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Top 10 Most Followed Nigerian Celebrities On Instagram

In recent times, Instagram has been one of the most sensational social media to visit and it is ranked as No. 6 on the top list made by Buffer, with over 1 billion monthly active users.

There are no doubts that the majority of celebrities, especially Nigerian celebrities spends most of their social media time on Instagram.

With all these, there are certain celebrities who have been able to grow a massive fanbase on social media and get several millions of active followers.

In this article, we will be considering the top 10 celebrities with the highest followers on Instagram. Let’s dive in straight!

10. Mercy Johnson

Followers: 8.7 Million

Mercy Johnson
Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson is a Nigerian actress and a mother of four.

Being a Lagos based person, Mercy Johnson is also involved in other businesses such as Vlogging (Kitchen talks show) and many others.

All these are said to have been the ones that have helped the award-winning actress achieve a very high level of followers on the Instagram social media.

Also read: Mercy Eke Net Worth

9. Ayo Makun

Followers: 9 Million

Ayodeji Makun who is popularly known by his stage name, AY Comedian, is a viral Nigerian comedian, actor, and overall entertainer.

AY is known for his rib-cracking comedies and got major attention in the movie industry after his participation in the Nollywood’s 30 days in Atlanta, a movie that was written by him. Before coming into the spotlight, AY was a personal assistant to the popularly known comedian, Alibaba.

Ayo Makun is the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment Nigeria and was said to have gained major attention from his acting and comedy career.

8. Peter Okoye (Mr. P)

Followers: 9.3 Million

Peter Okoye who is also known as Mr. P is a Nigerian Singer and Songwriter. Mr. P happens to be one of the greatest activists on Instagram and one of his uniqueness is that he has always helped people.

One of his recent projects which goes by the name, Zoom Lifestyle which is a platform that was created to help provide financial support for people in exchange for winning various contests and raffle draws.

The platform might have been said to be one of the biggest contributors for Peter Okoye’s Instagram followers.

7. Don Jazzy

Followers: 9.4 Million

Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy is a Nigerian music artist, producer, and CEO of the Mavins record. Don Jazzy happens to be one of the funniest non-comedian personalities on Instagram.

He also happens to be a very nice and open person which makes up for the giveaways he usually does on his Instagram account.

Our research made it clear that the main source of followers for Don Jazzy is from the liveliness of his page and from the fact that he happens to be a very big celebrity, even if not one of the biggest, in the country.

6. Ini Edo

Followers: 9.8 Million

Ini Edo
Ini Edo

Ini Edo is a Nollywood actress and she’s known for her participation in major hit movies in the Nigerian movie industry.

She stars mostly in English speaking movies especially series, and this has helped her to gain the attention of international followers on her page.

Seeing Ini Edo’s Instagram page will make you get convinced if she truly is an actress or a model because she indeed has a very high level of taste for good fashion.

These have helped her grown to rank the 6th position on our list for the top 10 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram.

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5. Wizkid

Followers: 11 Million


Balogun Ibrahim mostly known and regarded as Wizkid just as you may know, is a foreign based Nigerian singer and songwriter.

Wizkid happens to be a very influential artist and one of the major talks in the Nigerian music industry.

Wizkid is known to be a very less controversial person and doesn’t post much on his Instagram page including other social media. His massive fan base is as a result of the fans who either know him out of his popularity of love his pattern/style of music.

Wizkid is the CEO of the Starboy Entertainment record label.

4. Funke Akindele

Followers: 11.3 Million

Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele otherwise known as Jenifa is a Nollywood actress and one of the most iconic entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

The mother of twins happens to be someone who is very full of energy and vibes and if you need somewhere to laugh out the sorrows in your, her page is definitely somewhere you should check out.

The short videos from her series, Jenifa’s Diary, and other short skits will help you forget you have problems.

Funke Akindele is the CEO of Scene One Production and one of the most successful ladies in the country who became who they are with self-development.

3. Yemi Alade

11.6 Million

yemi alade
Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade is one of the biggest and richest female Artists in Nigeria.

Being a very less controversial person just like Wizkid, Yemi Alade has been able to manage to peak at No. 3 on our list for the top 10 most followed Nigerians on Instagram with her Instagram wall full of glaring images of the artiste, sweet selfies, and various dance videos of her songs.

Perhaps her beauty and singleness are what drew a lot of fan to following up with her personal life on her Instagram handles with some in the hope of getting the attention of the award-winning artiste from there.

Yemi Alade is the CEO of the Effyzzie Music Group and you can read more about Yemi Alade’s net worth and biography.

2. Tiwa Savage

Followers: 11.8 Million

Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage is a singer and songwriter who have been in the industry for quite a while now. The Eminado crooner is known for the funky videos and nice and curvy pictures she posts on her page.

Tiwa Savage is a very controversial person with some past contorversies which has in some ways helped her grow her digital discoverability. Some of them were when he was seen having some romance with Wizkid in one of his music videos, fever.

She has also been in some relationship issues with her husband Tee-Billz, and all these are all some of the factors that helped boost her followers regardless of how minor they may be though.

No matter all, Tiwa Savage still remains one of the most hard-working mothers in the industry who keep dropping the jam back to back without getting tired.

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1. Davido

Followers: 17.3 Million


Davido is the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram. Davido happens to be the richest and fame-making Nigerian in recent times.

Over the past few years, his relentless hard-work from the writing of good content to the dropping of hit jam has always kept him on everyone’s tongue.

The father of three who is currently engaged to Chioma is the CEO of the award-winning record label, DMW Records. Davido is known for the generous acts he renders through his page and he has been able to use that to change the life of many.

Through the same Instagram, he changed the life of Mayorkun, a bank salary earner, to a top-notch singer. He was also able to change the life of many others such as Father DMW, Peruzzi, Aloma DMW, and many more.

Davido is indeed an icon in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

Also read: Davido Net Worth


Here is a quick recap of the list for the top 10 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram;

  1. Davido
  2. Tiwa Savage
  3. Yemi Alade
  4. Funke Akindele
  5. Ini Edo
  6. Wizkid
  7. Peter Okoye
  8. Don Jazzy
  9. Ayo Makun
  10. Mercy Johnson

Also read: Top 10 Richest Bloggers in Nigeria

Have anything to say about all that has been discussed above? Please, drop them in the comments section below.

Kehinde Quyum

Quyum is a 16-year-old professional SEO and a web developer who often loves to write about celebrities, entrepreneurship, and self-development. You can connect with Quyum via any of his social handles.

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