it a tradition to travel at least annually, some others just travel whenever they feel like it.

Of course, it’s no longer news that while most Nigerians are adding a few more Nairas to that once-in-life-time vacation fund, some others are actually touring the world and of course, with their cameras and P.Cs.

Let’s take a look at top 10 Nigerian travel bloggers you might like to follow on their social media handles.

1. AMARACHI EKEKWE.

Amarachi, the Lagos based travel enthusiast is the founder of the blog, TRAVELWITHAPEN.com. She is a system Engineer and Author by profession. Having moved a lot with her family as a child. She developed a knack for traveling as she grew up and began travelling internationally in 2013. She has currently covered 23 out of the 36 states in Nigeria and has also explored 12 African countries like Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia e.t.c She has toured some countries in the middle East and Asia like The United Arab Emirates and India.

 AMARACHI EKEKWE

The European countries she has covered include; Belgium, England, France, Italy and Netherlands. This unique adventurer hasn’t left America out of it as her wanderlust has taken her to places in North America (U.S.A)too. Wow! Now that’s a lot of travel, won’t you say? Well, you can expect that from someone who makes 2 to 3 big trips and even more local travels annually. she shares many colorful pictures and her travel experiences on her blog and social media handles. its no wonder her Instagram page, Amarachi Ekekwe H. boasts of 3784 followers, who doesn’t love to seek out new adventures?

Some of her popular posts like ONE TRICK TO TRAVEL SMARTER IN 2020, TRAVEL COSTS AND TRIPS BREAKDOWN, TRAVEL THROUGH 2 COUNTRIES WITH A BUDGET OF 20K and so on can be helpful to people who wish to draw out a travel budget, travel differently and save costs. Follow this young adventurer on Twitter @amarachi_ekekwe to learn more on how to travel smarter.

2.LOLA DANIYAN

Lola is a Lagosian and the lead travel writer and curator of the famous travel resource, ‘Unraveling Nigeria.” which boasts of 11.2k followers. Having travel blogged for 5 years now, sharing travel stories from her perspective, she aims at opening the eyes of her audience to Nigeria’s tourism potentials.

Lola Daniyan

Some of her posts include INSTAGRAM HOLIDAYS GET NIGERIANS TRAVELING, U.S VISA MIGHT BE EASIER TO GET and so on but come to think of it, why fly all the way to U.S.A when you can cut some cost and have as much fun here in Nigeria? Log on to www.UNRAVELLINGNIGERIA.com for more details on how to travel your own country.

3.UFOMA OKUMAGBA

Ufoma has lived in about 3 continents with versertile knowledge of states around her abode. She is the founder of the ufoma.com travel blog. She is a business specialist and travel blogger who has helped her growing audience actualize their travel goals through sharing her adventurous experiences and tips on the pros and cons of traveling on her blog and social media handles. Her blog posts like, WANT TO TAKE YOUR TRAVEL TO THE NEXT LEVEL?, 100 TRAVEL TIPS AND HACKS(BOOK) has encouraged other travelers to follow their passion.

UFOMA OKUMAGBA

She has traveled over 41 countries, over 100 cities, 6 continents and counting. Subscribe to her website and follow her on Instagram, @fomski to view amazing pictures of her adventurous experiences.

4. OTO TOM

Oto Tom is a Lagos based travel blogger, the founder of wakaholic.com and a member of travel massive resource, a community for travel industry professionals to build connection, learn and share their travel experiences. She is a smart corporate lawyer with a renowned litigation and commercial/law firm in Lagos.

Uto tom

Being a travel enthusiast herself, she has traveled through 5 continents of the world and hopes to share all her travel stories to inspire her 1,308 followers. Some of her popular blog posts are, WHY SHOULD YOU ALWAYS DRESS-UP FOR A FLIGHT? DISCOVER EZE VILLAGE, FRANCE, BEST CITIES IN EUROPE and so on. Follow her on Twitter @the_wakaholic to get inspired on the next trip to make.

5. DIUSO ODIAKOSA.

Diuso is based in Lagos and graduated from convenant university. A sociologist by profession who sees herself as being in a long-term relationship with traveling and exploring. The goal of this young lady is to visit 25 states in Nigeria before she turns 25 even while exploring other parts of the world.

Diusor Odiakosa

She has 595 followers and has shared her travel stories on her blog for three years now. Follow her on Instagram or check out her website DIUSORODIAKOSA.com to check out tourist attractions, not far from home.

6. SUSAN EKPOH

Susan is based in Lagos and is the founder of the blog, waka-waka Chronicles. Waka-waka means wanderer in pidgin English and that word about explains Susan. She is a Pilot who shares a rather intimate bond with traveling and exploring as they were the only things capable of keeping her going when the chips were low.

