Acting has been one of the most sort out career in the Entertainment Industry most especially in Nigeria.
The reason is because being an actor or an actress can make you a celebrity in no time and fetch you lots of money if you truly play your game well in the industry.
Most people have tried to get into the movie industry by all means but what they fail to know is the fact that ‘Acting is not for everybody’ because it requires talent and hard work.
Now, I would be listing the ‘Top 5 Most Followed Nigerian Actress On Social Media‘ who have made a name for themselves in the Entertainment industry starting from the least to the highest.
5. Regina Daniels [8.6 Million Followers]
It’s probably no doubt our ‘most talked about‘ Nollywood Actress, Regina Daniels is number 5.
Starting from her career as a young actress who played decent number of roles in the movie industry at the age of seven to her overwhelming marriage saga with her Billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko.
Regina Daniels attended a Hollywood International School & in 2018, she proceeded to study Mass Communication at the Igbinedion University.
To be honest, Regina Daniels actually deserves her 8.6 million followers on Instagram for her amazing talent as an actress & a beautiful mother of one.
4. Mercy Aigbe [8.5 Million Followers]
42-year old actress, Mercy Aigbe is ranked number 4 on this list basically for beauty and hilarious movie roles in the industry.
Her hard work and experience have given her a spot on the ‘Top 5 Most Followed Nigerian Actress On Social Media’ with a massive fan base of 8.7 million followers on Instagram and still counting.
Mercy Aigbe hails from Edo State but spent half of her life in the Western part of Nigeria where she learnt to speak the Yoruba dialect fluently.
She also attended the University of Lagos in 2001 where she got a degree in Theatre Arts before she started out her career as an actress blessed with two kids.
3. Mercy Johnson Okojie [9.1 Million Followers]
Of course you should know Mercy Johnson by now due to her ‘Area Boy‘ character and funny scenes on various movies.
The actress and mother of 4 is no doubt the number 3 on this list with a fan base of 9.1million Followers on Instagram.
Mercy Johnson’s success in the Nigerian movie industry is ‘God’s blessing‘ because she had to pass through hell during her childhood days most especially the fact that her father was a military personnel who served in the Navy.
However to keep the story short, Mercy Johnson Okojie is one actress people admire and look up to as a mentor.
She is currently married to the love of her life, Prince Okojie & she hails from a big town in Kogi State called Okene.
2. Ini Edo [10.3 Million Followers]
And the last but not the least is someone I refer to as the ‘Baby Mama‘ of Nollywood known by her real name as Ini Edo.
When you talk of being physically endowed and beautiful, just call Ini Edo and it’s no doubt that she has a fan base of 10.3 million followers on Instagram making her the 2nd highest followed actress in Nigeria.
Ini Edo hails from Akwa-Ibom State not too far from Calabar & she started out her career as an actress in 2003.
She was also intelligent academically which resulted to a scholarship awarded to study Law at the National Open University of Nigeria.
1. Funke Akindele [11.5 Million Followers]
Finally the first on the list is no other than Funke Akindele better known for her comedy role on the movie titled ‘Jenifa’s Diary‘.
As for me, I will call Funke Akindele the ‘Mother of Nollywood‘ based on her career achievement because she deserves an accolade as a mother and mentor.
Funke Akindele walked into the heart of Nigerians through her ‘blundered english‘ as if she never went to school or learnt how to communicate.
But let me let you know that Funke Akindele finished from the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic where she obtained an OND in Mass Communication.
Her English is more than perfect and she is currently married to JJC Skillz and her fan base still counts from her 11.5million followers on Instagram.