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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

Peter Okoye Olympic Milk (1)Peter Okoye is a close second with 6.5 million followers.

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]


  1. Ejiro

    June 7, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Snap chat nko?

  2. Seun

    June 7, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Wizzy I see you!notimeforstinkingthings,King Davido give more respect,come what may.

    Peter our in law more grace,Koko master you are recognized,Omo -sexy making motherhood sexy.
    Genieve we know she’s so sweet,Tiwalade the crown is yours,the worst is over.

    Tu-baba down to earth and simple,Don jazzy doing well.Rita lovely lady with class.
    Am very proud of you all,hard work still pays.

  3. Bimpe

    June 7, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    You forgot funk me akindele dear… 1.5million insta followers

  4. Anonymous

    June 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    “Tiwa Savage (thanks in part to her most recent headlines) ”
    Really guys? I don’t really think that was necessary. Especially seeing as Tiwa has always had a large following

    • Av been her fan for a long time

      June 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Exactly, she had over 1.5m on Instagram before d saga and her twitter had been over 1.3m over a period of time way before d headlines.the only one is fb which is s quite long she open it.

    • TeamJenny

      June 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Tiwa gained a big social media following after “teebillzgate.”
      At least, she got something else from the r/ship, asides JamJam

    • Titi

      June 7, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Hehe… Bellanaija shading celebrities since 19..gbogboro

  5. Christian Sister

    June 7, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    The shade in respect to Tiwa Savage was so unncessary and uncalled for tbh.

  6. Mr. Egghead

    June 7, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    What about Laura Ikeji? I hear she’s somewhat of a celebrity nowadays

  7. Tee

    June 7, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    ‘Oh y u do dis?’

  8. Prince

    June 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    See as Omotola fine finish for that pic. goddess. Nice one sha.

  9. Sandra

    June 7, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Hahaaaa… Laura Ikeji my foot Biko,because of Kanus brother and Mc galaxy that she dated?Her sister Linda is not a good example of celebrity.talkless of wannabe Laura.
    We are still waiting for the Dasuki gate to finish,to be sure that wealth she’s displaying are not for the transformation ambassador boss.

  10. sandra

    June 7, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    @ sandra why are you such a hater?did you see Dasuki gate money and did not collect?trust me you will wait forever,women shaming their fellow women sigh,the beef is too much,i cant deal.

  11. MIA

    June 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    BN you maths is wrong. If I follow lets say Toke on FB, Twitter and Instagram does that make me 3 fans or just 1? Just asking.

  12. @yorubadboi1

    June 7, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Stop hating! I don’t like Linda anymore really cus I think she’s one of those that are subtly proud and I dislike proud people but that doesn’t take away the fact that the lady is hardworking! Her blog posts and adverts and all is proof!
    I bet if you see her today, you’ll go like ‘ heyyyyy linda, I love your blog and I love you blah blah bleh’ Let me tell you, if she doesn’t have substance….no one will give her Dasuki money in the first place (that’s if she got it sef which I don’t believe). For God’s sake that lady isn’t even in the top 20 richest Nigerian woman/lady under 40. She is always in your face is why you think so and believe you can’t make more money than she does.

    Ladies need to learn to build their substance. It will open your eyes to see anything is possible including a banana island mansion (that you want to die because). I know two girls around 30 who have bigger house than Linda’s at Osbourne. You know Osbourne has more worth than Banana Island right? And No, they don’t do runs! Might have done crazy things to get this or that but they don’t do runs.

    So my dear Sandra, for example…try to become a coder/programmer. Build an app that (by the Grace of God) becomes popular even in Naija alone and see if you won’t buy a private jet plus a house in Monaco plus a banana island mansion plus a (fill in the gap)

  13. Shut up..what house?God has bless us also..

    June 7, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    So it is ok for Linda to post insults about other tribes and their kings?authorize comments of her low life to codedly insult Other tribes?Always alert to news that are exclusively meant to redicule our sisters and ruin our artists career?
    Allbecause of traffic on her blog.Don’t be fooled by any supposedly wealth,make more enquiries you will know it has got nothing to do with her house or wealth,but all to do with her constant negative posts that promotes tribalism,hate and insult.

