Friday, 18 March 2016

Nigerian-born blogger makes 30 most influential people on Internet.


TIME magazine has named 25-year-old Nigerian-born American blogger Angie Nwandu among the 30 most influential people on the Internet.


Nwandu of the celebrity gossip site, “The Shade Room’’ (TSR) came 20th, ahead of Kim Kardashian, Drake, Tess Holiday, Peter Bouckart, among others.

According to the international magazine, Nwandu, within two years, transformed TSR, an Instagram account and blog, to a flourishing media empire. “As more and more of our own daily interactions happen online, so, too, does celebrity drama. And Nwandu, 25, has made it her business to capture it.

The Shade Room which was started two years ago has become a burgeoning media empire, replete with its own tipsters, staff (there are now four full-time employees), and advertisers—all of whom serve an audience of 3.9 million. And counting.

Also listed among the 30 most influential personalities are, International football maestro, Cristiano Ronaldo and US presidential hopeful, Donald Trump.