Lailas blog is a popular news blog in Nigeria that's
known for its "breaking news" content. By the looks of
the site, Lailasblog may look like just another blog,
but it's a far bigger entity in the Nigerian online
world than one would imagine. The blog is quite popular
in other parts of Africa, and also outside Africa.
Lailas blog was founded in 2012 and has been churning
out content at a healthy frequency and pace since then.
Though a news site, it's not your traditional news
website. The stories published on the site revolve more
around entertainment news and celebrity gossips, with
the more serious stuff taking a back seat.
However, like most other similar websites cropping out
of Nigeria, the site's design and layout is nothing to
write home about. It's quite amateurish and also not the
most navigation-friendly. It's not sure whether the
webmasters from Nigeria are intentionally following a
particular site or blog theme, since all of their sites
look quite similar. The colors might be different and
the logo positioning may vary. Otherwise, most other
primary aspects of these sites are strikingly similar.
Lailasblog.com promotes itself as a site that provides
"breaking news" content, if the site slogan is anything
to go by. However, if you look at the site and the type
of content being covered, there's not a lot of
"breaking" taking place. In fact, most of the stories
are quite normal and won't make your eyes pop out. And
it's not just entertainment and celebrity, there's a lot
of personal stories about health, love, relationships,
crime, etc. that also get a feature on this site.
Most of the content that you see on the site is posted
by Laila, the blog owner, herself. It's not sure whether
she has a team of writers and editors assisting her in
her endeavors, since there's no mention about the same
anywhere on her site. However, we could conclude not all
the posts are by Laila and quite a few of them are
courtesy her readers. At the site's footer, there's a
link that gives users the option to forward their own
stories - either personal stories or the ones happening
within their community or locality.
Long story short, the site is quite a mishmash of
content, but mostly in a good way. If some organization
is added to the mix, the website would be even more
user-friendly and nice to look at.