The Nigerian internet sphere is one of the most populated in the world, many thanks to more and more internet-based startups and blogs which are launched daily.
Although the Nigerian internet community is filled with many websites, blog, and internet-based startups, some have managed to get an exceptionally high amount of traffic/visitors on a daily, monthly and yearly basis.
In this article, we shall be taking a look at the top 10 most visited websites in Nigeria as of 2020.
Where is the data used in this article gotten from?
As usual, writers on TheNigerianInfo DO NOT publish articles without verifiable source and i suggest you’re already asking where we got the data of the most visited websites in Nigeria from.
Below is a little explanation of the websites listed above.
1) Alexa – This is a famous online website which launched in 1996 with a major aim of calculating/analyzing the traffic of various websites online.
2) Similarweb – This is another website/online tool which is used to get the estimated/approximate traffic statistics of just about any website on the internet.
Now that you know where the data used in this article is gotten from, let’s get down to the main article…
Top 10 Most Visited Websites In Nigeria (2020) – Alexa + Similarweb Data
1) Google (Google.com.ng)
- Website Category – Search Engine
- URL – google.com
- Launched – 1996
- Founder(s) – Larry Page, Sergey Brin
Everyone knows Google and there’s is an 80% chance that you landed on this page while doing a basic search of the most visited websites in Nigeria.
Basically, Google is an internet search engine that enables you to search just about anything you can think of – world information, images, videos, maps, apps e.t.c.
As expected, Google is the most visited website in Nigeria and according to our findings, it is also one of the most visited websites in the world(planet and any other planets where the internet exists…. Lol).
- Website Category – Sports betting website
- URL – bet9ja.com
- Launched –
- Founder(s) – Ayo Ojuroye, Kunle Soname
Bet9ja is a Nigerian based sports betting website and it is ranked as the 2nd most visited website in Nigeria in 2020 and the first most visited INDIGENOUS (Nigerian owned) website in the country.
I seriously don’t think that there’s a Nigerian who hasn’t heard of Bet9ja before because of its extreme popularity amongst Nigerians(youths especially).
Most Nigerians visit the bet9ja website on their mobile devices and laptops to book games they wish to place a bet (or bets) on.
- Website Category – Video sharing/streaming website
- URL – youtube.com
- Launched –
- Founder(s) – Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. It is now owned by Google
YouTube is an extremely popular sharing and streaming application in Nigeria and in fact, it is the 3 most visited website in Nigeria.
With the help of various Nigerian YouTube channels, most Nigerians have access to various videos ranging from tech to sports, politics, cars e.t.c.
- Website Category – News/Search engine/Mail
- URL – yahoo.com
- Launched – 1995
- Founder(s) – Jerry Yang and David Filo
Yahoo is another website with extremely high monthly and daily traffic.
It was once the most used/visited search engine in the world before it was overtaken by Google over a decade ago.
Apart from being a search engine, Yahoo.com also has other functionalities like Email (mail.yahoo.com) which is still very much popular these days, Yahoo News, Yahoo job search and lots of other functionalities.
Overall, Yahoo.com is the 4th most visited website in Nigeria and one of the most visited websites in the world today.
- Website Category – News/Forum
- URL – Legit.ng
- Launched – 2012
- Founder(s) – Genesis Media
Legit.ng(Naij.com >> Naija.ng >> Legit.ng) is also a Nigerian website and one of the top news sites in Nigeria which has a mission of becoming a guide that leads the way in reporting latest Nigerian news online.
Ever since it’s launch in mid-2012, legit.ng has grown to become one of the most trusted Nigerian news websites where people get undiluted Nigerian focused news online.
Legit.ng is currently the 5th most visited in Nigeria and the second most visited website owned by a Nigerian (the first being bet9ja).
- Website Category – Breaking News
- URL – dailypost.ng
- Launched – 2015
- Founder(s) – James Bamisaye
Like the name suggests, “Dailypost” is a daily updated Nigerian website which is focused on giving its users updated Nigerian related news articles on a daily basis.
Dailypost.ng is currently ranked as the 6th most visited sure in Nigeria and it is the 3 most visited website which is owned by a Nigerian or a group of Nigerians (as the case may be).
- Website Category – Social Network
- URL – facebook.com
- Launched – 2005
- Founder(s) – Mark Zuckerberg
I don’t think Facebook needs an explanation ????… Lol.
Well, Facebook is actually a social media platform where users (Nigerians included) can share photos, videos, events, links, post (writeups) and lots more.
It is one of the most visited websites on the Nigerian “Internetsphere” and the most visited social media website in the country with Twitter and Instagram coming just after it.
The reduction in the number of visitors on the Facebook official website is because of the fact that most Facebook users on mobile tend to enjoy using the Facebook official app for Android and iOS more than the official Facebook website for mobile.
- Website Category – Online Forum
- URL – nairaland.com
- Launched – 2005
- Founder(s) – Seun Osewa
Nairaland averagely has no competition when it comes to discussion forums in Nigeria and this has made it the most visited forum in Nigeria.
Like we all know, Nairaland is a Nigerian online forum created by Seun Osewa in 2005 with the aim of bringing Nigerians together to discuss and share their opinions online.
According to Wikipedia, 3% of the Nigerian population on the internet are registered on Nairaland and this is a great feat when compared to Facebook which has 20% of the Nigerian internet population registered on its platform.
Nairaland is the 8th most visited website in Nigeria and one of the most visited Nigerian-owned website on the internet.
- Website Category – Online Newspaper/ Breaking News
- URL – punchng.com
- Launched – 1971
- Founder(s) – James Aboderin, and Sam Amuka
Although they’re still very much active offline, PunchNG was one of earliest Nigerian newspapers to move their news publishing business online. Some other famous newspapers who also adopted the internet at a very early stage include Dailypost, Vanguard, Tribune, TheNation and Premium Times.
PunchNG is also the most read Nigerian newspaper online which features breaking news, business, metro, politics, entertainment, sports, multimedia, investigative reports, and special reports.
It is one of the most visited Nigerian websites which occupies the 9th position on this list.
10) Jumia Nigeria
- Website Category – E-commerce
- URL – jumia.com.ng
- Launched – 2012
- Founder(s) – Jeremy Hodara, Sacha Poignonnec, Tunde Kehinde and Raphael Kofi Afaedor.
Jumia is an eCommerce platform (online store) which is based in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. It was the first and most trusted online buying and selling platform in Nigeria and many other African countries.
This online store offers free shipping, nationwide delivery directly to your home, office or wherever with innovative and super-efficient payment methods like pay on delivery, JumiaPay and other online payment methods(Mastercard, Visa, Verve e.t.c).