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Top 30 most followed Nigerian Celebrities on Instagram (2021)

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 2020.

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Instagram is one of the most popular social platforms 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.

Many would argue that a celebrity large followers hip does not equate to a large fanbase.

However, most people still ask questions like who has the highest number of followers on Instagram? Most followed Nigerian singer on Instagram, celebrity with the highest number of followed on Instagram in 2021.

Well, this article contains a comprehensive list of Nigerian celebrities with the highest number of followers on Instagram and the number of followers they have in 2021.

Fans also get to keep track of the activities of their favourite 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.

The figures below are correct as of 27th January 2021. This may be the most recent list you would find on the internet now.

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

RankNameAccountFollowers (millions)
1.Davido (David Adeleke)@Davidoofficial 18.9
2.Funke AkindeleYemi Alade@yemialade 12.9
3.Funke Akindele @Funkejenifaakindele 12.3
4.Tiwa Savage @tiwasavage 12.1
5. Wizkid @wizkidayo 11.7
6.Ini Edo @iniedo 10.6
7.Mr P @peterpsqure 10.3
8AY @aycomedian 10.1
9.Don Jazzy @Donjazzy10
10.Mercy Johnson@Mercyjohnsonokojie 9.4
11.Mercy Aigbe@realmercyaigbe 9.1
12.Tekno @teknoofficial 8.6
13.Genevieve Nnaji @genevievennaji8
14. Falz @falzthebahdguy 7.7
15. Chidinma Ekile @Chidinmaekile 7.4
16. Kizz Daniel @ iamkizzdaniel7.4
17. Basketmouth @basketmouth7.3
18.Olamide @baddosneh 7.3
19.Rudeboy @Iamkingrudy 7.1
20.Patoranking @Patorankingfire7
21. Rita Dominic @ritadominic 6.9
22.Phyno @phynofino 6.6
23.Tonto Dikeh @tontolet6.4
24.Linda Ikeji @Officiallindaikeji6.2
25.2baba @offical2baba6.2
26.Burna Boy @Burnaboygram6
27.Reekado Banks @reekadobanks 4.5
28.Korede Bello @koredebello 4.6
29Banky W @Bankywellington4.4
30.Flavour @2niteflavour 4.4

1. Davido

18.9 million Instagram followers

Picture of Davido in red sweaters and a white baseball cap
Credit: Davido Instagram
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David Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name, Davido, is a multiple-award-winning Singer from Osun State, Nigeria.

Davido has over 18.9 million followers on Instagram, which makes him the most followed Nigerian musician and celebrity on the popular social platform. You can join the party using his official account @Davidoofficial.

2. Yemi Alade

Instagram followers: 12.9m

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 12.9m, tying her with Funke Akindele and Tiwa Savage as the most followed Nigerian woman on Instagram. Use the @yemialade to connect with her.

3. Funke Akindele

12.3 million followers

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.

She is currently tied with Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage as the most followed Nigerian woman on Instagram. Her number of followers, though, means she is the most followed actress. You can also connect with her using @funkejenifaakindele.

4. Tiwa Savage

12.1 million followers

Credit: Tiwa Savage Instagram

Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, stage name Tiwa Savage, is a multiple-award-winning songstress, writer, and dancer formerly signed up with Mavin records. Her success has earned her joint 2nd spot on our list. You can join the groove using her official account @tiwasavage.

5. Wizkid

11.7 million Instagram followers

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

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid or StarBoy, has been active for a very long time in the Nigerian Music industry. Little wonder he is the 3rd most followed musician in Nigeria.

However, he is the fourth most followed person since Funke Akindele and Yemi Alade have more followers than him. Wizkid’s official account is @wizkidayo.

6. Ini Edo

10.6 million followers

Ini Edo is a popular actress in the Nigerian Movie industry. Her popularity in the movie industry has rewarded her with over 10.6 million followers. Her official account is @iniedo.

7. Peter Okoye

10.3 million followers

Peter Okoye, AKA Mr P, is a musician, entertainer & the CEO of PClassic Records. He together with his twin brother formed the ‘Psquare’ that is now defunct.

Aside from the obvious rift between the duo, they both have different Instagram accounts, and it is Peter Okoye who appears to be amassing more followers.

He’s currently the 6th most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram. You can join his fanbase using @peterpsqure.

8. AY

10.1 million followers

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 about 10million followers.

9. Don jazzy

10 million followers

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.

Also read: top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria

10. Mercy Johnson Okojie

9.4 million followers

Mercy Johnson, as fans prefer to call her, is a popular actress in the Nigerian movie industry. Her official Instagram account, @Mercyjohnsonokojie, boasts more than 9 million followers.

11. Mercy Aigbe

9.1 million followers

Mercy Aigbe, AKA Mercilicious, is an award-winning Nigerian actress, filmmaker and Entrepreneur. She is best known to avid followers of Nigerian movies. Her Instagram account boasts followership in excess of 8 million. Join her fans using @realmercyaigbe.

12. Tekno

8.6 million followers

Augustine Miles Kelechi, AKA Tekno Miles or Tekno, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, producer, performer and dancer. His followers are more than 7 million. His official account is @teknoofficial.

13. Genevieve Nnaji

8 million followers

The ever-young Genevieve Nnaji also makes our list of most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram. The iconic Movie Star who was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood. Her Instagram followership is more than 6 million. Join the groove using @genevievennaji.

14. Falz

7.7 million followers

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

15. Chidinma

7.4 million followers

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 that’s above 7 million. Her official account is @Chidinmaekile.

16. Kizz Daniel

7.4 million followers

Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, popularly known as Kizz Daniel, is a singer and songwriter. The “Woju” crooner has an Instagram account that boasts 7.4 million fans. His official Instagram ID is @iamkizzdaniel

17. Basket Mouth

7.3 million followers

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

18. Olamide

7.3 million followers

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.

19. Paul Okoye

7.1 million followers

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

20. Patoranking

7 million followers

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 6 million. Join the party @Patorankingfire.

21. Rita Dominic

6.9 million followers

Rita Dominic is another Nollywood star that’s making our list. Her account, @ritadominic, boasts over 5 M.

22. Phyno

6.6 million followers

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.

23. Burna Boy

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu known professionally as Burna Boy is a popular Nigerian singer. The Grammy award nominee is among the 30 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram. His official Instagram account is @Burnaboygram

24. Reekado Banks

6 million followers

Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon, popularly known as Reekado Banks, is another former Mavin artist that makes up our list. His official account is @reekadobanks.

25. Tonto Dikeh

6.4 million follower

Tonto Dikeh is also a popular face in Nollywood. Her popularity in the movie industry has also earned her over 6 million Instagram followers. Her official account is @tontolet.

26. Linda Ikeji

6.2 million followers

Linda Ikeji is a celebrity blogger from Nigeria. The popularity of her blog, lindaikejisblog.com has earned her over 6 million followers on Instagram. Her official profile can be located using @Officiallindaikeji.

27. 2baba

6.2 million followers

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 5 million followers.

28. Korede Bello

4.6 million followers

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.

29. Banky W

4.4 million followers

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

30. Flavour

4.4 million followers

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.

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

Notice: 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.

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  1. I won’t have even be surprised if you guys say it’s wizkid that is the most followed artist….Coz all y’all do is to Hate on david….Stupid People…DAVID is the ducking Greatest of all Time ?

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