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Most followed celebs in East Africa

Social media has taken the youths and old alike by storm. From business to communication and even education, social media has become a useful tool. Instagram in particular has become very important and celebrities have taken advantage of it to keep in touch with their fans.

We take a look at top 5 leading celebs with Instagram followers across East Africa.

1. Diamond Platnumz – 6M

Naseeb Abdul Juma, popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist. He has had several hit songs and won numerous awards.

2. Wema Sepetu – 4.4M

Wema Sepetu is a Tanzanian actress and beauty contestant who won the Miss Tanzania contest in 2006 Miss Tanzania. She represented Tanzania in Miss World 2006. She has dated Diamond Platnumz and have a child together.

3. Ali Kiba – 3.4M

Ali Saleh Kiba, better known by his stage name Ali Kiba, is a Tanzanian recording artist, singer and songwriter. In 2017 he became the director of Rockstar4000. In 2016, he signed a deal with Sony Music Entertainment

4. Idris Sultan – 3.3M

Idris Sultan is a Tanzanian Actor and comedian, actor and radio host who won the Big Brother Africa-Hotshots in 2014. He hosts the biggest comedy news show called SIO HABARI, he also hosts a radio show called MWB on ChoiceFm Tanzania

5. Hamisa Mobeto – 3.2M

Hamisa Mobeto is a Tanzanian fashionista, model, actress and video vixen popularly known for her drama with bongo flava musician Diamond Platinumz who is the father of her son.

Numbers never lie; for a leading celeb, the social media following speaks for itself. The list is full of Tanzanian artists, maybe an indication of the growing gap between Tanzanian productions to the rest in East Africa.


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