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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 nigerianblogawards.com. 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 http://nigerianblogawards.com/vote2013.php. 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 {Click Here}.

Best Beauty Blog
Blog about makeup or other beauty products

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

Best Business or Entrepreneurship Blog
Blog that focuses on building a business or on entrepreneurship

Best Career or Job Blog
Blog that focuses on developing career skills or on finding jobs

Best Collaborative or Group Blog
Blog on any topic, written by two or more people

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

Best Educational or Instructional Blog
Blog that focuses on the education industry, or on instructing its readers through tutorials

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

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

Best Fashion or Personal Style Blog
Blog about fashion, fashion design, or personal style

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

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

Best Humour Blog
Blog that is amusing or lighthearted in nature

Best Movie Blog
Blog about Nollywood or other movie industry, or movies more generally

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

Best New Blog
Blog established in August 2012 or more recently

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

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

Best Personal Blog
Blog that focuses on the author’s experiences, or shares the author’s opinion on a variety of topics

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

Best Political Blog
Blog with a strong focus on Nigerian politics

Best Relationship Blog
Blog with a focus on romantic relationships

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

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

Best Student Blog
Blog by an individual currently enrolled in school

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

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

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

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

Fidelity Bank Plc is the 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards’ sole Platinum Sponsor. Konga,Hellofood NigeriaWhoGoHostKanso CreativeMobofreeGeeked 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.

60 Comments

  1. Hadassah

    November 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Linda is definitely winning in her category. Lol congrats to her in advance.

  2. Zini

    November 15, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Why no bella naija? Linda ikeji seems to be the most popular of the nominees but I will check all the other blogs as well.

  3. Nene Morgan

    November 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Where’s Bella?? Or did I miss something??

    • I Am Legend

      November 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Bella isn’t a blog. it used to be but it’s now a lifestyle WEBSITE

  4. Stephanieees

    November 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Linda ikeji

  5. optimisticplato

    November 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    why is 9jadaily.com not on the list

    • Rebecca Omokaro

      November 9, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      I hope someone asks that about me too someday

  6. t.c

    November 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    BellA is not a blog,people!

  7. Gistyinka Blog

    November 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    The list are great and happy for owners of those blog that
    are nominated but to the list is not complete without seen Bella
    Naija and Pulse.

  8. X- Factor

    November 15, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    ????

  9. bide

    November 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Gistyinkia blog wasnt nominated??.#okbye

  10. Priscy

    November 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Linda will win. But where’s Stella’s blog?

  11. rootwoo.com

    November 15, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Thank God for lindaikeji and bella who have created a niche for themselves thereby bringing out the benefits of blogging.

  12. elleven45

    November 15, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Where is Nairaland?????? Our Nairaland 🙁

  13. Demi

    November 15, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    This is just too beautiful. The food and the way you plated
    it even down to the gold. Are you sure one Mallo guy does not have
    his eye on you and you are doing this to impress his people because
    it is not common for a South South babe to cook Hausa food. Before
    we will see BN Wedding with Dunni’s face on it and one fine
    Alhaji’s son. I will definitely try this. My mother in law is from
    the North and I have never cooked anything remotey Hausa she will
    be very impressed. Do I have to use raw groundnut or will bottled
    groundnut be okay

  14. rose

    November 15, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    were is stella blog? na wa o0o00o0o well i most admit, i
    learnt alot thru stellablog. alot dat even my ten fingers cant even
    count wat i ave learnt from her blog. e pain me say her no made d
    list, but to me she is d best soooooo far,

  15. Amma

    November 16, 2013 at 12:38 am

    We’re is Emmy Collins. $&@runs
    way$&$&@

  16. Goke

    November 16, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Uhmmm.who win big .. Bella . U no de for nomination
    ,

  17. Lola

    November 16, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Aww sisi yemmie congrats u r nominated in three categories , I hope u win xx

  18. KCEmenike

    November 16, 2013 at 9:10 am

    That’s true oh. Where is Nairaland. Anyway Nairaland is not
    a blog, it’s a forum. And where is Jide Ogunsanya’s Ogbongeblog, or
    Oscar Frank’s OscarMini? These are the best help blogs I’ve seen by
    far. Where is Deolu Akinyemi’s business blog? Thanks for nominating
    my blog (ECHO Tech blog) in the Instructional category. Though
    undeserved, it’s an encouragement. I hope to win at the end! BTW I
    respect @Demi’s spam comment. It’s #ProudlyNigerian

  19. dami

    November 16, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Dooneys kitchen all the way. Lohis creation. Amazeballs.
    Success y’all

  20. Idak

    November 16, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Let me go and vote for jarushub. He is a former friend of
    mine. Our friendship might have ended but he is doing a good job in
    the blogosphere and he is an all round nice guy.

  21. BNatwork

    November 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Where is naijahusband and thirdworldprofashional?

