The storyline goes that his daughter was married to a wealthy man in the city. And he lived with his wife in the village. Then they came visiting and her husband drove a car that has a dual exhaust system. “Double silencer,” he screamed, dramatically, of course, pointing at the dual exhausts. “Double silencer.”
Years later “double silencer” has become a cultural movement, a status marker for the who is who. Flavour sang about it, there is an actual movie called Double Silencer, and a rapper goes by the name Double Silencer.
It is safe to say that he was indeed the first automobile influencer.
These days on social media automobile influencers may not be screaming “double silencer” on the ‘gram or on their YouTube channels. Google has created access to information like never before. More so unlike Osuofia’s character in that classic flick, these influencers actually know the names and all the terminology of the automobile world.
They know, for instance, the difference between “the rubellite red metallic” and “the Narvik black.” They know the best places to cop the hottest rides of the season. Sure they’ll even give you a tour of the machine, as they cruise it down Lagos streets.
If you have a vehicle and need to be on top of new updates in the automobile space or you perhaps you are a freak and love beautiful cars and will want to be the first to know about the latest, we have listed below five top automobile bloggers in Nigeria that you should follow:
1. Ola of Lagos
Instagram Followers: 1 million
With a million followers on Instagram, Ola of Lagos has been able to build a following for his down-to-earth approach to his videos.
If you’re looking for tours of the garage of other influencers who of course are automobile collectors, or just the best places to buy your next ride or even looking to make an upgrade of the systems of your car or change it completely, then Ola of Lagos is who you should be following.
Unsolicited advice: More ‘fit images
Instagram Followers: 68,000
If the type of content that appeals to you are the more utility ones, videos that you watch and learn something from, then you should join the other 100,000 people that follow RettroDrive on TikTok.
In his videos, he focuses on hacks that are very unpopular. for instance a video on how to actually bring an automatic car to a halt.
Unsolicited advice: More inexpensive cars, please.
Instagram Followers: 210,000
Speciality: Special car moments
GidiCars is all about aesthetics, and appreciating the beauty of cars, especially luxurious cars. GidCars is a feast for the eyes of people that just love cars.
GidiCars is on Instagram to document moments in car history, like this video of this driver trying to turn his car around in the most compromising situation or this other one of the Senator, Dino Melaye in front of his fleet of cars.
Unsolicited advice: More videos will be nice.
4. Amg Naija
Instagram Followers: 82,300
Speciality: Funny Videos
Do not be deceived by the catchphrase that Amg Naija goes by, “Exotic cars in Nigeria.”
On this Instagram account, that is not what you’ll find. Amg Naija is about the ridiculous moment, the almost unbelievable events that actually happened involving automobiles. If you’re in the market for a giggle, then this is where you should be.
Unsolicited advice: Get a TikTok account
Instagram Followers: 96.400
Speciality: Automobile news
AutoJoshNG is a Nigerian automobile news blog. This is for no beginners in the car space. It’s for people looking for all the latest updates on the automobile industry, like this post below that Lamborghini is sold out till 2024.
Unsolicited advice: Ditch the screenshots.
So there you have it, these are the car bloggers that you need to follow, each unique with their own niche.
Let us know what you think in the comment box below.
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