3. Davido Adeleke -7M
David Adedeji Adeleke is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. His 2011 single “Dami Duro” was well-received throughout Nigeria. Along with his elder brother Adewale Adeleke, Davido is the co-owner of HKN Music.
Davido has produced songs for Naeto C, Skales, Tiwa Savage and Sauce Kid. Songs he makes, and endorsements keep him at the top. His endorsement deals include MTN Nigeria, Guinness Nigeria, and Sony Music among others.
2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang -7.2M
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became Arsenal’s record signing when he joined the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund in January.
On the field, Aubameyang is known for his speed in attack, while he is known for the speed of his car collection off the field. And these combine to generate him a widely followed account.
1. Mohamed Salah -18.3M
Salah, the crowned African Player of the Year, tops the list with 18m followers. His growing social media influence over the past year saw him overtake Ivorian legend Didier Drogba as the continent’s most followed footballer.
“I think social media has had a huge impact on his [Salah’s] popularity, his fan base has vastly increased over the years and with each transfer, he has gained more followers,” KingFut’s Operations and Business Development Manager Marwan Ahmed told CampsBay.
“Salah rarely speaks to the media so this is the best means of communication between him and the public, bringing him closer to their hearts,” he added.