Instagram is a major social media platform and Kenyans have not been left in the dark either. They are mostly using it for business and socializing. Here is our rolled out list for East Africa most followed personalities as of today:
- Lupita Nyongo 3.8M followers
Lupita Nyongo is an Oscar award-winning actress who shot to fame after the movie 12 Years A Slave and is a household name not only in Kenya but worldwide as her massive following shows.
2. Ali Kiba 3.4M followers
Ali Saleh Kiba famously known as Ali Kiba is a sensational Tanzanian singer, songwriter and recording artist who is signed to Sony Music Entertainment.
3. Diamond Platnumz 6M followers
Naseeb Abdul Juma popularly known as Diamond Platnumz is a Tanzanian Bongo flavour recording artist and also the founder of WCB entertainment records.
4. Rayvanny 2.8M followers
Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa better known by his stage name Rayvanny is a Tanzanian singer, songwriter and dancer from the WCB Wasafi Record label under Diamond Platnumz’ leadership.
5. Harmonize 2.8M followers
Rajab Abdul Kahali also known by his stage name Harmonize is a Bongo flavour recording artist signed under the WCB entertainment records and is popularly known for his hit song 911 featuring Yemi Alade.
6. Eric Omondi 1.6M followers
Even after leaving Churchill show Eric Omondi still remains one of Kenyans’ favourite comedian with his series and parodies of “How to be” being a major thing on Instagram. Many Kenyans follow him to see the next crazy thing that he’ll post.
7. Huddah Monroe 1.5M followers
Alhuda Njoroge popularly known as Huddah Monroe or Boss chick is a Kenyan based socialite, TV personality and CEO of Huddah cosmetics. She rose to fame after featuring on the reality show Big Brother Africa, but she did not win.
8. Sauti Sol 1.3M followers
Sauti Sol is a Kenyan boy band comprising of four of the most talented singers, songwriters and producers. They are famously known for making good music thus scaling exceptional heights to win international awards (aside from being a thirst trap for any African woman).
9. Vera Sidika 1.1M followers
Vera Sidika Mung’asia also known as Queen Vee is a Kenyan socialite who has managed to build a fortune out of controversies. She once featured on the reality hit series Nairobi Diaries, and famously started out as a dark-skinned video vixen before becoming a renown bleached socialite.
10. Betty Kyalo 1M followers
Betty Kyalo is a talented news anchor who resigned from Standard Group and went to K24 early this year. She also runs a beautyparloure known as Flair by Betty.
11. Akothee 1M followers
Esther Akoth popularly known as Akothee is a Kenyan musician and a business woman who has a thriving taxi business. She won the Best Female East Africa AFRIMA Award 2016.
12. Octopizo 922k followers
Henry Ohanga better known as Octopizo or Ghetto King is a kenyan hip-hop artist and founder of Y.G.B, a youth group which stands for Young Gifted Blacks which consists of rappers, graffiti artists, dancers and poets.
13. Churchill 873k followers
Daniel Ndambuki better known to many as Churchill or Mwalimu Kingang’i is a radio presenter and comedian who hosts Kenyas’ most loved comedy show Churchill Live which airs on NTV and has managed to mentor many comedians by providing them with a platform to showcase their talent.
14. Avril 811k followers
Judith Nyambura Mwangi popularly known as Avril is a Kenyan singer, songwriter, actress and entertainer. Mostly loved for her good looks, great sense of fashion and beautiful voice.
15. Chipukeezy 830k followers
Chipukeezy whose real name is Vincent Muasya, is a Kenyan comedian who is known for his Kamba accent and persona on the stage. He rose to fame when he was on the Churchill show where he told tales of Mlolongo and his Kamba relatives. He used to be a co-host on Kiss 100’s Drive Show but currently has his own talk show called The Chipukeezy Show, a show that imitates The Jimmy Fallon show.