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Nigeria as a country in its continent, Africa has been able to produce a wide and fascinating Entertainment Industry. Many Nigerians love the industry and want to participate in it. Many people want to have fans and their aim is to be one of the most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram.
On December 21, 2021, Lots Of Entertainment analyzed the top 30 celebrities in Nigeria with the highest Instagram followers. It’s now a few days for 2023 to be here. It’s now two years since we dropped the top 30 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram.
In this update, we’d be looking at the updated top 37 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram in 2023. This consists of Instagram influencers, TikTokers, Actresses, Actors, Musicians, and many others.
TOP 37 MOST FOLLOWED NIGERIAN CELEBRITIES ON INSTAGRAM IN 2023
1. Davido – 26.1 Million Followers On Instagram
Davido is a popular Nigerian Musician and songwriter. Davido was born on the 21st of November, 1992. He is currently 30 years old. Davido whose full name is David Adeleke was born in Atlanta, Georgia, US. He was born into the family of Mr. Adedeji Adeleke and the Late Mrs. Vero Adeleke. Davido is known to be the second child of his parents.
Currently, Davido is literally the most followed Nigerian celebrity and musician in Nigeria. As of 2021, Davido had over 18.5 Million followers on Instagram. He currently has over 26.1 million followers
2. Tiwa Savage – 16 Million Followers
Tiwa Savage is a popular female Nigerian Musician, Songwriter, Singer, and Actress. Tiwa Savage whose real name is Tiwatope Savage was born on the 5th of February, 1980. As of now, Tiwa Savage is 42 years old. Tiwa Savage hails from Isale Eko, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Currently, Tiwa Savage appears to be the second most followed celebrity on Instagram in Nigeria. She currently has 16 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, Tiwa Savage had over 12 million followers.
3. Yemi Alade – 17.3 Million Followers
Yemi Alade also Yemi Eberechi Alade is a very popular Nigerian Afropop singer, Songwriter, and Actress. Yemi Alade was born on the 13th of March, 1989. Currently, Yemi Alade is 33 years old. She hails from Abia State, Nigeria.
Yemi Alade currently has over 17.3 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, she had over 12.5 million followers.
4. Wizkid – 16.1 Million Followers On Instagram
Wizkid is a popular Nigerian singer and songwriter. Wizkid’s real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun. He hails from Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. He was born on the 16th of July, 1990. Wizkid is 32 years old.
Wizkid currently has more than 16.1 Million Followers On Instagram. As of 2021, Wizkid had over 11.6 million followers on Instagram.
5. Funke Jenifa Akindele – 15.6 Million Followers
Funke Akindele Jenifa is one very popular Nigerian movie producer and Actress. Many of Funke Akindele fans calls her Jenifa. Her full and real name is Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde. She was born on the 24th of August, 1977. Funke Akindele is 45 years old. She hails from Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.
She has over 15.6 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, Funke Jenifa Akindele had over 11.9 million followers.
6. Don Jazzy – 14.3 Million Followers On Instagram
Don Jazzy is a popular Nigerian musician, Song Writer, Social Media Influencer, Philanthropist, and Record Producer. Don Jazzy founded The Mavins Record Label. His full name is Michael Collins Ajereh. Don Jazzy was born on the 26th of November, 1982. He is 40 years old. Don Jazzy hails from Abia State, Nigeria.
Don Jazzy has over 14.3 Million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, he had over 9.8 million followers.
7. Mercy Aigbe – 13.3 Million Followers On Instagram
Mercy Aigbe is a popular Nigerian Award-Winning actress and influencer. Mercy Aigbe was born on the 1st of January, 1978. She hails from Edo State, Nigeria.
Mercy Aigbe has 13.3 million followers on Instagram. She had 8.9 million followers.
8. Mercy Johnson – 13.3 Million Followers On Instagram
Mercy Johnson with full name Mercy Johnson Okojie is a popular Nigerian celebrity and Actress. She was born in Lagos State on the 28th of August, 1984. She is currently 38 years old.
Mercy Johnson has over 13.3 Million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, she had over 9.2 million followers.
9. Ini Edo – 13.1 Million Followers On Instagram
Who is Ini Edo? She is a popular Nigerian movie producer and Actress. Ini-Edo was born on the 23rd of April, 1982. She is 40 years old. She started her acting career in 2000. She started acting when she was 18 years old. Ini Edo’s full name is Iniobong Edo Ekim. She hails from Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria.
She has over 13.1 Million Followers On Instagram. As of 2021, Ini Edo had over 10.4 million followers.