Susan Ekpo

She shares her Travel experiences on her website and Instagram page which has 1,089 followers. Some interesting posts she has written are, LET’S BE ADVENTURERS, THE WAKA-WAKA GUIDE, LIFE IS BETTER ON THE BEACH, follow her on Instagram @waka_wakachronicles to get inspired by her travel experiences

7. ABIDEMI ADESANYA.

She is a Lagosian and the founder of the blog, BIDSINGRACELAND.com she also is a lawyer by profession and a member of Travel Massive Lagos. She majors in fashion travel and shares stories of her travel experiences on her website and social media handles.

ABIDEMI ADESANYA

Her favorite post was about her Chinese tour, HONEY MOON AT THE HAKONE KOWAKEIN TEN-JU, don’t bother trying to translate that, it’s some place you can go for your honeymoon in China. Follow her on Twitter@BidsInGrace for more information on that

8. OLUWAFISAYO OLAYINKA BELLO.

Bello is the Lagos based founder of the travel blog, thefisayo.com. She has a Bsc. in Industrial relations and human resource management and is an award winning travel writer and tourism development advocate. She runs a YouTube channel where she mostly talks about African tourism.

OLUWAFUSAYO OLAYINKA

As a big dreamer, traveler and innovator, she hopes to change the “African Narrative” and the perspective of people who fail to see Africa as a whole for the tourist attraction which it is. One of her interesting blog posts is the famous CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN UGANDA. Check it out in thefisayo.com

9. NNENAYA FAKOYA SMITH.

Nnennaya popularly known as Ajala Nene is a Lagos based tourism enthusiast and promoter. She also is a travel blogger and the founder of Nene-Uwa Hub Lagos Nigeria, a website that has amassed 1456 followers. Nene is Keen on using her travel blog, tour broker skills and tourism business programs to promote tourism potentials of Nigeria and Africa in a whole.

OLUWAFUSAYO OLAYINKA

Follow her on Instagram @ajalanene, to view her travel experiences around Nigeria. Nnennaya collects post cards, stamps, coins and back notes as a hubby. Some of her blog posts include; TRAVEL ROUND THE TABLE, HAPPY WORLD TOURISM, EXPLORE ABEOKUTA and so on. Log on to view more.

10. SAM ADELEKE.

Sam is the country lead, Travel Massive Nigeria, Lagos. He has an expertise in destination marketing. He is a co-founder at Travel Center Africa an innovative travel tech company and his determined passion to unravel the beautiful sites of Africa and the world at large, has been paying off through his works. He also runs a travel blog, samadeleke.com which has about 2,105 followers. Sam has toured through many African countries such as South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and counting. Follow him on Twitter @Samadeleke to keep being updated on the next best African Tourist attraction.

Sam Adeleke

These seemingly happy individuals have become the eyes and ears of thousands of Nigerians who love and hope to travel more frequently one day. Follow them on their social media handles to be enlightened on what it takes to always be on the road or up in the skies as the case may be. Don’t just feel like traveling, Travel more and safe!

 

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WE’LL PUSH, PUSH UNTIL YOU WIN, PRESIDENT BUHARI ASSURES OKONJO-IWEALA

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WE’LL PUSH, PUSH UNTIL YOU WIN, PRESIDENT BUHARI ASSURES OKONJO-IWEALA
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja assured Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance and Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, that the country will explore every opportunity and deploy its entire energy to ensure that she becomes the Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Dr Okonjo-Iweala is one of two candidates contesting for the top position of the multilateral institution.
President Buhari, who received the former Managing Director (Operations) of the World Bank at the Presidential Villa, said she deserved more support to get the top job because of her profile and diligence in serving the country, and the world.
“I assure you that we will do all that we can to ensure that you emerge as the Director-General of WTO, not only because you are a Nigerian, but because you are a hardworking Nigerian. You deserve this,’’ he added.
WE’LL PUSH, PUSH UNTIL YOU WIN, PRESIDENT BUHARI ASSURES OKONJO-IWEALA
The President assured Dr Okonjo-Iweala that he will make more phone calls, and send letters to some world leaders for more support.
“I did the same for Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for President of the African Development Bank. Both of you served the country under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). You are both highly qualified. We will continue to support you. I will immediately make those calls,’’ the President told Dr Okonjo-Iweala.
In her remarks, Dr Okonjo-Iweala, a renowned development economist, thanked the President and his ministers, particularly the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investment for supporting her staunchly.
“I feel very proud of Nigeria. I am getting so much support from you, Mr President, Chief of Staff, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Ministers of Industry, Trade and Investments. The ministers have been working around the clock to ensure that I succeed,’’ she said.
The former Minister of Finance also appreciated ECOWAS leaders for their endorsement, mentioning in particular the outstanding contributions of President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic and immediate past Chairman of ECOWAS as well as President Alhassan Quattara of Cote d’Ivoire.
She asked the President to “make one final push within the week to beat the Koreans and bring this to Nigeria by sending a few letters and placing telephone calls to some world leaders, and also thank others for their support.’’
“Mr President, put a smile on my face,’’ she said, “I am very proud of the country.’’
Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
October 12, 2020

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Babatunde Olusegun Adewale is a popular Nigerian rapper and lyricist who goes by the stage name, Mode 9. The rapper has been in the industry for a very long time and is one of the leading rappers in Nigerian music history. He has recorded several albums and also had mixtapes released to his name. He is also a multi-award winning rapper, having a record of most wins at the Headies Awards. He owned the “Lyricist of the Year” award category for a long time and no one has been able to dominate as much as he did in recent times. Join me as I take you through his early life and childhood, music career, personal life and some of his songs.

