2013 Nigerian Blog Awards nominees

Since the nominations closed on October 13, we’ve been working to finalize the list of nominees. This involved first giving those who nominated blogs but who didn’t validate the nomination form time to sort that out. Then we sifted through over 8,500 nomination forms and visited nominated blogs to ensure they were eligible for nomination. In some cases we had to ask bloggers to confirm various details and in other cases some blogs would be online one day and offline the next, which added to our process of evaluating the blogs.

We’ve done our homework and checked it many times and we are pleased to present the nominees. There are three cases where we indicate “To be announced”; this refers to blogs that initially appeared to be eligible but were offline during our final check—we are giving the owners 48 hours to sort out their hosting issues otherwise another nominee will be selected.

Please note: If you were certain that your blog was a strong contender but it was not named as a nominee, in most cases the blog had not been established for a long enough period—as indicated on the eligibility page, blogs had to be established in March 2013 or earlier. We encourage these wonderful bloggers to keep up their excellent work and to try again next year—we’re excited by the crop of new blogs we perused. If your blog is well-established but was not named as a nominee, it did not receive enough nominations in comparison to the other blogs in the category.

Your nominees for the 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards are (listed in alphabetical order):

Best Beauty Blog
Blog about makeup or other beauty products

Best Book, Poetry, or Writing Blog
Blog that focuses on books, poetry, or writing, in particular the blogger’s original works

Best Business or Entrepreneurship Blog
Blog that focuses on building a business or on entrepreneurship

Best Career or Job Blog
Blog that focuses on developing career skills or on finding jobs

Best Collaborative or Group Blog
Blog on any topic, written by two or more people

Best-Designed Blog
Blog that is visually appealing. Although the design can be based on a template, it must be modified from the original template

Best Educational or Instructional Blog
Blog that focuses on the education industry, or on instructing its readers through tutorials

Best Entertainment Blog
Blog about the entertainment industry, including celebrities and gossip

Best Faith-based Blog
Blog with a focus on religious beliefs or themes

Best Fashion or Personal Style Blog
Blog about fashion, fashion design, or personal style

Best Fitness or Health Blog
Blog that focuses on healthy living, exercise, or wellness

Best Food Blog
Blog with a focus on food, cooking, catering, or similar

Best Humour Blog
Blog that is amusing or lighthearted in nature

Best Movie Blog
Blog about Nollywood or other movie industry, or movies more generally

Best Music Blog
Blog that focuses on music or the music industry

Best New Blog
Blog established in August 2012 or more recently

Best News Blog
Blog with a focus on Nigerian news or current events

Best Parenting or Family Blog
Blog with a strong focus on parenting, family life, or the journey to become a parent

Best Personal Blog
Blog that focuses on the author’s experiences, or shares the author’s opinion on a variety of topics

Best Photography Blog
Blog that focuses on photography and includes the blogger’s original photographs

Best Political Blog
Blog with a strong focus on Nigerian politics

Best Relationship Blog
Blog with a focus on romantic relationships

Best Science or Technology Blog
Blog about science or technology, including information technology

Best Sports Blog
Blog that focuses on Nigerians in sports, or on sports in general

Best Student Blog
Blog by an individual currently enrolled in school

Best Topical Blog
Blog with a clear niche that is not represented in any of the other categories

Best Travel or Tourism Blog
Blog about travelling within Nigeria, Africa, or elsewhere in the world

Best Wedding Blog
Blog that covers personal preparations for a wedding, weddings in general, or industries related to weddings such as event planning or coordinating

Nigerian Blog of the Year
Best overall blog by a Nigerian or best blog with a strong focus on any aspect of Nigeria

Voting will begin on Monday November 11.

*Refers to blogs that appeared to be eligible during initial checks, but were having technical issues at the time of the final check. These bloggers will be given 48 hours to ensure their blogs are back online, otherwise another nominee will be selected.


  1. we are so grateful to God and our fans for making the list as best collaborative blog, please visit http://www.tatafonaija.com and see how 4 guys and a celebrity comedian are taking blogging to the next level.

    to all the critics,one of the criteria for nomination was voting,no matter how cool your blog is,if your fans did not vote for you,you wont be nominated,next time try interacting with your fans and readers,appeal to them to nominate you. Thanks

  2. LOL!, am back again and I will speak my mind, please what is NaijaVibes doing in best music blog? Its an allrounder blog, no major topic

    I think TayoTv.net should have taken that position. NaijaBamBam.com too is quite impressive, just about 13months old I think, and they shld have gotten a spot in best NEW blog too.

    What happened to dindindara.com on best movie blog, dint dey get nominated?

    PS: NotJustOk is simply over-rated….