  22. nelly agbogu

    November 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Please vote for me for best personal blog, nelly agbogu’s
    blog thanks

  23. Mojiakubude's Lifestyle Blog

    November 16, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    THESE IS TRULY ENCOURAGING, WISHING THE NOMINEES GOODLUCK.
    AND TO YOU BELLA NAIJA WELL DONE FOR THE GOOD JOB

  24. Akos

    November 16, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    AfricanSweetHeart is my favorite handsdown the best. Classy
    and respectful. Its a joy to read that blog. The only positive blog
    I respect.

  25. Nonye

    November 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Where’s Lailasblog,kemifilani and Goldrush? Well…

  26. richie

    November 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Bellanaija has upgraded to a website and not a blog, Pls BN readers help us to get nominated someday by visiting our Blog Here http://bit.ly/17ogwk9

  27. jaya

    November 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    9jafoodie all the way. The food de scatter my head.

  28. Oreke

    November 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Raquel Daily Blog should be under the Best Designed category. I love the appearance of the blog, very pretty blog. Well, guess I should have voted for it.All the best to all the nominees.

  29. Ndubisi

    November 17, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    My favourite blogs are that1960chick.com, lailasblog.com, kanyiokeke.com, kemifilani.com and mojidelano.com I love their voice.

    I observed that being nominated her dosen’t mean your superb, its all about begging your readers to nominate you. So therefore ride on my girls. I see you all going places.

  30. Decoded Lyrics

    November 18, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I wish success to all of the blog nominees.

    I wish I could find a music blog in Nigeria that actually discusses and analyze our music….

    • A

      November 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Shouldyoubumpthis.com

  31. Organics by MelVee

    November 18, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Thanks to all our readers for the nomination in the Best Beauty Blog category. Please vote now to complete the process of winning.

    Much love!
    Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

  32. Wale

    November 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Why would any woman need to go anywhere else when we have BN that encompasses almost all things relevant? Jor, I stay put here. Good luck to all the contenders sha, may your win bring you more readership and may your content never dry up.

  33. Riri

    November 18, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Where is Trendysturvs Blog, lailasblog and laduns blog? This list is not complete

  34. Gemstots

    November 18, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Please Vote Movie Markers for the best movie blog
    category…. :p

  35. ada

    November 18, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    rubbish list where is bellanaija, stelladimokorkus even romance meets life. Ndi ala

  36. Ebi

    November 20, 2013 at 11:56 am

    What of veer234 (www.veer520.wordpress.com). I love their take on movies…

  37. Ebi

    November 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    o its veer2340.wordpress.com sorry for the mistake…

  38. Tolu Fash

    November 21, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Nice! My new fav blog, METROGYPSIE repping for fashion.
    Congrats !
    Wish everyone luck.

  39. funke

    November 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I won’t be voting for Dooney kitchen because as far as I. Concerned she copies a lot of other bloggers dishes and lies she got recipes from her auntu and uncle. If she regers to the nlogger where she got her inspiration for then fine. She is on this face book pag” So you think you can cook” its over 20k nigerian cooks, food that she has never come across she finds it there from other food Blogger, takes it and 2 months later lie her aut taught her. We are aware of her lies and its not on.

    • Dunni Obata

      November 25, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      Oh really, pray tell who I copied. Just list the food
      bloggers, I am waiting. Don’t comment anonymously. If you are on
      the Facebook Group come out and challenge me. Who are the we. Stop
      hating on a good thing dear. Jealousy is not attractive

  40. Ayobami adetayo

    November 25, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Wishing the nominees the very best thumbs up
    360NOBS!

  41. OMA

    November 27, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    People please you are at it could you check out this blog teacherdonttellmenonsense.wordpress.com

    It is really worth it!

  42. Uba Babs

    December 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    The vote will definitly be very dificult because they have
    all performed very beautifully well.

  43. Richard Obinna

    December 18, 2013 at 6:12 am

    We the upcoming bloggers will get there some day http://academicsnigeria.com

  44. ALPHAEUS MAXIMUS

    December 28, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    what about the best tech blog?

  45. ALPHAEUS MAXIMUS

    December 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    also best international politics blog

  46. Afrodealing.com

    January 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Afrodealing.com
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    afrodealing.com/afrodealingtoday/5-bestadvice/699-26-young-african-entrepreneur-millionaires-in-2013.html

  47. Shoyombo Abimbola

    January 7, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I saw a blog that talks about Nigerian football. I think the guys or should I say the admin of that blog called footyalert is doing a good job. Maybe the blog will be nominated some time.
    You can check the blog to see for your self
    footyalert.blogspot.com

  48. Vivipedia

    January 10, 2014 at 12:23 am

    there are all great blogs

  49. Bimbo

    May 10, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    check out my blog for seasoned articles on Nigeria and more
    bimboamole.org/

  50. menaveroh

    May 16, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    great content,its like you take alot of time to write all your articles
    well i really enjoy your post ,you can check out my site: menaveron.blogspot.com

  51. jean_alchemist

    July 19, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    youre having awards now,this isnt even a blog man i wonder who your nominees are

  52. esther

    January 14, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Very interesting nomination. Hope to be nominated for 2015.

  53. ANN

    March 25, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I WISH THEM THE BEST

  54. Emmanuel

    November 7, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I can’t see nairaland. Why?

  55. Tom

    August 31, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    hmmmmmmmm

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