You admire them, you celebrate them, you hope to take selfies with them and support their projects.

Here are the 5 most followed Nollywood actresses in the country on Instagram. 

What if they just walked into your home right now, what would you do?


1. Funke Akindele-Bello  (3.5 million followers)

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Funke Akindele was born August 24, 1976. She came to limelight after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom;

"I Need to Know", which ran from 1998 to 2002.

In 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Funke also plays the lead character in the award winning TV show Jenifa's Diary.

She is married to rapper, producer and director,  Abdul Rasheed Bello (JJC Skillz).

2. Genevieve Nnaji  (3 million followers)

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Genevieve Nnaji was born May 3, 1979.

She started her acting career as a child in the popular television soap opera Ripples at the age of 8.

In 1998, at the age of 19 she was introduced into the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie "Most Wanted".

She has starred in over 80 Nollywood movies.

In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood.

3. Mercy Aigbe (2.5 million followers)

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Mercy Aigbe (born January 1, 1979),  is best known for her Yoruba language movies.

Mercy Aigbe, is married to a Nigerian hotelier and has two children and three step-daughters. She recently took her husband to court over domestic violence charges.

4. Rita Dominic  (2.4 million followers)

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Born July 12, 1975. Rita Dominic is the co-founder The Audrey Silva Company (TASC).

Dominic started performing when she was a child, appearing in school plays and children's television shows in Imo State.

In 1998, she starred in her first movie, A Time to Kill.

She won the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2017 as the Best Actress In A Leading Role.

She has starred in over 100 Nollywood productions.

5. Ini Edo(2.2 million followers)

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Ini Edo began her film career in 2000. Born on April 23, 1982  the actress has featured in more than 100 movies since her debut.

Due to her philanthropic gestures, the United Nations appointed her as the UN Habitat Youth Envoy.

Ini Edo was appointed as Special Assistant To The Akwa Ibom State Governor on Culture And Tourism by Udom Emmanuel in 2016.

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