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The Most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram 2022

The Most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram 2022

The Most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram

Here is the list of the most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram

Social media is 21st century’s greatest engagement rate, and it is because of this that we have compiled the list of the most followed celebrities in Nigeria on Instagram. As at the time of publishing this article, the following numbers state the estimated number of followings these Nigerian celebrities have.


The Most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram


10) Burna Boy

Instagram Followers: 10M

Occupation: Artiste

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Buran Boy

A legend. Well, because he is the first Nigerian to win a Grammy Award! 

With three Grammy nominations and one win, Burna Boy has transcended the national space into the international space.

He’s had major collaborations with Justin Bieber and Sia on their latest albums. 

His notable albums are: Twice as Tall and African Giant.

Burna Boy is credited for being the First Nigerian Artist to Headline Madison Square Garden and the Nigerian Artiste with the highest streams on a single music video.

All this makes Burna Boy one of the most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram


9) Simi

Instagram Followers: 10M

Occupation: Artiste, Sound Engineer

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Simi is Number 9 on the list of the most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram

Simi started as a gospel singer, but then, no one really knew her then. It was not until she went into mainstream that she began to garner attention with the releases of songs like ‘Jamb question’ and ‘Soldier’. 

She disclosed that she went into mainstream because she had a lot to say. Simi is an excellent songwriter and has a very angelic voice.

She is also a sound engineer and mixed and mastered Adekunle Gold’s second studio album titled ‘Gold’.

Her first two albums ‘Simisola’ and ‘Omo Charlie champagne’ charted on Billboard world albums.

Since 2014, Simi has had quite a smooth career. She initially signed to X3m record label but after the expiration of her contract, decided to start her own record label called ‘Studio brat’

Currently, she has major hit songs two of which are “Duduke” which has over 40 million views on YouTube, and “Running to you” on which she was featured and holds the record for 2021 most watched you tube video in Nigeria.

The Joromi singer is one of the most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram and she has her talent and goofy vibes to credit for this.

Most Streamed Nigerian Artists on YouTube 2022


8) Ini Edo

Instagram Followers: 12M

Occupation: Acting, Business Owner   

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Ini Edo

It is not surprising that Ini Edo is one of the most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram.

She has carved a niche for herself in the acting industry and she has starred in over 100 Nollywood movies.

Ini Edo has paid her dues in the industry and it is no gainsaying that she is a millionaire.

She is also a talented actress and she has a business which she runs as a side income.

Recently, she clocked 40 years and welcomed a baby through surrogacy.

Ini Edo engages her Instagram followers with pictures of her beautiful self, her work and her business


7) Mercy Johnson 

Instagram Followers: 12M

Occupation: Acting

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Mercy Johnson-Okojie

Mercy Johnson broke out starring in Igbo films. And when we saw how very talented she was in movies, we knew Mercy Johnson would be a global superstar. 

Mercy is currently one of the highest paid actors in Nollywood, and it is incredible how she does that while tending to her husband and four kids. 

After starring in a lot of Igbo movies, Mercy Johnson went fully into Nollywood and had interesting roles in notable films as: 30 days in Atlanta, Seven and a half dates and 10 days in Sun City

The movie that brought her to stardom was “Dumebi the Dirty Girl

Mercy Johnson is one of the most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram because she engages her Instagram followers with her work and funny videos of her, her kids and her husband

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6) Don Jazzy

Instagram Followers: 13M

Occupation: Artist, Comedian, CEO, Mavin Record Label

Nigerian Instagram celebrities with most following
Don Jazzy

The fact that Don Jazzy is one of the most followed celebrities in Nigeria is deserving.

He is the don actually because Don Jazzy doesn’t make music anymore, he makes artists! Don Jazzy released very hot singles in the late 2010s and was literally the king of music.

But one thing he did differently was start a record label very soon. ‘Mavin records’ is literally the most successful record label in Nigeria.

Tiwa savage was formerly signed to his label but now, the label is stronger even without her. The likes of Korede Bello, Johnny Drille, Rema, and recently Ayra Starr and Boy Spyce are signed to the label and are all excellent artists who were shot to stardom by the Don himself.   

What also helped Don Jazzy get a huge following even after he stopped singing is because he is actually a very funny man and he posts funny skits on social media.

Don Jazzy is one of the most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram with an estimated following of 13 Million.


