The Nigerian Blog Awards, established in 2010 to recognize bloggers of Nigerian heritage or bloggers who write about Nigeria, is pleased to announce the nominees in the 2013 edition of its online Awards event.

As in previous years, bloggers and their fans were encouraged to submit blogs for nomination in 29 categories during the three-week period of September 23 to October 13, 2013 using an online form on The blogs receiving the largest number of nominations in each category were further scrutinized to ensure they met established criteria for nationality of the blogger or focus of the blog, minimum age of the blog, date of the most recent post, status of the blog (public or private), and most importantly to ensure the content of the blog matched the given description for each category. If any of these criteria were not met for a blog that received a large number of nominations, a blog receiving fewer nominations was considered in its place.

Over 8,500 complete nomination forms were reviewed and sorted to reveal the top nominated blogs in each category.

Voting opened on November 11, 2013 and will remain open for a four-week period, until December 8, 2013 at 11:59pm EST, and the voting form can be accessed at The blogs receiving the largest number of votes will be named the Popular Vote winner for each category. In addition a small panel of judges made up of past and present bloggers, writers, and blog readers will be asked to review the nominated blogs and select their winners. The blogs resulting from this exercise will be labeled the Judges’ Choice winners, meaning that a total of 58 winners (two per category) will be announced. Since this is an online event, winners will be announced during a Twitter Awards Show on Sunday, December 15, 2013, beginning at 4:00pm EST (the Twitter handle for the Awards is @naijablogawards).

The 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards mark the last time the Awards will have this structure—in 2014 only one winner will be announced per category and winners will be announced offline, during a live event being planned to take place in Lagos.

The 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards nominees are below. To vote, please visit the voting page located at Nigerian Blog Awards Voting Page:

Best Beauty Blog:
Blog about makeup or other beauty products-
Beauty in Lagos
Blushes and Dimples
Organics by MelVee
Stella’s Addiction
That Igbo Chick

Best Book, Poetry, or Writing Blog:
Blog that focuses on books, poetry, or writing, in particular the blogger’s original works-
Glowing Scenes
I am Papyrus
Malcolm’s Blog
Tommyslav’s Island

Best Business or Entrepreneurship Blog:
Blog that focuses on building a business or on entrepreneurship-
Succeed Online (Stephanie Obi)
The Business Aim
Tips to Make Money in Nigeria

Best Career or Job Blog:
Blog that focuses on developing career skills or on finding jobs-
Hot Nigerian Jobs
Jobberman Insider
Ng Careers Blog

Best Collaborative or Group Blog-
Blog on any topic, written by two or more people-
Blogging Tips Today
Tatafo Naija
The Naked Convos

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-
Date 360 Blog
…from my Purple Heart
Sisi Yemmie

Best Educational or Instructional Blog:
Blog that focuses on the education industry, or on instructing its readers through tutorials-
After School Africa
Campus Portal Nigeria
Orjiakor’s Blog
Unilag Admissions Guide by Timothy Ozovehe

Best Entertainment Blog:
Blog about the entertainment industry, including celebrities and gossip-
Dessey’s Blog
Linda Ikeji

Best Faith-based Blog-
Blog with a focus on religious beliefs or themes-
Kingdom Come (Ekpo Ezechinyere)
Kisses & Huggs Club
Mind and Mouth
Teshuva: Inspirations for a better life
You and I

Best Fashion or Personal Style Blog:
Blog about fashion, fashion design, or personal style-
Fashion Rehab
Metro Gypsie

Best Fitness or Health Blog:
Blog that focuses on healthy living, exercise, or wellness-
Eights and Weights
My Big Fat Weight Loss Journey
Weight Loss for Africans

Best Food Blog:
Blog with a focus on food, cooking, catering, or similar-
9ja Foodie
Cooking Zone with Brenda
Dobby’s Signature
Dooney’s Kitchen
Lohi’s Creations

Best Humour Blog:
Blog that is amusing or lighthearted in nature-
Sisi Yemmie
The Home of Humour Stories
The Sarcastic Center
The Sick Bastard
Useful Information about Nothing

Best Movie Blog:
Blog about Nollywood or other movie industry, or movies more generally-
Movie Markers
Movie Pencil
Movie Reviews
Sodas & Popcorn
Your Number One Most Informative Blog

Best Music Blog:
Blog that focuses on music or the music industry-
Not Just OK

Best New Blog:
Blog established in August 2012 or more recently-
Diamond Odey
Glowing Scenes
Unilag Admissions Guide by Timothy Ozovehe

Best News Blog:
Blog with a focus on Nigerian news or current events-
Naija Gossip Blog
Nedu Echianu’s Blog
News Bytes Now

Best Parenting or Family Blog:
Blog with a strong focus on parenting, family life, or the journey to become a parent-
Channel of Virtue
First Time Mom
Making Mrs. Mauritz
Stepping into Motherhood
The Sweet Bitter Life of an Igbo Princess

Best Personal Blog:
Blog that focuses on the author’s experiences, or shares the author’s opinion on a variety of topics-
Dipo Writes
Mind and Mouth
Mr. Tackle’s Blog
Nelly Agbogu’s Blog
Sisi Yemmie

Best Photography Blog:
Blog that focuses on photography and includes the blogger’s original photographs-
Jide Odukoya
Riri Belle
Sniper Ajix Photography

Best Political Blog:
Blog with a strong focus on Nigerian politics-
Change and Revolution
News Bytes Now
The Scoop

Best Relationship Blog:
Blog with a focus on romantic relationships-
Embodiment of Grace
Kisses & Huggs Club
Meek and Gentle
Nikky’s Love Corner
Shiyanmoshift’s Blog

Best Science or Technology Blog:
Blog about science or technology, including information technology-
Dayo Ibitoye
On Third Planet

Best Sports Blog:
Blog that focuses on Nigerians in sports, or on sports in general-
Arsenal Territory
Gooner Daily
Pooja’s Blog
Soccer Fan Base
The 12th Player

Best Student Blog:
Blog by an individual currently enrolled in school-
Corn City Naija
Gist Uniport
Unilag Admissions Guide by Timothy Ozovehe

Best Topical Blog:
Blog with a clear niche that is not represented in any of the other categories-
Development Synergy (Niche: individual and community development)
Emeka Talks (Niche: success, personal development, self-improvement)
Free Naija Lyrics (Niche: Song lyrics)
Make Money Online Nigeria (Niche: Making money online)
Yo’ba Mo’odua (Niche: Yoruba culture)

Best Travel or Tourism Blog:
Blog about travelling within Nigeria, Africa, or elsewhere in the world-
African Aviation News
Come to Nigeria
Lape Soetan

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-
Aisle Perfect
Everything Weddings & More
Nigerian Wedding
Wedding Digest Nigeria
Wedding Trendy

Nigerian Blog of the Year:
Best overall blog by a Nigerian or best blog with a strong focus on any aspect of Nigeria-
Dayo Ibitoye
Linda Ikeji
My Mind Snaps
News Bytes Now
Sisi Yemmie
The Naked Convos

Fidelity Bank Plc is the 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards’ sole Platinum Sponsor. Konga,Hellofood Nigeria, WhoGoHost, Kanso Creative, Mobofree, Geeked Out Web Services,Gidan Nodza, and MailPoet are also sponsoring the Awards by providing prizes to winners in selected categories. A list of confirmed prizes can be reviewed on the Prizes page.

Hurry now and vote for your favourite blogs today.

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