@king_namo don't take this personal, but let me go off on one.
Firstly, this post does an intellectual jujitsu; on one hand accusing the press for hyping startups. On the other hand, you want people to hype other startups. Not sure why any is better than the other.
Secondly, what does Killing it really mean for startups/founders? Does it mean they have sustainable business, or funding, or lifestyle options, or press accolade, or scratching personal itch, or impacting lives, or exit, etc. Or combination of those/other factors. It's clear that it can mean various things to different people. At the end of the day, someone can argue that anything apart from exit is subjective.
Which leads me to the final point; we need to get out of this 'pretend' competition with one another. A lot of the things we think of as success (now), will prove to be ephemeral. That's why anytime, I see a 'top startups to watch out for/that will blow, etc list, I feel we're missing the important point.
So what's important? It's great to celebrate our startups doing well. But the 'market' in Nigeria is the biggest stumbling block. And any 'success' being touted is most likely a fraction of what's on the table. Instead, encourage founders to share what they're doing well, without the addtional pressure of killing it or not. We can be more open about loads of stuff. From processes, tactics, business models, to hiring practices. More sharing is needed to defeat the market.
P.S If you're killing it and you want 'hype' but not willing to share what you've killed - my friend go and sit down.