Top Inspirational Influencers on Instagram in Nigeria – 2019

Edited January 2019

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

Debola William in a white and red capNumber 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 the 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.

Debola Williams is one of the founders of The Future Project the organisers of The Future Awards Africa  

The Future Awards Africa is one of the largest awards for successful youths in Africa.

Here is the list of the 20 winners of The Future Awards Africa 2018

2 Ebuka Obi-Uchendu @ebuka

Ebuka Obi Uchendu on Instagram dresses in native

Number of followers: 1.4m

Why should you follow Ebuka?

Ebuka is not only a lawyer, TV host and compere, but he is also 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 on natural hair in Instagram page

Number of followers: 1.6m

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

Tony Elumelu on Instagram taking a nice pose

Number of followers: 272k

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

Laura Ikeji looing beautiful in a blue top and skirt on Instagram

Number of followers: 1.2m

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: 1.8m. 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.

Bisola Aiyeola looking hot in a blue dress and taking a picture for Intagram

7 Timi Dakolo: @timidakolo

Timi Dakolo taking a picture in front of his church for InstagramNumber of followers: 1.2m

Timi Dakolo is fun to follow on Instagram.

From his lovely family to his talent as a musician, Timi Dakolo has lots to explain to his followers.

8 Arese Ugwu: @smartmoneyarese

Arese Ugwu rocking a purple dree for her Instagram page

Number of followers: 100k

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

Lanre Olushola is a career 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

Fashionista Denola Grey inn a white and silver outfit

Number of followers: 100k

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

sisi yemi pregnant in a blue dress for Instagram

The number of followers: 102k 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: 1m+k

Lasisi Elenu wears a black slippers on Instagaram

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

Screenshot_2018-12-22-18-09-15-448_com.instagram.android.pngTobi has over 1m+followers on IG             Tobi, 2018 Big Brother Niaja finalist has over 1 million 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 1m+ followers within 4 months. wow!

Ceece looking hot in a new picture on Instagram

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

 Ubi Franklin in a white shirt takes inspires Intagram followers

Number of followers on IG: 500K

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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16.Teniola Apata @tenientertainer

Teni entertainer dressed like a man on Instagram

Teni is one of the most versatile and most talented musicians in Nigeria if not Africa.

Her sense of humour is out of this world and perhaps that’s what attracts her followers.

17. Gloria Oloruntobi (@maraji)

Maraji wears a brown nice dress on InstagramOver 1m followers.

Maraji is one of the first to start Instagram video comedy skits. 

She is a young lady who has so much talent at making people laugh.

Check her page for some doses of laughter. 

18. Tunde Ednut (@Tundeednut)

Tunde Ednut posted his new Instagram picturesOver 1.4m followers

He is the king of news and gist on Instagram.

He also uses his popularity on the gram to promote other people’s pages, businesses and ideas.

He is one of the most influential Nigerians on Instagram.

Follow us on Instagram for daily inspiration and positive vibes. 

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