5) Tiwa Savage

Instagram Followers: 14M

Occupation: Artiste

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Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage has come a long way in the music industry, and has carved such a niche for herself that it is impossible to doubt or question her success.

This makes her one of the most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram. 

In the early years of her life, she used to sing back up for the likes of Mary J Blige. Yes, that is how far she has come.

Even though she is quite older than her counterparts, she proves that she is never out of touch by dishing out sizzling singles, and her latest album- Celia. 

Tiwa was formerly signed to Mavin records owned by Don Jazzy and she was with the label for a long time.

However, she switched up around 2019 and signed to international Music label Universal music group.

Her dedication and dexterity in her craft explains how she is one of the most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram.

Her notable works (albums) include: Celia (2020), Sugarcane (EP)

.Nigerian artists with highest monthly listeners on spotify (May 2022)


4) Wizkid

Instagram Followers: 14M

Occupation: Artiste

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Wizkid is the G.O.A.T of music in Nigeria, African countries and foreign countries. Wizkid has to be the most successful artiste Nigeria ever has.

Drake collaborated with him in 2012 and the song was a smash hit. Beyoncé’s ‘Brown skin girl’ also has him on it.

If America can boast of Kanye west, Jay Z and Drake, then Africa can boast of Wizkid with a chest thump.

It is therefore not surprising that Wizkid has 14 million followers on Instagram which makes him one of the most followed Nigerian Celebrities on Instagram

“Made in Lagos”- his recent album broke so many records- just too many. It also charted on Billboard world album for several weeks after its release and is still charting on a lot of charts till date.

In 2021, Wizkid was nominated for his first Grammy Award (without association)

His notable works (Albums) are: ‘Made in Lagos’ and ‘Ayo


3) Funke Akindele

Instagram Followers: 15M

Occupation: Acting, Movie Producer, CEO: Scene One Productions

most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram 2022
Funke Akindele-Bello

Funke Akindele has to be the highest paid Nollywood Actress in Nigeria right now. This may not be entirely factual but we all know the probability is 85%.

Her movie- Omo Ghetto the Saga, is currently the highest Grossing Nollywood Movie Ever. She posts videos of her work and her dancing to her favorite songs on her Instagram page.

Her fame, marriage and acting skills have contributed to making Funke Akindele one of the most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram, with a following of over 15 Million.


2) Yemi Alade

Instagram Following: 16M

Occupation: Artiste

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Yemi Alade

Most times, people are actually shocked that Yemi Alade has such a huge fan base. But then, it is expected, and what adds to garnering such fan base is because she is a successful touring artiste, and is in fact one of the best touring artiste Africa can boast of. 

This helps her build fan base in several countries. In fact, she disclosed in an interview that a lot of people actually fly from their countries just to watch her perform anytime she tours. She is the first female African singer to reach one million subscribers on YouTube.

She signed with Effyzie music group after winning a peak talent show and has been with the label ever since. Her notable works (Albums) include: ‘Mama Africa’, ‘Woman of steel’ and ‘Empress’.

All this makes Yemi Alade one of the most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram with a following of over 16M

Also, Yemi Alade is currently the most followed woman in Nigeria. 


1) Davido 

Instagram Following: 23M

Occupation: Artiste, CEO: DMW Record Label

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Of course, the number one spot always goes to Davido, and not only because he comes from a wealthy family, but because he is talented.

Over the years, David (David Adeleke) has built a successful career for himself and also has a very interesting lifestyle.

People are always talking about him and he trends on twitter at least four times in a month. But that is not just all, he has worked well in building his music career, headlining shows and touring several cities.

In 2022, Davido Sold-out and headlined 02 Arena for the second time

Davido is a Nigerian-American because he was born in America but was raised in Nigeria. His notable works include: “A better time” Album), “A good time” and “Son of mercy” (EP)

Currently, Davido is the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram and the Most followed Person in Nigeria 

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The Most Followed Nigerian Celebrities on Instagram (2022)

1) Davido: 23M

2) Yemi Alade: 16M

3) Funke Akindele: 15M

4) Wizkid: 14M

5) Tiwa Savage: 14M

6) Don Jazzy: 13M

7) Mercy Johnson: 12M

8) Ini Edo: 12M

9) Simi: 10M

10) Burna Boy: 10M


That is the list of the most followed Nigerian Celebrities on Instagram

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