With over 1billion active users worldwide, Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. Whether they have a loyal fandom or a compelling feed, the number of Instagram followers says a lot about a celebrity's social pop status. Currently, the most followed account worldwide is footballer Cristiano's Instagram, with 509million followers.
However, today, we take a look at the top most popular Kenyan celebrity Instagram accounts in 2022.
The award-winning actress is among the first Kenyan celebrity to have a verified Instagram account and currently tops the list with a 10.3million following. She rose to stardom after winning an Oscar for Twelve Years a Slave, and as her star in Hollywood rises, the more people become hungry for more information about her; lifestyle, fashion sense, and friends, thus the increasing numbers on social media.
Coming in second is self-proclaimed president of comedy Eric Omondi with 4million followers. Eric won the hearts of many Kenyans after joining the cast of the Churchill Live show years ago. He has since continued gaining traction with his hilarious skits, online public stunts, and his popular reality show Wife Material.
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Aside from her stunning photos on Instagram, Tanasha Donna has become one of Kenya's popular female artistes. Famed for her relationship with Tanzania's Diamond Platnumz and their hit song Gere, the singer comes in third with 3.8million followers keeping up with her life.
The singer, real name, Henry Ohanga is an award winning, recording and performing artiste, humanitarian and an entrepreneur. Born in the sprawling slums of Kibera, Nairobi, Octopizzo is one of the most successful and popular celebrities in Kenya with an Instagram following of 3.7million followers.
It's no surprise that the self-proclaimed president of single mothers is among the top five on the list. The singer has 3.3million followers who seem to keenly watch out for her continuous advice on Instagram as she once said that everything she posts online about her life is true.
They call him Eastland's most beloved, and that may be true as the singer boasts 3.3million followers on Instagram. Aside from his music, Bahati's Instagram feed portrays a family man, with his gorgeous wife Diana Marua appearing in most posts. They have earned the title 'couple goals' several times, which could also contribute to his growing online presence.
The celebrated media personality is one of the most active Kenyans on Instagram with a daily update of her life on the Insta stories. She currently has 3.1million followers, and this doesn't come as a surprise as she was named as one of the most searched individuals on google for the last 15 years in 2021.
After getting born again and joining the gospel industry, singer Linet Munyali, popularly known as Size8reborn on Instagram, has continued to inspire many. She has 2.7million followers on the platform who keep up with her family and marriage life to popular Dj Moh.
From being a comedian to entrepreneur to becoming an MP, Jalango is one of the most influential people on social media. Born Felix Odiwour, the celebrity has 2.7million followers and has proved to be one of the most stylish personalities in Kenya.
Daniel "Churchill" Ndambuki
The comedian and radio presenter has entertained Kenyans for over 15 years with his popular show Churchill Live. Several comedians have attributed their success to him having given them a platform and mentoring their careers. He has 2.6million followers on Instagram.
She's currently based in Dubai and continues to entertain her 2.3million followers with her sultry pictures and a life that many only dream of. From being popularly known as a socialite, Huddah followed in the footsteps of other international celebrity socialites and ventured into the cosmetics business.
Other notable popular celebrity Instagram accounts include Njugush (2.3million), Diana Marua (2.3million), Vera Sidika (2.3 million), Sauti Sol (2.2 million), Willy Paul (2.2million), Otile Brown (2.1million), Dj Moh (2.1million), Kate Actress (2.1million), Khaligraph Jones (2.1million), Mc Jessy (1.9million), and Amber Ray (1.9million).