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, users 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 were received more visitors. At the same time, Tooexclusive was fast and provided listeners with a fast, mobile-friendly website, where they could download songs without audio tags.
But let’s face it, music streaming platforms have eaten into the traffic of Nigerian music blogs. However, 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, Tooexclusive 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 that were released 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 till date matches the engagement that was found in the comment section of NotjustOk. The Notjustok.com comment section was the source of unfiltered comments and feedback from listeners and 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, and now it is one of the most popular entertainment blogs in Nigeria.
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 web space.
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 as regards 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 the most visited blogs in Nigeria, 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.
Mp3naija.com.ng launched in 2014, as a true Nigerian music portal. The website features the latest songs, lyrics, artists profiles, music genres.
Today, Mp3naija.com.ng is one of the few dedicated Nigerian music blogs. Also, it is one of the best places to download Nigerian music online.
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.
Not many journalists tell Nigerian entertainment stories like Joey, and I challenge you to mention a journalist that covers 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.
If you know any top Nigerian music blog, we have missed, do not hesitate to mention them in the comments section.