10 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram


By Bisola Bello

Instagram has since overtaken Twitter as the go-to place for trend aware Nigerian celebrities to connect with their fans online. If you have ever wondered who the kings and queens of photo and video sharing platform are, here are the top 10 most followed celebrities as at the time of this report.


davidoOmo Baba Olowo is a fan favourite. The ‘Fans Mi’ singer is not only verified, he is also in the no 1 spot with 1.1 million followers. The 22-year-old no doubt has fans around the world and engages them with sometimes wanton display of his riches.

Handle: @DavidoOfficial


WIZKIDWizkid might be the king of Twitter but he follows Davido on Instagram with 1 million followers. This might be because the ‘In My Bed’ singer engages more on Twitter.

Handle: @Wizkidayo

Don Jazzy

DON JAZZYMavin Records boss, Don Jazzy, has garnered 856k followers since he started using the photo sharing social network. This is probably because of his high rate of interactive sessions with fans. The hit maker even engaged his fans in creating memes through his awkward pictures.

Handle: @Donjazzy

Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve hairNollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, is undoubtedly the most popular female in the Nigerian movie industry. And she has done a good job of converting her offline popularity to huge online figures. The 36-year-old has so far managed to poll 770k Instagram followers.

Handle: @genevievennaji

Ice Prince

Ice PrinceChoc City rapper, Ice Prince Zamani, has 712k followers. With pictures of his cute son, immaculate dress sense and time out with famous people around the world, the 28-year-old keeps his fans hooked.

Handle: iceprincezamani

Tiwa Savage

tiwaMavin first lady, Tiwa Savage, thrills her 637k followers with photos of her events, lifestyle and relationship with family. Fans are expecting to see more of the diva’s family pictures now that she is back in Nigeria with her newborn son.

Handle: @OfficialTiwaSavage


olamideBaddosneh, as he is famously called, has 592k followers on Instagram. The indigenous rapper has posted more than 3540 items since he joined the photo sharing media.

Handle: @baddosneh

Peter Okoye

Peter OkoyeHalf of P-Square, Peter Okoye is the most popular of the two brothers according to Instagram. While his brother Paul Okoye has 250k followers, Peter has a staggering 586k followers. This result can be attributed to Peter’s display of his hot body on Instagram.

Handle: @Peterpsquare


iyanya4Triple MG act, Iyanya, is in the ninth spot with 576k followers. The singer is a sucker for sharing personal photos of his enviable body. No wonder he is on the list.

Handle: @Iyanya

Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic ringNollywood star, Rita Dominic, is the third woman and second actress on the list. With 576k followers, the Port Harcourt born beauty makes our list of top 10 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram.

Handle: @ritadominic