MODE 9’S EARLY LIFE AND CHILDHOOD

The rapper was born on the 14th of June 1975 in London, United Kingdom to Nigerian parents who hailed from Osun State. He is the third children of his parents. His secondary school education was at Agboju Seconday School and then he proceeded to Federal Polytechnic, Bida in Niger State where he bagged a degree in Building Technology. His music influences were Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. 

MODE 9’S MUSIC CAREER

Mode 9 started music as far back as the early 2000s. He released his debut project in 2004 for “Malcolm IX”. The album enjoyed a fair amount of success and it helped gained the rapper popularity in the industry. He was known for his incredible rap style and fast became one of the lead rappers in the industry. He released another album two years later in 2006 for “Pentium IX”. At the time, he was already recognised as a good lyricist and rapper and he was already bagging awards for it.

Mode 9 didn’t stop at that, he released several other albums. He has recorded eight studio albums and five mixtapes to his name. He has also released five featured albums with the most recent recorded with Black Intelligence for “Hence4th” in 2018. His most recent album was in 2019 for “Monument”. The rapper, at a time, stopped releasing his albums in Nigeria because he felt Nigerians gave up on him.

His awards list is quite the collection. He has won 9 Headies Awards to his name and bagged the Lyricist Award of the Year seven times in a row, which still stands as a Headies record. He also has won a number of Channel O Awards for music videos. 

MODE 9’S PERSONAL LIFE

Mode 9 loves to keep information about his personal life private. There is no known information about if the veteran rapper is in any relationship.

MODE 9’S SONGS

Some of his songs include;

  • Where Una Dey
  • Nigerian Girls
  • Insulin
  • Elbow Room
  • Nine
  • Cry
  • Kaiser Flow
  • 419 State of Mind
  • Collage
  • It’s a Goal
  • 360 Poetry
  • Super Human
  • Polymath

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Modupe Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola is a Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter who goes by the stage name “Mo Cheddah”. She always loved music as a child and even started singing from a young age. Her big break came with the release of her song titled “The Finest” featuring Sauce Kid and Tito. Following the release of the track, Mo Cheddah went on to drop even more songs and then her debut album. “Komaroll”, “If You want me” and “Destinambari” featuring Phyno are three of her other big songs in her career. Join me as I take you through her early life and childhood, music career, personal life and some of her songs.

MO CHEDDAH’S EARLY LIFE AND CHILDHOOD

The talented singer was born on the 26th of October 1990 in Lagos though she hails from Osun State, Nigeria. She was the fourth of five children. She had her early education in Lagos with her primary school education at University of Lagos Staff school and her secondary school education at Our Lady of Apostles school in Yaba, Lagos. After that, she proceeded to the University of Lagos to pursue a degree in Creative Arts. 

MO CHEDDAH’S MUSIC CAREER

Mo Cheddah’s music career started from when she was 12. She got signed to a record label named Knighthouse Entertainment when she was 13. At the time she was still in school and she expected to be a child star. She used to spend time in studios during her holidays. She released her first song when she was 17 and from there she became popular. The first single was titled “Las Birdie”. She went on to record the song with Sauce Kid and Tito titled “The Finest”. The song was a hit upon release and helped her gain even more popularity. The song ultimately launched her music career.

Following up the previous successes of her singles, she dropped another hit titled “If You Want Me”. The song also enjoyed a period of success and got her the award for Best New Artist at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) in 2010. The video for the song also got Best Female Video at the Channel O Music Video Awards. Her debut album dropped in 2010 for “Franchise Celebrity”. She left her record label, Knighthouse Entertainment, after a while and went on to start her own which she called it “Cheddah Music”.

 Mo Cheddah took a break from music when she was 21 because she wanted to enjoy a normal life. She came back after a couple of years. 

MO CHEDDAH’S PERSONAL LIFE

She is married to longtime boyfriend,  Bukunyi Olateru Olagbeji. Asides music, she is a fashion designer. She also runs a blog.

MO CHEDDAH’S SONGS

Some of her songs include;

  • My Time
  • Bad ft Olamide
  • Tori Oloun
  • Coming for You ft May D
  • Destinambari ft Phyno
  • Survive
  • See Me
  • Shampoo
  • No be Money
  • Wole Pelu Change

 

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