EXPOSED!!! Nigerian Celebrities With The Highest Number of Fake Twitter Followers

As Twitter continues to grow in popularity, more and more Nigerian celebs use the number of followers they have as a badge to show how ‘popular’ and ‘relevant’ they are. In fact, the more followers a celeb has and the more relevant s/he is perceived as being, the more money s/he stands to make, as s/he can convert this ‘popularity’ status into endorsements, higher fees for concerts/appearances, and other financial and ego benefits (more followers) from the ‘gullible’ public and corporations.

Gaining such popularity is easy, as Twitter followers can be obtained at the miniscule rate of N1,000 for as many as 5,000 followers. Searching google for “buy Twitter followers” turns up hundreds of Web sites like TwitterStreet.com, followermrket.com, and intertwitter.com all of whom provide followers at a price, since 9ja no dey carry last, local Twitter follower merchants like @Demolaexpoze have also emerged, offering to:

“sell you another indulgence::. Be it Brands, Models, Upcoming artistes, Actors, Entertainment Moguls, Icon of references, New Portfolios, Celebrities, Personalities, Icon, Politician or whatever, this is an opportunity to buy Twitter followers in Nigeria for just N1 (one naira) per follower, act fast and boost your fan base”


Which begs the question, which sharp celebs have ‘indulged’ and jam-packed their Twitter account with fake followers?

For the record we can’t prove or disprove that anyone has paid for fake twitter followers or obtained them via other means, we however feel that thousands of fake followers don’t attach themselves to random twitter accounts on their own volition, but that’s just us.

All we’re doing is presenting our findings while allowing you to reach your own conclusions.

With fake followers ranging from 2% to 71% for Nigerian celebs, We are certain the results will surprise you as much as they surprised us.

We used the ManageFlitter app to sort the top 200 Nigerian celebrities on Twitter by their follower count:


We then ran the top 50ish twitter handles (by followers) through the StatusPeople app to see what percentage of their followers fall into the  “Fake”, “Inactive” and “Good” categories.  StatusPeople takes 100,000 of a user’s followers and runs them against a number of “simple spam criteria,” which the company defines as accounts with few or no followers and few or no tweets. Incidentally, the company is so sure of its accuracy that it claims 97% of the Twitter accounts checked will return an accurate set of scores.


Last but not least, to further verify their popularity, we ran their handle through TwitSprout’s mytoptweet to see their most popular tweet based on the number of re-tweets. Obviously the more exposure (based on active followers) an account has the more retweets it will get.


To simplify things, we used the top 50ish celebs who had at least 30k followers as criteria for consideration in this article.

Without further ado, 9jaLife presents in descending order, the top Nigerian Celebs with the highest % of ‘fake followers':


Celebs with 10% or less fake followers



2% Fake, 1,057 of Total


Julius Agwu /juliusagwu1

4% Fake, 1,706 of Total


Denrele Edun /denrele_edun

5% Fake, 2,305 of Total


Tolu Oniru AKA ToolzO /Toolzo

5% Fake, 2,100 of Total


Asa /ASA_Official

6% Fake, 2,905 of Total


Linda Ikeji /LindaIkeji

6% Fake, 2,675 of Total

*We also ran the numbers for BellaNaija, and even though it’s a brand and not an individual, the account has 5% fake followers, 2,257 of Total


