Instagram can be one of the most difficult platforms to grow your numbers but these celebrities have managed to become the cream of the crop in the Kenyan Instagram scene.
11 Kenyan celebrities with the Most Instagram Followers
Can you spot your fave?
1.Lupita Nyong'o - 9M followers
Of course, the OG is actress Lupita Nyong’o known for her acting prowess in Shuga that seemingly propelled her to international fame. Lupita has gone on on to bag many awards including a Golden Globe, BAFTA, BET and MTV Awards.
2.Eric Omondi - 3.4M followers
The Self- proclaimed President of Comedy Africa comes at a close second. Omondi is currently the CEO of Big Tyme Entertainment, a production company which he recently started.
3. Tanasha Donna - 3.2M followers
The singer comes in third and is famed for her relationship with Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz. The two even collabod to release the hit song ‘Gere’.
4.Akothee - 2.8M followers
Madam Boss, CEO of Akothee Safaris has never been known to mince her words. The outspoken mother of 5 was recently named as number 15 in the list of 30 richest musicians in Africa. Forbes purportedly released the article placing her with a Net Worth of $10M.
5.Bahati - 2.8M followers
The singer came to fame with his hit gospel songs and has since left the industry. Bahati recently released his new album ‘Love Like This’ and has received mixed reactions from fans. The album has also caused him contention with Kenya Film Classification Board who claim the video to a song on the album violated their policy.
6.Betty Kyallo - 2.7M followers
The entrepreneur and an Award-winning Media Personality has worked with Standard Group owned station KTN and Mediamax owned TV station K24.In 2020 Betty was crowned as the TV/Online Influencer of the Year at the Inaugural Africa Digital Influencer Awards (ADIA).
Betty was named among 100 Most Influential Young Africans by Africa Youth Awards in collaboration with Avance Media.
In 2018, Ms Kyallo was voted as the Journalist of the Year by Kenyans on Twitter (K0T), defeating opposition from KTN news reporter Timothy Otieno, The Star Digital Editor Oliver Mathenge and Marvin Gakuyi.
7.Size 8 - 2.3M followers
The ‘Mateke’ hitmaker Linet Munyali aka Size 8 joined the gospel industry after coming out as born-again. The musician is also currently brand ambassador for Sweet Baby Petroleum Jelly.
8.Jalango - 2.3M followers
In June 2020, the Kiss 100 presenter disclosed that he was in the process of transforming his YouTube Channel into an Online TV station that will create employment opportunities for other talented youth.
9.Huddah - 2.1M followers
The beautypreneur is back in the country after setting up house in Dubai since February 2020. The Huddah Cosmetic CEO has grown in leaps after launching her cosmetic line.
10.Vera Sidika - 2M followers
The socialite has been a topic of discussion especially on her relationships with ex, Otile Brown and current bae, Brown Mauzo. Sidika quashed reports that she “settled for less” by marrying Mauzo saying that money has never been a determinant for her relationships. She added that money is not a factor because in the past she dated millionaires and billionaires and things were not rosy as people think.
11.Sauti Sol - 2M followers
The band has won many hearts with their voices and music. Currently, Lead Vocalist Bien Aime Baraza is in Tanzania with prolific producer and Director Eugene Mbugua scouting for new business opportunities. During an interview on East Africa Radio, Bien disclosed that while in Tanzania he will work with Juma Jux and Damian Soul.
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