The widely recognized ‘Queen of Afrobeats,’ Tiwa Savage, has just sped past industry colleagues, Yemi Alade and Wizkid, to arrive at the second spot among Nigerian celebrities with the largest Instagram followers. Tiwa now has 17.9 million IG followers, falling behind Davido, who has over 24M followers.
Wizkid follows closely with 17.8M, and unlike Wiz, Savage does follow a bunch of accounts there. Her ascent to that height on the list is evidence of her enormous influence and popularity both in music and fashion.
She is one of the most successful female musicians in Africa, and her music has found an audience among a wide array of listeners worldwide. Tiwa is also renowned for her devotion to women’s emancipation and for speaking her truth as it concerns societal issues.
Savage’s success reflects the expanding popularity of Afrobeats. Savage is one of the genre’s prominent exports, especially now that the genre is blowing up on a global level. Her Instagram popularity, in many ways, demonstrates the genre’s global reach and appeal because you’ll want to keep up with your fave artists.
Lucky for her fans, Tiwa Savage is capable of doing it all. Whether it’s crafting seductive R&B melodies or incorporating Nigerian street slang into Afrobeats party bangers. Her versatility and ability to bring something unique to every single beat she hops on has elevated her to the ranks of Afrobeats’ most sought-after vocalists.