When it comes to deciding how famous and successful an entertainer is, social media following is a very significant metric as this gives a measure of their fan base and how big their brand is.
Having a good number of followers on social media has a lot of advantages as this can help in acquiring endorsements from companies and can also be used as a medium for the artist or actor/actress to promote their craft.
Here are the top ten most followed Nigerian celebrities on the popular photo and video-sharing social networking service, Instagram.
(1) Davido [@davidoofficial] – 11.9 Million Followers
The most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram is David Adedeji Adeleke who is popularly known by his stage name, Davido. The DMW (Davido Music Worldwide) boss currently has a total of 11.9 million followers on Instagram.
The son of mercy never shies away from letting his fans know about what’s going on in his life at every moment as he takes his time on Instagram to share events and happenings in his life as they unfold.
So if you want to keep up with the singer and his luxurious lifestyle, go follow him on Instagram → HERE!
(2) Funke Akindele [@funkejenifaakindele] – 8.1 Million Followers
With a total of 8.1 million followers on Instagram, Nollywood actress, Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde who is well known as Funke Akindele comes in as the second most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram.
Unlike expected, Funke Akindele supersedes the likes Wizkid, Tiwa Savage & Yemi Alade to become the second most followed Nigerian celebrity and also the most followed Nigerian female on Instagram.
Check out the actress official Instagram profile → HERE!
(3) Wizkid [@wizkidayo] – 8 Million Followers
The third most followed Nigerian celebrity is the CEO of Starboy Entertainment, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun who is well known as Wizkid. A lot of activities that transpire in the life of Wizkid doesn’t get published by him on Instagram as he is seen as the reserved guy who believes in talking less and doing more.
But regardless of his constant act of keeping things away from his fans, Wizkid still holds the spot of the 3rd most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram with a whooping sum of 8 million followers.
You can be a part of the 8 Million followers → HERE!
(4) Yemi Alade [@yemialade] – 7.9 Million
Effyzzie music group singer, Yemi Eberechi Alade earns the position of the 4th most followed Nigerian celebrity, as the Johnny crooner has been able to acquire a total of 7.9 million followers on the photo and video-sharing social networking service, Instagram.
It is no surprise to find Yemi on the list of most followed celebrities in Nigeria as the songstress is being referred by many as the ‘Most Energetic Nigerian female Performer‘. With a whopping sum of 7.9 million followers, Yemi Alade becoming the most followed female singer in Nigeria.
Follow Yemi Alade on Instagram → HERE!
(5) Tiwa Savage [@tiwasavage]- 7.6 Million Followers
Former Mavin Records singer and songwriter Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, who recently got signed to Universal Music, holds the position for the fifth most followed Nigerian celebrity in 2019.
Despite years of being in the music industry and with her archive of hit singles and amazing albums, the songstress has maintained her relevancy over the years and is currently amongst the oldest females in the Nigerian music industry who is still relevant till date.
With 7.6 million followers, the mother of one comes in as the second most followed female singer in Nigeria.
Follow Tiwa Savage on IG → HERE!
(6) Don Jazzy [@donjazzy] – 6.8 Million
It is no surprise that the Mavin records honcho gets a spot at the top 10 most followed celebrities in Nigeria. The veteran music producer, singer, entrepreneur, and record label executive has been in the music industry for over 15 years and has introduced and nurtured a lot of talents in the Nigerian music industry who can now stand on their own.
The Mavin record boss has a total of 6.8 million followers on IG which makes him the 6th most followed celebrity in Nigeria.
Check out Don Jazzy’s Instagram profile → HERE!
(7) Peter Okoye [@peterpsquare] – 6.7 Million
Despite the rift between the brothers – Peter and Paul Okoye of P-Square which apparently led to a decline in their fan base, Peter Okoye who is now known as Mr. P was still able to make the list of top ten most followed Nigerian celebrities as the singer currently boasts of a total of 6.7 million followers on Instagram.
Follow Peter Okoye (Mr. P) on IG → HERE!
(8) Ini Edo [@iniedo] – 6.6 Million
Nollywood diva, Ini Edo who has featured in over 100 Nigerian movies and was listed amongst the single female Nigerian celebrities, holds the 8th spot on the list of 10 Nigerian celebrities with huge followers on Instagram as the actress has acquired a total of 6.6 million followers on IG.
The Nollywood actress who seems to be living her best life at the moment never fails to let us in on her lifestyle as she takes her time to keep her fans updated with pictures and videos of memorable moments in her life.
Check out Ini Edo’s Instagram page → HERE!
(9) AY Comedian [@aycomedian] – 6.1 Million
Veteran Nigerian standup comedian and actor – Ayodeji Richard Makun who is well known as AY gets the position of the 10th most followed Nigerian Icon on Instagram.
The talented act who bagged a Guinness world record holder with his movie – A trip to Jamaica has garnered 6.1 million followers on Instagram which sits him as the 9th most followed Nigerian celebrity on IG.
Get acquainted with the actor/comedian → HERE
(10) Genevieve Nnaji [@genevievennaji] – 5.9 Million
Following her groundbreaking movie “Lion Heart” which took Nollywood to a whole new level, it will definitely be a thing of a surprise if Genevieve Nnaji didn’t make the list of the top ten most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram.
With a total of 5.9 million followers, the Never-ageing actress is the 10th most followed Nigerian Icon on Instagram.
You can be a part of the 5.9 Million followers → HERE!