Top 30 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram (2019)

A celebrity’s popularity on social platforms is one of the factors fans consider when judging success and achievement. In this list we’ll share with you the 30 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram in 2018.

Instagram is one of the most popular social platform in the world. Aside from just sharing photos and pictures, it is a means by which brands and potential business partners contact celebrities to strike deals with them. Fans also get to keep track of the activities of their favorite stars on the platform.

After thorough research, we have been able to come up with the most accurate list whatever your reasons are for trying to find out the top Instagram accounts in Nigeria.

Here are the top 30 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram:


9 million Instagram followers

Picture of Davido in red sweaters and a white baseball cap
Credit: Davido Instagram

David Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name, Davido, is a multiple-award-winning Singer from Osun State, Nigeria.

Davido has 7.5 million followers on Instagram, which makes him officially the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram. You can join the party using his official account @Davidoofficial.

2. Wizkid

7 million Instagram followers

Wizkid in red armless and a black hat
Credit: Wizid Instagram

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid or StarBoy, has being active for a very long time in the Nigerian Music industry. Little wonder he the 2nd most followed celebrity in Nigeria. There’s quite some margin between him and Davido, though. Wizkid’s official account can be located @wizkidayo.

3. Tiwa Savage

6.5 million Instagram followers

Credit: Tiwa Savage Instagram

Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, stage name Tiwa Savage, is a multiple-award-winning songstress, writer, and dancer currently signed up with Mavin records. Her success has earned her 3rd spot in our list. You can join the groove using her official account @tiwasavage.

4. Funke Akindele

6.2 million

Funke Akindele Instagram: black hair and dress.
Photo credit: Funke Akindele Instagram

Funke Akindele is popularly known for her TV comedy show Jenifa’s diary. The huge success of Jenifa’s diary is reflected by the number of Instagram followers her account boasts of. She was only piped to third place by some tiny fraction. You can also connect with her using @funkejenifaakindele.

5. Don jazzy

5.4 million

Don Jazzy Instagram picture: Black T-shirt & Shades
Photo credit: Don Jazzy Instagram

Unsurprisingly, the brain behind Mavin records, Michael Collins Ajereh, or as popularly called, Don Jazzy, makes our list of top Instagram account in Nigeria. Connect with him using @Donjazzy.

6. Yemi Alade

Instagram followers: 5.5m

Yemi Eberechi Alade is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter who was brought to stardom by her victory in the 2009 peak talent show. She also boasts a followership base in excess of 4m. Use the @yemialade to connect with her.

7. Peter Okoye

5.1 million

Peter Okoye, AKA Mr P, Mr P, is a musician, entertainer & the CEO of PClassic Records. He is or was one of the Psquare duo. Aside from the obvious rift between the duo they both have different Instagram accounts; and it is Peter Okoye who appears to be doing most impressively. You can join his fan base using @peterpsqure.

8. Genevieve Nnaji

4.6 million

The ever-young Genevieve Nnaji also makes our list of most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram. The iconic Movie Start who was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood has an Instagram followership that’s in excess of 4m. Join the groove using @genevievennaji.

9. Chidinma

4.6 million

Chidinma Ekile, simply known as Chidinma, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter brought to fame by her victory in the 2010 project fame. She also boasts an Instagram followership in excess of 4 million. Her official account is @Chidinmaekile.

10. Tekno

4.6 million

Augustine Miles Kelechi, AKA Tekno Miles or Tekno, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, producer, performer and dancer. His followers are in excess of 3 m. His official account is @teknoofficial.

11. Olamide

4.5 million

Olamide Adedeji, popularly known as Olamide Baddo, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and the brain behind YBNL record label. Olamide’s official account is @baddosneh.

12. Ini Edo

4.5 million

Ini Edo is a popular actress in the Nigerian Movie industry. Her popularity in the movie industry has rewarded with over 4 m followers. Her official account is @iniedo.