  14. Kolo

    June 7, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Ehn sorry but that one for Peter okoye is not his personal page like it’s psquare’s official. Page so why add it?????????

  15. Mr kolomental.

    June 7, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Please since you know they are twins don’t divide them,once Peter is mentioned Paul is equally represented,agent of seperation.

  16. fan

    June 7, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Who followers epp for this economy?

  17. George

    June 7, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Tiwas following truly increased after her saga, I follow both her and genny and it was truly 1.5 but suddenly increased. That goes to show u that she is blessed . How celebrities are also doing great as genny is also the most followed African based female celebrity on those platforms combined!!

    • Really funny

      June 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      As she ( Genny) is so reserved or rather boring on social media


    June 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Yasssssssssssss Genny baby will always lead!!!!! others follow

  19. Badboy waves

    June 7, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Omosexy keeps repping. Beautiful woman. Omosexy Oya be more active online oh. You hardly post . I follow at least 3 on that list. Omosexy, whizzy and Bangalee!

  20. Gentlejack

    June 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Facebook followed by twitter are still the strongest social media platforms in Nigeria . Instagram is strong but has been rubbished by runs girls so most young people have moved to snapchat instead. Any serious minded business owner knows Facebook is still the real deal. Older generation, school folks, young people … Everyone is on Facebook unlike other social media that’s maybe predominantly youths or runs show-off babes…

  21. Your own counting

    June 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    We know the list please thank you.

  22. George,it's good to know what you are talking about.

    June 7, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    That’s your opinion,please go and check well,nothing changed.

    • George , aka from Cameroon

      June 7, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Sorry if I don’t know what I’m talking about , and I love challenges especially after doing my research so challenge me and call any other female celebrity with more followers across those platforms combined than genny. I’ll gladly accept if not PLS SHUT UP CUZ IV DONE MY RESEARCH

    • Rekiya

      June 7, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      George you shut up! The nerve to always attack people to hype boring Genevieve. Dude or girl cos it seems you’re just pretending to be a dude . Your pr stunts are dead. Take several seatsssssssss

  23. Arithmetic may be your problem

    June 7, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Nothing changed in the followership of Tiwa,check well on her face book page.Promoting Geneive is not bad,but don’t be blinded by tribalism dear.You need an open mind to count well.

    • George

      June 8, 2016 at 6:46 am

      tribalism? And dats the prob with u Nigerians ? why must u say dat ? I’m not Nigerian and I tell u any person quick to think someone’ s reason behind a statement is motivated by cultural diff is the TRIBALIST DEAR. And yes I’m fan of genevieve ( a big one at dat) but guess what , I’m also a fan of tiwa savage

  24. Peter

    June 7, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    More research is needed bro.

  25. Simple English

    June 8, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Nobody called you a tribalist,all that he said is you should not be blinded by tribalism,which surely have a way of adding sentiments to your thinking.
    If you keep defending what was wrong.then the right assumption will be that you just refused to be corrected due to your sentiment.Please take note.

  26. Steven Chuks

    June 8, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Queen Genny! Yet some people call her boring on social media meanwhile ppl are following her like mad! Even though Yvonne Nelson is the most followed female celebrity in Africa followed by Queen and screen goddess GENEVIEVE NNAJI

  27. Decency should count for more..

    June 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Well I know ladies that can be called proud mothers and role models to be followed.Not coded runs girls.Decency should count for something please.

  28. Emmanuel

    June 8, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    What of basket mouth he had over 4.9 folloers put together on social media. Facebook, twitter and instagram

  29. Emmanuel

    June 8, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    What of basketmouth? He has over 4.9 millions followers on social media
    . Facebook, twitter and instagram. Verify

  30. J.J

    June 8, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    This your research is Nonsense….you should go back and research again.

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