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.
Top Ten Most Followed Nigerian Celebrity
(10) Mercy Johnson – [@mercyjohnsonokojie] – 9.3 Million followers
The phenomenal Nigerian actress – Mercy Johnson Okojie holds the spot for the 10th most followed Nigerian celebrity as she has garnered 9.3 million followers on the gram.
Those who love and watch Nigerian movies can surely testify that Mercy Johnson has entertained us in the past few years.
You can be a part of Mercy Johnson’s 9.3 million followers → HERE!
(9) AY Comedian [@aycomedian] – 9.9 Million followers
Veteran Nigerian standup comedian and actor – Ayodeji Richard Makun who is well known as AY gets the position of the 9th most followed Nigerian Icon on Instagram.
The talented act who bagged a Guinness world record with his movie – A trip to Jamaica has garnered 9.9 million followers on Instagram which sits him as the 9th on the list.
Get acquainted with the actor/comedian → HERE
(8) Don Jazzy [@donjazzy] – 9.9 Million followers
It is definitely no surprise that the Mavin records honcho gets a spot on the list. 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 9.9 million followers on IG which makes him the 8th most followed celebrity in Nigeria.
Check out Don Jazzy’s Instagram profile → HERE!
(7) Mr. P [@peterpsquare] – 10.2 Million followers
On the 7th spot is Mr. P (Paul Okoye) of the defunct P Square group.
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 10.2 million followers on Instagram.
Follow Peter Okoye (Mr. P) on IG → HERE!
(6) Ini Edo [@iniedo] – 10.6 Million followers
On the 6th spot is Nollywood diva, Ini Edo who has featured in over 100 Nigerian movies and was listed among the single female Nigerian celebrities. She holds the 6th spot on the list of 10 Nigerian most-followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram as the actress has acquired a total of 10.6 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!
(5) Wizkid [@wizkidayo] – 11.6 Million Followers
The 5th 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 and also deleting all his past Instagram posts, Wizkid still holds the spot of the 5th most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram with a whooping sum of 11.6 million followers.
You can be a part of the 11.6 million followers → HERE!
(4) Funke Akindele[@funkejenifaakindele] – 12.1 Million followers
With a total of 12.1 million followers on Instagram, Nollywood actress, Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde who is well known as Funke Akindele comes in as the 4th most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram.
Unlike expected, Funke Akindele supersedes even Wizkid to become the fourth most followed Nigerian celebrity and also the most followed Nigerian female actress on Instagram.
Check out the actress’s official Instagram profile → HERE!
(3) Tiwa Savage [@tiwasavage] – 12.1 Million Followers
Former Mavin Records singer and songwriter Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, who got signed to Universal Music, holds the position for the third most followed Nigerian celebrity in 2021.
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 long-lasting females in the Nigerian music industry who is still relevant to date.
With 12.1 million followers, the mother of one emerges as the third most-followed female celebrity in Nigeria.
Follow Tiwa Savage on IG → HERE!
(2) Yemi Alade [@yemialade] – 12.7 Million Followers
Effyzzie music group singer, Yemi Eberechi Alade earns the position of the 2nd most followed Nigerian celebrity, as the ‘Johnny’ crooner has been able to acquire a total of 12.7 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 to by many as the ‘Most Energetic Nigerian female Performer‘. With a whopping sum of 12.7 million followers, Yemi Alade becomes the second most followed Nigerian singer and also emerges as the most-followed female singer in Nigeria.
Follow Yemi Alade on Instagram → HERE!
(1) Davido [@davido] – 18.8 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 18.8 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!
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