Social media is another yardstick in measuring the success of a celebrity in this modern dispensation which explains the frenzy over ‘followers’ on social media platforms as at today.
After critical research, Stargist.com presents this list of the 20 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram.
1. Davido – 5.2 Million Followers
Davido, DMW frontline act, is currently Nigeria’s most followed celebrity on Instagram, with five million followers.
2. Wizkid – 4.2 Million Followers
Wizkid’s real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun. He is also a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter, performer, the owner of Star Boy label, which houses music artists, such as:- Mr Eazi, and R2Bees
3. Funke Akindele – 3.9 Million Followers
Olufunke Ayotunde Akindele is a Nigerian actress and someone who has love for music.
4. Tiwa Savage – 3.8 Million Followers
Tiwatope Savage-Balogun better known by her stage name Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer under Mavins label, and an actress.
5. Don Jazzy – 3.5 Million Followers
Michael Collins Ajereh known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian record producer, singer-songwriter and musician. He has been the chief executive officer of Mo’ Hits Records and is the current chief executive officer of Mavin Records.
6. Peter Okoye – 3.2 Million Followers
Peter Okoye is one of the Nigerian musical duo of identical twin brothers with the stage name P-Square.
7. Patoranking – 3.2 Million Followers
Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name Patoranking, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter born and raised in Ijegun- Egba, Lagos State Nigeria
8. Genevieve Nnaji – 3.1 Million Followers
Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress and singer. In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood. And, she’s currently working on her big Nollywood movie “Lion’s heart”
9. Chidinma – 2.8 Million Followers
Chidinma Ekile, popularly known by her stage name Chidinma, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. In 2010, she rose to stardom after winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa.
10. Yemi Alade – 2.8 Million Followers
Yemi Eberechi Alade, simply known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single “Johnny”
11. Korede Bello – 2.7 Million Followers
Korede Bello is a Nigerian singer and songwriter currently signed to Mavin Records. He is best known for his hit single “Godwin”, a semi-gospel and pop song which topped many music charts in Nigeria.
12. Basketmouth – 2.7 Million Followers
Bright Okpocha, better known by his stage name Basketmouth is a Nigerian comedian and actor. He has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts like Basketmouth Uncensored across the globe
13. AY Makun – 2.7 Million Followers
Ayo Makun is a multi-award-winning Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and T.V presenter, actor, writer, director and MC. Born on August 19, He hails from Ifon, Ose local government in Ondo State but prefers to be known as a ‘Warri boy’.
14. Mercy Aigbe – 2.6 Million Followers
Mercy Aigbe is a Nigerian actress, director and businesswoman. She is best known for her Yoruba language movies
15. Tekno (Tekno Miles) – 2.6 Million Followers
Augustine Miles Kelechi popularly known by his stage name Tekno Miles or Tekno, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, producer, performer and dancer. He is a descent of Ebonyi state. He was born in Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria
16. Olamide – 2.6 Million Followers
Olamide Adedeji, known by his stage name Olamide but popularly called Olamide Baddo, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist from Bariga, Lagos State. He records mostly in Yoruba, his native tongue.
17. Phyno – 2.6 Million Followers
Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, better known by his stage name Phyno, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He started his musical career as a producer in 2003. He is renowned for rapping in the Igbo language.
18. Rita Dominic – 2.5 Million followers
Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha is a Nigerian actress. In 2012 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
19. Tuface Idibia – 2.5 Million Followers
Innocent Ujah Idibia, better known by his stage name 2face Idibia, or 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. He officially discontinued the use of the name Tuface and selected 2baba or Tu-baba as his stage name.
20. Falz – 2.5 Million Followers
Folarin Falana better known by his stage name Falz is a Nigerian rapper, actor, and songwriter