Instagram is one of the most widely used social media sites worldwide. Beyond sharing photos and images, it is a way for businesses and potential business partners to get in touch with celebrities to strike deals.
The platform allows fans to follow the activities of their favorite celebs.
Fans evaluate a celebrity’s performance and accomplishments based on a variety of variables, including how well-liked they are on social media.
Most Popular Nigerian Celebrities
10. Makun Ayo
Ayo Makun is an award-winning comedian from Ondo State who goes by the stage name AY. His Instagram account has 12.9 million followers. He is regarded as one of Nigeria’s most passionate performers and entrepreneurs.
Ayo Makun is a gifted artist that uses every tool at his disposal to promote his works of art, performances, and passions. Of course, his Instagram account aids in the accomplishment of all of these goals.
9. Ini Edo
Edo is a well-known actress in Nigeria’s film business. Her celebrity in the film industry has earned her 13.3 million Instagram followers.
Edo is the ninth most popular celebrity in Nigeria. The Akwa Ibom native underlines that if you are attractive and keep your Instagram account updated with charming photographs of yourself, you can acquire a sizable following. The 40-year-old actress has 13.3 million followers on Instagram platform.
8. Mercy Johnson
Mercy Johnson, as she is affectionately known by her fans, is a well-known actress in Nigerian cinema. Mercy Johnson Okojie has 13.5 million followers on Instagram. Mercy Johnson-Instagram Okojie’s account is constantly humming with activity.
The 38-year-old star actress routinely connects her fans with images and skits of family events, throwbacks to films she has featured in, birthday cards to friends and coworkers, and other such posts. As one of the country’s most effective brand influencers, she uses her Instagram account to sell products. She is now Nigeria’s seventh most popular Instagram celebrity.
7. Burna Boy
One way to describe this excellent musician is to call him an icon. Since he is the first Nigerian to receive a Grammy Award, of course! Burna Boy has surpassed the boundaries of the domestic market into the global market with three Grammy nominations and one triumph.
On their most recent albums, Sia and Justin Bieber both worked closely with him. His albums Twice as Tall and African Giant are noteworthy.
Burna Boy holds the record for having the most streams on a single music video and for being the first Nigerian artist to headline Madison Square Garden. Burna Boy is now among the most popular Nigerian influencers on Instagram as a result of all of this with as many as 13.5 million instagram followers and still counting.
6. Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy, aka Michael Collins Ajereh, is Mavin Records’ CEO and founder. He and Dbanj were also co-owners of the now-defunct record label Mo’ Hits Records.
Don Jazzy is well-known for his social media activity and engagement. He spends his free time on Instagram when he’s not working. Because of the humorous videos he posts on Instagram, the music mogul may be misunderstood as a comedian. This has helped him become one of Instagram’s most popular musicians. His Instagram page features both personal skits and advertisements for many other skit makers and artists. He has 14.5 million followers on Instagram at the moment.
5. Tiwa Savage
Singer, songwriter and actress Tiwatope Savage, popularly known as Tiwa Savage is fifth on the list.
In 2018, the singer, songwriter, philanthropist and fashion icon was crowned Best African Act by the MTV European Music Awards and made history as the first female to win the accolade.
In the same year also, she became the first African female to sell out London’s IndigO2 and she was handpicked by Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin to perform alongside Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Jay Z live at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg to an 70,000 strong audience and millions across the globe.
The number 1 African bad girl enjoys a followership base of 16.3million on Instagram.
Singer and songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, Wizzy or Starboy is fourth on the list.
Wizkid is the most decorated Nigerian artist ever (the most decorated African artist internationally), and one of the most revolutionary Afro-pop artists of the modern era.
The Grammy award winning Starboy enjoys a followership base of 16.5million on Instagram.
3. Funke Akindele
Actress and producer Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde, popularly known as Funke Akindele-Bello is third on the list as the most followed actress.
The multi-award winning actress who came into the limelight after starring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom “I Need to Know” and has continuously strived on top of her game in the entertainment industry enjoys a followership base of 15.7 million on Instagram.
2. Yemi Alade
Nigerian Afro pop singer, songwriter, actress and activist Yemi Eberechi Alade, popularly known as Yemi Alade is the second on the list.
The singer who hijacked the second position from the former holder currently has 17.4 million Instagram followers.
Mama Africa, Yemi Alade, is famed not only for her singing but also for her choreographic skills. Since breaking into the entertainment industry in 2014, the music diva has managed to stay away from any media platforms or real-life turmoil.
Her Instagram account is primarily comprised of dancing videos and photos of herself. Her page has very little information about her personal life. Following her 2014 breakthrough, “Johnny,” she rose to popularity in the music industry. She is still one of Nigeria’s most successful female performers.
David Adeleke, aka Davido, has 26.4 million Instagram followers on the social media platform. He is the most followed Nigerian musician. The 29-year-old vocalist made his debut in the music industry in 2012 with the smash tune “Dami Duro.” Since then, Davido has shown no signs of slowing down.