Top 15 Inspirational Influencers on Instagram in Nigeria – 2018

top instagram influencers in Nigeria in 2018

Edited August 2018

There are over 3.5 million Instagram users in Nigeria. As you browse through your Instagram account, you see countless accounts beaconing you to follow them. If you want to make the best use of your data, you have to be selective with the accounts you follow on Instagram.

Interestingly, there are a few Instagram influencers in Nigeria who are worth your time and data.

These ones can influence how you think, who you associate with and what you end up becoming.

Learning from these influencers who are experts in various spheres of life can widen your horizon and help you achieve your goals even faster.

Regardless of what you are looking for, these top 15 influencers will give you the inspiration you need all-rounder from career to fashion and everything in-between.

1 Debola Williams: @debolalagos

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image of Debola William a top Instagram influencer in Nigeria

Number of followers 168K

Debola William is everything packed into one. He is an entrepreneur, a young nation builder and a man of the people. He is profoundly loved by young people everywhere in Africa especially by ladies. He is the Ceo of RedMediaAfrica. He is famously known to have won elections for two presidents in Africa alongside his partner Chude Jideonwo.

2 Ebuka Obi-Uchendu @ebuka

Top nigerian instagram influencers in 2018
Image of Ebuka Obi Uchendu one of the top inspirational influencers in Nigeria in 2018

Number of followers: 1m

Why should you follow Ebuka?

Ebuka is not only a lawyer, TV host and compere, he is one of the most respected fashionistas in Nigeria. Get sneak peeks of his jaw-dropping fashion statements and great captions that will inspire you.

3 Omoni Oboli @omonioboli

omoni Oboli one of the Instagram inluencers in Nigeria in 2018
Omoni Oboli has over 1.2m followers on Instagram

Number of followers: 1.3m
Why should you follow her? Omoni is a go-getter a strong woman, mother and successful actor and movie producer. Follow to see how she juggles her many roles an come out a slayer. Plus, you might just fall in love with any of his three handsome sons.

4 Tony Elumelu: @Tonyelumelufoundation

One of the top Influencers on Instagram in Nigeria
Tony Elumelu is one of the top Influencers on Instagram in Nigeria

Number of followers: 246k
Why should you follow Tony Elumelu? If you want to fast track your journey to entrepreneurial success and probably win some mentoring, training and funding.

5 Laura Ikeji Kanu @Lauraikeji

Image of Laura Ikeji, one of the most Infuencial Nigerians on Instagram
Image of Laura Ikeji, one of the most Influential Nigerians in Instagram in 2018

Number of followers: 997k

Laura rose to fame and success by making good use of the opportunity of being a sister to Laura Ikeji the Billionaire Blogger. She hustled her way up to success. Follow her and see some of her stories and how she inspires every young Nigerian to believe in themselves.

6 Bisola Aiyeola @iambisola

Number of followers: 1.4m

Bisola is funny, hilarious, interesting and what’s the word again? She continues to rake followers on Instagram since emerging as second in the Big Brother Naija show in 2017. He struggles which has lead to enviable success is one that every young Nigerian should follow.



7 Timi Dakolo: @timidakolo

Number of followers: 1m



Why should you follow him?
If you want to do what you know how to do best and stick to it until you make it. If you want to learn how to balance work, family and fame. If you want to be the celebrity husband and dad someone is praying to have.

8 Arese Ugwu: @smartmoneyarese
arese ideaslane africa.jpgNumber of followers: 92k

Arese is a bestselling author of the Smart Money Woman.
Why should you follow Arese?
If you want to build your dream career, unwind when its time, be sexy and decent and still go to church when its time and probably publish an amazing book.

9 Lanre Olusola: @lanreolusola

Top inspirational influencer on Instagram in Nigeria
Image of Lanre Olusola, the most Influential personal coach in Nigeria.

Number of followers: 95.3k
Why should you follow him?
Because he is a Life, mind, emotions and behavioural change coach who can help transition you from where you are to where they want to be.

10. Denola Grey: @denolagrey

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Denola Grey is one of the youngest fashionistas and Influencer on IG IN Nigeria

Number of followers: 80.1k
Why should you follow him?
If you are young, fresh, classy and looking to get top-notch fashion inspirations from the very source.

11. Sisi Yemi: @sisi_yemmie

Top Influencers on Instagram in Nigeria
Sisi Yemmie is one of the amazing Instagram Influencers in Nigeria in 2018

The number of followers: 98k Sisi Yemmie is a food and lifestyle blogger, mother and wife.

Why should you follower her?
If you are a foodie and you love to live and be happy.

12  Lasisi Elenu @lasisielenu

Number of followers: 876k

Top Influencers on Instagram in Nigeria 2018
Lasisi ELenu has over 800k followers on Instagram

Lasisi is officially the only Nigerian ranter I know of who makes money off ranting.

He is fast becoming one of the most hilarious comedians in Nigeria. He opened his account on Instagram and three months after making videos ranting he BLEW! You want to know how Lasisi does that.

13. Tobi Bakare @tobibakre

The top 201 influencers in Nigeria
Tobi has over 800k followers on IG

Tobi, 2018 Big Brother Niaja finalist has over 830k followers on Instagram.

Tobi seems to be a perfect gentleman. Find out why many ladies love him.

14 Cynthia Nwadioara @ceec_official

Ceec has over 813k followers within 4 months. wow!



First, it was hatred for Ceec because of her irrational behaviour in the Big Brother Naija house. Then, sudden love for her from fans who claimed she’s only being human. And then she came second in the 2018 BBN and now, endless endorsement and admirable fame.

15 Ubi Franklin @ubifranklintripplemg

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Image of Ubi Franklin the CEO of Made Men Music

Number of followers on IG: 413K

Ubi Fraklin is an inspiration to many young Nigerians. He is the CEO of Made Men Music. He is an unrepentant investor in startups and he has other chains of very successful businesses. You should follow Ubi and get some inspiration from the young business mogul.

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