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Top 10 most followed Nigerian celebrities on Twitter

Arguments about the way celebrities utilise different social media platforms are rife these days. Some enthusiasts take the discourse as far as comparing between Twitter and Instagram.

Interestingly, some social media users claim that one of the two platforms is deaigned for intellectual jibes, while the other is just for showing-off the fancy lifestyle (real or imagined).

Irrespective of what many think, the fact both platforms are cost-effective and efficient tools for information dissemination.

Below is the list of 10 most popular Nigerian celebrities on Twitter [2020]:

1. David Adeleke – 7 million
Popularly known as Davido, he is one of the most active Nigerian celebrity on all social media platforms. Some might say he is the biggest artist in Africa. The Omo Baba Olowo (OBO) himself doesn’t just use his social media account to promote his music but also to reach out to his millions of fans all over the world.

Just one tweet or a post from him and you’ll almost certainly find him top of the trends list with a staggering 7 million followers on Twitter, Davido stands at number 1 on the most followed celebrity list.

2. Ayodeji Balogun – 6.4 million
Popularly known as Starboy or Wizkid, Ayodeji is one of Nigeria’s biggest export in the music industry.

Wizkid might not be as active as Davido on Instagram and Twitter as Davido but he still trends daily. Hardly a day goes by I’m which he didn’t trend. Despite not being very active Wizkid still has a mouth-watering 6.4 million followers on Twitter.

3. Michael Collins Ajereh – 4.6 million
Better known as Don Jazzy, he is a Nigerian record producer, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. The Mavins Record CEO appearance as the third may come as a shock to many as he is believed to be the most active Nigerian music mogul on social media.

Don Jazzy has 4.6million followers on Twitter. He is the brain behind many of Nigeria’s biggest songs that had come out of the Nigeria music industry in the past 15years.

4. Tiwatope Savage – 3.9 million
Popularly known as Tiwa Savage in the entertainment world, she is one of Nigeria’s biggest artist. Some might even say she’s the biggest female artist in Africa.

The former Mavins record label artist has a huge following on Twitter and Instagram. Tiwa Savage has 3.9 million followers on Twitter. The ‘attention’ crooner uses her social media accounts mostly to promote her songs.

5. Damini Ogulu – 3.3 million
Popularly known as Burna Boy, Damini is one of the hottest African Artiste right now. The self acclaimed African Giant probably acquired his followers from controversies. He had been an underdog in the music industry far too long, this should explain why he is not hesitating to take his shine now.

Burna Boy is known for saying it as it is without care about emotions, this he frequently displays on social media and his followers keep increasing. He is probably saying something right to his massive 3.3million followers.

6. Olamide Adedeji – 3.2 million
Also known as Badoo, he is the 6th most followed Nigerian celebrity on Twitter with 3.2million followers.

The streets love him, so does Twitter users. The man of the people, Baddo enjoys a natural leverage in the digital community. A man who proudly identifies with his roots and hasn’t gone posh despite his considerable wealth and the people love him for it. He, however, can increase his numbers by increasing his engagement with other users on regular issues.

7. Oladapo Oyebanjo – 3.1 million

This entertainer who is known as D’banj is one of the most popular artists to come out of this side of the world. His music is not as popular has it used to be but his legacy is strong enough to earn him a spot on this list.

Loved by most and hated by a few who feel betrayed by the Mohits breakup, the Koko master, either way, holds a strong place in the heart of Nigerians as evident by the reaction to a possible Mohits reunion concert. D. Banj has 3.1m followers on Twitter.

8. Tuface Idibia – 2.8 million

Legends don’t die, they say; however, yhey might not have a lot of social media followers to reflect their popularity among the people.

Probably one of the most loved musicians in the country, Innocent 2face Idibia has the ability to attract a lot of attention as shown recently by the protest plans against the present administration.

His conscious nature about the state of the country and non-reluctance to talk about them means he finds attention from both the music and political scene. It helps that he has a lot of talent to back his influence on the Twittersphere where he has 2.8million followers.

9. Peter Okoye – 2.6 million
He is the second half of the defunct duo Psquare should be higher up this list as a veteran member of the Nigerian music scene but after many tiring fights between him and his brother, unimpressive solo music and a lack of impact in any other social industry, he is confined to a 2.6 million. He still, however, peddles enough followers to throw a large wrench into the Twittersphere to trend when he desires.

10. Ice Prince – 2.5 million

Perhaps there are those who aren’t bothered by the fact that he fell off the music scene and hasn’t really had a hit track in years. It is a surprise that Panshak Henry Zamani popularly known as Ice Prince is on this list having 2.5million followers.

Ice Prince is gradually becoming anonymous when it comes to the Nigerian music industry today. Perhaps even more surprising is that he has more followers than his former label boss, M.I who is considerably more active on the social network.

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Written by Mateen Badru


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