Cult following gives Nigeria's young bloggers the last word

Japheth Joshua (“JJ”) Omojuwa is one of Nigeria’s most popular bloggers.

Japheth Omojuwa started blogging in 2009 with a simple goal: to make his opinions heard by the senators and governors that make up the top echelons of powers in Nigeria.

Six years later, he has secured their attention, and that of many others. More than a quarter of a million people follow Mr Omojuwa on Twitter and more than 43,000 people like his Facebook page. When he cannot be on his laptop, he runs his one-man-media empire from two iPhones.

“There’s no newspaper that sells over 100,000 copies,” says Mr Omojuwa. “I reach over one million people per day on my various channels.”

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