The advent of social media and its usefulness in reaching out to loved ones cannot be overemphasized.

Even though many believe it has caused more damages than good, celebrities cannot but commend it as it brings them closer to their fans.

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Celebrities have become so accessible to the general population through the use of social media platforms.

Social media websites also allow celebrities to promote upcoming events, music, movies, notifying fans sooner than ever before. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter allow the up and coming to be spread globally within seconds. Social media sites used by celebrities do not only benefit the fans in order to stay connected, but it definitely benefits the celebrities as well.

Concise news has however, been able to combine a list of top 15 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram.

  1. Davido
Davido (source: Instagram)
Davido (source: Instagram)

Born David Adeleke with Instagram username @Davidoofficial is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer with 11.8 million followers .

Davido, being one of the most active Nigerian celebrities on Instagram uses the social media platform to share information about his career and life. Having won the Best International Act trophy at the 2018 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, his hit song ‘Fall’ became the first Nigerian music video to hit 100 million views on YouTube.

  1. Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele (source: Instagram)
Funke Akindele (source: Instagram)

An award-winning actress and producer with the username @funkejenifaakindele has 8.1 million followers. Funke 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.

  1. Wizkid
Wizkid (source: Instagram)
Wizkid (source: Instagram)

Ayodeji Balogun with the user name @wizkidayo has 8M followers. He is a superstar singer and songwriter who started recording music at age 11.

  1. Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade, Elele
Yemi Alade. Source: Instagram.

@Yemialade came to limelight after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single “Johnny”.

Her debut studio album ‘King of Queens’ was released on October 2, 2014, by Effyzzie Music Group. The singer has over 7.8million followers on the platform.

  1. Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage (source Instagram)
Tiwa Savage (source Instagram)

Born Tiwatope Savage with the username @tiwasavage is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress. African bad gal, as she fondly calls herself signed a recording contract with Mavins Records in 2012, the former Mavins’ first lady exited the record label after signing a new deal with Universal Music Group, an American music company that boasts of artists like Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. She has 7.6 million followers.

  1. Don jazzy

Born Michael Ajereh, with the username @Donjazzy has 8 million followers. He  is a Nigerian

Don-Jazzy
Don-Jazzy

record producer, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He co-founded the now defunct record label, Mo hits in 2004. Following the closure of the aforementioned record label, Don Jazzy set up Mavin Records on May 8, 2012.  He  is one of Nigeria’s top celebrities that fans and lovers have long been waiting to hear the announcement of their wedding. He has 6.8 million followers.

  1. Peter Okoye
Peter Okoye (source: Instagram)
Peter Okoye (source: Instagram)

@Peterpsquare has 6.7 million followers on the platform. He is one of the defunct music duo, Psquare. Peter has been embroiled in a bitter rivalry with his twin brother, Paul, Recall that the duo went separate ways in September 2017 after several efforts by top entertainers in the music industry to find amicable settlement to the continuous disagreement between the singing duo hit a brick

  1. Ini EdoIni Edo (source: Instagram)

Ini Edo with the user name @IniEdo has 6.5 million followers. She is a Nigerian actress, who began her film career in 2000. She has featured in more than 100 movies since that time. The dark-skinned diva is one of Nollywood’s most successful and sought after actresses.

  1. Ayo Makun
Ay comedian (source: Instagram)
Ay comedian (source: Instagram)

A comedian; with the username @Aycomedian has 6.1 million followers. He is also a movie producer, actor, writer and entrepreneur. Most creative comedians cannot be mentioned without his name appearing on the list as he has been a great influence to up and coming artiste.

  1. Chidinma
Chidinma Ekile (source: Instagram)
Chidinma Ekile (source: Instagram)

Chidinma Ekile, with the username @Chidinmaekile is a Nigerian singer who rose to stardom in 2010 after winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa.

She became the first female musician to peak at number 1 on the MTV base official top 10 chart after the release of her music video “Emi Ni Baller” single. She has gathered over 6 million followers for herself.

  1. Tekno
Tekno (source: Instagram)
Tekno (source: Instagram)

Born Augustine Kelechi with the username @Teknooficial is a Nigerian musician, producer, performer and dancer with over 6million followers. He has 6 million followers.

  1. Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve Nnaji (source: Instagram)
Genevieve Nnaji (source: Instagram)

@Genevievennaji is one of the most sought after Nigerian actor. She is also a producer, and director. She started her acting career as a child actor in the then-popular television soap opera Ripples at the age of 8. Genevieve won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actor to win the award. She has 5.9 million folowers.

  1. Mercy Johnson Okojie
Mercy Johnson (source: Instagram
Mercy Johnson (source: Instagram

She is a sultry actress with the username @mercyjohnsonokojie . The screen diva is one of the hottest in the Nigerian movie industry. She is well known for maintaining an hourglass figure despite birthing three beautiful kids. She has 5.9 million followers.

  1. Mercy Aigbe
Mercy Aigbe(source: Instagram)
Mercy Aigbe(source: Instagram)

@realmercyaigbe is another hot actress with 5.7 million followers on Instagram. The fashionista and entrepreneur is known for slaying in different outfits and never stops to earn admiration from her fans and followers.

  1. Olamide
Olamide (source: Instagram)
Olamide (source: Instagram)

Born Olamide Adedeji @baddosneh has 5.6 million followers. He is a Nigerian artiste who mostly records in Yoruba language. He released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes. The award-winning singer is a proud father of two.