Richest Nigerian Celebrities on Instagram

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The newly released Instagram rich list of celebrities has been published by HopperHQ, a UK-based start-up company that helps brands and organizations engage better with their followers.

HopperHQ has periodically been releasing the list of celebrities across the world and how much they earn per Instagram. As of 2019, Davido was the richest Nigerian celebrity on Instagram with each of his posts valued at $74 million based on metrics used by HopperHQ in measuring this.

Wizkid, on the other hand, was the third richest Nigerian Instagram celebrity after Davido and Funke Akindele-Bello who was ranked as the second richest. With the newly released version, more Nigerian celebrities have made their way to the list and we can’t help but share them with you.

Instagram Rich List of Nigerian Celebrities

Below is a list of Instagram rich list of Nigerian celebrities, according to HopperHQ, a UK-based start-up company:

17. Dehkunle – $100

Dehkunle is a Nigerian influencer whose focus is on lifestyle, travel and finance. He is ranked as the 48th richest Instagram African celebrity and the least in Nigerian. According to HopperHQ, each of Dehkunle’s posts on Instagram is valued at $100.

16. Kelechi Mgbemena – $200

Kelechi Mgbemena is a beauty-based social media influencer, vlogger, digital content creator and social media savvy. She is ranked as the 47th richest Instagram celebrity in Africa with each of her Instagram posts valued at $200, according to the UK marketing start-up company.

15. Dimma Umeh – $500

Dimma Umeh is a Nigerian beauty, fashion and lifestyle content creator with over N450,000 combined followers on YouTube and Instagram. Dimma is ranked as the 41st richest Instagram celebrity in Africa with each of her Instagram posts valued at $500. Dimma has worked with renowned global lifestyle brands and has also worked with Google in the past.

14. Lola OJ – $1,400

British born Lola OJ is a lawyer and a creative entrepreneur and also the managing director of Coco Skincare; a brand that offers skincare products specially formulated to encourage healthy glowing skin. OJ is ranked as the 36th richest Instagram celebrity in Africa with each of her Instagram posts valued at $1,400.

13. Shirley B Eniang – $1,700

Shirley B. Eniang, a United Kingdom-born Nigerian lifestyle and beauty guru has over 1.3 million combined subscribers & followers on YouTube and Instagram. She is the 34th Instagram richest celebrity in Africa with each of her Instagram posts valued at $1,700.

12. Jackie Aina – $4,400

Jackie Aina is a Nigerian-American social influencer and beauty YouTuber. She is well known as an advocate for the visibility of people of colour in the cosmetic industry and has over time partnered with brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, Too Faced, Sigma Beauty, Sephora, e.l.f. Cosmetics, etc. She is ranked as the 29th richest African Instagram celebrity with each of her Instagram posts valued at $4,440.

11. Cynthia Nwadiora – $11,200

Cynthia Nwadiora, also known as Cee C is a Nigerian reality TV star, lawyer and influencer. She is famous for being a housemate in the Big Brother Double Wahala edition. She is said to be the daughter on a rich Nigerian who is into transportation. Cee C is ranked as the 22nd richest African celebrity on Instagram with each of her Instagram posts valued at $11,200.

10. Toke Makinwa – $18,300

Controversial Nigerian vlogger, author and media personality, Toke Makinwa unsurprisingly makes it to the list. Famed for hosting The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM and her autobiography ‘On Becoming’ after her marriage crashed, Toke Makinwa has since been consistent with social media and has steadily grown her social media followership ever since. Ranked 19th on the list of richest celebrities on Instagram, each of Toke Makinwa’s posts are valued at $18,300. Toke Makinwa is one of Nigeria’s richest media personalities with an estimated net worth of N250 million.

9. Bisola Aiyeola – $19,200

Multi-talented Bisola Aiyeola is a Nigerian singer, actress and reality TV star. She is the first runner up of the Big Brother Naija edition (in 2017). She has participated in singing competitions such as the then-popular MTN project fame West Africa and won the AMVCA Trailblazer Award at the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Bisola is ranked as the 17th richest African celebrity on Instagram with each of her Instagram posts valued at $19,200.

