In this modern and technological era, it has become necessary and important for celebrities to have the numbers on social media platforms before corporate entities consider them for Ambassadorial and advertising deals. A celebrity with less following on social media often doesn’t get the needed attention and recognition.
Having huge numbers on social media especially Instagram as a celebrity means you have an influence on thousands of people who are ready to jump on anything positive or negative you put out there and this is one of the reasons why corporate entities consider numbers when handling advertising or ambassadorial deals to celebrities.
In Ghana, most of the celebrities have over one million followers on Instagram and this article will look at ten male Ghanaian celebrities who have clocked more than a million followers on Instagram since they joined the platform.
Here are some eleven male Ghanaian celebrities who have over one million followers on the photo-sharing platform, Instagram;
Sarkodie: He is originally Michael Owusu Addo, a BET Award winner and multiple award-winning rapper with 4.4 million followers on Instagram. His 4.4 million followers on Instagram is a result of his loyal fanbase named, SarkNatives. His rap prowess and his over a decade of consistency and relevancy in the Ghanaian music industry are also contributing factors to his huge following on Instagram. Sarkodie recently launched sunglasses (Obidi sunglasses) selling at Ghc200. In about 7 hours, the sunglasses were sold out despite people complaining about their price. Sarkodie is married to Tracy and they share two kids, Titi and Michael Nana Yaw Owusu Addo Junior.
John Dumelo: He is an actor, politician and farmer with 3.4 million followers on Instagram. John Dumelo’s 3.4 million followings have gotten him some advertising deals from big and small corporate bodies. He is one of the popular Ghanaian celebrities who grabbed the headlines with things he does on Instagram. John is married to Gifty Mawuenya and they have a 2-year-old son named Junior Dumelo. Unfortunately, he lost in the 2020 Parliamentary election to NPP’s Lydia Alhassan in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.
Stonebwoy: His real name Livingstone Etse Satekla, one of the finest Reggae/Dancehall musician on the African continent with 3.6 million followers on Instagram. Stonebwoy’s 3.6 million followers on Instagram are a result of his loyal BhimNation fanbase and the various international collaborations. He recently released his second studio album featuring American singer, Keri Hilson and other local acts. He is married to Dr Louisa Satekla and they share two kids, Jidula and Janam.
Shatta Wale: Originally born Charles Nii Armah Mensah is a Ghanaian Dancehall musician with 3.2 million followers on Instagram. His huge following could also be attributed to his loyal fanbase, Shatta Movement, who are all over the internet supporting his music and other things. Shatta Wale in 2019 gave Ghana the biggest collaboration after he was featured on Beyonce’s “Lion King; The Gift” album on the song “Already”. This international collaboration placed Shatta Wale on the international scene, contributing to his 3.2 million followers on Instagram. He is one of the biggest Dancehall musicians on the African continent.
Medikal: Born Samuel Adu Frimpong is a Ghanaian rapper with 2.4 million followers on Instagram. Medikal has been tipped to win the 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ “Artist of the Year” accolade due to the hard work he put into his career under the year review (2020). He is married to actress Fella Makafui and they share an adorable baby girl named, Island Frimpong. His 2.4 million followers on Instagram could be linked to the drama he and his wife sometimes pull to be in the news and the flaunting of his flamboyant lifestyle.
Majid Michel: He is an actor and a man of God with 1.6 million followers on Instagram. Majid’s 1.6 million followers on Instagram is attributed to his acting prowess. He has been tagged as one of the versatile actors in Africa looking at how he’s able to play every role assigned to him in movies. Majid Michel currently uses his Instagram page to share the word of God and empowers and grooms the youth for leadership positions. He is married to Virna Michel and they have two children, Zara Michel and Kiera Michel.
Kwaw Kese: Known in real life as Emmanuel Kwesi Botchwey is a Ghanaian Hiplife musician and rapper with 1.6 million followers on Instagram. His 1.6 million followings could be attributed to his loudness and the unusual songs he releases. Kwaw Kese is married to Doris Kyei Baffour and they have a daughter named, Docilla.
Kelvyn Boy: He is originally known as Kelvyn Brown, a Ghanaian Afrobeat musician with 1.4 million followers on Instagram. Kelvyn Boy has been tipped as the next biggest act after Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale and Sarkodie. In 2019, he broke away from Stonebwoy’s Burniton Music Group over unresolved issues. Kelvyn Boy is currently doing well despite leaving the record label that brought him into the limelight. He recently released his much-talked-about album “Black Star” and made waves with it.
Asamoah Gyan: He is a former captain of Ghana’s senior national team, Blackstars, with 1.3 million followers on Instagram. His 1.3 million followers on Instagram could be a result of the popularity gained while playing for the Blackstars in the 2006 and 2010 World Cup tournaments in Germany and South Africa respectively. Asamoah Gyan was all over the news in 2020 when it came out that he and his wife’s marriage had been called quits over the real father of his own kids. A DNA was carried out and turned out that he’s his kids’ biological father with his wife, Gifty Gyan. He is now retired from the Blackstars and focusing on businesses and other humanitarian ventures.
Fameye: He is a Ghanaian musician known in real life as Daniel Fameye Bonzah with 1.3 million followers on Instagram. He rose to fame when he released his hit song titled “Nothing I Get”. Fameye is currently in the news over a $50,000 debt as a result of a breach of contract between him and his former Manager, Ogidi Brown. The case has been settled with him promising to pay off the amount in January 2021 and the rest in March.
Prince Davido Osei: He is a Ghanaian Actor with 1.1 million followers on Instagram and this following could be attributed to his versatility as an actor. He was actively involved in the campaign of President Akufo-Addo prior to the 2020 Presidential elections. Prince David Osei is happily married to Louisa Nana Ama Asieduwaa Korankye.
Samini: His real name, Emmanuel Andrews Samini, and he’s a respected and finest Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall musician with 1 million followers on Instagram. He recently clocked 1 million followers on Instagram after actively involved in the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ghana. Samini composed a campaign song (Kpoyaka) for NPP’s presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and was with him on his campaign tours.