Instagram boasts more than 1 billion monthly users and is ranked among the world’s most popular applications. Several celebrities have gained a huge following on the picture-sharing application in recent years, and South African celebrities haven’t been left out.
Here are the most followed South African celebrities on the social media platform.
WHO ARE THE MOST FOLLOWED SOUTH AFRICAN CELEBRITIES?
AB de Villiers – 21.7 million
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is a celebrated former South African international cricketer.
With an international career spanning 15 years, De Villiers was named ICC ODI Player of the Year thrice.
He was named as one of the five Wisden cricketers of the decade at the end of 2019.
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Candice Susan Swanepoel – 19.5 million
Candice Susan Swanepoel is a South African model and philanthropist.
In 2016 she was listed 8th on the Forbes top-earning models list.
She is best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret, and in 2010, she became Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Reports have it that she is still contracted to the international brand.
Trevor Noah – 8.4 million
Trevor Noah is a celebrated South African comedian best known for his The Daily Show on Comedy Central.
The Johannesburg-born star started his career in 2002, and since then, he has been winning big.
Charlize Theron – 7.2 million
Charlize Theron is a South African-born American actress and producer.
With an illustrious career spanning years, she has quickly become one of the world’s highest-paid actresses. She was once named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
She is one of the most sought-after actresses and has won several international awards, which include:
- Academy Award
- A Screen Actors Guild Award
- Golden Globe Award
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MOST FOLLOWED CELEBRITIES IN SA
Boity Thulo – 6.1 million
Boitumelo Thulo is a celebrated South African media personality, rapper and actress.
Boity Thulo is arguably the most followed influencer in South Africa. In 2019 she was named on Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30.
Refiloe Maele Phoolo – 6 million
Making the list of most followed South Africans on Instagram is Refiloe Maele Phoolo, best known as Cassper Nyovest.
Nyovest is regarded as one of the most successful artists in South Africa.
The South African rapper also doubles as a record producer and entrepreneur.
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