Nigeria, a country of 260 million people, is expected to have around 100 million internet users by 2020.
The country is blessed with extraordinary people, including artists, entrepreneurs, and politicians.
Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Laycon, Tacha, and more superstars are recognized on a daily basis in Nigeria.
These people have a fan base that grows or shrinks year after year. Although some people are devoted followers, others would go to any length to ensure that their favorite celebrity triumph over their rivals.
You may not want to agree, but one thing is certain: most celebrities are now seen as gods, and the celebrity worship phenomenon is rife in Nigeria.
Fanbases are extremely enthusiastic, political, and, more often than not, divisive. From major social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Tik Tok, and YouTube, to numerous blogs and forums.
Which celebrity do you believe has the most devoted followers? Let’s have a look:
9. MERCENARIES (MERCY EKE FANS)
To be honest, Mercy Eke’s fans aren’t terrible or toxic; they simply adore Mercy and tend to support her. And, most of the time, fandom propels her to success; it is the true definition of fandom. (Remember, this is a video vixen who won season 4 of Big Brother Naija in October 2019, becoming the reality show’s first female winner: she received more than 41.77 percent of a total of 250 million votes cast by viewers.) Mercy and Tacha got into a fight in the Big Brother Naija house, which sparked a major internet story. There are Mercenaries who become irritated when she is trolled. Then there are the wealthy Mercy followers who don’t make a fuss on social media but yet support all she does. Some refer to her as the “Queen of Highlight” or “Clout.”
8. CUPCAKES (DJ CUPPY FANS)
Florence Otedola, the daughter of Nigerian businessman Femi Otedola, has garnered a wonderful social media following and accolades for her humility and ‘never get upset’ lifestyle, and she has become a fan favourite on Twitter Nigeria. After releasing her song with Tecno, she began working with other famous superstars, propelling her music career to new heights, and her introduction “cuppydat” surged. When she began to earn even more notoriety thanks to her father’s blessing, she chose to call her devoted followers the Cupcakes. They adore her, and she adores them as well.
7. MARLIANS (NAIRA MARLEY FANS)
Naira Marley is the man that motivates young hustlers in Nigeria, both good and bad. He is regarded as the king of the streets and the president of his divisive fan base, the “Marlians.” Naira Marley rose to prominence after the EFCC arrested him on conspiracy and credit card fraud charges on May 10, 2019.
6. TITANS (TACHA BBNAIJA FANS)
True supporters will cheer on their favorite until the end of time. Tacha has made quite a name for herself as a businesswoman and social media influencer in recent months; this would not have been possible without the dedication and support of her fans, known as the Titans; they will continue to support their 24-year-old Capricorn Queen mother until she becomes one of the world’s richest women. Tacha has been the most trending person on Twitter in Nigeria since 2019 as a result of the support she receives on a regular basis from her fans.
5. ICONS (LAYCON BBNAIJA FANS)
Olamilekan Moshood, better known as Laycon, is a rapper and songwriter who has been a fan favorite since his first day on Big Brother Naija 2020. In 2020, the brilliant current youth ambassador of Ogun State dominated social media trending rankings and won Big Brother Naija Season 5. The ICONS, Laycon’s admirers, set voting records, purchase him a car, and stream all of his songs on the internet.
4. YBNL MAFIA (OLAMIDE FANS)
Rapper Olamide has one of the top five most-streamed records on Nigerian internet in 2020, because to his devoted fans known as “YBNL Mafia.” Olamide followers were among the first to become viral on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city.
3. OUTSIDERS (BURNA BOY’S FANS)
Wizkid and other celebs are among Burna Boy’s followers. Burna is without a doubt one of the most talented musicians of this generation; he failed to win a Grammy in his first attempt after being nominated in the best world music album category in 2020, and he was nominated again in 2021 for Best Global Music Album of the Year with his ‘Twice As Tall’ album. Burna Boy’s followers, known as the Outsiders, have remained loyal to him and have promised him of winning the Grammy in 2021. While Davido’s followers want to bring him down, his fans and Wizkid FC are constantly by his side.
2. 30BG (DAVIDO FANS)
David Adeleke, a pop singer, has been one of the most popular singers in the previous decade, and he has a devoted fan following, the 30BG. Davido has been recognized to be a humble and friendly person to all of his followers and loved ones since the beginning of his career. He encourages followers to dance in music videos alongside him, surprises supporters with money, and pays bills for sick fans. He values his supporters, and they make him feel special when he needs it.
1. WIZKID FC (WIZKID FANS)
Wizkid has one of Africa’s most devoted fan bases, known as Wizkid F.C, which stands for “Wizkid Fans Club.” They will not only show their support for him on the internet, but they will also buy his concert tickets within hours of them being on sale and stream his old and new songs. Wizkid FC was founded in 2017, and in 2018, they helped Wizkid become the first African singer to sell out London’s O2 Arena. They appear at each of his shows to brighten it up, and they are quite active on Twitter and Instagram – commitment at its finest.