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5 9ja Celebrities Who Became Popular Through Social Media


5 9ja celebrities who became popular through social media

In this article, you will learn/read about top celebrities or business that was discovered through social media in Nigeria.

According to the Oxford online dictionary, it define social media as websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.


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For the past 4 years, the impact of Social media on individual skills/businesses has recorded tremendous growth. There have been reports on how social media has made it possible to launch unknown individuals into greatness.

Find below the list of celebrities or brands that became popular through social media platforms…..

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The list is in no order……

Olajumoke Orisagunna
She was Popularly called Olajumoke, and was discovered when the popular photographer, Ty Bello, posted her picture on instagram after a photoshoot with a foreign celebrity.

According to the story shared on social media, the former agege bread hawker bumped into a photo shoot that was directed by Ty Bello and as a result of the uniqueness of the picture, TY Bello saw a modeling potential in Olajumoke and she decided to help her.

If there is no Social Media, do you think it would have been possible to locate her?

Emmanuella is one of the wonderkid in the social media comedy. She was discovered by her Uncle under the brand, Mark Angel Comedy……


She became popular after a comedy skit, “This is Not My Real Face Oh” The skit was shared on Facebook. And the skit became a street slang.


Broda Shaggi
Animashaun Samuel Perry, popularly known as Broda Shaggi started as a comedian with the character of an ‘Agbero’ or “Area Boy” – Street urchin.

The comedian use Instagram to share his skit and he caught the attention of instagrammers because of the character he portrayed and the incorrect grammar……


Born Joseph Akinfewa, and widely known as Joeboy, he is a student of University of Lagos.
Joeboy came to limelite after his cover for Ed Sheeran went viral attracting artistes like Mr. Eazi.

His talent later led him to the empawa platform founded by Mr. Eazi. He released his song titled, “Baby”, a song that earn him a nominee at the 2019 headies award.

Linda Ikeji
At the time when most people thought writing via the internet or social media will not pay the bills, Linda Ikeji had the courage to start her blogging journey.
She founded Linda Ikeji Blog in 2016 with the domain, a free content management site owned by Google.

She was known all over the world for giving out breaking news about happenings in the society.


Social media can be used to network positively and also help in marketing products/services. It is advised you make use of the numerous opportunity it offer, especially small businesses who could not afford to get a space.

With social media it is easier to reach billions of customers without you moving from one place to another but at the comfort of your home. 

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