Social media has had a tremendous impact on entertainment business in general. It has increased awareness and visibility for many brands, even outside entertainment. In Nigeria, most top musicians push past traditional media to build a tremendous fan base and extend awareness of their brands through social media. The most popular right now is Twitter – where most of our local stars interact with their fans and even give a sneak peek to most of their songs and videos before same is released in the traditional media.
Today, we will look at top 7 Nigerian musicians who are very active on twitter and currently have a million or more followers. Here is the list:
7. TIWA SAVAGE
At number 7 is Tiwatope Savage-Balogun better known by her stage name, Tiwa Savage. She is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, performer and actress currently signed on to Mavin Records. Her Twitter handle is @TiwaSavage
and she currently has 1 million
followers while she follows only 2,757 twitter handles.
6. BANKY W
Number 6 is Olubankole Wellington known by the stage name, Banky W. He is one of the few R&B artists in Nigeria. Banky W, who wowed us with his silky smooth voice in early 2000, established the Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E.) record label as a platform to get his music to his fans. He was one of the first oficial ambassadors of Samsung electronics in Nigeria. His twitter handle is @BankyW.
He has 1.02 million
followers and follows 1,615 twitter handles.
5. 2FACE IDIBIA
African Queen Crooner, Innocent Ujah Idibia, popularly called 2face or Tu-Baba, is number 5 on this list. He is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa. He is also one of the most bankable artists in Africa. His twitter handle, @2faceidibia,
currently has 1.05 million
followers and he follows 4,180 twitter handles.
4. DON JAZZY
Number 4 is Michael Collins Ajereh known everywhere as DON JAZZY. He is a Nigerian multi award-winning record producer, singer, songwriter, former CEO of Mo’ Hits Records founded in 2004 and current CEO of the Mavin Records, which he founded in May 2012; after his split up with childhood friend and Mo’Hits partner, D’banj. Don Jazzy is very active on Twitter as he interacts with his followers regularly; giving out free gifts from time to time, tweeting questions and rewarding the fastest fingers with the correct answer(s). His Twitter handle is @DONJAZZY
and he currently has 1.1 million
followers while he follows 69,900 twitter handles.
Number 3 is Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly known as D’banj. He is a singer, songwriter, harmonica player, and businessman. He was Don Jazzy’s partner and they both founded Mo’Hits Records in mid 2000. The multiple award winning artist’s first endorsement was with an energy drink called Power Fist. His Twitter handle is @iamdbanj
and he currently has 1.14 million
followers while he follows 2,479 twitter handles.
At number 2 is David Adedeji Adeleke better known by his stage name Davido. He is a recording artist, performer and record producer. His 2011 single, “Dami Duro”, was well received throughout Nigeria. The multiple award winning artiste is the co-owner of HKN music. His twitter handle is @iam_Davido.
He currently has 1.22 million
twitter followers and he follows 1,966 twitter handles.
Our number 1 is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, who started his musical career at age 11 and is better known by his stage name, Wizkid. He is a recording artist, songwriter and performer who has won several musical awards and was ranked 5th on Forbes and Channel O’s 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artistes in 2013. Wizkid became the first Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter, a feat he achieved far back in February 2014. His twitter handle is @wizkidayo.
He currently has 1.51 million
twitter followers while he follows only 1,282 twitter handles.
About the author
: Chris Bamidele is a passionate and unapologetic Nigerian, who believes in God and humanity. He is a writer, blogger, and an aspiring Television Director; and an optimist to the core. He blogs at www.chrisbamidele.wordpress.com and tweets @Chrisbamidele.
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This article was first published on 16th April 2015
Chris Bamidele is a passionate and unapologetic Nigerian, who believes in God and humanity. He is a writer, blogger, and an aspiring Television Director; and an optimist to the core. He blogs at www.chrisbamidele.wordpress.com and tweets @Chrisbamidele.
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