Nigerian Angie Nwandu On List Of 30 Most Influential People On The Net


TIME Magazine has listed people that they believe are making a global impact on social media and people that have the ability to drive news. On the list is 25-year-old Nigerian-born American blogger Angie Nwandu.

Angie Nwandu, who grew up in foster care, launched The Shade Room and began posting on Instagram in March 2014.  At that time, she was unemployed and just looking for an outlet for her writing.

Within two weeks, she had 10,000 followers; today, the account has about 3.9 million followers and has spawned a website, Facebook page, YouTube channel, Snapchat account, and online store. Nwandu seems to be the biggest contender in black celebrity gossip with an audience of 3.9 million.

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Check out what Time says about her

Angie Nwandu

Angie Nwandu
Angie Nwandu


“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. Two years ago, she started The Shade Room, an Instagram account and blog that aims to be like Page Six for celebrities on social media: a chronicle of who likes whose posts, who comments on whose photos, and who starts following (or better yet, unfollowing) each other. Since then, TSR 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.”

Reality TV star, Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband, Kanye West, also made it on the list. Others on the list include:
  • Joy Cho
  • James Corden
  • Laci Green
  • Josh Holz and Daniel Lara
  • DJ Khaled
  • Johnetta Elzie and DeRay Mckesson
  • J K Rowling
  • Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (a.k.a PewDiePie)
  • Donald Trump
  • Lele Pons
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Caitlyn Jenner
  • Essena O’Neil
  • Nerendra Modi
  • Elsie Andrew
  • Ken M
  • Lily Singh (a.k.a Superwoman)
  • Matt Drudge
  • Andrew Bachelor (a.k.a King Bach)
  • Kayla Itsines
  • Peter Bouckart
  • Josh Ostrovsjy (a.k.a The Fat Jew)
  • Drake
  • Tess Holliday
  • Helen van Winkle (a.k.a Baddiewinkle)

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