During a briefing session, a client brought an observation to my notice and raised a question why celebrities/artistes tend to have more fans/followers on social media, so I decided to probe into this to find out whether or not their fan base is a reality of followers or fans, I think I would leave you to judge.
For this post, I wont deliberate on the best fanpage with respect to digital strategy the page administrators are deploying but rather numbers of fans as that would be a later post.
A look at these celebrity pages shows in reality, the choice of music/ entertainment Nigerians crave for and how influential these celebrities really are in the lives of Nigerians. Although some of these pages rarely interact/engage with their fans, they still raking in likes, well I guess that’s the reason they are popular.
Here is the Top 10 Nigerian Artists/Celebrity On Facebook:
10. Da Grin – 204,995
9. D’Banj – 219, 027
8. Wande Coal – 240,560
7. Banky W – 242,288
6. Darey – 253,773
5. 2 Face Innocent Idibia – 276,129
4. M.I. – 331,445
3. Don Jazzy – 359,448
2. Stephanie Okereke – 384,438
1. Omotola – 570,131
One may derive the conclusion that, this list of celebrities are the top Nigerians on facebook except for public figures or politicians (GEJ with 567,826 fans) that might probably have more fans.
NOTE: If I have missed on any celebrity page that should be in the list, please do leave a comment as I have made every effort to ensure that statistics/information is correct as of time of posting (2nd of June, 2011).
Are you a fan of these celebrities?
Nice work. However, taking into the trends on social networking, I think a date should have being added to this post so as not to be seen as inaccurate. I hope you understand my point. As at 01/06/2011….may be just as a footnote. Looking forward to more researches.
Thanks Gbenga, You are observations are well noted and have been implemented.