8. Adesua Etomi-Wellington – $26,700

Adesua Etomi-Wellington needs no introduction. The mother of one and actress started her acting career in 2014 in the film ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’. She has since gone ahead to feature in countless movies. Adesua is married to singer-turned politician, Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W. Adesua is ranked the 14th richest African celebrity with each of her Instagram posts valued at $26,700.

7. Mercy Aigbe – $61,500

Mercy Aigbe is a Nigerian actress, fashionista and businesswoman. She is best known for her roles in Yoruba Nollywood and is one of the most popular actors in the Nigerian entertainment industry. The mother of two is divorced and was at some point rumoured to be in a relationship with former Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Mercy Aigbe is ranked the 9th richest African celebrity on Instagram with each of her Instagram posts valued at $61,500.

6. Mercy Johnson-Okojie – $65,300

Beautiful Nollywood actress and businesswoman, Mercy Johnson-Okojie is one of Nigeria’s most popular actresses. She boasts of over 10 million followers on Instagram alone and periodically shares a variety of lifestyle and fashion content. According to HopperHQ, Mercy Johnson-Okojie is the 8th richest African and the sixth Nigerian celebrity on Instagram with each of Instagram posts valued at $65,300. She is one of Nigeria’s richest actresses.

5. Wizkid – $77,000

Ayodeji Balogun, professionally known as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and recording artist regarded as one of the most influential singers of his generation. Wizkid is undoubtedly one of the biggest Nigerian singers in Nigeria and Africa. He is ranked as the 7th richest Nigerian celebrity on Instagram, with each of his Instagram posts valued at $77,000. Wizkid is also one of the richest singers in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $14 million.

4. Tiwa Savage – $78,600

Sensational singer and songwriter Tiwa Savage obviously needs no introduction. She is undoubtedly one of the most popular female singers in Nigeria and Africa. The mother of one surprisingly tops Wizkid as she is ranked as the 5th richest Nigerian celebrity on Instagram, with each of her Instagram posts valued at $78,600. In 2019, each of Tiwa’s Instagram posts are valued at $47,200. However, she nearly doubled that in 2021. Tiwa Savage is one of the richest female singers in Nigeria and Africa with an estimated net worth of $5 million.

3. Funke Akindele-Bello – $83,600

Funke Akindele-Bello, also called Jenifa, is a Nigerian actress and filmmaker and undoubtedly one the of most influential actresses in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Ms Akindele started out her career in the sitcom ‘I Need to Know’, from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009. The multiple award winner has her own sitcom, Jenifa’s Diary which is popular with most Nigerians. Funke Akindele is ranked the 4th richest Nigerian celebrity on Instagram with each of her Instagram posts valued at $83,600. In 2019, each of her Instagram posts was valued at $50,500 and she was the second-richest at the time, only behind Davido. Funke Akindele-Bello is the richest Yoruba actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.

2. Yemi Alade – $88,100

Yemi Alade is a Nigerian Afro-Pop singer, songwriter and recording artist and one of the most popular female singers in Nigeria. Yemi started her career after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009. Her hit single ‘Johnny’ was released in 2014 and has since gained recognition across Nigerian and Africa. Mama Africa, as she fondly refers to herself has enjoyed good collaborations with some African singers, rappers and vocalists. She is one of the most influential singers in Nigeria and Africa. Yemi Alade is ranked as the second-richest Instagram celebrity in Nigeria and the third in Africa with each of her Instagram posts valued at $88,100.

1. Davido – $128,300

David Adeleke, professionally known as Davido needs no introduction. The American-born Nigerian singer and songwriter is regarded as one of the most influential singers in Nigeria and Africa and one of the very few African singers who has broken through to the international stage. Davido is ranked as the second-richest Instagram celebrity in Africa and the richest Instagram celebrity in Nigeria for the third consecutive year with each of his Instagram posts valued at $128,000! Davido is only second-best to Mohammed Salah who is the richest Instagram celebrity in Africa. He is one of the richest singers in Nigeria and Africa, with an estimated net worth of $16 million.

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