Davido [@davidoofficial] – 9.3 million followers
Born David Adedeji Adeleke on the 21th November, 1992. Stage name Davido. An International music artiste from Osun State, Nigeria. A singer, songwriter and music producer. His 2011 single “Dami Duro” was well-received throughout Nigeria. Along with his elder brother Adewale Adeleke,Davido is the co-owner of HKN Music, “a record label own to Sina Rambo, B. Red and DeeKay” OBO, DMW 30BG. His music is one of the most popular in the country and Africa as a whole. He’s also somewhat of a philanthropist giving out cash gifts to his fans occasionally. His number one spot here further solidifies him as Nigeria’s current number one artiste.
Wizkid – [@wizkidayo] – 6.5 million followers
Born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun on the 16th July, 1990. Stage name Wizkid (Starboy). A Nigerian and one of Nigeria’s top music artistes. A Nigerian singer and songwriter. He started recording music at age 11 he managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of church friends formed. In 2009, he signed a record deal with Banky W record label Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song “Holla At Your Boy” from his debut studio album, SuperStar 2011 and Soco Crooner. Unfortunately, Davido beat him to the second spot.
Tiwa Savage [@tiwasavage] – 5.9 million followers
Born Tiwatope Savage-Balogun on the 5th February, 1980, stage name Tiwa Savage. A Nigerian, Mavin’s record first lady, Mama Jamjam is the only lady in the first 5 of this list. A singer, songwriter, performer and actress. She has a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Savage signed a recording contract with Mavin Records in 2012. Savage also signed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation in June 2016, which she later confirmed via Instagram. She co-wrote the track “Collard Greens and Cornbread” off Fantasia Barrino’sGrammy-nominated album, “Back To Me”. With the recent ranking she ranked first of all the female artistes.
Funke Akindele [funkejenifaakindele] – 6.5 million followers
Born Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde popularly known as Jenifa. Born 24th August, 1977, in Ikorodu,Lagos State, Nigeria. Funke Akindele is an actress who plays the lead character in the ongoing hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary, alongside Fisayo Ajisola, Falz, Juliana Olayode, Aderounmu Adejumoke, Lolo. She entered the limelight after starring in the popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-sponsored sitcom I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002. In 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She happens to be second female ranking in Nigerian instagram rating.
Don Jazzy [@donjazzy] – 5.4 million followers
Born Michael Collins Ajereh. Stage name Don Jazzy, the big boss. His father hail Isoko, Delta State,his mother is an Igbo princess from Abia state while he was born in Umuahia Abia and raised in Ajegunle, Lagos State. A Nigerian record producer, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He co-founded the known defunct record label Mo’ Hits Records in 2004. Following the closure of the aforementioned record label, Don Jazzy set up Mavin Record on May 8, 2012. The veteran producer is an icon of the Nigerian music industry, having been a prominent member for over 15 years. The longevity pays off in a massive 5 million followership despite a reduced presence on the music scene.
Yemi Alade [@yemialade] – 5 million followers
Born Yemi Eberechi Alade on the 13th March, 1989. Stage name Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and she is best known for her hit single “Johnny Afro pop. Even though her fan base might be limited in Nigeria, her style of music enjoys extreme support from other African countries and outside the country and their admiration of Miss Yemi might just be the reason she holds steady at over 5 million followers.
Genevieve Nnaji[@genevieveNnaji]– 5m followers
Born Genevieve Nnaji, an actress, a writer, a producer and a director. Also a business lady. Her latest movie is making wave in the movie world as NEflex as acquired it out right. She stands on our top ladies instagram followers.
Peter Okoye @peterpsquare– 4.8 million followers
Peter Okoye, one of Nigerian R&B duo of identical twin brothers one half of the legendary PSquare comes in at number 5. Despite having lost the attention of music fans and Nigerians in general because of the unending fight between he and his twin brother Paul Okoye. Prior to this report, the duo splinted in 2016, supposedly over a disagreement about the role of their manager. The man still enjoys the support of fans and supporters and gossips, commanding to the tune of 4.8 million followers on Instagram.
This is another of our Nigeria top ladies, Chidinma Ekile, AKA Ms Kedike. A Nigerian Singer, songwriter, a performer artiste and she was third Mtn in the Project Fame.She was born blind at birth, on the 2nd May 1991 in Ketu, Kosofe, Lagos State. A lady who has dedicated her time supporting the disable and founder of NMA CARE FOUNDATION.Surprisingly she is one of the top female artiste in raking on instagram.
AY Makun[@aycomedian]-4.7 followers
Born Ayodeji Richard Makun. Stage name A.Y. He is a Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter who 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 in 2009 after winning six awards in 2008. He is the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment Nigeria. Even as a comedian is not bad finding himself in this position.
Tekno[@teknoofficial] – 4.7 million followers
Born Augustine Miles Kelechi, on the 17th December, 1992. Stage name Tekno. A single, song writer, producer, dancer and a performing artiste. From Ebonyi State but birth place Bauchi State from a family of 5 boys and a girl. A great pianist and guitarist. His follower in Instagram is a waoo.
Olamide the serial hit-master comes in at surprisingly lowly number. Born Olamide Adedeji. On the 15th March 1989, stage name Baddo. A hip-hip recording artiste who is good in releasing most of his song in pigin English and Yoruba. He is the owner of YBNL Nation. Birth place Bariga, Lagos.
Born Mercy Johnson-Okojie hails from Okene in Kogi State. On the 28th August, 1984 Lagos to a former Naval Officer, Mr. Daniel Johnson and Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson. A Nigerian Nollywood Actress, Compere, Wife and a Mother and the SSA Ent, Arts and Culture To Kogi State Government and the fourth child in a family of seven. When she hit her first 4million follower she shares it on Instagram page.
Patoranking@patorankingfire, – 4 million followers
Born Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie on the 27th May 1990. Stage name Patoranking. He is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter. He hails from Onicha in Ebonyi State and was born and raised in Ijegun-Egba, lagos. Patoranking started his musical career doing underground collaborations with artists such as XProject, Konga, Slam and Reggie Rockstone. He signed a record deal with K-Solo’s Igberaga Records in 2010, releasing “Up in D Club” under the outfit. Patoranking became a protégé of Dem Mama Records after collaborating with Timaya on his song “Alubarika”. On his instagram followers is great not really a push over.
Mercy Aigbe[@realmercyaigbe] – 4 million followers
A great Yoruba movies icon, Mercy Aigbe. She seems to have benefited from large fans of Yoruba movies in Nigeria is not a push over as her instagram is also impressive. Born Mercy Aigbe 1st January,1978 in State. An actress and a business woman, the second child in a family of five. She attended Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School Ikeja, Lagos.an alumni of the Polytechnic, Ibadan,Oyo State. Where she received her OND in Financial Studies and then The University of Lagos for a degree in Theater Arts.
Falz @falzthebahdguy – 3.8 million followers
Stage name Falz thebadguy happens to be at button from the male folks and the youngest. Born Folarin Falana on the 27th October, 1990 in Mushin South-Western Lagos state. Renowned lawyers turn multi-talented musician, an actor, a song writer and a rapper. He is the son of Femi Falana Nigerian human rights activist and lawyer. The owner of independent record label called Bahd Guys Records.
He 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 artiste began in 2009.
Falz became well-known after his song “Marry Me” (featuring Poe and (Yemi Alade) which won him a nomination in the “Best Collaboration of The Year” category at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2015.