Naijaloaded is one of the biggest music websites in Nigeria. It has also diversified into general news, information, sports, and other areas. It is very popular for providing free download of the most popular songs in Nigeria. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the online platform:
- It was founded on 1st October 2009
- It’s founder and current owner is Makinde Azeez who was an undergraduate at the time he founded it.
- It was initially built as a wap site for music downloads and general information and it was very popular well for providing cheat codes for browsing on the Opera Mini browser at that time.
- It was banned by Google Adsense for disobeying the program’s guidelines
- It was relaunched a while later and is one of the biggest music downloads website in Nigeria
- It has been nominated for the City People Music Award for Music Website of the Year
- Its first address was naijaloaded.com which now redirects to naijaloaded.com.ng, its present address.
- Its founder bought a 20 Million Naira Mercedes Benz M Class in 2016
- It has now diversified into Naijaloaded TV and other platforms.
- Makinde Azeez got married on May 14th, 2017
The Naijaloaded website features a “Talk Zone” which is a discussion forum for music and other topics, “NL Lists” which are lists of the top 5, top 10 or top 20 items in a particular topic, “Giveaways” which consist of rewards to loyal users and people who need help, “Freestyle & Dance Videos” which showcase the latest freestyles from popular and upcoming artistes as well as interesting dance videos on the internet.
“NL Review” focuses on the Naijaloaded editors’ opinions on the trending songs and videos in Nigeria, “NL TV” which is a compendium of interesting video content created and curated by the Naijaloaded team.
The website also features funny videos and jokes to lighten users’ day, Fuji music for lovers of traditional Yoruba music and other features such as NL Music of the Week, NL Video of the Week and Trending Songs Right Now.