They command the highest levels of admiration and reverence in the country. Experts in their respective fields, they inspire millions of Nigerians and provoke heated conversations.
Here are the Top 10 Most Powerful Nigerian Celebrities.
10. Mikel John Obi, 28 (Footballer)
Mikel Obi is a Nigerian international footballer who is a midfielder in English club side, Chelsea. Playing for Nigeria’s Under-17 side at the 2003 World Youth Championship and the Under-20 side at the 2005 competition, Mikel set the stage to his fame and stardom. Mikel made his FIFA World Cup appearance during the 2014 tournament in Brazil, aiding his team side to reach the knockout stage after 16 years. Nigeria’s Super Eagles won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations with Mikel playing key role for the team. He is one of the highest paid Nigerian international players.
9. D’Banj, 34 (Musician)
One of Africa’s contemporaneous music sensations, Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known as D’banj can be described with many words, of which, outstanding is one of them. In 2011, Kanye West signed him up as a producer on his GOOD Music label. The Nigerian born singer is also an entrepreneur with his famous brand ‘Koko’ been stamped on almost all commodities in the Nigerian society.