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16 Kenyan celebrities with the most Instagram followers

Can you spot your fave?

Diana Marua, Tanasha Donna, Akothee, Lupita and Octopizzo

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.

In this generation Instagram numbers is something to be proud of, as people with huge numbers are used to influence and advertise products by companies.

Advertisers who want their products and services to reach as many people as it is possible, will always approach people with a huge following and that translates into money.

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.

She also directed the music video "The Little Things You Do" by Wahu, featuring Bobi Wine, which was nominated for the Best Video Award at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009.

2.Eric Omondi - 3.7M 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 - 3.5M followers

The singer comes in third and is famed for her relationship with Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz. The two even collaborated on a song called ‘Gere’.

4.Akothee - 3.1M 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 - 3M 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 its has been very successful in the music industry.


Mtoto wa Mama has over 3 million people following him on Instagram.

6.Betty Kyallo - 2.9M followers

The entrepreneur and an Award-winning Media Personality Betty Kyallo 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.Jalango - 2.5M followers

Felix Odiwour popularly known as Jalang’o is a Jack of all trades. He is a super events/corporate MC, super Comedian, super radio presenter, super Entrepreneur, a philanthropist and above all a hard worker who barely sleeps in the process of making his millions.

Felix Odiwour was given the name Jalang’o by the late Charles Bukeko aka Papa Shirandula, at a time he showed up on set with his friend Kazungu Matano aka Captain Otoyo.


8.Size 8 - 2.5M 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.

9.Churchill - 2.4M followers


Comedian and radio Personality Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill currently enjoys a following of over 2.4 million followers on his Instagram account.

10.Octopizzo - 2.3M followers

Number Nane Finest Henry Ohanga aka Octopizzo enjoys a following of 2.3 million people.

11.Huddah - 2.2M followers


The Huddah Cosmetic CEO has grown in leaps after launching her cosmetic line. The beautypreneur has been staying in Dubai for the better part of 2020 and 2021.

12.Vera Sidika - 2.1M followers

Lately, Socialite and businesswoman Vera Sidika has been vocal about anything related to her newborn Asia Brown and day in day out she has something new to say.


She enjoys a following over over 2.1 million followers.

13.Sauti Sol - 2.1M followers

The band has won many hearts with their voices and music over the years. In October the Kenyan Boy Band announced that its members will be focusing on Solo projects under the tag “Alone Together” until May 2022 when they will release a group album.

On October 8 the group said that ‘Alone Together’ is a child of the pandemic aimed at defining the unique next chapter of the four brothers.


According to the statement, each of the four members will release a single project by December 2021.

14. Willy Paul -2.1M followers

Musician and Saldido CEO Willy Paul has so far accumulated over 2.1 million followers on his Instagram account.

15. Diana Marua 2 million followers


YouTuber turned Rapper Diana Marua aka Diana B has a following of 2 million people on Instagram.

16. DJ MO 2 Million followers

Gospel DJ Sammy Muraya aka DJ Mo is currently followed by over 2 million people on Instagram.


“It has been God all the way … thank you for the support watu wangu - we have started the year well ...this year let’s do things in a different way , operate with no fear , and try what we haven’t tried before. . May 2022 be your best year so far . New chapter!!!,” shared DJ Mo.


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