Today, we look at the Top Nigerian Music blogs; this list considers Alexa rankings, Semrush rankings, social presence, quality of songs, user engagement, and editorial observations.
Music blogging has peaked in Nigeria; there are over 50 active music blogs and websites in Nigeria, Google “Artist Song Title Mp3” you would see how many options are available.
Several years ago, it was a struggle to find Nigerian Music online.
Worldfamousnaijablog was one of the first Nigerian music blogs, and shortly after, notjustok.com entered the blogosphere. Check out this song; it was posted as far back as April 2009: Apex – Ghost Lady ft. Durella.
Following its launch, Notjustok rose quickly to become the primary source of top Nigerian Songs and music videos. Well, that came with a price; it became increasingly difficult for them to post or listen to all songs, and with everything in life, diversity is welcomed.
Today, despite the rise of music streaming platforms globally and locally, there are several top music blogs in Nigeria dedicated to posting the latest singles from Nigerian artistes and giving upcoming acts a platform to promote their songs.
Top Nigerian Music Blogs:
Once again, this list uses Alexa rankings and Semrush rankings as its core methodology, alongside editorial observations on social presence, quality of songs, user engagement, and user surveys. These are the best music blogs in Nigeria:
The title of the best music blog has always been between Tooxclusive and Notjustok. Notjustok had more industry insights and received more visitors, while Tooxclusive was fast and provided listeners with a fast, mobile-friendly website, where they could download songs without audio tags.
However, music streaming platforms have eaten into Nigerian music blogs’ traffic and, where Notjustok has relented, Tooxclusive has accelerated.
As at the time of publication, Tooexlusive remains a dedicated music blog and according to data collated from Alexa and Semrush, Tooexclusive is the most visited music blog in Nigeria.
Today, Tooxclusive is unarguably the best music blog in Nigeria.
Notjustok used to be the most visited Nigerian music blog and the top music blog in Nigeria.
Notjustok premiered most popular songs in Nigeria between 2007 to around 2015; they posted songs first, and other music blogs copy from them.
Also, in terms of engagement, no website to date matches the engagement found in the comment section of NotjustOk. The Notjustok.com comment section was the source of unfiltered comments and feedback from listeners. On several occasions, these conversations extended to social media platforms and the front page on Nairaland.com, Nigeria’s largest forum.
However, in recent years, Notjustok has lost some steam. Most users now turn to music streaming platforms for songs, and most conversations take place on Twitter. Notwithstanding, you cannot have a list of top music Nigerian blogs in Nigeria, where Notjustok is not in the top three.
Naijaloaded.com has gone through several phases. From a buzzing forum to a wonderful music portal, it is now one of Nigeria’s most popular entertainment blogs.
Naijaloaded remains a good place to find the latest Nigerian songs. The Naijaloaded music section remains popularly updated, and it keeps in touch with the latest happenings in the Nigerian music industry.
If you are searching for a place to download Nigerian music or keep up with new songs, Naijaload is the perfect place to start.
9jaflaver started in 2014, has since grown to become one of Nigeria’s most visited music blog.
9jaflaver, like many entertainment blogs, is not a dedicated music blog, but its music section is one of the most up-to-date music pages in the Nigerian webspace.
There is a huge chance that you have heard their music tags on songs.
360nobs isn’t a dedicated music blog, but it holds a large database of Nigerian songs, and they run a good music chart that is regularly updated. Their Get Familiar feature once provided a big platform for many upcoming Nigerian artists.
360nobs alongside Notjustok.com and tooexclusive are among the oldest and most popular Nigerian music blogs of all time.
Jaguda.com is one of the best music blogs in Nigeria and just like Tooexclusive, Notjustok, and 360nobs, Jaguda.com has been around for a while.
Although the recent wave of music blogs might have affected the popularity of the blog, it remains a wonderful music blog and a good place to download the latest Nigerian songs.
As Nigeria welcomes a new generation of musicians and music listeners, it is unsurprising to find a void regarding music coverage.
The NATIVE started in 2014, and according to their mission, the aim is to be the “reliable pulse of the African millennial.” The NATIVE has been largely successful in creating a platform for new sounds.
Quality interviews, unbiased reviews, and in-depth coverage of the music culture are some of the reasons The Native has become one of the top music blogs in Nigeria
Pulse.ng is owned by Ringier, a Swiss company. Ringier entered the African market in 2011, and since then, it has grown its entertainment media properties such as Pulse.ng into huge digital media juggernauts.
Pulse.ng is currently one of Nigeria’s most visited blogs, and its regularly updated music section catalogs many top Nigerian songs.
Pulse.ng music editors go beyond merely posting songs. They provide a narrative that provides details on the song and artist.
As the domain name suggests, mp3bullet.ng is fully dedicated to Nigerian songs. This music blog features the latest Nigerian songs, and it also follows the latest happenings in the Nigerian music scene. The blog has been around for long enough, and it is one of the most visited music websites in Nigeria.
10. Afrobeat Intelligence by Joey Akan
Not many journalists tell Nigerian entertainment stories like Joey, and I challenge you to mention a journalist covering Nigerian music stories like Joey Akan. Afrobeat Intelligence is a breath of fresh air when it comes to Nigerian music reporting; in-depth investigative and exploratory pieces are the hallmark of Joey’s blog.
