Welcome your 2012 Nigerian Blog Award nominees!

Thank you all for your patience in waiting for us to announce the 2012 Nigerian Blog Award nominees! Please note that starting on MONDAY OCTOBER 22 until SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11, you will be able to vote for your favourite blog in each of the categories. You can only vote once with your email address so please make sure you make all your selections before submitting your entry. If you did not participate in the nomination phase of the Awards you will be asked to register prior to voting.

The nominees for the 2012 Nigerian Blog Awards are:

  1. Best Beauty Blog
    Blog about makeup or other beauty products.

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

  3. Best Business, Career, or Job Blog
    Blog that focuses on any aspect of business or career, or on finding jobs.

  4. Best Cause Blog

    Blog about raising awareness for a particular cause, such as a medical condition or a political movement.
    This category was removed because the nominated blogs were either too young a blog or did not even vaguely fit the description of the category. One blog partially worked because although it is not devoted to a cause, it raised awareness about someone’s illness. Most submitting nominations mistook a cause for a theme or subject.
  5. Best Collaborative or Group Blog
    Blog on any topic, written by two or more people.

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. Best Fashion or Style Blog
    Blog about fashion, fashion design, or personal style.

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

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

  12. Best Humour Blog
    Blog that is amusing or lighthearted in nature.

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

  14. Best New Blog
    Blog established in August 2011 or more recently.

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

    This category only has four eligible nominated blogs.

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

    This category only has four eligible nominated blogs.

  17. Best Personal Blog
    Blog that focuses on the author’s experiences.

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

  19. Best Political Blog
    Blog with a strong focus on Nigerian politics.

  20. Best Relationship Blog
    Blog with a focus on romantic relationships.

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

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

  23. Best Student Blog
    Blog by an individual currently enrolled in school.

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

  25. Best Tutorial Blog
    Blog that focuses on teaching its readers through the use of step-by-step instructions.

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

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

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


  1. I love this, Good we encourage ourselves…. thanks to the admin

  2. You guys are doing a great job at encouraging people to be more creative when spreading info on the internet.
    Btw, the name of my blog is "Life Through My Waters" and here's the website: http://lifethroughmywaters.wordpress.com/…I&#03… love to be on the list!

  3. I am happy my blog get listed and I sincerely do hope you guys are going to be fair in picking the best blogs in each category.

    Would be great to see you guys having sponsors.

  4. OMG!!!!! I Made it. 'Tommyslav's Island' I am so happy.

  5. Please I nominate hotwapy.com for the best designed blog.

    You guys are doing a great job

    • nigerianblogawards says:

      The nomination phase has closed for 2012 but we hope you will remember us in 2013!

  6. Great list. You guys are really doing good. Guess ma blog will make the list someday.

  7. Cool list, hope to get listed next year.

  8. although I'm new in this blogging thing but all the same I not hesitate to nominate my blog: http://zeedonbriggs.blogspot.com


    • nigerianblogawards says:

      The nominations have closed for 2012 but perhaps you can certainly nominate yourself for the 2013 Awards!

  9. this is very commendable.z I'll like to be listed http://seasonedlife.blogspot.com . thank you.

  10. Hi, I recently came across Nigerian Blog Awards…. and I'm glad I did! I blog about a subject few other Nigerian bloggers write about… horses and ponies!

  11. This is really an exciting development. I can't
    't begin to express my feelings about this. Two Thumbs up!

  12. This is really encouraging, well done! A Nigerian blog community! I blog on inspirations for a better life, with focus on faith. @TESHUVA – http://www.ugochi-jolomi.com/

  13. I am glad to see my blog, ogbongeblog.com nominated for the "best Science/tech blog", "best tutorial blog" and Nigerian blog of the year. By His Grace, I will emerge one of the winners again this year.

    Well done guys.

  14. nigerianblogawards says:

    Please consult the 2012 Schedule for details on the process.

    • Dear Nigerianblog
      I didn't say anything bad here and why was my comment deleted? I only asked a question. All the same, That's ok. I did not in anyways condemn or doubt your result because i came into the competition very late. I was only trying find out a puzzle question in my mind.

      I will keep track of the page to be early next time.
      take care now. i hope this wont be deleted.

      • nigerianblogawards says:

        No you didn't say anything wrong and I am not sure why your comment was deleted. We replied to your comment so it shouldn't be deleted. Sorry about this…we will try to see if Intensedebate can help us recover it.

        • nigerianblogawards says:

          I didn't have to go too far, thank God: we were able to find your comment in our emails and here it is:

          Did anyone know the criteria used in the selection?

          Sorry about that! The answer to your question is answered in our schedule for the 2012 Awards, which is linked above.

  15. Need to work hard to get a nomination and even win. I blog on news, media or entertainment. http://www.rhipplemedia.com/

  16. Lets hope they dont pack the awards and give Linda ikeji cos her blog is famous!! and she has links and all that!!!!! even when 50 Sites and Her blog blogs the same story, She gets the credit… Let other people grow, for entertainment category… Pls admins dont cheat like last year. thanks

  17. I'll vote in a bit. You forgot my blog REALbubbler which is of course the best in my opinion loooool

  18. I blog motherhood and child care http://addysmomsdiary.blogspot.fr/

  19. Good luck to all

  20. Miss petite Nigeria says:

    awwwwwww words cant explain how happy i am to be nominated in 4 categories.

    Thanks to all who voted and I ask of you to please vote for my blog.U wont be disapointed

  21. So thats how Ngbuzz.com was snubbed from all categories this year.
    Issorai – I wish the Nominees Goodluck.
    Campaign for votes well oh…

  22. Will there be an event for this? like The future awards?

  23. My friend told me I was nominated and -at first- I simply could/did not believe it.
    I follow quite a few blogs myself, and – apart from the fact that I did not even know of any nominations- would not have thought myself "top" in any category.
    But here am I.. nominated for "best faith-based blog" and am totally shocked.

    To those of you who nominated me, I say a big THANK YOU! It's like a dream (I never dreamt) coming true lol. I've got a huge smile on my face typing this. I am not campaigning or promoting.. I am just singing and dancing and jubilating :D

  24. Simple, colourful and Unique~

  25. I got nominated in the same category in 2009 and 2010 but didn't win. Let's change that this year, okay.

    Vote 'The Geebee Chronicles' as BEST PERSONAL BLOG and win an all expense paid trip to my victory party in Hawaii. lol. Nice one NBA. You guys rock!

  26. You show be considering this blog in your next awards http://www.mynaijagist.com just check it out. It should win the best new Blog in Nigeria