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Nigeria’s Top 10 Most Followed Celebrities on Social Media



In celebration of our mega Nigerian celebrities, I turned to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where numbers do the talking and bring the $ rolling to rank Nigeria’s most followed celebrities on social media.

For the first time ever, we have compiled a list of the 10 Most Followed Nigerian celebrities on Social Media, and before arriving at this conclusion, I considered each celebrity’s following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and summed the numbers up to arrive at this definitive list.

Before delving into the list however, here are some fun-facts I discovered while doing my research.

  1. Peter Okoye is the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Facebook with a whooping 4.1 million likes, this also makes him the most followed Nigerian on any social media platform with 4.1 million strong Facebook following.
  2. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is the most followed Nigerian female celebrity on Facebook with 2.9 million followers.
  3. Wizkid is the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Twitter with 2.1 million Twitter followers.
  4. Davido is the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram with 2.3 million followers.
  5. Genevieve Nnaji and Tiwa Savage are the most followed female Nigerian celebrities on Instagram with 1.7 million followers respectively.
  6. Generally speaking, Nigerian actresses have the most following on Facebook in comparison to musicians.

Behold, the 10 Most Followed Nigerian Celebrities on Social Media…

1.  Davido


Davido doesn’t just run the bank — OBO things — but he also run  social media with his massive 6.7 million fans.

Facebook: 2.5 million Likes
Twitter: 1.8 million Followers
Instagram: 2. 3 million Followers

2. Peter Okoye

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Facebook: 4.1 million likes
Twitter: 1 million followers
Instagram: 1.4 million followers

3. Wizkid

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At number three is Wizkid with 5.4 million followers.

Facebook: 1.4million likes
Twitter: 2.1 million followers
Instagram: 1.9 million followers

4. Genevieve Nnaji


At number 4 is screen goddess, Genevieve with a total 4.8 million followers.

Facebook: 2.07 million likes
Twitter: 1.04 million followers
Instagram: 1.7 million followers

5. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

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Super star actress Omotola is 5th place with a total 4.59 million followers.

Facebook: 2.9 million likes
Twitter: 821k followers
Instagram: 869k followers

6. Don Jazzy


On a close sixth is music producer Don Jazzy with a 4.58 million followers.

Facebook: 1.2 million likes
Twitter: 1.5 million followers
Instagram: 1.8 million followers

7. Tiwa Savage

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In 7th place is Mavin first lady Tiwa Savage with 4.2 million followers.

Facebook: 1.08 million likes
Twitter: 1.4 million followers
Instagram: 1.7 million followers

8. Dbanj


In 8th place is Dbanj with 3.9 million followers.

Facebook: 1.6 million likes
Twitter: 1.5 million followers
Instagram: 859k

9. 2Baba

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At 3.1 million followers, 2 Face Idibia takes the 9th place.

Facebook: 625k likes
Twitter: 1.4 million  followers
Instagram: 1.1 million followers

10. Rita Dominic

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Nollywood star actress Rita Dominic gets the 10th and final slot on our list with 2.8 million followers.

Facebook: 1.1 million
Twitter: 527k
Instagram: 1.2 million


Richard Akuson is founder at The PR Boy a boutique media and press relations agency for fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands with a specialty in raising the overall awareness of a brand, product or image of a company or person. Richard is also a weekly columnist at ('On The Catwalk' and 'Collection Conversations'), he's also a party host at The Front Row and a vlogger at Get Pink with Richard . Want to reach out? Follow @richardakuson on Instagram and @richardakuson on Twitter or send an email to [email protected]

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