There is no doubt that Nigeria has contributed and continues to contribute immensely to the world’s cyberspace, with an indelible and clear digital Footprint. According to the Internet World Stats, Nigeria boasts of over 98 million (98,391,456) internet users as of December 2017 which translates to a 50.2% penetration rate of the internet. Simply put, more than 50% of Nigerians now use the internet.
With these amazing statistics, I started to wonder, what do Most Nigerians do online? How has Nigerian contributed to the world digital space? I got a little insight into this with the ranking of the most popular websites in Nigeria, this helps to see what websites the majority of Nigerians visit on a daily bases. I have however filtered the list to reflect only websites owned by Nigerians. Therefore, Popular websites like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Eskimi, Youtube, Yahoo and Instagram, which all made it to the top of the list are not included.
This list focused on the top 20 most popular websites used and owned by Nigerians. The list is based in the Alexa ranking of October 2018.
Here are the top 20 most popular Nigerian websites
Oh Yes! Bet9ja topped the list, maybe you are as surprised as I was. In fact, it came in second place after Google.com on Alexa ranking for Nigeria’s top site in October. Bet9ja is ranked number 1 in the top 20 most popular Nigerian website. It also doubles as the number one Nigeria’s betting site. Nigeria does love Betting seriously.
Naija.ng is a news and entertainment portal that features aggregated news content. It comes in as number 6 most popular website in Nigeria on Alexa, Just after Facebook and number 2 in the top 20 most popular Nigerian websites.
Punch is a Nigerian daily newspaper. However, its online version is also widely popular in Nigeria. It comes in as number 8 most popular website in Nigeria, Just after Yahoo and number 3 in the top 20 most popular Nigerian website. This makes it the most popular Nigerian Newspaper website.
Vanguard is another daily Nigeria newspaper that has a large online readership. It is the 9th most popular website in Nigeria and the 4th in the top 20 most popular Nigerian websites.
Nairaland is a big, broad discussion forum for Nigerians. Covers dozens of topics including romance, technology, careers, business, and entertainment. With over half a million members, the website comes in the 10th position in the most popular website in Nigeria and the 5th in the top 20 most popular Nigerian websites.
E-Commerce is now very popular with Nigerians and is gaining wide acceptance. Jumia comes as Nigeria’s Number one online shopping destination.
The daily post is a premium online newspaper that has gained wide readership across Nigeria. The website is the 12th overall most popular website in Nigeria and the 7th most popular Nigerian Website.
With so many Nigerian Youths seeking admission into the University, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) online examination registration website does get a lot of traffic. It comes in Number 17 in the overall top website in Nigeria just after Twitter.com and 8th in the most popular Nigerian Websites
Naijaloaded is a top online entertainment provider, with tons of music and videos from top-ranking celebrities.
Premium times is a Nigerian online newspaper, providing local and international news.
Guaranty Trust Bank is a leading African Bank that offers online and internet banking with ease, no wonder they are the only Nigerian bank to make it to the list
Gqbuzz is also an entertainment website, providing tons of music, comedy and sport videos
Linda Ikeji’s Blog is renowned for top Celebrity gist and gossips, the blog site also provides top Nigerian News. It is ranked number 27 on Alexa top website in Nigeria and 13th most popular Nigerian websites
The Nation is another daily Nigerian Newspaper whose website makes it to the list.
Remita is an e-Payments and e-Collections solution on a single multi-bank platform. Adopted by the Central Bank of Nigeria for the payment and collections of funds on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria and used by all 22 commercial banks and over 400 micro finance banks. No wonder it makes it to the top 20 most popular Nigerian Websites.
Nnu is online news websites that also incorporate revenue sharing and affiliate system for its subscriber
Naira bet is a leading Nigerian website providing a wide range of betting opportunities in all sports. This has no doubt gained huge acceptance with Nigerian Youths.
Jiji is Nigeria’s foremost online market place that provides thousands of buyers and sellers with an avenue to meet and exchange goods and services
The majority of Nigerians today now enjoy the ease of internet transactions. Interswitch is an indigenous payment processing website founded in 2002 with headquarters in Lagos.
With the improvement in technology and internet access, Nigerians have largely embraced E-commerce. Konga is one of such a Nigerian E-commerce site that has gained popularity since it was founded in July 2012.
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Tooxclusive is a music and review website launched in 2010 by Olutayo “Tyler” Duncan Solubo. The website is notable for organizing its yearly tooXclusive online music award. It serves both Nigerian and Ghanaian music and videos. Nigerians surely love entertainment!
And there You have it, 20 +1 most popular Nigerian Websites. Reading this, you can have a bit of an idea of how Nigerian is shaping the digital world and how we are taking advantage of the digital space.
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Originally posted 2018-10-15 07:22:40.