These are the top 10 Nigerian artistes with the biggest fan base
Stans are extraordinarily or hardworking and dedicated fans, it’s a general and universal phenomenon, and here are the top 10 Nigerian artistes with the biggest fan base in 2021
Fanbase/stan culture is now becoming a thing in the music industry. Wizkid has the Wizkid FC, Davido has 30BG, Olamide has Ybnl fans, Burna Boy has the Outsiders, now Rema whose popularity has seen a massive rise has their own fanbase.
Top 10 Nigerian artistes with the biggest fan base in 2021
Wizkid – Wizkid FC
Wizkid FC: This is arguably the biggest fan base in Nigeria. ‘Wizkid FC‘ are the loyal fans and supporters of Nigerian pop singer, Wizkid.
Many of this fanbase is very active on social media and they are known to be updated about the lifestyle of their favorite celebrity.
With over 11 million followers on Instagram and 7 million fans on Twitter, Wizkid aka Starboy is surely a colony of the artists’ diehard fans.
Davido – 30BG
30BG: Davido’s ‘30 Billion Gang’ is top among the list of fan bases in Nigeria.
The music star fan base is another army in the Nigerian entertainment industry and can do anything to rival fan bases of other top Nigerian music artists especially Wizkid & Burna Boy.
Davido is one of the most followed African celebrities on Instagram with 18.5 million followers while he has 8.5 million followers on Twitter.
Olamide – Ybnl Mafia
Olamide fans are called Ybnl soldiers, known for their calm and defensive die-hard fans in the music industry.
Hours after his shocking conduct on stage at the Headies 2015 awards ceremony, Olamide has stepped forward to apologize to his fans.
Olamide. (Instagram) “I am to apologize to my fans for my conduct, including swearing on LIVE TV, at the Headies event hours ago,” he wrote.
“I recognize that you all are the most important part of my work and my journey so far, and I would not have come this far without you.”
His apology expresses how much he values his fans and intends to remain in their good
Naira Marley – Marlians
Marlians Naira Marley’s fan base, Marlians is another army of fans in Nigeria.
Although many of this particular fanbase is not on social media as they belonged to the street, there are ‘Marlians’ on social media that could compete with citizens of Mali called Malians.
These people follow the lifestyle of the controversial music as well as spreading his gospel. ‘NM’ as he’s fondly called has over 4 million followers on Instagram.
Burna Boy – Outsiders
Incase you didn’t know, Burna Boy’s fans are called Outsiders, He is one of the biggest and most successful African artists.
He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013).
In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally. His third studio album Outside marked his major-label debut
Laycon – Icons
Icons are one of the fastest-growing fan bases in Nigeria which has Big Brother Naija Season 5 winner, Laycon, in the spotlight.
The followers and fans of the music artiste/reality TV star came to be after his exploit in the BBN show.
His fans’ base with the symbol; ‘love and light’ has increased both online and offline since then.
Laycon has 2.6 million followers on Instagram and over 700k followers on Twitter.
Rema – Ravers
Divine ikubor popularly known by his stage name Rema has finally decided on the name to give to his fans.
Rema is currently signed to Mavin/Jozzin Records, a record label owned by Don Jazzy and Jozzin which is currently operated by Don’t Jazzy younger brother and mavin signee D’prince.
He is an amazingly talented singer, songwriter, and Rapper, he hails from Edo state and he was discovered by D’prince on Instagram over a freestyle cover he did on Don Jazzy and D’Prince Song.
Tiwa Savage – Savage Soldier
A fan recently took to social media displaying a tattoo of Tiwa Savage on her chest which drew her attention.
Reacting, Tiwa via her Instagram handle wrote: “Yo you burst my brain with this permanent love oh.
“I cannot get all the names of those that tattooed my name so I will just get a Savage soldier tattoo. I’m actually obsessed with my fans.”
Tems – Rebel Gang
Tems. If you’ve never heard this name before, you’re probably living under a rock. It’s not an exaggeration, it’s a statement of fact.
Tems is arguably one of the Nigerian music industry’s greatest export
Her following started to grow and her fans gave themselves a name; Rebel Gang, derived from Mr Rebel.
Yemi Alade – Yemi stans
Even though Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage have over time debunked rumors of rivalry between them, their fans in one way or the other put the afrobeat queens against each other.
The fans of the duo have always compared them in terms of beauty, music, awards, and other achievements.
Earlier this year, Alade said it was high time people stopped creating something out of nothing.