- A number of Nigerian fuji musicians have embraced the use of social media to reach a wider audience
- Although not as active as their colleagues in the hip-hop faction of the industry, they also have large followings on social media platforms
- Legit.ng has compiled a list of fuji stars with the largest following on Instagram
Nigerian celebrities - especially those in the music and movie industry - were among those who quickly embraced the use of social media after it gained ground in Africa.
Many of them had flooded social media platforms like My Space, Facebook, etc that all gained popularity around the early 2000s.
However, apart from socialising on the platform, it quickly became an avenue for celebrities to spread the gospel about their crafts and also connect with fans and others interested in their works.
The likes of Dbanj, 2baba, Don Jazzy, Funke Akindele, Omotola Jalade were on some of the trending social media platforms and they had impressive followings. It was an avenue to share updates about their latest projects, catch up with fans and also show off bits and pieces of their personal life.
Unfortunately, it took a while for colleagues in the not-so-mainstream part of the music industry to catch up with the wave of social media. Even when they got on board, the content on their pages didn't match up with their hip-hop counterparts.
However, the focus today is simply on the social media following of these musicians and not the type of content they post.
Legit.ng has compiled a list of popular fuji stars with the most fans on Instagram. Check them out below:
1. King Wasiu Ayinde (275k IG fans)
2. Adewale Ayuba (119K IG fans)
3. Malaika (275K IG followers)
4. Pasuma (614k IG fans)
5. Atawewe (23k IG followers)
6. Obesere (12k IG fans)
7. Saheed Osupa (439k IG fans)
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that fuji star and Mayegun of Yoruba land, Wasiu Ayinde, attended an event in Oyo state.
The fuji maestro was spotted preparing to step out in his luxury Rolls Royce automobile. Several fans were in the comment section hailing and praying for him.