Nigeria Social Media Statistics For September 2018

By October 8, 2018 Social Media
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This is the September 2018 edition of our monthly review of social media statistics in Nigeria. In this post, we have done a detailed breakdown of social media usage in Nigeria.


As usual, we start by taking a look at the penetration rate of different social media platforms in Nigeria. As can be seen from the chart below, Instagram and Facebook top the list of the most popular platforms in Nigeria with 41% penetration rate. Another Mark Zuckerberg company, Instagram came in third. No surprise here really, other than the fact that one would have expected Snapchat to have more than its current 9% penetration (considering Nigeria large population of young people)




Largest Pages

In terms of the sheer number of followers, nobody beats Gossip Mill Nigeria. Gossip Mill has 7.5 million Facebook followers. Another news/gossip site, Mayor Boss, came second with 7 million followers on Facebook.

Largest Celebrity Pages

Largest Celebrity Pages

Largest News/Media Pages

Of the ten largest Facebook media pages in Nigeria, only two belong traditional media houses – Vanguard with 3.15 million fans and Punch with 1.48 fans.

facebook largest new and media pages in Nigeria


Largest Political, Religious and Cultural Leaders Pages

Even though he lost the 2015 presidential election to APC’s Buhari, Goodluck Jonathan continues to rule the Facebook space. With 2.26 million followers, his page is the largest of any leader in Nigeria.

Top Five Nigeria Industries on Facebook

Facebook's Largest industries in Nigeria


Largest Pages

When it comes to Twitter in Nigeria, musicians rule.  Six of the ten largest Twitter accounts belong to musicians. Wizkid with 4.27 million followers leads the pack.

largets page on twitter


Largest Nigeria Brands on Twitter

Largest brand on twitter

Largest Nigeria Celebrities On Twitter

largest twitter celebrity page


Largest Nigeria Political, Religious and Cultural Leaders Twitter Accounts

Thanks for reading. Watch out for the October 2018 edition.


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