In 2016, The Portlands Communications released a that ranked Nigeria as 2nd on the list of African countries whose citizens tweeted most. Twitter has become a go-to place for many Nigerians. While some people visit the platform to track breaking news, others visit for relaxation, some others use the platform actively to air their views on diverse issues, and a number of Nigerians have become influential and well-known as a result of their tweets.
Nigerian entrepreneurs are not left out on the Twitter scene, as a number of them do not only use the platform to talk about their businesses and industry trends, they also post daily tweets to inspire other entrepreneurs and business people.
Mark Essien is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria-based Hotels.ng, an online hotel booking agency which is the first and largest of its kind in Nigeria. He has over 20,000 followers on his Twitter account – , where he tweets and retweets business and entrepreneurship advice, opinions about issues, trends in the tech industry and latest developments on his company, Hotels.ng.
The Nigerian talk show host, TV producer, media personality is the founder of Ebony Life Television, Africa’s first Global Black Multi-Broadcast Entertainment Network. Her giant strides in the media industry has been a source of inspiration for many, and her Twitter account – is no different. With a following of over 54,000, she takes her time to post success, business tips and other motivational advice.
Aboyeji is a young entrepreneur who cofounded Andela at the age of 19, before leaving in 2016 to head a new startup – Flutterwave, an end-to-end payments platform that covers all the bases in payments processing. He tweets from , and has over 18,000 followers. His tweets range from trend in the tech industry to startup tips.
Yomi Adegboye is Nigeria’s oldest Tech Blogger, and founder of Mobility Arena, a gadget review website. With just over 5000 followers, has a verified Twitter account. He posts a lot of tech tweets, ranging from gadget review to latest update in the tech industry; and business/startup tips.
He is the CEO of SwiftaCorp, a pioneering African software and technology services group with subsidiaries and operations in over 14 African countries. has a following of over 11,000, with a twitter account that is rich with tweets about business and entrepreneurship.