Social media has become a platform for measuring the influence level of celebrities in recent times.
In Nigeria where the movie industry, Nollywood is the biggest in West Africa, being the most followed celebrity is a plus to the brand and image of the celebrity.
Below is a list of the most followed celebrities on Instagram with a brief biography.
- Yemi Alade – 12.2 million
Born Yemi Eberechi Alade is one of Nigera’s affable songstress in Nollywood currently having 12.2 million followers on Instagram alone. An Afropop singer, songwriter, actress and activist. She won the Peak Talent Show in 2009 after which she signed to Effyzzie Music Group, and had a hit with her single “Johnny” in 2014.
2. Tiwa Savage – 11.8 million
Tiwatope Savage is one of the most successful Nigerian songstress alive. She currently has a total of 11.8 million active Instagram followers making her the rank number 1 on the list of most followed Nollywood Actressses on IG.
3. Funke Akindele 11.6 million
Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde is one of the most talented Actresses in Nollywood with 11.6 million Instagram followers. Her popularity sprout in sitcom ‘I Need to Know’ from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
4. Ini Edo – 10.3 million
Nollywood superstar Actress Ini Edo has a whooping 10.3 instagram followers. Ini Edo is a Nigerian actress. She began her film career in 2000, and has featured in more than 100 movies since her debut. In 2013, she was a judge for the Miss Black Africa UK Pageant. In 2014, Ms. Edo was appointed by the United Nations as a United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy.
5. Mercy Johnson – 9.1 million
Nollywood Actress Mercy Johnson Okojie currently has 9.1 million Instagram followers. Making him fall in the list of the 10 top most followed Nigeria Nollywood actresses.
6. Regina Daniels – 8.7 million
Regina Daniels is a Nigerian actress and film producer, and one of the youngest Nigeria Nollywood superstars actresses. At 20 years old, she has active 8.7 million Instagram followers.
7. Genevieve Nnaji – 8 million
She is a veteran Nollywood Actress and producer who currently has 8 million Instagram followers. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actor to win the award.
8. Simi – 8 million
Simisola Kosoko, better known by her stage name Simi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. She started her career as a gospel singer, releasing her debut studio album in 2008, titled Ogaju. She and Genevieve Nnaji are currently at par with a total of 8 million Instagram followers.
9. Chidinma Ekile – 7.5 Million
Chidinma Ekile, known professionally as Chidinma, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. In 2010, she rose to stardom after winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa. She is a Nollywood stare with 7.5 million Instagram followers.
10. Rita Dominic 6.8 million
Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha is a Nigerian actress. In 2012, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She now has a total of 6.8 million Instagram followers, which makes her fall under the top 10 most followed Nollywood Actresses on Instagram.