The Nigerian entertainment scene remains the pinnacle of African entertainment and it keeps growing bigger and bigger. A channel of entertainment which attracts the attention of fans to superstars is the medium with which they interact with fans when not doing so through their content and that’s on social media.
With the advent of social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter, celebrities now have at their disposal an easy medium with which to communicate directly with fans, and likewise, fans can now get up close and sometimes personal with their favourite celebrities and see firsthand what is going on in their lives at any moment.
Nigerian entertainers too are not left behind and are now pulling a huge number of social media following that trumps any other on the continent and even rivals those on the international scene… Well, a host of Nigerian musicians and entertainment personnel have made that cross over to the international scene so it isn’t any surprise that they have so much recognition now that is reflecting on their social media following.
So without much further ado, we are going to reveal to you the most accurate data online of the Nigerian celebrities who have the most following on social media platform Instagram.
Davido (13.8 million)
The first on our list is none other than Davido, the self-acclaimed 30 billion ganger who is a master influencer and people just love to check up on what’s going on with him and his much-publicized life.
Davido is one of the ardent users of the social media platform Instagram and he posts a lot of pictures to show off his luxurious lifestyle, and that endears him to a lot of his fans.
He rose to the top of the music industry after countless hits after hit tracks showing hunger and drive to get to the top of the music food chain in Nigeria. No other artist makes more money from song sales, shows and endorsements on the continent than this chap and his industry twin who we would mention a little later. David Adeleke aka Davido is known all over the world by music lovers and he is the most followed celebrity on Instagram in the country with a total following of 13.8 million.
Tiwa Savage (9.1 million)
The Mavins First Lady is the most followed female star in the country with a following of 9.1 million.
Tiwa Savage has come a long way in the music scene, and ever since her entry a while back, she has kept the fire burning. Tiwa is drop-dead gorgeous and that’s not the only reason for her huge following on Instagram. She is also a very hard working and consistent entertainer who has a lot of admirers, especially by the womenfolk. She is a fashionista which can be made pretty obvious after a sneak peeks at her Instagram account.
Funke Akindele Bello (9.1 million)
Popularly known for her Jenifa role in the movie of the same name, Funke Akindele is arguably Nigeria’s most funny woman. A combination of beauty, brain and brawn makes her such an amazing role model for young women. With these characteristics and her funny nature, it is no wonder she is joint top on the list of most followed female celebrities on Instagram with a following of 9.1 million fans.
Yemi Alade (9.1 million)
This is another simple but highly influential personality in the Nigerian entertainment industry. She is a very energetic person and one thing about the women on this list is that they all have a swagger and energy about them that makes them appeal to millions of fans worldwide. It is a pointer to what makes female artistes sell to fans in the Nigerian entertainment industry if you are an aspiring female performer reading this. Yemi Alade doesn’t shy away from showcasing her African culture on her Instagram photos to her 9.1 million followers.
Wizkid (8.8 million)
The Ojuelegba crooner is the second most followed male celebrity on Instagram. Wizkid is one of Nigeria’s most iconic singers and has a huge following to his name on Instagram. He gained a lot of recognition worldwide after his collaboration with Drake allowed other A list musicians to see the raw talent in the Ojuelegba born singer. His voice and melodious singing has allowed him to record major tunes with the likes of Beyoncé, Tinie Tempah and Jeezy.
Wizkid is not as active as Davido on social media but he is the fifth most followed person on the platform in the country with a following of 8.8 million fans.
Peter Okoye (7.7 million)
The second half of the now parted P’Square music duo has proven to be the most marketable out of the two brothers but not necessarily the most talented if I may add – that’s a debate for another day. Peter Okoye is a big boy and a highly influential one too. He loves to share pictures of his beautiful wife and kids along with a sneak peek into his luxury lifestyle on his Instagram, and also motivational messages from time to time for his 7.7 million followers.
Don Jazzy (7.6 million)
It’s Don Jazzy again! He’s on every list, even the celebrities with the biggest head in Nigeria, he’s there lol. Don Jazzy is the biggest and most influential label boss in the country helping stars like D’banj, Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks and most recently Rema to the limelight. Do I need to say any more, we all know Don Jazzy to be a lovable and funny individual and it is no surprise he is one of the most followed celebrities on Instagram.
AY Makun (7.1 million)
Nigeria’s most charismatic and ingenious comedian Ayo Makun is one of the most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram with a following of 7.1 million.
He is also a very influential entertainer who has helped to pave the way for other acts in his field through his AY Live platform. A look at his Instagram profile will give you insights into his family life and you would also get to laugh a lot because of the number of funny skits you can find on his page. AY is much loved by his fans no doubt!
Genevieve Nnaji (6.5 million)
Last on our list but not even the least when you consider the amount of Instagram followers she has, Genevieve was unlucky to have her movie cancelled by the Academy Awards due to not having enough local dialect in her Lionheart film, and that is a big disappointment really but it goes to show the hustle spirit of this Nnewi born screen goddess. She has made a name for herself and her 6.5 million followers on Instagram is a testament to her popularity.
Hope you enjoyed our list, it is the most accurate you would find anywhere. Thank you for reading!