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Davido Becomes First African Artist To Hit 20 Million Followers On Instagram, Becomes Most Followed African Artist On Social Media

Nkafu 237 | 23.04.2021 | 0 | Trending , World

Nigerian Award-winning Afrobeat singer, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has recorded another major milestone in his music career as he has become the first African artist to hit 20 million followers on Instagram. Davido Becomes First African Artist To Hit 20 Million Followers On Instagram, Becomes Most Followed African Artist On Social Media

The superstar singer gained more social media popularity after linking up with American superstar, Drake, recently in the US and featuring in one of Hollywood biggest films, Coming To America,  a 2021 American comedy film that serves as a sequel to the 1988 film Coming to America.

The DMW label boss did not waste any time celebrating this achievement as he took to his Instagram page to announce his new milestone. He also announced a new collaboration from a song made by Zlatan Ibile featuring him and Mayorkun.

“20M FOLLOWERS!! Bleep IT NEW MUSIC TONITE!! @zlatan_ibile x OBO x @iammayorkun ������� ‘CHO CHO’ prod by @p.priime,” he wrote.

This is not the first time Davido has set a major record on Instagram and elsewhere as he was the first Nigerian artist to hit 1 million, 2 million, 5 million, 10 million, and 15 million followers on the platform. His hit song “fall” also became the first Afropop music video to hit 200 million views on Youtube.

Instagram is a social networking service that enables users to capture, and share photos, videos, and messages with friends and their followers. It has become a huge platform for social media users and artists, in particular, to connect with fans and share their craft better. Hitting over 20 million followers on the platform means you have really worked hard enough to built a strong music career that is appreciated by most music lovers and being the first African artist to hit such a milestone speaks even more.

Wizkid and Burna Boy, who are considered by fans as the star’s biggest rivals in the music industry have way fewer followers on Instagram, 12 million for Wizkid and 6 million for Burna Boy. Davido Becomes First African Artist To Hit 20 Million Followers On Instagram, Becomes Most Followed African Artist On Social Media

Davido is not only the most followed African singer on Instagram, but he is on Twitter as well as he has so far amassed a total of 9.2 million followers on the microblogging and social networking service. That is a little over Wizkid’s Twitter followers who currently stand at 8.4 million and almost twice Burna Boy followers who are 5.2 million.

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