The advent of social media has made fame a readily monetizable asset. It is not surprising to see individuals amass so much wealth and influence by doing nothing other than just being famous.
But with all of its juicy perks, fame also comes with some real problems, one of the most common being constantly finding yourself at the centre of unfavorable public opinion. It is common to see celebrities getting attacked on social media by people who they have not met before over something they did or not do.
There are real occasions of celebrities getting confused on how to act about certain situations to avoid a negative reaction from their followers.
In fact, some Nigerian celebrities have earned a reputation for being at the centre of public hate and controversy. Hateful comments on social media can wreak havoc on a person’s psyche, even if they constantly make statements claiming they do not care about what people say.
Reports have stated that one of the hardest things to deal with as a famous person is surviving online trolls and “haters”. Some known celebrities have quit social media altogether over the issue.
However, there is still a minute crop of Nigerian celebrities who luckily get much more love than hate on public forums and platforms.
The celebrities on this list get so much love from their fans and non-fans that they are often envied by other celebrities and colleagues who don’t get as much love from online users.
Below is a list of top 12 most-loved Nigerian celebrities:
Note: List is drawn from the results of a public survey. To get the final top 12 list, respondents were presented with the top 25 list garnered from public recommendations and asked to choose.
12. Taaooma – Instagram comedian
11. Falz – Rapper
10. Wande Coal – Singer
9. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu – TV host and social media personality
8. Simi – Singer
7. Funke Akindele Bello – Actress
6. Liz Benson – Veteran actress
5. Rita Dominic – Actress
4. Mercy Johnson Okojie – Actress
3. Wizkid – Singer
2. 2Baba – Singer
1. Genevieve Nnaji – Actress
13. Mr Macaroni – Instagram comedian