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List of female social media influencers in Nigeria

Female social media influencers in Nigeria: You may have wondered who the individuals topping this list are.

Well, we are presenting to you the list of famous female social media influencers in Nigeria. So, this list is ranked by the number of social media follows they have. Using Instagram as a yardstick. 

Who exactly are those we consider as social media influencers?

Social media influencers are individuals that have built excellent online reputations in their field and can convince others to act based on recommendations.

An influencer can be an actor, a blogger, a celebrity, or an online entrepreneur, among others. So, let us explore the list of the most popular female social media influencers in Nigeria. 

1. Yemi Alade: 

Yemi Alade
She won the Peak Talent Show in 2009 after which she signed to Effyzzie Music Group

Yemi Eberechi Alade is a Nigerian-born Afropop singer, songwriter, actress, and activist.

She began to rise to stardom when she won the Peak Talent Show in 2009.

However, Yemi has grown to be one of Nigeria’s best well-established social media influencers with all her talents. 

She has substantial social media followers and has endorsement as a Brand Ambassador to many brands. 

Yemi Alade followers on social media are as follows;

  • Instagram: 14.2m followers
  • Facebook: 10,496,885 follow
  • YouTube: 1.8M subscribers

2. Tiwa Savage: 

Tiwa Savage - female social media influencers in Nigeria
@tiwasavage has been dubbed the “Queen of Afrobeats.”

Next on our list for the famous social media influencers in Nigeria is our own lovely Tiwa Savage. 

Tiwatope Savage is a singer, songwriter, and actor from Nigeria. She was born in Isale Eko but moved to London for her secondary education when she was 11 and her music career started five years later.

She was singing backing vocals for singers like George Michael and Mary J. Blige.

For over a decade now, Tiwa has been on a steady rise, accumulating huge social statics as seen below;

  • Instagram: 12.5m followers
  • Facebook: 10,496,885 follow
  • YouTube: 1.8M subscribers

3. Funke Akindele a.k.a JENIFA

Funke Akindele - social media influencers in Nigeria
Funke Akindele starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002

As a well-known Nollywood actress and well recognized for her role as “Jenifa” in the T.V series “Jenifa Diaries.”

Although this great that has been deliberate about her rise to stardom for about two decades now. Starting her career in old T.V series titled I need to know. 

And today, she is a well-celebrated lady among the female social media influencers in Nigeria. 

So, our highly talented Funke has a substantial social media following with about;

4. Ini Edo

Ini Edo
Ini Edo began her film career in 2000 and has featured in more than 100 movies since her debut.

Our pretty Ini Edo is a well-known Nigerian actress. 

Her cinematic career started in 2000 and she has been in over 100 films since then. 

Her social influence did not just start as she served as a judge for the Miss Black Africa UK Pageant in 2013.

In addition, she was among those selected by the United Nations in 2014 as a United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy.

Her social media stats can reveal that as she is fast growing on all platforms across social media. Check some of them out below.

5. Simisola Kosoko a.k.a Simi or symplysimi

Simi - female social media influencers in Nigeria
She launched her record label Studio Brat in June 2019

She goes by the alias goes by symplysimi but her original name is Simisola. As one of the female social media influencers emanating from the music industry, Simi has done well for herself. Both in her music career and personal life. These huge career achievements are notably one of the reasons she has gathered a considerable fan base and social media follows, as seen below. 

  • Instagram: 9.2m followers
  • Facebook: 8,406,762 followers
  • YouTube: 633K subscribers

6. Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji
 She was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by
the Nigerian government for her contributions to Nollywood

Genevieve Nnaji is an accomplished Nigerian actress, producer, and director.

She was the first actor to win the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005.

The Nigerian government honored her as a Member of the Order (MON) of the Federal Republic in 2011 for her services to Nollywood. Therefore, her steady thrive has made her a renowned personality as one of Nigeria’s female social media influencers. With huge followings, as seen below.

7. Chidinma Ekile

Chidinma Ekile - female social media influencers in Nigeria
Nigerian singer Chidinma Ekile, best known for her award-winning Afropop song “Kedike”.

Officially known by her stage name as Chidinma, she started singing at the age of six. At ten years old, she joined her church’s choir.

Chidinma’s stardom began in 2010, after winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa.

This shows that the young talent has always been on the grind to influence her society with her talent positively.

