TIME magazine has recognised 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.
“Two years ago, she started TSR 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’’ it said.
Also listed among the 30 most influential personalities are, International football maestro, Cristiano Ronaldo and US presidential hopeful, Donald Trump.