10. Ayo Makun – 12.8 Million Followers On Instagram
Ayo Makun is a famous Nigerian comedian and Actor. He is popularly known as an AY comedian. His full name is Ayodele Richard Makun. Ayo Makun was born on the 19th of August, 1971 in Warri. He is 51 years old.
Ayo Makun has over 12.8 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, he had over 9,8 million followers.
11. Burna Boy – 12.7 Million Followers On Instagram
Burna Boy is a popular Nigerian Grammy Award Musician, Songwriter, Singer, and Dancer. Burna Boy’s full name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu. He hails from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Burna Boy was born on the 2nd of July, 1991.
There has been a massive difference in Burna Boy’s followers. As of 2021, he had over 4.5 million followers. In 2023, Burna Boy is having a record of 12.7 million followers on Instagram and counting.
12. Regina Daniels – 12.6 Million Followers On Instagram
Regina Daniels is a young and popular Nigerian actress, Model, and Entrepreneur. Regina Daniels was born on the 10th of October, 2000. She is currently 22 years old. Regina is one of the youngest actresses in Nigeria. She hails from Delta State, Nigeria, but was born in Lagos State. Regina Daniels joined the Nollywood industry back then in 2007.
Regina Daniels has over 12.6 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, she had over 9 million followers.
13. Peter Okoye – 12.1 Million Followers On Instagram
Peter Okoye is a popular Nigerian Musician and celebrity. His stage name is Mr. P. Peter Okoye was born on November 18, 1991. He is currently 41 years old. He was born in Jos, Nigeria, but hails from Anambra State. He is married with two lovely kids.
Peter Okoye has over 12.1 Million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, he had over 10.1 million followers.
14. Broda Shaggi – 11.3 Million Followers On Instagram
Broda Shaggi is a Nigerian Actor, Songwriter, Comedian, and Singer. His real name is Samuel Animashaun Perry. Broda Shaggi hails from Ogun State, Nigeria.
15. Simi – 11.2 Million Followers On Instagram
Simi is a popular female Nigerian singer, actress, and songwriter. She goes by the full name Simisola Kosoko. Simisola was born on the 19th of April, 1988. She is 34 years old.
Simisola has 11.2 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, she had over 8.2 million followers.
16. Olamide – 10.2 Million Followers On Instagram
Olamide is a Nigerian songwriter, rapper, and singer. He was born on the 15th of March, 1989. He is 33 years old. Olamide was born in the Bariga area of Lagos State. His full name is Olamide Adedeji.
Olamide currently has 10.2 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, Olamide had 7.2 million followers on Instagram
17. Tekno – 10.1 Million Followers On Instagram
Tekno whose real name is Augustine Miles Kelechi is a popular Nigerian songwriter and singer. He hails from Bauchi State, Nigeria. He was born on the 17th of December, 1992. Tekno is 30 years old.
Tekno currently has 10,1 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, he had 8.6 million followers.
18. Kizz Daniel – 9.9 Million Followers On Instagram
Kizz Daniel whose real name is Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe. He is a popular Nigerian musician who hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State. He was born on the 1st of May, 1996. He is currently 26 years old.
Tekno currently has 9.9 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, he had 7.4 million followers.
19. Adekunle Gold – 9.1 Million Followers On Instagram
Adekunle Gold whose full name is Adekunle Kosoko was born on the 28th of January, 1987. He is a popular Nigerian songwriter, graphic designer, and singer. He is blessed with one beautiful daughter and married to Nigerian Singer, Simi. Adekunle Gold is currently 35 years old.
Adekunle Gold currently has 9.1 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, he had 6.2 million followers.
20. Falz – 9 Million Followers On Instagram
Falz whose full name is Folarin Falana is a famous Nigerian Actor, Songwriter, and Singer. Falz was born on October 27, 1990. He is currently 32 years. Falz was born in the Mushin area of Lagos State.
Falz currently has 9 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, he had 7.5 million followers.
21. Basketmouth – 8.5 Million Followers On Instagram
Basket Mouth who is a popular Nigerian Comedian and Actor was born on the 14th of September, 1978. His real name is Bright Okpocha.
Basket Mouth has 8.5 million followers on Instagram currently. As of 2021, Basketmouth had 7.3 million followers.
22. Genevieve Nnaji – 8.5 Million Followers On Instagram
Genevieve Nnaji is a popular Nigerian actress and movie producer. She was born on the 3rd of May, 1979. She is currently 43 years old.
Genevieve currently has 8.5 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, she had 7.9 million followers.
23. Patoranking – 8.3 Million Followers On Instagram
Patoranking is a famous Nigerian Songwriter and Singer. He hails from Ebonyi State, but was born and brought up in Egba, Lagos State. His birth name is Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie. He was born on the 27th of May, 1990.
