In a world of TikTok and Instagram, many people who love reading, writing, or journalling are beginning to feel left out. The quest for fame and monetization on social media platforms has caused many bloggers to quit and aspirants to never start. Today, I’m sharing 7 Nigerian bloggers who have inspired me to continue blogging.
5 Nigerian Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me To Continue Blogging.
Niche: Lifestyle. Fashion, Home & Family life, Hair, etc.
Personal Review: When I started blogging newly and started looking up Nigerian bloggers, Ijeoma Kola was one of the bloggers I found. Initially, I was drawn to her natural hair content, her modesty fashion sense, and boldness to include her faith (especially the part about abstinence0 in her blog. I have watched her grow and evolve: from getting married, revamping to Ijeoma Kola, becoming a mum, finishing her doctorate, etc. I literally feel like I know her. The fact that she is still blogging despite the seeming fall of the trend, inspires me to continue blogging.
Irony of Ashi
Niche: Lifestyle & Fashion
Personal Review: Ashi… I don’t know her full or real name yet, but I love this lady even without knowing her personally. Her fashion style is just admirable. I also enjoy how she adds personal development articles to her fashion posts. This, I can relate with, because, while blogging is like some sort of journaling, it should be able to give value to the reader.
I love Moss Onyi for her chic European lifestyle content. Initially, I was also drawn to her passion for photography. I have a feeling we are alike in relation to interest as she sings too. If you love vintage fashion and lifestyle, check out her blog and follow her on IG. You can also learn a thing or two from her lifestyle blogging and photography series on YouTube.
Niche: Beauty, Travel & Lifestyle
Dinma for me is like… very relatable. The fusion of her overseas lifestyle and Nigerianess is a vibe I like so much. I stumbled upon her, probably while seeking out Nigerian Beauty Bloggers. I found her on Youtube, then Instagram, and then her blog. Dinma is very natural and realistic with her vlogs and general content creation. If you love makeup, skincare, and travel juice, she is your plug.
Niche: Faith & Leadership
Personal Review: I just discovered Eziaha this year, 2022. I couldn’t find her on IG, although I have a feeling that her handle will have something @eziaha if she eventually decides to have an account. Nevertheless, she is a seasoned blogger, wife, mom, and fitness coach. I’m still getting to know her, but the little I’ve learned about her inspires me to continue blogging.
Niche: Beauty, Photography & Content Creation
Personal Review: Onye is just creative… that’s just it. Sometimes I wonder how she does it. However, I just know that knowing your way around a camera comes with a lot of perks in today’s world as every platform is becoming more and more visual. If you want to learn more about photography, check out her pages and site… and she is a new mom, so get ready to be baptized with ‘baby love”.
Niche: Fashion and Lifestyle
Personal Review: Stella is just an amazing fashionista, I must say. While her blog is more of a fashion blog, you will find interesting beauty and lifestyle content (motherhood, family life, etc.) Just like the others above, you would think that by now, they will just focus on Instagram and shut down, but they are still blogging, which is why she is an inspiration to continue blogging.
Ironically, the difference between me and most of these bloggers is one thing, They don’t live in Nigeria or they started or have at some point lived overseas. Blogging in Nigeria seems successful only for gossip and news bloggers. For a personal blogger, it is a struggle here in Nigeria as people are more focused on what is trending on Social media than on coming online to read a story.
While these 7 bloggers inspire me to continue blogging, I also constantly remind myself why I started in the first place. When I started blogging, it wasn’t for fame or even money. It was because I wanted my own space on the internet where I could tell my story and share my ideas and thoughts… This is still what blogging is for me, first, before any other thing.
It feels good to come online still and be able to read other people’s blogs. So just in case you are thinking of giving up blogging or you want to start, I hope that these 5 Nigerian bloggers that have inspired me to continue blogging will also inspire you to start or stay on your journey. I also encourage Nigerian-based creatives who were once bloggers to come back and let’s continue establishing our space on the Internet.