One of the biggest social media platforms where celebrities all over the world have been able to use to interact with their fans is Instagram.
Love it or hate it, Instagram has become the platform where celebrities show off to the world what they are up to personally and career-wise. For our Nigerian celebrities, it’s been a bittersweet story on the social media app as they get as much love and an equal amount of shading, dragging and calling out which sometimes gets really messy.
Despite the shortcomings, these celebrities have continued to amass huge numbers of followers. The numbers keep increasing depending on the influential strength of the celeb. So guys, as at the time of publication, these are the ten most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram.
1. Davido (9 million)
Davido (David Adeleke) is an International Music Artiste from Osun State, Nigeria who has several hits in his discography. His music is one of the most popular in the country and Africa as a whole. He’s also somewhat of a philanthropist giving out cash gifts to his fans occasionally. His number one spot here further solidifies him as Nigeria’s current number one artist.
2. Wizkid (7 million)
Wizkid, Nigeria’s Starboy is one of Nigeria’s top music artist. In continuation of this rivalry between him and Davido, he comes in second on this list much like has from a musical point of view in the past year. The Soco crooner still commands massive popularity with a dedicated fan base, unfortunately, his loyal base hasn’t done enough to beat Davido to the number one spot.
3. Tiwa Savage (6.5 million)
Mavin’s first lady, Mama Jamjam is the only lady in the first 5 of this list. Tiwa Savage, who has been racking up the hits in recent times has seen the new wave popularity reflect in her social media following. One of Nigeria’s most talented musician, her page is a great place to keep up with her music, concert and tours.
4. Funke Akindele (6.3 million)
Since she turned her hit movie ‘Jenifa’ into a series, this beautiful actress and mother of twohave continued to win more fans over. Just in case you want to have a good laugh, you can always drop by her Instagram page and watch a new skit from any of her movies.
5. Yemi Alade (5.5 million)
As one of Nigeria’s top performers, Yemi Alade enjoys a spot on this popularity list at number 6 with 4.2 million. Even though her fan base might be limited in her home country Nigeria, her style of music enjoys extreme support from other African countries and outside the country and their adoration of Miss Yemi might just be the reason she holds steady at over 4 million followers.
6. Don Jazzy (5.3 million)
The man who gave the world Mohits crew reinvented himself and served Mavins on a platter with success. The veteran producer is an icon of the Nigerian music industry, having been a prominent member for over 15 years. The longevity pays off in a massive 5 million followership despite a reduced presence on the music scene. Sharing this spot is also the multi-talented Funke Akindele. She became famous acting Yoruba movies then she started her TV, the Jenniffer series. She is well known in the country is one of the top A-list actresses.
7. AY comedian (5.2 million)
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The seventh most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram is AY Makun. This makes AY the most followed Nigerian comedian followed by Basketmouth (4.1 million). For obvious reasons, AY makes this list because he is a veteran in the comedy business which has endeared a lot of fans. A close look at his Instagram and you’d get to know that he is not just a comedian but a family guy.
8. Peter Okoye (5.1 million)
Peter Okoye, one half of the legendary PSquare duo comes in at number 8. Despite having lost the attention of music fans and Nigerians in general because of the unending fight between him and his twin brother, the man still enjoys the support of fans and supporters and gossips, commanding to the tune of 5.1million followers on Instagram.
9. Genevive Nnaji (4.7 million)
Genevieve Nnaji makes the ninth position with 4.7 million followers on this list but she sure is one of the most followed celebrities in Nigeria. At the initial stage, Genevieve Nnaji wasn’t really big on the whole social media thing but whenever she decided to post a photo it got a lot of buzz.
10. Tekno (4.6 million)
From his jackets, hairstyle and even the kind of cars he drives, Tekno can be mistaken for Chris Brown’s record label mate. Another interesting thing about the singer is that fact that he gets to share videos of his studio sections on his Instagram page with fans. Sometimes we get to see photos of his love interest, Lola Rae and their adorable baby.