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  A social media influencer, as most of us know, is someone who owns a profile on any social media platform, is actively engaged in a credible industry online, and has large followership.
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Influencers can persuade their large audience because of their genuineness, transparency, and easy reach. Over the years, the internet has seen the gradual rise of these influencers who, due to their expertise, are often recruited by brands to reach out to their target audiences as part of their marketing strategies. Most of these influencers have made a big impact in our world, and their talents and inputs can never be overlooked. We present to you our top 10 social media influencers of the year. We have selected the influencers who have made tremendous contributions and have inspired, educated, and humoured their followers. In choosing them, we had to access the most outstanding on the various social media platforms whilst taking into consideration their professions.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

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Adenola Adepetun started his career as a fashion enthusiast at the age of 18. He first worked as an intern at CMC. He has gone on to carve out a niche for himself in the Nigerian fashion industry working on campaigns with national and international brands. You can subscribe to his website and follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Kayode Abass

No photo description available. He is a LinkedIn influencer and coach, digital marketing consultant, viral content writer, and entrepreneur. On the Nigerian sphere of LinkedIn, he can boast of thousands of followers who within minutes can leave hundreds of comments under his posts. Kayode helps other business coaches, sales executives, consultants etc. with the strategies that made him become an influencer.

Dimma Umeh

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A popular YouTube and lifestyle influencer, Dimma is also known as That Igbo Chick. She made a career for herself on YouTube and now she has thousands of followers who engage with her content regularly. She often talks about her life as a Nigerian as well as topics on lifestyle, travel, and makeup tips on her YouTube channel and on her website.
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Noble Igwe

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He is the CEO of 360NoBS and one of Nigeria’s top fashion influencers. He is best known for adorning the best of designers with top-notch quality. He has worked on style campaigns with brands like PayPorte and Jumia and has quite a number of endorsements. With a large number of followers on his social media pages, he deserves a spot on our list.

Sisi Yemmie

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Sisi is a food and lifestyle blogger who runs SisiYemmie.Com, a blog she uses to discuss her views on food, motherhood, lifestyle, beauty, etc. You can subscribe to her blog and YouTube channel follow her on her other social media handles.


valking ♔ 🇦🇷 on Twitter: "Still vibes, nothing else🤲 💙🤍" / Twitter Arguably one of the prominent influencers on Twitter, Valking is best known for his witty and rib-cracking remarks, his lively content and selling merchandise. He has been able to leverage his large following to create amazing opportunities for himself and for others. You can follow him on Twitter @_valkingg.

Nigerian Lazy Chef (Nma)

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Ronke Edoho

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She is a certified Nutritionist and a professional accountant, a clinical weight loss specialist and the author of Lose It Nigerian (LIN) books and plans. An amazing social media influencer, she helps her followers improve their wellbeing through the healthy meal plans and recipes she follows. Be sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel and her blog, and also follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Adegoke Pamilerin Emmanuel

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Known to many as ThePamilerin, Emmanuel does well to assist many brands grow their social media presence. His consulting firm (TheStateAgency), which has most of the top social media influencers in Nigeria, has assisted big brands in their marketing techniques. You can follow him on Twitter @UnclePamilerin. Featured Image Source: Leadership News
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This article was first published on 20th December 2021 and updated on December 21st, 2021 at 6:37 pm


Ohia, Ernest Chigaemezu is a writer, editor, and grade teacher based in Jos, Nigeria.

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