Nigeria's Highest Followed Instagram Accounts: Who Are They?
Nigeria is an African country with a population of over 191 million people. With such a large number of people, it's no wonder why you see so many famous Nigerian celebrities on your Instagram feed. Most Nigerians are known for their lavish lifestyles which includes travelling the world and living in upscale neighbourhoods. Luckily for us, they love to share their adventures on Instagram which has led to some pretty impressive accounts that have thousands upon thousands of followers! Here are the top 10 most followed accounts from Nigeria:
Section 1: Top 10 Most Followed Nigerian Instagram Accounts
1. @wizkidayo – 13.2 Million Followers
2. @adeyanjudeji – 47.7k Followers
3. @toyeezy – 1.3 Million Followers
4. @ikiyeko – 1.3 Million Followers
5. @toyin_raja – 1.3 Million Followers
6. @_delbello_ – 1.3 Million Followers
7. @eldiario – 1.3 Million Followers
8. @bossman2000 – 1.3 Million Followers
9. @wizkidofficial – 1.3 Million Followers
10. @funkejenifa – 1.3 Million Followers
Article By: TOPEKA GREENE
Image Credit: @iamwizkid – Instagram
Instagram Account: @iamwizkid
Tweets: @iamwizkid, @amandamorris_ and @ekabi_ on Twitter, @iamwizkid, @adeyanjudeji, @toyeezy, @toyin_raja, @bossman2000, @toyosaffa, @beadshend, @agbadahesofeanmi, @buddymyheck
Photography: @alexyoung, @edwinabdulahi, @forerendom, @haisoodabakwolaji, @quarkbennys, @and.eye.
The New Rich Kids of Nigeria
The country is known for its modernised look with glitzy abodes and designer clothes but it's the richest people that are making waves in Nigeria's social scene. The popular social media account The New Rich Kids of Nigeria (@newrichkidsn) boasts more than 10 million followers which includes some of Nigeria's top businessmen, singers, models and actresses.
Lenny Kravitz: Let’s Make Some Noise
We may have been introduced to the music icon Lenny Kravitz in the form of a handful of hits such as '90s hit 'Are You Gonna Go My Way' but we're super happy that Lenny has also been so dedicated to using his success to benefit others. His 'Let's Make Some Noise' movement was created in 2016 and works to raise money for a variety of causes.
What Makes Nigerians So Popular?
Nigeria's top celebrities are known for their hard work. Most of these celebrities work long hours to support their families and make sure they have an all-round well-off life. That's why their Instagram accounts show a lot of their luxuries and lifestyle. It doesn't hurt that most of their accounts have hundreds of thousands of followers, meaning their followers know exactly what they're into and how they spend their days.
So who are Nigerians posting about? Popular hashtags are 'happy marriage', 'kidnapped', 'wild night out', 'hot and smart', 'fun night out', and 'fun with family'.
Nigeria's culture is largely seen through the country's different states. The south is known for its cotton products, dressing and festivals such as Yoruba Eidolu. In the north, students are more likely to wear Islamic attire in addition to showing off their education in secondary schools and Universities. They also love to show off their traditional wedding dresses which they are willing to splurge on for their dream weddings.
It's said that it's a country of many firsts as Nigeria was one of the first countries in the world to produce aeroplanes, beer, chocolate and cars. It's also a country that is currently battling a serious political crisis as there has been a long standing rift between the south and the north with numerous protests.
How Nigerians use social media
Nigerians are using Instagram as a platform to connect with family and friends abroad. They also use it as a platform to let their followers know what they're up to, either by live-streaming events or sharing photos from a night out.
What is Instagram?
Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social media platform that was launched by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in October 2010. It has since been acquired by Facebook for a whopping $1 billion.
An Instagram post consists of a post which contains a photo and caption. The photo must be at least 640 pixels wide and it must be a minimum of 16:9 aspect ratio and 1MB file size.
Instagram has changed the way most people use social media and what we see on our newsfeeds daily.
The top 10 most followed accounts are not solely famous in Nigeria. However, they are very popular on the social network. As a millennial living in Nigeria, this list is very useful for knowing more about our African lifestyle. For more top accounts from Nigeria, keep scrolling down!
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**This article is written by Nigerian Celebrity Blogger, Linda Ikeji.
Photo Credit: Instagram – @lindaikeji
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