Afrobeat Intelligence by Joey Akan is one of the best music blogs in Nigeria, and it is definitely the best place to read about music in Nigeria.
Editor’s Comment: This article was initially published on June 16, 2013. It was updated on September 25, 2018, and now it’s been updated again on June 10, 2020, to keep it up-to-date on the current realities. We updated the article to remove Mp3naija.com.ng, as it seems the blog is no longer being published. Afrobeat Intelligence was moved from honorable mention to the tenth spot.
If you know any top Nigerian music blog we have missed, do not hesitate to mention them in the comments section.
73 thoughts on “Top 10 Nigerian Music Blogs”
I still respect tooxclusive than the rest in music industry
Best content about them, remember how dey compete then, but now they aren’t ranking like before.
Nice list can you also drop list of Gospel music ranking site
this the truth, those blogs are the best
Nice post! great content. So useful and informative. Thanks for sharing
Can’t criticize this list
This is the best post on my career I have found today. Honestly, your a great writer٫You gave details info٫but Naijaloaded has toped 1 now٫Notjustok only streams songs٫you can’t download it.
Tooxclusive and Naijaloaded which one is the most visited site
Couldn’t find the almighty naijaloaded on the list
Thanks for the detailed list, Honestly those websites has done alot of works
Awesome list. I Think those complaining only wish it was their sites that got listed. Don’t be jealous fam
What of 9jaflaver
Thanks a lot for this article. I will be running a check on all of them.
Mehn! This post has been around for quite a while. I was still in the university back then. This is very accurate and direct.
You guys have really tried in been consistent. I know of many blogs that have faded out since that time.
Nice on RanksNG.
Wow what a nice post,i agree to this.kudos you are the best
Awesome list you do have here. I think I joined the party late but it’s better than late.
Thanks for making this list and I think gdtv.com.ng can also make the list because we are unique in the way we feed our audience.
Either ways,keep up the good work on this site.
Now, Naijaloaded is arguably the most visited download and entertainment website.
This list needs to be updated I swear. Latest Nigeria music site has seen some new sites born.
I thought I was going to be seeing Naijaloaded and naijaflavour toping this list but to my surprise. It’s Notjustok and too exclusive.
At least I am already enlighted.
Nice post here.
I knew NotJustOkay will top the list. Nice list though.
Correct… The arrangements are okay as for mi o
How can naijaLoaded be 7th you need to review this!
Hmmmm and I was thinking Naijaloaded will be the Number one.
Alway Nice article
Your listing was hundred percent accurate! Great article.
first let me say you tried with your list compilation. but i would like to advice you to keep updating this list to remain on top of google search.
Just a suggestion though
Keep up the good work
nice one i love the list
Nice Post. I can’t agree less…
Am surprised to see NotjustOk
@ The Top
This was indeed a nice compilation, but now tinx have changed though, too many music blogs in Nigeria
The list is comprehensive, i commend it. To be honest with you, i wish to be here someday.
Cool List hope I will Make The Top 5 someday
I like this list
You’ve made the perfect ranking. Good to know this.
Keep up the good work.
I hope to join this list someday
not bad anyway
but think tooxclusive should be at the top
nice one. But right now, tooxclusive are no1
Nice list and working to be among this list of top Bloggers in Naija it’s a dream I must accomplish
rankings are great
Nice 1 .
Thank you for your attention to detail and great writing style. Your professionalism shows in your article. I like your interesting views and appreciate your unique ideas. This is quality.
wow…this is a wonderful list
Nice listing for rank. Please do that also for Gospel music blog in Nigeria
The list is correct
Wonderful thanks for the information
Thanks for this.
I am currently writing an article on how to be a successful music blogger in Nigeria and I needed a list of the top music bloggers who have attained success already.
Your post helped me find the rest apart from Naijaloaded, TooXclusive and NotJustOk. Thanks for the effort I really appreciate.
Music bloggers can click my name to read my detailed guide on successful music blogging.
What a list, hopefully my site will be on the list someday
Nice list tho…
very accurate and correct list 🙂
Impressive Work! 3 years after it’s still d most well researched rating. KIU
Well, 3 years and still correct.
Hi. thats a nice list. am suggesting you post the top Lyrics sites too, in nigeria
Love this list
I can’t belief this list is still very genuine even in 2020.
However, I make use of tooxclusive and naijaloaded most.
Nice list though.
Mhennnn! I love this post 4rm mah hrt. Keep up the good work.
wow you guys have made it already
I smell truth here, keep the good work going
wow good good
Great post, Wow!! It is so interesting to visit those 5 best site.
Yea, Notjustok.com is one of the finest music website in Nigeria and I always use to download songs.
this web owner really doing a great job here
Mad hits. I love it..
Hey, nice blog list and it’s really impressive.
there is also one more nigerian music website notjustok.com which is quite impressive and one can download music from that blog.
I might be a couple of months off, but this list’s a good one… â™ Worldâ„¢ is following closely …
Nice post fam!
Thanks for the honourable mention. Hope fully as we grow we make ur top 5 someday too. Which I must say is quite accurate. Good write up. Well done.
Nice list. I think you hit the nail on the head with the top 5. However the bubbling under is that of jaguda not 360nobs… 360nobs does the get familiar. Just a lil correction but doesn’t take away from the nice post.
Thanks for the correction, Keep up the good work sir!