Social media has become part and parcel of our lives in Nigeria right now, with the instant passing of information proving invaluable. No other industry milks this social media platform more than the entertainment industry.
So who are the most popular Nigerian celebrities on social media? We did some digging and number crunching and came out with the following 10 Nigerian celebrities with the largest social media following
10. 2face Idibia
2Baba is not necessarily the most active person on social media, but he boasts of huge numbers that include 894,000 twitter followers, 256000 on instagram, and 325000 facebook likes.
9. Ice Prince
Everybody truly Ice Prince! A very avid user of twitter and facebook. Ice Prince is very well known in the instagram space with 255,000 followers. He’s also pretty active on twitter and facebook with 577,000 followers and 928000 likes respectively.
8. Genevieve Nnaji
One of Nollywood’s finest, Genevieve Nnaji has a massive following that includes 708,000 followers on twitter, 283,000 on instagram, and 802,000 on facebook. She’s very well known on instagram for posting all kinds of stylish trends and such.
7. Tonto Dike
Tonto Dike surprisingly has a massive following on social media, more especially on facebook where she has 1.29 million likes. Add that to the 494k followers on twitter, and the 118k on instagram, it’s easy to see that hate her or love her, she’s got a huge following on social media. Poko wins!
6. Don Jazzy
If you want to talk about the most influential celebrity on twitter, then look no further than Don Jazzy himself. Surprisingly he doesn’t have the most followership but I’m willing to bet all his followers are super loyal. He’s constantly engaging, giving freebies, and joining in trends. His numbers 962k on twitter, 719k on faceook, and 270k on instagram are not small numbers.
Africa’s dynamic duo P-Square clock in at #5, and though it’s hard to calculate their combined twitter and instagram following (Paul – 300k & 93k, Peter – 714k & 192k), their facebook official page is at whopping 1.6 million! They are one of Africa’s biggest acts over the past decade. Why wont they have such numbers.
4. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Omosexy as she’s popularly referred to as has the most facebook likes of any Nigerian celebrity at 1.8 million. Now that’s a huge fan base. She also doesn’t shy away from interacting with fans on twitter and instagram where she boasts of 513k, and 119k followers respectively.
Now from a social media influence perspective you wouldn’t expect Dbanj to have a lot of followers seeing as he’s relatively quiet on those platforms. However it’s hard to argue against the fact that Dbanj is one of the biggest names in African entertainment. His twitter numbers are at 982k (just under a million), facebook at 1.1 million and instagram at 76k.
Nigerian artist of the year? Debatable but it’s hard to argue that he has a ridiculous following on social media with just about 1 million on both twitter, and facebook, and about 408k on instagram. Plus he never shies away from telling it as it is which gets him to trend pretty often.
At number 1, and having the largest following on social media is the Star Boy himself, WizKid. He has the most twitter followers of any Nigerian celebrity at 1.3 million, his facebook is at just under 1 million, and instagram at 412k. WizKid always seems to be in the news, and a good number of times it comes from one of his social media outlets. He’s always posting, and every now and then will put out that controversial update that makes the blog headlines.