Patoranking currently has 8.3 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, he had 6.9 million followers.
24. Chidinma Ekile – 8.1 Million Followers On Instagram
Chidinma Ekile was born on the 2nd of May, 1991. She is a popular musician and songwriter.
As of 2021, she had 7.5 million followers. Chidinma Ekile currently has 8.1 million followers on Instagram
25. Phyno – 7.8 Million Followers On Instagram
Phyno is a very popular Nigerian rapper, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He goes by the name Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike. His stage name is Phyno. He was born on October 9, 1986.
Phyno currently has 7.8 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, he had 6.4 million followers on Instagram.
26. 2BABA – 7.7 Million Followers On Instagram
2BABA whose full name is Innocent Ujah Idibia was born on the 18th of September, 1975. He is currently 47 years old. 2baba is blessed with many children. He is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur.
As of 2021, he had 6.1 million followers on Instagram. 2baba currently has 7.7 million followers on Instagram
27. Tonto Dikeh – 7.4 Million Followers on Instagram
Tonto Dikeh is a popular Nigerian actress, songwriter, and singer. She was born on the 9th of June, 1985. She is currently 37 years old and blessed with a child. Tonto Dikeh is also known as Tontolet. Her full name is Tonto Charity Dikeh.
As of 2021, she had 6.4 million followers on Instagram. She currently has 7.4 million followers.
28. Rita Dominic – 7.2 Million Followers On Instagram
Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha popularly known as Rita Dominic is a Nigerian actress and movie producer. She was born on the 12th of July, 1975. Rita is currently 47 years old.
Rita Dominic currently has 7.2 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, she had 6.8 million followers.
29. Naira Marley – 7 Million Followers On Instagram
Azeez Adeshina Fashola better known as Naira Marley was born on the 10th of May, 1991. He is a famous Nigerian singer and songwriter. Naira Marley is currently 31 years old. He began his music career when he began singing in 2014.
30. Linda Ikeji – 6.9 Million Followers On Instagram
Linda Ikeji is known to be a popular writer, publisher, and blogger. She was born on the 19th of September, 1980. She is 42 years old.
She had 6.2 million followers on Instagram as of 2021. Linda Ikeji currently has 6.9 million followers.
31. Reekado Banks – 6.4 Million Followers On Instagram
Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon popularly known as Reekado Banks is a Nigerian Entrepreneur, Songwriter, and Singer. He was born on the 6th of December, 1993. He is 29 years old.
Reekado Banks has 6.4 million followers on Instagram. As of 2021, he had 6 million followers.
32. Odunlade Adekola – 5.8 Million Followers On Instagram
Odunlade Adekola is an award-winning Nigerian actor, singer, film producer, and director who hails from Ekiti State, Nigeria, but was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State. His full name is Odunlade Jonathan Adekola. He was born on the 31st of December, 1978. He is currently 44 years old.
33. Iyabo Ojo – 5.8 Million Followers On Instagram
Alice Iyabo Ojo was born on the 21st of December, 1977. She is currently 45 years old. She is known to be a film actress, producer, and movie director. Iyabo Ojo hails from Lagos State, Nigeria.
34. Mayorkun – 5.7 Million Followers On Instagram
Mayorkun is a popular Nigerian Musician, Singer, Pianist, and songwriter. He was born on the 23rd of March, 1994. He hails from Osun State, Nigeria. Mayorkun began his music career in 2016.
35. Toke Makinwa – 5.3 Million Followers On Instagram
Toke Makinwa is a popular Nigerian television host, Actress, author, and radio personality. Toke Makinwa was born on the 3rd of November, 1984. She is currently 38 years old. She is the second child out of four children. She was born in Lagos State, Nigeria.
36. Adesua Etomi-Wellington – 5.1 Million Followers On Instagram
Tolulope Adesua Etomi-Wellington was born on the 22nd of February, 1988. She is a Nigerian actress and film producer who has been in acting since 2012. She hails from Owerri, Imo State. Adesua is currently 34 years old.
37. Cute Abiola – 5 Million Followers On Instagram
Cute Abiola whose real name is Abdulgafar Ahmad Oluwatoyin hails from Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. He is known to be a social media influencer, comedian, content creator, and Navy officer. Several sources claim that Cute Abiola is worth over $150,000.
Here, we’ve analyzed the top 37 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram. We could see that Davido is the most followed celebrity in Nigeria. We could also see that Davido, Yemi Alade, and Tiwa Savage are the most followed Nigerian celebrities. Do well to let us know any other celebrity that should be added to this list as this information will be updated from time to time.