10 Biggest South African Social Media Influencers on Instagram.


Social media is gradually transforming lives Positively and making people ends meet, most especially on the side of celebrities and influencers.

Unlike the past years when a lot of people were not focusing on how relevant social media could be.

Most South African celebrities and social media influencers are making good use of their platforms through the engagements with their fans and followers.

The question then comes in mind.

Who is a Social Media Influencer?

A social media user who has solely established credibility in a specific industry and have access to huge audience or followers that he or she can persuade them in accordance to his or her recommendations can best be described as a Social Media Influencer.

Not only celebrities are classified as influencers but bloggers with massive audience as well.

Here Are The Top Most South African Social Media Influencers on Instagram.

1. Boitumelo Thulo

Real name: Boitumelo Thulo

Instagram handle: @boity

Number of followers: 4.8 million

Industry: Acting.

Boitumelo Thulo happens to most the most influential South African on Instagram with 4.8 organic followers.

Boity is an actress, a model, TV star and entrepreneur who keeps her followers always updated with post about entertainment, fashion, beauty and a little personal stuff.

2. Cassper Nyovest

Real name: Refiloe Maele Phoolo

Instagram handle: @casspernyovest

Number of followers: 4.5 million

Industry: Music

Next on the line is Cassper Nyovest, the best reigning rapper in South Africa at the moment.

Not only is he recognised as arguably the best rapper but also takes part in the top most influential South African Influencers on Instagram.

Cassper as an artist entertains his followers with music and also advertise on most of his endorsement deals.

3. Bonang Matheba

Real name: Bonang Dorothy Matheba

Instagram handle: @bonang-m

Number of followers: 4.3 million

Category: Media

Bonang Matheba is a South African media personality, model, business woman and philanthropist.

She is liked by almost every South African due to her dignitaries in South Africa entertainment industry, thus earning him the accolade, ‘Everyone’s crush’.

Queen B uses her platform to promote her modelling career and empower women and young people as well.

4. Minnie Dlamini

Real name: Minenhle Dlamini Jones

Instagram handle: @minniedlamini

Number of followers: 4.2 million

Niche: Showbiz

Following closely to Bonang Matheba is Minnie Dlamini with 4.2 million followers.

She is an on-air personality, actress and model who became the first South African celebrity to clock a million followers on Instagram.

Dlamini takes advantage of her platform to share her thought on various issues concerning South Africa.

5. Natasha Thahane

Real name: Natasha Thahane

Instagram handle: @natasha-thahane

Number of followers: 4.2 million

Niche: Showbiz.

Natasha Thahane is also battling with other Instagram Influencers with her 4.2 million followers.

As an actress, Natasha posts more about actors and actresses, movies and TV shows, modelling, health and fitness and sports.

6. Somizi

Real name: Somizi Buyani Mholongo-Motaung

Instagram handle: @somizi

Number of followers: 4 million

Niche: Dance and showbiz.

So far, Somizi is the second most influential male South African celebrity on Instagram aside Cassper Nyovest.

His style of entertainment cuts across all round, from music to dancing fashion and modelling, thus gaining him the prominence and fascinating growth on social media.

7. Pearl Thusi

Real name: Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi

Instagram handle: @pearthusi

Number of followers: 3.9 million

Niche: Showbiz.

Pearl Thusi is another talented entertainment Idol in South Africa.

She is an actress, a media personality and a model who began her journey since 2003.

Her recognition cuts across not only in South Africa alone but also other parts of the world.

Pearl Thusi’s posts on Instagram are mostly about entertainment, acting, movies, fashion, beauty and arts.

8. Amanda du-Pont

Real name: Amanda du-Pont

Instagram handle: @amandadupont

Number of followers: 3.8 million

Niche: Acting.

Amanda du-Pont is a highly rated television personality, actress, model and businesswoman with outstanding audience on Instagram.

She is ranked the 8th position amongst other most followed South African social media influencers on Instagram with 3.8 million followers.

9. Nomzamo Mbatha

Real name: Nomzamo Mbatha

Instagram handle: @nomzamo-m

Number of followers: 3.7 million

Niche: Showbiz.

Nomzamo Mbatha is the 9th most influential South African celebrity on Instagram following up closely to Amanda du-Pont with 3.7 million followers.

She is also an actress, television personality, fashionista and above all, Human rights activist.

Her Instagram posts are mostly related to fashion and beauty, natural hair, movies and entertainment.

10. DJ Zinhle

Real name: Ntombezinhle Jiyane

Instagram handle: @djzinhle

Number of followers: 3.7 million

Niche: Music.

Last but not the least is DJ Zinhle who calls herself Africa’s No1 Female DJ,

She is so far ranked the 10th social media influencer on Instagram with a whooping 3.7 million followers.

Zinhle as a producer, keeps updating his followers with entertainment and music.

These sum up to be the 10 most influential South African celebrities on Instagram.

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