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Top 11 Kenyan Celebs with the Most Instagram Followers

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We live in a generation where social media has taken over our lives, and having a large social media following is now a big deal.


Instagram is a popular social media platform, and Kenyans have not been left out. They mainly use it for business and social purposes.

Instagram numbers are something to be proud of in this generation, as people with large numbers are used to influence and advertise products by companies.

Here are the top 11 Kenyan celebrities with the most Instagram followers;

11. Elsa Majimbo – 2.5M followers

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Elsa Majimbo

Elsa Majimbo is a comedienne. Her satirical monologues usually feature her eating potato crisps, leaning back on a pillow, and using a pair of tiny 1990s sunglasses as a prop.

10. Mwalimu Churchil – 2.6M followers

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Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill, a comedian, and radio personality, currently has over 2.6 million followers on his Instagram account.

9. Size 8 Reborn – 2.7M followers

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Size 8 Reborn

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Linet Munyali aka Size 8 joined the gospel industry after coming out as a born-again Christian. Currently, the musician is a brand ambassador for Sweet Baby Petroleum Jelly and Softcare diapers.

8. Jalang’o – 2.7M followers

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Felix Odiwour, also known as Jalang’o, is a multi-talented individual. He is the Member of Parliament Lang’ata constituency, a super events/corporate MC, a super comedian, a super radio presenter, a super philanthropist, and above all, a super hard worker who barely sleeps while making his millions.

7. Betty Kyallo – 3.1M followers

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Betty Kyallo

Betty Kyallo, an entrepreneur and award-winning media personality, has worked with Standard Group-owned KTN and Mediamax-owned K24. Betty was named TV/Online Influencer of the Year at the inaugural Africa Digital Influencer Awards in 2020. (ADIA).

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Betty was named one of Africa Youth Awards’ 100 Most Influential Young Africans in collaboration with Avance Media.

Betty Kyallo was voted Kenyans on Twitter (K0T) Journalist of the Year in 2018, defeating competition from KTN news reporter Timothy Otieno, The Star Digital Editor Oliver Mathenge, and Marvin Gakuyi.

The late Charles Bukeko aka Papa Shirandula gave Felix Odiwour the name Jalang’o when he arrived on set with his friend Kazungu Matano aka Captain Otoyo.

6. Bahati – 3.2M followers

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Bahati AKA Mhesh AKA Mtoto wa Diana follows Madam Boss closely. The singer rose to fame with his hit gospel songs but has since left the business. Bahati’s new album, ‘Love Like This,’ was released recently and has been a huge success in the music industry.

5. Akothee – 3.3M followers

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Madam Boss, CEO of Akothee Safaris, is not one to mince words. The outspoken mother of five was recently named the 15th richest musician in Africa. Forbes allegedly published an article estimating her net worth at $10 million.

4. Octopizzo – 3.6M Followers

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Number Nane’s Finest Henry Ohanga aka Octopizzo follows closely with 3.8M followers.

3. Tanasha Donna -3.8M followers

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Tanasha Donna

The singer, who is famous for her relationship with Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, comes in third place. They even wrote a song together called ‘Gere.’

2. Erick Omondi – 3.9M followers

Erick Omondi

Second is the self-proclaimed President of Comedy Africa. Omondi is the CEO of Big Tyme Entertainment, a production company he founded recently.

  1. Lupita Nyong’o – 9.8M followers
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Lupita Nyong’o

Of course, Lupita Nyong’o is number one on the list, best known for her performance in Shuga, which catapulted her to international fame. Lupita has won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a BET Award, and an MTV Award.

She also directed Wahu’s music video “The Little Things You Do,” which featured Bobi Wine and was nominated for Best Video at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards.


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