Instagram is one of the most visited social media platforms in Nigeria, and many Nigerians follow their favorite celebrities on Instagram. These are the top 10 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram in 2019.
DAVIDO – 9.2M @davidoofficial
David Adedeji Adeleke, otherwise known as Davido is a Nigerian singer. He is the son of Nigerian billionaire, Chief Adeleke. Davido is 26 years old and a father to 2 girls, Imade Adeleke and Hailey Adeleke. He is currently dating Chioma Avril Rowland. He has many hit singles such as Dami Duro, Aye, If, Fall and Assurance. Davido has also won several awards and is a brand ambassador for Infinix. Davido is the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram with 9.2M followers.
WIZKID – 7.1M @wizkidayo
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known as Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Wizkid is 28 years old and a father to two kids. Wizkid has won several awards for his hit singles such as Holla at your boy, Come Closer, Ojuelegba and many others. Wizkid has his own record label- Starboy. Wizkid is also one of the richest music artistes in Nigeria. Wizkid is the 2nd most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram.
TIWA SAVAGE – 6.6M @tiwasavage
Tiwatope Savage is a 38 year old Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. Tiwa Savage is famous for hit singles such as My Darling, Eminado and All Over. Tiwa Savage has won several awards. She is separated from her husband, Tee Billz and they have a son together, Jamil Balogun. Tiwa Savage has 6.6M followers on Instagram.
FUNKE AKINDELE-BELLO – 6.4M @funkejenifaakindele
Olufunke Ayotunde Akindele-Bello is a Nigerian actress, famous for her role as Jenifa in the TV series – Jenifa’s Diary. The 41 year old actress is married to Abdul Rasheed Bello, known as JJC Skillz. They have two twin boys together. She is a brand ambassador, and has won several awards. Funke Akindele-Bello has 6.4M followers on Instagram, and is one of the most followed Nigerian actresses on Instagram. She regularly posts clips from her shows such as Jenifa’s Diary on her Instagram page.
YEMI ALADE – 5.7M @yemialade
Yemi Eberechi Alade is a Nigerian singer. She became popular after winning the Peak Talent show in 2009. Yemi Alade’s breakout single was Johnny. Yemi Alade is 29 years old and signed to Effyzie Music Group. She is a Geography graduate from the University of Lagos. Yemi Alade has 5.7M followers on Instagram, and is the fifth most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram.
DON JAZZY – 5.4M @donjazzy
Michael Collins Ajereh, known as Don Jazzy is a 36 year old Nigerian record producer, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. He is the Mavins Records label boss. Don Jazzy has won several awards. Don Jazzy has 5.4M followers on Instagram, making him the 6th most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram.
PETER OKOYE – 5.3M @peterpsquare
Peter Okoye is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and dancer. He is 37 years old, and is married to Lola Loretta Okoye with two kids – Cameron and Aliona. He was a part of the music duo – P-Square which has now disbanded. He sings as a solo artiste under the stage name, Mr P. He released several singles in 2018 as a solo artiste such as Zombie featuring Simi. Peter Okoye has 5.3M followers on Instagram, making him the 7th most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram.
GENEVIEVE NNAJI – 4.9M @genevievennaji
Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress, producer and director. She is 39 years old and has a daughter. She has won several awards, and was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contributions in Nollywood. She is graduate of the University of Lagos, with a degree in Creative Arts. She started her acting career in the university. She has starred in several Nollywood movies and is regarded as one of the veterans of the Nigerian movie industry. Her new movie, Lionheart was acquired by Netflix, making it the first Netflix original film from Nigeria. Lionheart premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Lionheart also features other Nigerian actors. Genevieve Nnaji has 4.9M followers on instagram, making her the 8th most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram.
CHIDINMA – 4.8M @chidinmaekile
Chidinma Ekile is a 27 year old Nigerian singer and songwriter. Chidinma rose to stardom when she won the Nigerian music reality TV show, Project Fame West Africa. Chidinma’s hit singles are Jankoliko, Kedike and Emi Ni Baller. She won the Best Female West African Act category at the 2012 KORA awards. Chidinma Ekile has 4.9M followers on Instagram.
INI EDO – 4.8 M @iniedo
Ini Edo is a Nigerian actress. Ini is 36 years old and has been acting seen 2000. She was previously married to Philip Ehiagwina. She is a graduate of the University of Calabar. She has won several awards. Ini Edo has 4.8M followers on Instagram.