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.
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
18.9 million Instagram followers
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 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
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.
11.7 million Instagram followers
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.
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
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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.
8.6 million followers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.