Top 20 Kenyan Celebrities With the Most Instagram Followers
Instagram is 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.
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.
Lupita Nyong’o @ lupitanyongo- 9.4M followers
She has 167 posts having joined IG in October 2013 and following 195 people. Has authored a book titled #Sulwe
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 to bag many awards including a Golden Globe, BAFTA, BET, and MTV Awards.
Eric Omondi @ericomondi – 3.9M 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 that he recently started. He joined IG IN March 2013 and he follows 1,620 people with 9,464 posts.
Tanasha Donna @tanashadonna – 3.8M 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’. she joined IG in October 2013, she follows 618 people and has 139 posts.
DON PAPICHULO @octopizzo- 3.3M followers
He joined Instagram in June 2012 and has 2,560 posts and follows 8 people. Number Nane Finest Henry Ohanga aka Octopizzo enjoys a following of 3.3 million people.
Akothee – @akotheekenya- 3.2 M followers
Madam Boss Aka President of single mothers and Director @Akothee Safaris has never been known to mince her words. She joined IG in August 2014 with 17.7k posts following 1,819 people. The outspoken mother of 5 was recently named number 15 in the list of 30 richest musicians in Africa. Forbes purportedly released the article placing her with a Net Worth of $10M.
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 it has been very successful in the music industry.
Mtoto wa Mama has over 3 million people following him on Instagram.
Betty Kyallo @bettymuteikyallo- 3.1M followers
Betty is currently a Director @flairbybetty, @aftershavebyslair @bettykyallocloset, and #MagicBusinessCentre. She has an estimated net worth of 7.9M and hosting her own show on show max #KyalloKulture reality show alongside her two sisters
The entrepreneur and Award-winning Media Personality Betty Kyallo have worked with Standard Group-owned station KTN and Mediamax-owned TV station K24. In 2020 Betty has crowned the TV/Online Influencer of the Year at the Inaugural Africa Digital Influencer Awards (ADIA).
Jalangoo – 2.7M followers
Phelix Odiwour popularly known as Jalang’o is a Jack of all trades. He has moved a mich higher after tossing himself in the Langata Member of Parliament and won the Seat this year.
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. He is the founder of Jalango Foundation and Jalango Tv. He has over 14.2k posts and follows 2,964 people. He has worn the heart of the Kenyans via his great acts via his shows.
Size 8 Reborn – 2.6M followers
The ‘Mateke’ hitmaker Linet Munyali aka Size 8 joined the gospel industry after coming out as born-again. The musician is also currently the brand ambassador for Sweet Baby Petroleum Jelly. She’s also a Preacher hosting a live show on Facebook.
Churchill – 2.5M follower
Comedian, Director, and radio Personality Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill currently enjoys a following of over a 2.5million followers on his Instagram account. He has 8,286 posts and follows 347 people.
NJUGUSH @blessednjugush- 2.3M followers
The top Kenyan comedian real names Ngugi Ndegwah was born in Meru. His comedy has won him over 2.3m followers here on IG with 4,937 posts. He’s the 2021 Pluse Business influence, top 100 influential African in 2020, and 1st African Didi influencer in 2020
Vera Sidika – 2.2M followers
Lately, Socialite and businesswoman Vera Sidika has been vocal about anything related to her newborn Asia Brown, and day in and day out she has something new to say. She’s a CEO @veetoxdetox and a wife.
She enjoys a following of over a 2.2million followers and has 370 posts.
Sauti Sol – 2.2M followers
Having 732 posts 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 8th, 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.
Willy Paul -2.2M followers
Musician and Saldido CEO Willy Paul has over 2.2 million followers on his Instagram account with 5,511 posts. He has also gained fame via his unending social life dramas.
Diana-marua- 2.2 million followers
YouTuber turned Rapper Diana Marua alias Diana B has a following of 2 .2million people on Instagram. She has gained fame via her hot rap songs release especially mubaba.
Dj Mo Topadetop- 2.1 Million followers
The Gospel DJ Sammy Muraya, alias DJ Mo is currently followed by over a 2.1million people on Instagram. He is a digital creator with 11.8 posts here and following 798 people.
“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 differently, 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.
Catherine Kamau-Karanja @kate_actress- 2m folowers
She award-winning actress, and a digital creator. her acting skills have landed her many brand abasodors job running daily of the tv stations like the Harpic challenge advert.
Mc Jessy @jessythemc- 1.9m followers
He is a Kenya top comedian with him gaining popularity on the Churchill platform. His real names are Jasper Muthomi. He joined politics but quit for Mwiti Kathaara for the Imenti South Mp race.
Avril @theavieway -1.8M followers
She is an entrepreneur. Avril has been in the music industry for a long with her Chokoza song that made her get noticed.
Mca Tricky -@mcatricky -1.8m Followers
He’s a Stand- up comedian, a former Milele and Maisha magic co-host, and an Engineer by profession. His comedy clips have earned him over 1.8M followers with 3,325 posts and him following 2,812 people. He gained fame on the Churchill show platform.
Other top celebrities?
Nadia-mukami- 1.7 m followers
She is an African pop star, award-winning singer, songwriter, and performer. She has gained herself 1.7m followers with 1,265 posts and following 1,591 people.
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