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We live in a digital age where most things can be done online with a reliable internet connection and the right apps. Certain drivers have mastered the ways of the internet and have the ability and influence to persuade their audience. These drivers are known as influencers.

One of the most popular social media platforms is Instagram, which has 1.47 billion monthly active users, according to Semrush. There are a lot of people using this app and influencers have become well-known through it.

We searched and came up with a list of Nigeria’s top 12 teenage Instagram influencers.

1. Jesse Adisa Ayomide (born 06 May 2003)

Adisa Ayomide Jesse, professionally known as Papeeyah, is at the top of our list with 148k followers. Since his appearance on Season 6 of the hit show, Nigerian Idol, this 19-year-old influencer has made a name for himself. He is well-known for producing content that depicts the typical African mother.
This young influencer has a TikTok account with 768.1k followers and a YouTube account with 5.23k subscribers.

2. Susan Pwajok (born 15 January 2003)

Susan is a Nigerian actress best known for her portrayal of “Blessing” in the popular Nigerian television series The Johnson. This young award-winning actress works as a social media influencer and brand ambassador for Hewlett Packard, a software company best known for its HP computer line. She has a podcast called Surviving Lagos where she talks about her life in one of Africa’s busiest cities. This influencer has 534k Instagram followers and a YouTube channel with 15.4k subscribers.

3. Stephanie Moka (born 15 September 2003)

Stephanie is a YouTuber, Instagram brand influencer, and aspiring TV personality from Nigeria. She has approximately 120k Instagram followers and 48.6k subscribers to her YouTube channel. This content creator adores the camera and aspires to host her talk show someday.

4. Amarachi Uyanne (born 17 July 2004)

Do you remember young Amarachi from the Amarachi dance music video? Amarachi is no longer so young.
Amarachi rose to prominence after winning the first season of Nigerian Got Talent. Following her big win, she released her debut single, ‘Amarachi Dance.’ She is a singer, dancer, and violinist.
This rising star has over 100k Instagram followers.

5. Sharon Ifedi (born 15 March 2004)

Sharon Ifedi is a Nollywood actress, YouTuber, and internet personality. . Sharon began her acting career as a child and has appeared in over 40 films since her debut. She is an ambassador for the Save the African Child Foundation and has 573k Instagram followers.

6. Marylove Edwards (born 18 March 2005)

Marylove Edwards is a tennis prodigy who began playing with her father, Eddy Edwards, at the age of 4. The Instagram-verified tennis sensation competes as a junior tennis player for the ITF and has an audience of 6019 followers.

7. Angel Onyinyechi Unigwe (born 27 June 2005)

Angel is a Nollywood sensation best known as ‘Rachael’ in Funke Akindele’s hit TV series, My Siblings and I. The teen actress has played several leading roles in over 30 Nigerian films and has a growing Instagram following of 233k followers.

8. Prince Buchi Unigwe

Prince Buchi is a teen actor, model, and brand influencer who began acting in 2015. He has since gained influence on Instagram, where he has 15k followers.

9. Cameron Okoye (born 24 September 2008)

Cameron is the son of Peter Okoye, a popular Nigerian singer, dancer, and songwriter from the musical duo PSquare. He is a gifted dancer and footballer who currently plays for Barcelona Football Academy in Lagos. The verified Instagram influencer has an audience of 136k followers.

10. Adaeze Onuigbo (born 02 September 2008)

Adaeze, an actress, model, and brand influencer, is well known for portraying young characters in various Nollywood productions. She has 981k Instagram followers and is a promising teen actor in Nollywood.

11. Mercy Kenneth (born 09 April 2009)

Mercy is a social media influencer, model, and teen actress. She is an Ivy Beauty Skincare ambassador. This talented influencer has made a name for herself in the industry and has 366k followers on Instagram.

12. Emmanuella Samuel (born 22 July 2010)

Emmanuella is a young comedian who has established herself in the industry. She began her career at a young age when she appeared in the Mark Angel comedy. Her popularity and influence have grown since then, and she is now recognised internationally. On Instagram, she has 909k followers which is steadily increasing.

These teenage influencers, and many more, are crushing it on Instagram. Tell us your favourites in the comment section.

By Tosin Kolawole

Nigeria is home to Tosin Kolawole, a content writer and brand consultant. He is an avid fan of sports, most especially football and tennis. He enjoys reading, writing, learning, and watching movies. He is keen on helping brands and platforms like Haba Naija launch into an area of excellence. He dedicates his time and energy to producing outstanding content in genres such as education, finance, technology and other related niches