Do you know who are the top Nigerian Instagram influencers? If not, continue reading to find out. Instagram is one of the world’s leading social media platforms that has provided an avenue for the average joe to connect with some of the most influential people on the world stage.
Like almost all social media, the amount of influence you have is usually determined by the number of followers or subscribers you have. The more subscribers you have, the further your content and creativity reaches the far corners of the world.
The platform has brought a level of community and has fostered a level of information sharing to this generation, that other eras have never experienced. Today, we shall take a good look at ten of the top Nigerian Instagram influencers and what exactly makes them a force to be reckoned with in this time and age.
She is probably one of the most well-known Nollywood actresses of our time. Born on May 3rd, 1979, the forty-two (42) year-old actress has gone on to bag a plethora of awards, one of which includes the prestigious African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), where she won the best leading role in the year 2005. She is the first female to bag that title.
Since then she has gone to make so many movies, and as her career grew, so did her online presence blossom, with over eight million (8m) followers on Instagram alone. She also has an engagement rate of about 1.4% on Instagram. Due to her online presence like, she has made it to number ten (10) on our list.
Popularly known as Simi (Stage Name), Simisola Kosoko is a Lagos-born (Ojuelegba) thirty-three (33) year old singer and performer that is known for her iconic voice and soft music style.
She is also married to Popular Musician Adekunle Gold (Stage Name) and they have a wonderful child together. Thanks to her insane talent and her ever-growing musical career, and also her creative online content, Simi has been able to amass 8.1 million followers on Instagram, making her number nine (9) on our list.
Generally known as Mercy Aigbe; is an actress, entrepreneur and socialite that has made her mark in the Nollywood movie industry, especially known for her roles in Yoruba movies.
Born in the year 1978 to Abisola Grace Owodunni and Pa Aigbe in the city of Benin, Edo state, the forty-three (43) year-old actress has gone on to make a name for herself since then, gathering 8.8million followers on Instagram alone. She has made it to number eight (8) on our list.
#7 AYO MAKUN
Ayodeji Richard Makun, known by his stage name; AY, is a popular Businessman and comedian who is also a writer, producer, actor and many more. He hosts the popular AY live show, where he entertains various popular Nigerian and global personalities with his witty and creative sketches.
He is also one of Nigeria’s richest comedians with millions of dollars in net worth. Thanks to all of these, AY has amassed an Instagram following of 9.6 million subscribers to his IG handle.
#6 DON JAZZY
Michael Collins Ajereh, popularly known by his Stage Name; Don Jazzy, is one of this nation’s greatest music producers. He is the CEO of Mavin Records and has signed and mentored so many great musicians like Wande Coal, D’banj, Rema, Tiwa Savage and many more.
He is a philanthropist as well as an entrepreneur. Thanks to his many productions and musical activity, he has become a household name, not just in Nigeria, but in most parts of Africa and all over the world.
He is a lover of talent and has become a key element and key character in the success story of many young Nigerian musicians today. The 38-year-old music producer has approximately a 9.7million followers on the gram as of this moment.
#5 MR. P
Peter Okoye, also known as Mr P, is a musician, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur who is widely known in Nigeria, Africa and most parts of the world for his outstanding performance as a member of the famous music duo; P-square.
P-square was a music duo made up of Mr P and his Brother Paul (Rude Boy). Together, they were a force to be reckoned with and had gone on to produce so many hit singles and albums.
Sadly, the duo broke up sometime in the last decade due to some disagreements between the siblings. Both are currently doing well by themselves, especially Mr. P, who has gone on to become one of Nigeria’s top five Instagram influencers with over 9.7 million followers.
#4 INI EDO
You cannot be a Nigerian or live in Nigeria, or be a Nigerian Instagram user, without knowing or hearing about Ini Edo. The 39-year-old Nollywood actress started her career at the age of nineteen (19).
Since then, she has gone on to star and feature in over 100 movies and has received tons of recognition by the Movie and entertainment Industry since then. On Instagram, the star has 10.4 million followers and counting.
#3 FUNKE AKINDELE BELLO
Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde, also referred to as “Jenifa”, the name of the character of a show that she starred in that was named thus. She has solidified her status as the queen of Nollywood comedy in Nigeria.
The forty-three (43) year-old actress has starred in a great number of movies since her debut in 2002, most of which are sitcoms and comedy movies. Over the years, she has garnered a massive fan base that can also be reflected in the number of followers she has on Instagram to a certain degree.
With 11.6 million subscribers, she gets a third place on our list of the most influential Instagram users in Nigeria.
#2 TIWA SAVAGE
Tiwatope Savage-Balogun or Tiwa Savage as she is known today is a Nigerian Afro-pop musician that has made her name well known all over the world. Some even refer to her as, “Nigerian Beyoncé”.
While she might not be as renowned as Beyoncé, she is certainly known and loved by virtually everyone who has encountered her talents. She is a Great mother, performer, singer, actress, model and many more.
Geared with 11.9million followers on Instagram, it comes as no surprise that she is number two on this list.
Now, for the moment you have been waiting for, the Most influential Nigerian on Instagram is…
#1 YEMI ALADE
Yemi Eberechi Alade or Yemi Alade as her fans love to call her is number one on this list. She is not just an Afro-pop musician, she is also a writer and a staunch human rights activist.
She is known for her music that always seeks to empower women. Yemi Alade has over 12.3 million followers on Instagram and is the most influential Nigerian on the platform to this day.