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Nigeria, a country of two hundred six million citizens and with about a hundred million internet users as projected in 2020.
The country is blessed with incredible people — Artists, entrepreneurs and politicians.
Many celebrities are celebrated in Nigeria daily among them are, Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Laycon, Tacha, Buhari, and others.
These people have a number of fans of which increases or decreases every year. Although some people are loyal fans, some people can do anything to make sure their favourite celebrities overtakes their rivalry.
You may find yourself disagreeing with me, but one thing is for sure, most celebrities are now like gods and the celebrity worship syndrome is getting real in Nigeria.
Fanbases are so passionate, so partisan and, more often these days. From major social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Tik Tok, YouTube and to multiple blogs and forums.
Who do you think is Nigeria biggest fanbase in 2020? Let’s find out below.
Buharists are a very loyal set of individuals. In February 2019, Buhari secured 15.1 million votes from his loyalist upon failure to deliver his sweeping promises.
According to the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello President Muhammadu Buhari has “occultic followership’.
To be honest, Mercy Eke’s fans aren’t bad or toxic they just really love Mercy and tend to stand for their queen. And most of the time trend her into success, that’s the real definition of fandom. (Remember, this is a video vixen who won season 4 of Big Brother Naija in October 2019, becoming the first woman to win the reality show: She got over 41.77 per cent of a total of 250 million votes cast by fans.) Mercy got into a fight in the Big Brother Naija house with Tacha, and lead to a big saga on the internet. There are Mercenaries who get bent out of shape when she was being trolled. And then there are the rich Mercy fans who do not make noise on social media but support everything she does. there are the ones who call her the “Queen of highlight”, “clout”.
The Nigerian-born, London-resident DJ and the daughter of Nigerian businessman Femi Otedola, Florence Otedola, known as Cuppy gained a nice social media following and praises for her humility & ‘never get upset’ lifestyle, and she has become a fan favourite on Twitter Nigeria. Once she dropped her song with Tecno, she started working with other great celebrities taking her music career to the next level and her intro “cuppydat” skyrocketed. When she started gaining even more popularity with the grace of her father, she decided to call her devoted fans, the Cupcakes. They love her and she loves them too.
Naira Marley is the guy who inspires young hustlers both good and bad everywhere in Nigeria. He is considered as the king of the streets and the president of his controversial fan base, “Marlians”. Naira Marley became famous after anti-graft agency—EFCC—arrested him on 10 May 2019, for conspiracy and credit card fraud.
True fans will support their favourite’s endeavours until the end of time. Tacha has made quite a name for herself as a businesswoman and social media influencer over the last few months, this would have been possible without the dedication and support of her fans, known as the Titans, they will continue to support their 24-year-old Capricorn Queen mother until she becomes among the richest women in the world. Tacha is the most trending person on Twitter in Nigeria since 2019 because of the love she receives daily from her fans.
Rapper and Songwriter Olamilekan Moshood known as Laycon has been winning hearts since his first day at Big Brother Naija 2020, The intelligent current youth ambassador of Ogun State, crushed social media trending charts in 2020 also became the winner of Big Brother Naija season 5. Laycon’s fans, the ICONS, set voting records, buy him a car and stream all his songs on the internet.
Rapper Olamide with no noise has one of the top 5 most-streamed albums on Nigeria internet 2020 that’s with the help of his loyal fans known as “YBNL Mafia”. Olamide fans was one of the earliest fandoms to go viral in the street of Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city.
Burna Boy’s fans are Wizkid and other celebrities fans. Burna is undoubtedly one of the most talented musicians of this generation, he lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category in 2020 and got nominated again for 2021 Best Global Music Album of the year with his ‘Twice As Tall’ album. Burna Boy fans are known as the Outsiders, has continued to stand by him also assured him of winning the 2021 Grammy. While the fans of Davido tries to tear him down, his fans and Wizkid FC are always by his side.
Pop singer David Adeleke has been one of the most popular artists over the last decade, and he has his loyal fan base, the 30BG, Since the beginning of Davido’s career, he’s been known to be a humble and kind person to all his fans and loved ones. He recruits fans to dance with him in music videos and surprise fans with money and also pay bills for sick fans. He appreciates his fans and they make him feel special when too.
Wizkid has one of the most dedicated fan groups in Africa, known as Wizkid F.C, which stands for “Wizkid Fans Club.” They will not only support him on the internet, but they also will buy his concert tickets within hours after going on sale and stream his old and new released songs. Wizkid FC was created in 2017, in 2018, they supported Wizkid to be the first African artiste to sell out the O2 Arena in London. They show up to bright up every of his show and they are very active on Twitter & Instagram — dedication at its finest.
Elite (Erica BBNaija Fans)
Savage Soldiers (Tiwa Savage fans)
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