Top 10: Most Popular Celebrities In Africa 2023

From our research, Egypt, Nigeria, and South Africa have the most celebrities with the largest followings on Instagram among the rest of Africa.

This is partly a result of the dense populations in these countries and the widespread internet access.

Here is a count down to top 10 most popular entertainers in Africa

Most Popular Celebrities In Africa

10. Yemi Alade

The Nigerian Afropop singer, songwriter, actress, and activist has 17.4 million Instagram followers. Yemi Eberechi Alade, the 33-year-old singer has become well-known in the music industry and is regarded as one of the most popular performers in Africa. After Davido, she is the first woman to reach 100 million views for a single video on YouTube.

9. Hannah El Zahed

The Egyptian actress has 18.8 million Instagram followers. The 29-year-old made her acting debut in 2003.

8. Candice Swanepoel

The South-African model has 19 million Instagram followers. Known for her work with Victoria’s Secret, Candice Susan Swanepoel became the brand’s Angel in 2010. In 2016, she was listed 8th on the Forbes top-earning models.

7. Mustafa Hosny

The Egyptian televangelist and Islamic preacher has 19.6 million Instagram followers on the app. The 44-year-old delivers sermons and lectures worldwide and currently presents more than 13 programs on TV and radio channels.

6. Yasmine Sabri

The 34-year-old Egyptian actress has 20.1million followers. Her debut in the television industry was in 2013 when she played several supporting roles.

5. Ab De Villiers

Born Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is a former South African international cricketer. The 38-year-old has 20.6 million Instagram followers and was named the ICC ODI player of the year three times during his 15-year international career.

4. Mohamed Ramadan

The Egyptian actor, singer, rapper, dancer and producer has 20.7 million Instagram followers. The 34-year-old began acting during school and rose up the ranks.

3. Tamer Hosny

The Egyptian national is an actor, singer, composer, director, and songwriter. The 44-year-old is the first Arab artist to get his footprint in Chinese theater, Hollywood, and has been awarded in the Guinness World Records. He has 24.3 million Instagram followers.

2. Davido

Born David Adedeji Adeleke, Davido is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He has 26.4 million Instagram followers on the social media platform. The 29-year-old blends traditional African elements with global mainstream pop.

1. Mohamed Salah

The Egyptian footballer is the most followed African celebrity on Instagram with 57.2 million Instagram followers ahead of the likes of Davido, Wiz Kid, and Trevor Noah. The 29-year-old plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Egypt national team. He is popularly known as Mo Salah on the platform.


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