DAILY GIST has compiled a list of top 20 social media influencers in Nigeria.
Social media influencers are users of one or more social media platforms who have large followers through the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career insights and a host of other helpful content.
They have made a name for themselves in certain niches or walks of life and therefore wield the power to affect the decisions of their followers whom they constantly engage with.
In choosing these top Social media influencers, DAILY GIST looked at different social media networks and picked the top on those platforms with number of quality and engaged followers. The list also cuts across different professions.
Below is a list of the top 20 biggest social media influencers based on quality followers and engagement on Instagram and Twitter.
Davido is the highest-ranked influencer in Nigeria.
He was ranked 53rd in the world on Instagram with over 20million followers.
According to reports, he earns around $128,300 per post, making him the biggest Instagram celebrity in Nigeria.
The popular Nigerian singer has just also attained 10million followers on Twitter.
Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He began recording music at the age of 11 and released a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed. In 2009, Wizkid signed a record deal with Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E).
Wizkid has a total of 8.9million Twitter and 13.8 million followers on Instagram.
3. Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy is a Nigerian record producer, Brand Ambassador, audio engineer, record executive, singer, entrepreneur, Influencer and Comedian.
He is the founder and the CEO of Mavin Records. Don Jazzy was co-owner of the defunct Mo’ Hits Records record label with Dbanj.
The founder and CEO of Mavin Records is an influencer with 12.8million Instagram followers and 6.2million on Twitter.
4. Funke Akindele
The award-winning actress rose to fame for her role in the movie, which earned her the nickname “Jenifa”.
She boasts of 1.4 million followers on Twitter and 14.7 million Instagram followers.
5. Ay Comedian
A.Y is a Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, producer and movie director
He has 11.7million fans on Instagram and 2.1 million on Twitter.
Falz, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor who began his career while in secondary school after forming a group called “The School Boys” with his friend before his professional career as a music artist began in 2009.
Falz became more well-known after releasing the song “Marry Me” featuring vocals from Poe and Yemi Alade.
The singer have 8.5million Instagram followers and 2.5million Twitter followers.
7. Banky W
Banky W is a Nigerian singer, rapper, actor, entrepreneur and politician.
The R&B singer has over 4.6 million and 3.5 million followers on Instagram and Twitter respectively.
8. Broda Shaggi
Broda Shaggi is a Nigerian comedian, actor, songwriter and musician. At a young age, he took an interest in acting drama as influenced by his late father who was a drama teacher.
He is notable for his satire plays which he shared on Instagram
The comedian has 9.7m Instagram followers and over 110,000 Twitter fans.
9. Omotola Jalade
Omotola Jalade, is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model. Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, Omotola has appeared in over 300 films, selling millions of video copies. After receiving numerous high-profile awards, launching a music career, and amassing an enviable fan base, the press has dubbed her as the real Africa Magic. Omotola is the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page. She currently has a total of 3 million followers on Facebook.
The proud mother of four has 5.2million Instagram followers and 1.5million followers on Twitter.
10. Toke Makinwa
The TV host and vlogger have over 4.9 million and 1.1million followers on Instagram and Twitter respectively.
Ebuka is a Nigerian lawyer and media personality from Okija in Anambra State, Nigeria. He is known for hosting the reality show Big Brother Naija, the long running Rubbin’ Minds talk show on Channels TV as well as co-hosting The Spot and Men’s Corner on Ebonylife Television
He has up to 2.7 Million followers on Instagram and 2 Million twitter followers.
12. Lasisi elenu
He has 3.6 Million followers on Instagram and 1.2 Million twitter followers
Laycon, is a Nigerian media personality, rapper, singer and songwriter. He is the winner of Big Brother Naija season 5 and currently the youth ambassador of Ogun State, Nigeria since 6 October 2020, He also won the Artist Of The Year at the 2020 Naijatraffic Awards.
He has 3 Million followers on Instagram and more than 1 Million twitter followers
14. Mr macaroni
He has 1.8 Million followers on Instagram and 1.1 Million twitter followers
She has 2 Million followers on Instagram and 824,000 twitter followers.
Tacha, a former BBnaija housemate has 1.6 Million followers on Instagram and 1 Million twitter followers.
17. Tobi Bakare
He has 1.9 Million followers on Instagram and 391,000 twitter followers.
She has 1.2 Million followers on Instagram and 149,000 twitter followers.
He has 1 Million followers on Instagram and 904,000 twitter followers.
20. J.J Omojuwa
He has 84,300 followers on Instagram and 1million twitter followers.