Class of 2016: These are the 100 most influential Nigerians on Twitter


A regular on our list of the most influential Nigerians on Twitter, Ebube has become the Wailer-in-Chief on TwitterNG. His anti-government tweets have a very large following, and he manages to add lots of wit to his ever-busy timeline.


The baritone-voiced Channels TV huncho is a viewer’s delight anytime. Victor is always on the ‘spot’ when it matters.


While others write articles of 1,000 words trying to explain their frustration with the economy, electricity, and every other thing that appears not to be going right, Asukwo comes to their aid with powerful, thought-provoking cartoons.


Nicholas is an investigative journalist, works with Premium Times, and is a 2016 World Press Fellow. Impressive yeah?


One of the traditional overlords who has managed to keep their head above water with reputation intact. No shaking.


Model and Rubbin’ Minds show presenter, Ebuka is a boss for days.


Noble Igwe is the Marketing/Creative Director at 360Nobs. His wedding in the course of the year set Twitter agog as it was something out of a fairytale. He is also a dedicated member of the ‘GEJ was not an option’ group.


A general assignment correspondent with Premium Times. Samuel is definitely a favourite. Due to his ground-breaking stories, the Nigerian Army threatened to ‘deal’ with him sometime in 2016 but he’s still well and active just like we want it.


Wale who in the course of the year got promoted to Head of Programs at Beats FM, Ibadan continues to loom large in the city’s Twittersphere. An accomplished OAP and hypeman, Wale rarely tweets but when he does, you better take it serious.


He shares ‘vintage’ videos on the TL and those video garner thousands of RT. For those who want to see videos they never thought existed or stopped existing, his TL is the ‘stalkshop’.


Aide to Abia governor, and spearhead of the buy ‘Abia made’ conversation, ‘Sam of the most high’ is very well respected on all Twitter divides.


Activist, entrepreneur and what else? Very civil in his engagements.


Under his watch, has continued to grow in leaps and bounds. 2016 saw a change in his approach to engagement on Twitter – Ovie just suddenly became very vocal about socio-political issues. Change.


Baby boy, pro-Buhari, but coloured in ‘neutrality’. A very active member of political Twitter, his tweets are indicative of his belief that Lagos governor, Akinwunmi Ambode can do no wrong.


His popular bar ‘Bar Enclave’ continues to be the hangout of choice for many on TwitterNG. It continues to host events like ‘Conversations about Nigeria’, ‘Monthly meeting of the Mainland Book Club’ and more. And have we spoken about the popular Enclave grilled Turkey? Its fame has gone far and wide.


Lover of technology in Africa. Fondly called ‘Big Chief’ by his admirers, his thoughts on politics and technology are widely respected.


He is the boss of the ground-breaking Anakle, and someone we dare call ‘Chief Boss’. He went on a tour of the major tourist sites in Northern Nigeria earlier this year and hence began the ‘Tour Nigeria’ conversation. Cool guy Editi…


Handsome, smart, intelligent, and streetwise, Uche sure knows how to keep the TL interesting.


The Ikot-Ekpene born software developer runs He made some rather controversial statements on Twitter this year which set the platform on fire. He is the Queen of the Coast’s favourite tool.


Big year for Baba Hafusa as his 4th studio Album ‘El-Hadj’ dropped and was a massive success.  The album topped the iTunes charts for weeks and for the second year running it featured on the Billboard 100 Chart for best album, thus becoming the first ever Nigerian artiste to achieve the feat.

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  1. Didn’t see trailer jam show, man United in pidgin

  2. @aremulateef1 Go back and sit, rethink and reorganise your list. You are yet to be there

  3. @yinkanubi should have made this list… nice attempt though. Happy New Year.

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