13. AY

4.5 million

Ayo Makun, simply known by his stage name AY, is an award winning comedian from Ondo State. His official account is @aycomedian which currently boast over 4m followers.

14. Patoranking

4.3 million

Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, AKA Patoranking is a reggae-dancehall singer, his onscreen success has endeared him several million Instagram followers. His followership in the excess of 4 million. Join the party @Patorankingfire.

15. Mercy Aigbe

4.2 million

Mercy Aigbe, AKA Mercilicious, is an award-winning Nigerian actress, filmmaker and Entrepreneur. She is best known to avid followers of Yoruba movies. Her Instagram account boasts followership in excess of 4 million. Join her fans using @realmercyaigbe.

16. Rita Dominic

4.1 million

Rita Dominic is another Nollywood star that’s making our list. Her account, @ritadominic, boasts over 4 M.

17. Falz

4.1 million

Folarin Falana, popularly called Falz or Falz the bahd guy, is a Nigerian rapper, actor, and songwriter. Falz’ official Instagram accoung is @falzthebahdguy.

18. Basket Mouth

4.1 million

Bright Okpocha, AKA Basketmouth, is a Nigerian comedian and actor. He’s success in the comedy and acting industry has rewarded him with several million followers on Instagram. Basketmouth’s official account is @basketmouth.

19. Phyno

4.1 million

Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, Popularly called Phynofino or just Phyno, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He was brought to fame by his unique ability to rap in the Igbo Language. His official account is @phynofino.

20. Reekado Banks

4.0 M

Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon, popular known as Reekado Banks, is another Mavin affiliated artists that makes up our list. His official account is @reekadobanks.

21. Mercy Johnson Okojie

3.8 M

Mercy Johnson, as fans prefer to call her, is a popular actress in the Nigerian movie industry. Her official instagram account, @Mercyjohnsonokojie, boasts over 3 million followers.

22. Tonto Dikeh

3.7 million

Tonto Dikeh, is popular face in among avid followers of the Nigerian Nollywood. Her popularity in the movie industry has also earned her over 3 million Instagram followers. Her official account is @tontolet.

23. Korede Bello

3.5 million

Korede Bello is a singer and songwriter tied to Mavin records by contract. He was brought to fame by his hit single Godwin. His official account is @koredebello.

24. 2baba

3.5 million

Innocent Ujah Idibia, popularly called 2face Idibia or 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, music producer and entrepreneur. His official Instagram account, @offical2baba, has over 3 million followers.

25. Banky W

3.5 M

Olubankole Wellington, AKA Banky W, is a singer, songwriter & Entrepreneur. His official account is @Bankywellington.

26. Paul Okoye

3.4 M

Paul Okoye, one of the Psquare brothers, is a singer and songwriter. His Official Instagram is @rudeboypsqaure.

27. Ice prince

3.1 M

Panshak Henry Zamani, better known by his stage name Ice Prince, is a BET-award-winning rapper & Singer. His official account is @iceprincezamani.

28. D’banj

3.0 M

Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, known by his stage name D’banj or Koko Master, is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur and television personality. He makes our list of most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram. His official account is @iambangalee.

29. Flavour

2.8 M

Chinedu Okoli, popularly known as Flavour N’abania or simply Flavour, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer from Enugu State, Nigeria. His official profile can be found using @2niteflavour.

30. Linda Ikeji

Linda Ikeji is a celebrity blogger from Nigeria. The popularity of her blog, has earned her over 2.7 million followers on Instagram. Her official profile can be located using @Officiallindaikeji.

I’m sure you saw some surprising faces in the list. 🙂

Note: As at when this list was published, the figures were exact; however, Instagram followership figure changes as time passes. We will update the list as soon as we’ve observed a considerable change in figures.

Matt Stephens

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Matt Stephens is a Physicist-cum-blogger. He is Editor in Chief of You can connect with him on Facebook using or

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