Social media is another measuring stick in estimating the achievement of a celebrity in this modern generation, this should explain the general clamour for followers and why its really important.
Love it, like it, hate it, whatever, Instagram has turned into the stage where VIPs flaunt to the world what is going on in their lives. For our Nigerian famous people, it’s been a mixed story on of hate and love that they receive on social media platforms and it could get really messy
Despite the shortcomings, these celebrities have continued to amass huge numbers of followers. The numbers keep increasing depending on the influential strength of the celeb.
Mercy Aigbe (born January 1st, 1978) is a Nigerian actress, director and businesswoman. She is best known for her Yoruba indigenous movies.
Mercy Aigbe is known for her unique style and dressing. At the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Mercy Aigbe’s dress earned her great applause from fashion stakeholders, and she trended on social media even after ceremony.
In November 2014, Aigbe launched her clothing store, Mag Divas Boutique in Lagos, then opened another outlet in Ibadan. She was awarded Fashion Entrepreneur of The Year at Links and Glitz World Awards.
8. Ayo Makun (AY Comedian) – 5.4 Million Followers
Ayodeji Richard Makun, also known by his stage name A.Y, is a Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter. Born on August 19, he hails from Ifon, Ose local government in Ondo State.
He is the host of the A.Y live shows and A.Y comedy skits. His first movie, 30 Days in Atlanta was produced by him and directed by Robert O. Peters.
He was made a U.N Peace Ambassador in 2009 after winning six awards in 2008. He is the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment Nigeria.
7. Genevieve Nnaji – 5.4 Million Followers
Genevieve Nnaji ( born 3 May 1979) is a Nigerian actress, producer and director. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actress to win the award.
In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood.
6. Don Jazzy – 6 Million Followers
Michael Collins Ajereh, better known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian record producer, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.
He co-founded the now defunct record label Mo’ Hits Records in 2004. Following the closure of the aforementioned record label, Don Jazzy set up Mavin Records on May 8, 2012.
5. Tiwa Savage – 6.7Million Followers
Tiwatope Savage (born 5 February 1980), is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress. She currently has a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Savage signed a recording contract with Mavin Records in 2012.
She also signed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation in June 2016.As a singer, her achievements include an MTV Europe Music Award, MTV Africa Music Award, two The Headies Awards, one Channel O Music Video Award, one Nigeria Music Video Award, and two City People Entertainment Awards.
4. Yemi Alade – 6.8 Million Followers
Yemi Eberechi Alade (born 13 March 1989), simply known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single “Johnny”
3. Wizkid – 7.4 Million Followers
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), known professionally as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He started recording music at age 11. He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song “Holla at Your Boy” from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011).
In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter.
In 2016, Wizkid achieved international recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the global hit, “One Dance”,and he became the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to Drake’s hit song “One Dance”.
2. Funke Akindele – 7.9 Million Followers
Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde(popularly known as Funke Akindele) is a Nigerian actress and producer.She starred in the 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.
She plays the lead character in the show Jenifa’s Diary, for which she was named Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. She has over 100 movies to her credit as actress, writer, and producer
1. Davido – 10.6 Million Followers
David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), better known by his stage name Davido, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Atlanta and raised in Lagos, Davido rose to fame in 2011 with the release of “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012).
In 2012, Davido won The Headies Award for Next Rated. Between 2013 and 2015, he released the hit singles “Gobe”, “One of a Kind”, “Skelewu”, “Aye”, “Tchelete (Goodlife)” featuring Mafikizolo, “Naughty” featuring DJ Arafat, “Owo Ni Koko”, “The Sound” and “The Money” featuring Olamide.
In January 2016, Davido announced via Twitter that he signed a record deal with Sony Music. A few months after signing with Sony, Davido founded the Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) record label.
He released five singles in 2017 after restructuring his contract, including “If” and “Fall”. The former generated worldwide social media activity, while the latter became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history.
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