So, this has also secured her a place amongst the famous social media influencers in Nigeria. 

Chidinma has large followers on her social media account; 

8. D.J Cuppy

DJ Cuppy
She is the daughter of Nigerian businessman Femi Otedola

Many people don’t really know her real name because her artist name has taken over. 

Her real name is Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola but professionally known as DJ Cuppy, or simply Cuppy. She is a disc jockey and producer from Nigeria. She is the daughter of Femi Otedola, a Nigerian billionaire businessman. Cuppy had early life in Lagos and migrated to London when she was 13 years old.

Ever since coming into the entertainment industry, she has become so influential, growing her social fans base. Cuppy’s social media statistics are as follows;

  • Instagram: 7.5m followers
  • Facebook: 3,708,289 follow
  • YouTube:   161K subscribers

9. Annie Idibia

Annie Idibia
She was nominated in the “Best Supporting Actress” category at the 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards

Annie Idibia is a household name when it comes to the female social media influencers in Nigeria. Aside from being married to a musical legend, she has also achieved so much value for herself. She is building her career path and family values with her dream man, 2Face Idibia. 

But with all these great achievements, it seems Annie doesn’t like maintaining social media platforms. Her Instagram followers are over 7,000,000 million. 

10. Tonto W. C. Dike

Tonto Dikeh - female social media influencers in Nigeria
Following a successful acting career, Tonto Dikeh decided to pursue a music career

With many ambassadorial roles and brand endorsement, Tonto, who nicked named herself as “AMB. KING TONTO,” has really done well in her career. Rising to stardom was hectic for this great lady, but she stood strong to overcome everything that would stop her from becoming one of the influencers in our society. As one of the respected female social media influencers in Nigeria, Tonto has large followers on social media. 

  • Instagram: 6.8m followers
  • Facebook: 6,017,508 followers
  • YouTube: 83.6K subscribers

11. Tonyi Abraham Ajeyemi

Toyin Abraham - female social media influencers in Nigeria

Born as Toyin Aimakhu in Auchi, she spent her early life in Ibadan and attended the St Anne’s School Ibadan for her secondary school education.

Toyin Abraham started acting in 2003 when she came in contact with Nigerian actress Bukky Wright, who came to Ibadan to film. 

Ever since then, Toyin Abraham has directed and starred in several Nigerian movies. Her achievements place her as one of the female social media influencers in Nigeria, making great positive impacts. Her social media stats are as follows;

12. Linda Ikeji

Linda Ikeji - female social media influencers in Nigeria
One of the first female bloggers in Africa

Linda Ifeoma Ikeji is a former model, blogger, writer, and businesswoman from Nigeria. She is well-known for her blog and her controversial writings. As one of the first to start gossip blogging in Africa, Linda has gathered so much momentum in the internet lifestyle. With millions of people visiting her blog daily, she has the following social media statistics as one of the female social media influencers in Nigeria. 

  • Instagram: 6.4m followers
  • Facebook:  44,833 followers
  • YouTube:    63.6K subscribers

13. Chioma Akpotha

Chioma Akpota - female social media influencers in Nigeria

Chioma Chukwuka’s acting career started in 2000 with her debut in the film “The Apple.” Ever since then, she has been an absolute role model to young women. 

In 2019, she announced the creation of Masterclass with Chioma, a capacity-building platform where budding talents, particularly actresses, are taught by seasoned filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, and other industry experts about what it takes to build a successful career in cinema, television, and theater. Her social status is well earned with a large number of followers, as seen below;

Omotola - female social media influencers in Nigeria
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde MFR is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model

14. Dr Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, MFR

She started as an actress since her Nollywood film debuted in 1995, and today, her influence is even beyond social media. Omotola is a super-talented lady who has gone ahead in acquiring a doctorate and was conferred with the award of ‘Member of The Order of Federal Republic’ (MFR). This shows that Omotola deserves to be placed as the first to rank female social media influencers in Nigeria. Still, we made this list according to Social media stats available. See her stats below.  


Note, while this is not an exhaustive list of female social media influencers in Nigeria, we made this list using their social media rankings for the rating. Take Instagram followership of 5 million followers and above as the first criteria. 

In another article, we shall bring you more list of female social media influencers in Nigeria that are also doing excessively well. 

Who is your favourite among those on this list? Let us know in the comment section.

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