Social media is a very important platform for celebrities. It’s the platform where their presence is known and it helps build their fan base. Instagram and twitter have grown to be two of the most influential apps available today.
They are massive platforms that one can’t afford to ignore in a bid to gain public exposure for many reasons which is why many celebrities are fighting tooth and nail to have good content to entice their followers.
This post brings you the top 10 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Instagram and Twitter as at March, 2022.
1. Funke Akindle-Bello – 14.9m IG followers, 1.4m Twitter followers
Funke Akindele, popularly called Jenifa, aka lefty, is a talented and versatile scriptwriter, role interpreter, filmmaker and producer. She has carved a niche for herself and it’s been a long time coming. There is barely any write up about the geniuses in Nollywood that she won’t be mentioned.
Jenifa first starred in a sitcom titled I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002. The mother of twin boys, came to limelight in 2008, when she released her movie, Jenifa. She has been doing great ever since. She confidently sits atop the list of the richest actresses in the Yoruba subset of Nollywood.
Akindele is a screen goddess many people and households look forward to seeing on their TV screen.
People love the way she switches from a classy babe to a ghetto bred and it’s no shock that she tops the list with millions of followers both on her Instagram and Twitter accounts.
2. Mercy Johnson-Okojie – 12.2m IG followers, 530.2k Twitter followers
Mercy is a talented writer and role interpreter. She started her acting career in 2004, immediately after she left secondary school. The mother-of-four has featured in over 300 movies.
She has a huge fan base because of how well she interprets her role. Curvy Mercy never forgets to share cute photos and pictures of herself and her family on her Instagram page.
Some fans claim they always see one or two things that makes their day when they visit Mercy’s IG page.
3. Ini Edo – 12.1m IG followers, 487.5k Twitter followers
Iniobong Edo Ekim, fondly known as Ini Edo is a talented actress and entrepreneur who started her acting career in 2003 and quickly made headway in 2004.
The curvy actress was appointed by the United Nation as a United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy in 2014.
In 2016, she was appointed as the Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture And Tourism by Udom Gabriel Emmanuel. She has featured in several movies.
4. Regina Daniels – 11.6m IG followers, 21.7k Twitter followers
Regina is a scriptwriter, actress, producer and model who started acting in 2007 as a child actor. The mother-of-one has starred in several movies.
The actress and billionaire, Ned Nwoko’s wife, got a lot of people talking in 2019, when they realised she was getting married to someone old enough to be her father.
5. Mercy Aigbe – 10.6m IG followers, 94.9k Twitter followers
Controversial Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe barely needs an introduction. She is a scriptwriter, actress, producer, model and fashion guru. She started her acting career with the Nigeria Tv soap opera, Papa Ajasco and joined the movie industry fully in 2006.
The mother-of-two is a fashion freak. She has a unique taste for fashion and has a cloth store called ‘Mag Diva’, with branches in Lagos and Ibadan. She also has another store where she sells fabrics called ‘Asoebi by Mercy’.
Mercy shocked her fans to the bones earlier this year when she unveiled Nigerian movie producer, Kazeem Adeoti aka Adekaz as her new husband.
6. Genevieve Nnaji – 8.5m IG followers, 2.8m Twitter followers
The talented film actress started her career as a child actor in a television series in 1998 at the age of 19 and has been doing great till now. The young-looking mother-of-one is an amazing actress and screen diva.
She effortlessly sits atop the list of the richest actresses in the English subset of Nollywood.
7. Toyin Abraham-Ajeyemi – 7.9m IG followers, 174.9k Twitter followers
Toyin Abraham fondly referred to as World Best or Mummy Ire, is an amazing actress, writer and producer. The mother-of-one started her acting career in 2003 and has been active in the industry ever since.
She is good at what she does and is versatile. She has featured in several movies and has ambassadorial deals with many brands.
8. Tonto Dikeh – 7.3m IG followers, 1.5m Twitter followers
Tonto Charity Dikeh, aka Tonto or Tontolet is an actress and a philanthropist. The actress cum entrepreneur is a controversialist. Tonto’s name sits atop the list of celebrities you don’t want to drag online. She might not start a row, but she definitely knows how to drag one if she’s interested. At other times, she’s so calm. The mother-of-one is also a talented actress.
9. Rita Dominic – 6.8m IG followers, 1.3m Twitter followers
Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha, known simply as Rita Dominic, started her acting career as a child actor in 1998 and has been in the industry since then. She is a writer, role interpreter, producer, model and a TV host.
The pretty actress has remained a sweetheart to many movie lovers despite her many years in the make-believe industry. She is also an entrepreneur.
10. Chioma Akpotha – 6m IG followers, 274k Twitter followers
Chioma Chukwuka, now Chioma Akpotha who clocked 42 on Saturday, is a Nigerian actress, director and movie producer. Her acting career began with her debut in the movie The Apple in 2000. Chioma also acted in the film The Handkerchief in 2000 and there has been no stopping since then. She has featured in over 350 movies since the beginning of her career.
Chioma Chukwuka is also a public speaker and mentor who has clinched many ambassadorial deals with Nigerian and international commercial brands like Globacom, Erisco Foods, Omo Detergent, Harpic Cleaner and so on.
The brown-skinned beauty knows how to deliver and is very good at what she does which is why she has managed to stay relevant in such a competitive industry.