Paul Okoye (of PSquare) /rudeboypsquare

6% Fake, 2,252 of Total


Toni Payne /tonipayne

6% Fake, 2,225 of Total


D’Prince /DPrinceMavin

7% Fake, 7,521 of Total


Peter Odemwingie /OdemwingieP

7% Fake, 5,655 of Total


Rita Dominic /RitaUDominic

7% Fake, 4,842 of Total


SinzuSMG (Formerly SAUCE Kid) /SinzuSMG

7% Fake, 4,828 of Total


Omawumi Megbele /omawumi

7% Fake, 4,165 of Total


AY /AYComedian

7% Fake, 3,393 of Total


Uti Nwachukwu (BBA) /SirUti

7% Fake, 3,066 of Total


Iruobe Waje /Wajemusik

7% Fake, 3,037 of Total


Tonto Dikeh /Tontolet

8% Fake, 6,456 of Total


Dr SID /iamdrsid

8% Fake, 5,549 of Total


Ikechukwu /ikechukwukillz

8% Fake, 3,762 of Total


DJ Jimmy Jatt /djjimmyjatt

8% Fake, 3,235 of Total


Karen Igho /Karen_igho

8% Fake, 3,120 of Total


Kenny Ogungbe /kennyogungbe

8% Fake, 2,781 of Total


Stella Damasus /stelladamasus

8% Fake, 2,778 of Total


Davido /Iam_Davido

9% Fake, 12,079 of Total


Uche Jombo /UcheJombo

9% Fake, 4,706 of Total


Darey Art-Alade /Darey

10% Fake, 9,851 of Total


SamKlef Dexter /SamKlef

10% Fake, 5,051 of Total


11% + 20% Fake Followers


Omotola. j .Ekeinde /RealOmoSexy

11% Fake, 8,976 of Total


Jesse Jagz /jessejagz

12% Fake, 10,259 of Total


Olufunke A Oloyede (nee Akindele) /FunkeAkindele

12% Fake, 9,214 of Total


Don Jazzy /DonJazzy

13% Fake, 51,815 of Total


Sound Sultan /SoundSultan

13% Fake, 13,192 of Total


Ini Edo /ini4phil

13% Fake, 5,699 of Total


D’Banj /iamdbanj

15% Fake, 45,339 of Total


Mercy Johnson /RealMercyJ

16% Fake, 6,324 of Total


Basket Mouth /Basket_Mouth

17% Fake, 18,613 of Total


eLDee /eLDeeTheDon

18% Fake, 36,640 of Total


Tiwa Savage /TiwaSavage

18% Fake, 27,233 of Total


Wande Coal /WandeCoal

18% Fake, 23,874 of Total


Pastor Chris Oyakhilome /PastorChrisLive

19% Fake, 205,579 of Total


Naeto C /Naeto C

20% Fake, 27,959 of Total


The Top 10 Nigerian Celebrities By Highest % of Fake Twitter Followers


#10 Banky W /BankyW

232,563 Total Followers

-48,838 Fake Followers – 21%

-104,653 Inactive Followers- 45%

=79,071 Good Followers



Most Popular Tweet: 460 Retweets



#9 Tuface Idibia /2FaceIdibia

196,409 Total Followers

-45,174 Fake Followers – 23%

-84,456 Inactive Followers- 43%

=66,779 Good Followers



Most Popular Tweet: 600 Retweets



#8 Jude Abaga (M.I)  /MI_Abaga

182,959 Total Followers

-42,081 Fake Followers – 23%

-84,161 Inactive Followers- 43%

=56,717 Good Followers


Most Popular Tweet: 396 Retweets



#7 Wizkid /WizkidAyo

328,344 Total Followers

-85,369 Fake Followers – 26%

-134,621 Inactive Followers- 41%

=108,354 Good Followers


Most Popular Tweet: 493 Retweets


#6 Peter Okoye (of P-Square /PeterPSquare

163,081 Total Followers

-42,401 Fake Followers – 26%

-71,756 Inactive Followers- 44%

=48,924 Good Followers



Most Popular Tweet: 314 Retweets



#5 Panshak Zamani (Ice Prince) /IcePrinceZamani

155,973 Total Followers

-45,232 Fake Followers – 29%

-63,949 Inactive Followers- 41%

=46,792 Good Followers

Most Popular Tweet: 221 Retweets


#4 Genevieve Nnaji /GenevieveNNaji1

178,724 Total Followers

-75,064 Fake Followers – 42%

-62,553 Inactive Followers- 35%

=41,107 Good Followers


Most Popular Tweet: 439 Retweets



TOP 3 Nigerian Celebs By Highest Percentage of Fake Twitter Followers

#3 Sasha P /SashaPOfficial

59,461 Total Followers

-32,109 Fake Followers – 54%

-15,460 Inactive Followers- 26%

=11,892 Good Followers



Most Popular Tweet: 28 Retweets


#2 Mo CheddaH /MoCheddaH

124,008 Total Followers

-83,085 Fake Followers – 67%

-21,081 Inactive Followers- 17%

=19,841 Good Followers


Most Popular Tweet: 189 Retweets


#1 Kelly Hansome /KellyHansome

44,484 Total Followers

-31,584 Fake Followers – 71%

-5,783 Inactive Followers- 13%

=7,117 Good Followers


Most Popular Tweet: 44 Retweets


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  • #TeamOmoSexy

    Wow! I guess Genny wanted to beat Omosexy so bad that she resorted to this. Really Genny? As for Awom Banky and Wizkey I am not surprised.

  • Ola

    Kelly , Kelly, Kelly? How many times did I call your name? Must you be popular by force?????????????

    • Blackman


  • Ruckus

    Jesus, what is really going in with naija celebs? This guys are as bad as politicians, wayo and overinflation of numbers is their way to operate, imagine some of these guys becoming public servants.

  • Derin

    Is there hope for Nigeria? Why are these people doing this? Is it by force to be popular or appear popular?

  • YOU

    LOLOLOLOL @ MoCheddah that one is just clueless

    • Bawon

      Olodo #1 = Mo Cheddah

  • Na Wash

    I always suspected Banky W was a conman, now I see I was right…