Every artist, whether from Nigeria or not, needs fans to be successful. Fans will promote their favourite artists using their best efforts by purchasing their music, attending their events, reposting their work, and even buying tickets for their shows.
Nigerian musicians have occasionally been known to sell out the O2 in London and other event centres in the world, which is only feasible due to the sheer amount of followers and fans they have worldwide.
From ascending to descending order, below are the top 10 artists in Nigeria with the largest fan base.
With the release of her freestyle song 'Uyo Meyo', Teniola Apata rose to prominence.
Teni is adored for her creativity and amusing personality in addition to her excellent freestyling skills, superb voice, and other general singing qualities.
This is what has drawn millions of followers to her from all around the world.
On Instagram, Teni has 4.9 million Instagram followers and 1.4 million Twitter followers.
Naira Marley began his career in the music business more than eight years ago but it wasn't until the year 2019 with the release of his hit song 'Am I a Yahoo Boy?' that he gained widespread recognition.
He has since attracted a large following and media attention. He has progressed similarly, growing to become one of the Nigerian musicians with the biggest following base.
With seven million followers on Instagram and 4.4 million followers on Twitter, Naira Marley continues to amass fans to himself by the day. His fans are called “Marlians”.
Falz is another well-known rapper from Nigeria. The musician has gained millions of followers all across the world since his rise to fame a few years ago.
Loyal fans frequently express their support for the musician through sold-out concerts and millions of song streaming, which enable him to chart around the world.
The singer has a following of nine million on Instagram and 2.8 million on Twitter.
Another fanbase that can boast of having a sizable following is cupcakes. Cuppy, a DJ and artist from Nigeria, is noted for calling her global fan following, "Cupcakes".
Millions of people follow her on social media, including Twitter (5.3 million) and Instagram (nine million), ranking her seventh among Nigerian musicians with the biggest fan bases.
One of Nigeria's top rappers right now is Olamide (Badoo).
Olamide, widely regarded as the "King of the Streets," is renowned for giving young, gifted people on the "streets" a platform to show the world what they've got.
He has six million Twitter followers and 10 million Instagram followers.
The "African Giant" is also well recognized for having a sizable online following.
Burna Boy is well-liked and seems to have devoted supporters wherever he goes, whether that be in Nigeria, the US, or the UK.
He has established himself as one of the musicians with one of the largest fan bases in Nigeria and the world, with 12.1 million Instagram followers and nearly eight million Twitter followers.
Yemi Alade, a Nigerian artist, is renowned for her portrayal of African culture in both her songs and appearance. This is what gave her the label or nickname "Mama Afrika."
When there is a rumour or miscommunication between the two parties, her "faithful" admirers would even harass other famous people or their followers (This is common among fans worldwide though).
Yemi Alade is one of the top musicians on the list of Nigerian musicians with the biggest fan base of 17.1 million Instagram followers and 1.9 million Twitter followers.
The Queen of Afrobeats, as she is affectionately known, also has one of Nigeria's biggest fan bases.
She has a sizable internet following in addition to devoted offline supporters all around the world.
Tiwa can undoubtedly claim devoted followers, as evidenced by her sold-out shows and the millions of streaming she has received worldwide.
On Instagram, Tiwa Savage has 15.8 million followers, and on Twitter, she has 5.6 million followers.
The second-largest fan base in Nigeria belongs to Wizkid.
His supporters, known as Wizkid FC (Wizkid Fan Club), are well-known for being very encouraging both online and off.
He was the first musician from Nigeria to sell out London's O2 in under two minutes after tickets went on sale.
Even though Wizkid is thought to have the largest fan base of any Nigerian artist, according to recent social media follower counts, he is not at the top of the list.
On Instagram, Wizkid has 15.5 million followers, and on Twitter, he has 11.1 million.
People who make up Davido's fanbase all over the world share a fondness for him.
His supporters go beyond the internet or "audio" devotees. They attend his performances in large numbers and stream his music to millions of people.
If there is a reason why an artist like Davido tops the charts, it is because he has a sizable fan following. He also completely sold out the UK's 20,000-seat o2 Arena.
At the moment, Davido has the highest popularity in Nigeria with over 25.8 million Instagram followers and 12.9 million Twitter followers.