  3. I am delighted to be nominated in the coveted category of Nigerian Blog of the Year 2013. When I floated the blog 8 months ago, my aim was to make it among Nigeria’s Top 10 blog within a year. This nomination – which means Jarushub is among Nigeria’s top 10 blogs for 2013 – coming just after 8 months is an actualization of that aim.

    I hope to clinch the prize.


  4. An award where people have to vote for credibility is nonsense.Real awards around the world are handled by reputable people who choose nominees.Any foolish blogger can get fake emails to nominate himself..I know a blogger who opened 50 email addresses just for this and got nominated in Nig blog of the year.360nobs ,Date 360 that copy and paste blog is crap,Linda agreed .Miss Petite? Eventhough she got 4 nominations last year NBA organizers are probably pisssed she didn’t promote them on her site this year.What of Laila, 1960’s chick?
    U guys need a lot of groundwork.It should be an award of prestige not hoodlums and twitter people voting

    • But NBA said, the final list was not entirely based on popular nominations. Top 10 most nominated was picked, and pruned to 5 by the NBA experts. There is nothing wrong in calling for general nomination. Based on NBA system, where their experts prune that lists from 10 most nominated to 5 best in their opinion, it is possible that teh most nominated blog in a category doesn’t end up among the 5 selected, as any of the 10, which will be thoroughly screened by the NBA team, stands a chance of making top 5. So I believe their process is still scientific enough.

      Everwhere in the world, popular votes are mixed with experts’ opinions in arriving at award winners.

  5. Thanks for nominating me “nelly agbogu’s blog” for best personal blog
    Indeed it will end in praise!

  6. Well, it is too obvious something is wrong here, I per say know the amount of people who visit and nominated 411vibes.com for newest blog award and yet they didnt make the list. Maybe it’s because they didn’t put up NBA’s banner or promote their awards on their platform. And yes, how come NotjustOk whuch wasn’t in nomination list got nominated?? Just curious.

  7. didnt made any of the awards am not given up yet still am a very new blogger started just last month and am pushing it hard i will still push on and work hard …to all of those who won a big congrats all the best and kudos to you…stuffs4share.com

  8. Mickeal adeshola says:


  9. Am very pleased about this award project, am glad that someone actually recognize our work now in Nigeria.
    i think am blog(s) should be included next year, Thanks.


  10. I’m so surprised to see this. With dew respect 2 dos nominated but I still feel not enough blog listed are currently updated as mine. Checked some out and to my astonishment was updated last about 4-5 days ago and yet are nominated. Well my blog speaks better for me and I’m doing well with it. Check it out again… http://hot9janews.wordpress.com

  11. Nice to see this.. My Blog is not among although I’m not even expecting any award for now. But I promise you i will be here soon, watch out Next Year… StevenBergy.Com.Ng

  12. Please, how would the voting be??? Pls, reply asap

  13. I vote for the bitter sweet life of an igbo princess. I love her blog.

  14. So, what are the benefits of the awards in each of the category?

  15. holand ajunwa says:

    am very surprise dat my favourite blog, Nepicity.blogspot.com is among the nominees. nawa even indian blog award nominated it but NBA no nominate am. again wat about laila blog, miss petite nigeria, definitly kingsley, trendysturvs, those guys are the bloggers not dis scrabs.

  16. Even http://hot9janews.wordpress.com sef no dey nominated o… Like I checked through through dos nominees too I notice say na same old people dem still nominate… Nawa tru tru o… Make una sha go dey feel http://hot9janews.wordpress.com Na d bomb! #bwaaaaaaa!

  17. voting for http://www.thatigbochick.com/


  18. voting for http://www.sisiyemmie.com/


  19. Frankly speaking,you people are doing a great job. Just ignore any form of criticism and move ahead. I hope to be nominated by next year as I am working very hard towards it. http://www.francaolisa.blogspot.com

  20. Vote for MakeMoneyNigeria.net as the best Best Business or Entrepreneurship Blog. Thanks for your vote.

  21. Naijaobserver.wordpress.com should also be on the nomination list. Wonderful blog.

  22. Thumbs up to the organizers. As an entertainment blogger, have been a bit indisposed which is why I haven’t updated my blogs. But in any case for general news and entertainment gossips, visit http://scentmarlc.wordpress.com/ and for medical review, drug prices, health tips and pharmaceutical news, please do check out http://betakpharmacy.wordpress.com/ . Thank you. #those are just the two am currently working on#

  23. @NigerianBlogAwards, you people are doing a good job promoting Nigerian blogs here. Keep up the good job guys!

  24. best designed blog is still loadedvilla.com whether you people like it or not

  25. WIth this i am very much impressed .. and will be glad to see more


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