Social media is one of the platforms where celebrities all over the world have been using to interact with their fans.
Most times, they show their fans their daily activities; from personal life to career life. Some actresses/actors who are no longer feature in movies are still very relevant in the industry, through the help of social media. They engage themselves in different activities and keep their fans abreast about what is happening in their lives. Many times, most reputable companies, aside doing a profile check, go through celebrities social media pages especially Instagram to check the number of followers they have, before they are signed on as Brand Ambassadors.
Most of these celebrities also call out one another on their Instagram handles, especially when they are at war with one another. Against all odds, these celebrities have been able to gather a huge number of followers and it keeps increasing as the day goes by. City People Senior Showbiz Reporter, BIODUN ALAO, brings you names of the most followed showbiz stars on Instagram.
The number one most followed showbiz star in Nigeria is Davido. The Omo Baba Olowo himself has 12.7 million followers on Instagram and the number keeps increasing by the day. Besides being a successful musician, he is very active on social media sharing with fans his daily activities, especially his career. Most fans can easily tell his plans and what he intends to do in future.
Wizkid has 8.3 million die-hard fans on Instagram, coming after Davido. This multi-talented music act is not really a social media person. Most times he uses his Instagram page strictly for the music business, even with that, he has fans that are ready to take a bullet for him anytime, any day.
Funke Akindele is the most followed actress in Nigeria. She has 8.5 million followers on Instagram, who can also be regarded as die-hard fans. Funke Akindele is no doubt one of the most hardworking, talented and successful actresses in the entertainment industry. She started her movie industry from taking a major role in the popular series “I Need To Know”. Her series “Jenifa Dairy” made her gain more fans and followers.
She is one of the very few actresses that has grown beyond hate in the industry. Say anything negative about Funke Akindele and her fans are ready to eat you raw.
Tiwa Savage, the pretty queen of music in Nigeria has 8.2 million Instagram followers. Take it or leave, Tiwa is currently the biggest female act in Nigeria, making the industry proud home and abroad. Lots of fans follow Tiwa on Instagram, not just because she is blessed with a good voice, but she has a good dress sense, that makes her stand out in the crowd.
Yemi Alade has a whooping 8.5 followers on Instagram. This might come as a rude shock to many. But this beautiful and talented musician is equally blessed and highly recognised home and abroad.
Don Jazzy is one of the biggest music producers in the country, who has produced lots of hit tracks. Having 7.1 million followers on Instagram won’t be surprising to lots of people, because there is never a dull moment with Don Jazzy on his pages. His page is one funny page to visit on Instagram; he often makes followers laugh with some of the things he posts on his Instagram handle. And Don Jazzy is also a giver, and this has made lots of people love him and also wants to keep abreast of what is happening in his life.
Peter Okoye, one of the P. Square brothers, he is also known to be very creative and stylish amongst his brothers. He has 7.2 million followers on Instagram. His page to many is very educative and inspiring. He often shares words of wisdom, and due to this, his fan base keeps increasing, and lots of people see him as their role model and admire his lifestyle, especially his cute family.
Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY is one of the most successful comedians in Nigeria. He has a unique life story, starting from nothing to becoming a known face in Nigeria’s entertainment industry. AY is a role model to lots of youths in the society.
He has a 6.6. million followers on Instagram. Another factor that attracts lots of people to AY is the fact that he always helps and assist people and also wants others to grow and that is why he is loved by so many people. He equally shares lots of skits on his page.
Tekno has 6.4 million followers on Instagram. He use to share lots of his video from studio sections on his page, which lots of his fans enjoy. His dance skills is another side attraction. He is often seen like more or less an international artiste, because of his way of life and mode of dressing.
Chidima Ekele has 6.2 million followers on Instagram. She came to limelight after taking part in project fame Nigeria, where she gathered lots of Instagram fans, before launching herself proper into the music industry. Chidima, also has a grass to grace story, which people can relate to easily. People like to stick with such stars.
Olamide, the Baddo of Nigeria music has 5.7 million followers on Instagram. He is one of the youngest acts in Nigeria. Listening to Olamide’s music is like a breath of fresh air. He made rap appreciated in Nigeria. His music is for the street and also cut across. He is loved by lots of people, both the young and old and this explains why he is followed on Instagram by lots of fans.
Ini Edo is the most followed actress on Instagram after Funke Akindele. Lately, the beautiful and stylish actress rarely features in movies unlike few years ago. Despite not featuring in movies often again, she is still very relevant in the industry. She is very active on Instagram, and her dress sense is one thing that has kept lots of followers glued to her. She has 7.1 million followers on Instagram.
Basketmouth is also one of the most successful comedians in the industry. He has carved a niche for himself in the entertainment industry, as a comedian cum actor, with recognition and award home and abroad. He has 5.9 million followers on Instagram.
Paul Okoye, one of the P. Square brothers is also very popular on social media. He has 5.3 million followers on Instagram.
Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tuface Idibia is highly respected in the entertainment industry. He is also regarded as the godfather of the music industry, which has paved ways and encourages lots of others to shine and grow. He has 4.7 million followers on Instagram.
Patoranking is a successful raggae artiste with a 5.6 million followers on Instagram. He is loved by lots of people and he tells whoever cares to listen about his story before making it big in the industry.
Folarin Falana, popularly called Falz The Bad guy is a multi-talented musician, actor and songwriter, with lots of award home and abroad. He has 5.5. million followers on Instagram.
Chibuzor Azubuike popularly known as Phynofino on the Instagram, is a well recognised rapper, producer and songwriter, he has featured with lots of artistes in the industry.
He remains one of the best rap artistes in the music industry with 5.3 million followers on Instagram.
Reekado Banks, who came to limelight through Mavin Records owned by Don Jazzy has also produced over 10 different hits songs. He has 5 million followers on Instagram, and the number keeps increasing daily.
Genevieve Nnaji is currently rated the most influential and successful actress in the movie industry. Besides being a successful filmmaker, she is blessed with ageless look and good dress sense. She is often regarded as the queen of Nollywood, that explains why she has 6.2 million followers on Instagram.
Mercy Johnson is one Nollywood actress that is loved by so many. Most people believe Mercy is very humble, respected and friendly, and it is part of the reasons, she has 6.4 million followers. Recently, she introduced a tea called Mercy Magic Tea, which can make ladies have the figure 8 shape without going under the knife. Her marriage and cute family has also drawn lots of attention to her.
Mercy Aigbe, popularly fashionista actress and entrepreneur is one talented actress, people love a lot. Her fashion sense is out of this world. Fans are always looking forward to what outfit Mercy will be wearing on a daily basis, as lots get fashion tips from her. This also explains why she is among the most followed star on Instagram with 6.1 million followers.
Rita Dominic, she is the most stylish actress in the movie industry with 5.5 million followers on Instagram. Lots of fans stay glued with Rita on social media because of her gorgeous look, acting prowess and her fashion statement, which always stand out all the time. There is never a dull moment with Rita Dominic on her page, especially with her exceptional dress sense.