Despite the fact that Nigeria experienced Coronavirus Pandemic, Endsars Protest and economic recession in 2020, Some Nigerians still used the period to become popular and successful in what they do.

We have compiled the top 5 Nigerians who used the year 2020 to shine, see them below:


Laycon became the winner of the 2020 edition of Big Brother Naija tagged “Lockdown edition due to the Pandemic Coronavirus as at that time.

He was among the 20 housemates that started this year’s reality show but with focus and determination, he won the grand prize of N85 million worth of cash.

The Ogun State-born singer is not only a celebrity but also an adviser to the state governor.

He was among the first housemates to get verified on Instagram and Twitter.

No doubt, Laycon really deserved to the among the top 5 who became popular in 2020.

Rahama Sadau

Although Rahama Sadau already entered the limelight in 2015 when she started her Kannywood career however in 2020, She became more successful.

In early November 2020, the 27-year-old Kaduna born actress became the headline after she wore a backless dress to an event.

This became a serious controversy to the extent that Hisbah talked about the matter.

A few weeks after, she was offered big contracts to become ambassador to some popular companies and gain entrance into an international production “The Plan”

The Kaduna State-based actress also launched her “Sadau’s Place” which harbours restaurant, spa and shisha lounge.

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

This former Minister of Finance is one of the Nigerians whose star shined well in 2020 after she became the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

Multiple reports revealed that 12 powerful people from different countries started the race to dominate WTO and as the jungle begin to grow stronger, other people were eliminated until it remains two candidates which include Madam Ngozi.

Even though it was a tough situation for Ngozi and her challenger, the former Minister was still declared as the winner.

Rema - Nigerians


Even though 2019 was the year Rema hit the limelight after his single “DUMEBI” became one of the trending songs in Nigeria.

Early this year, the young talented singer who is signed to Mavin records won an award for his banger song “Dumebi” because of its popularity and also the same year, FIFA added the song to their game play.

He also got nominated alongside Wizkid and Burnaboy as best international act in Bet Award.

Taaooma - Nigerians

This female comedian, Mariam Apaokagi who is popularly known as Taaooma used 2020 to shine well, Not only that her name also became a household name for both social media and entertainment industry.

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People who are very active on Instagram can testify that taaooma’s video is one of the most-watched entertaining videos in Nigeria and abroad. This is because she is very creative in her niche.

Even though Taatooma has been doing funny videos for quite some years, 2020 was the year the content creator actually shined well.

She has gathered massive followers and popularity for herself.

In November 2020, Taaooma also got engaged to her filmmaker lover, Abula.

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