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.

They have managed to build a following through showcasing their extravagant lifestyle, by creating a compelling feed with beautiful photos or funny videos, by stirring controversy and engaging their follower base.

If you look at the list below the celebrities have 3 things in common; they are either controversial (deliberately or inadvertently), they engage their followers or are funny. Sauti Sol and Lupita Nyong’o seem to be the exception to this rule as they have built their fan base through mostly music and film.

1.Jalang’o - Elite MC, Comedian and Milele FM radio presenter.

Jalang’os Instagram account

2.Size 8 - Gospel Musician and 'Pambio Live' show host.

Size 8’s Instagram account

3.Sauti Sol - Africa’s Best Live Act and founder of Sol Generation Records a music record label.

Sauti Sol’s Instagram account

4.Betty Kyallo - K24 News Anchor and founder of ‘Flair by Betty’ Beauty Parlour.

Betty Kyallo’s Instagram account

5.Akothee - Musician, Philanthropist and Director at Akothee Safaris.

Akothee's Instagram account

6.Bahati - Gospel Musician, Owner of EMB Entertainment and Reality TV star.

Bahati’s Instagram account

7.Vera Sidika - TV presenter, socialite, musician and owner of Vera Sidika Beauty Parlour and Veetox Detox tea.

Vera Sidika’s Instagram account

8.Huddah Monroe - Socialite and owner of Huddah Cosmetics.

Huddah Monroe’s Instagram account

9.DJ Mo - Groove Awards winner and ‘Crossover 101’ host.

DJ Mo’s Instagram account

10.Eric Omondi - Comedian and C.E.O Big Tyme entertainment.

Eric Omondi’s Instagram account

11.Churchill - Comedian, Host Churchill Show and Classic 105 presenter.

Churchill’s Instagram account

12.Lupita Nyongo - Oscar-award-winning actress, Author and Lancôme Brand Ambassador

Lupita Nyong’o Instagram account

Other honourable mentions in this list are Avril who has 913,000 and Njugush who is inching closer to the 1 million mark with 955 K.

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