Ghanaian actor John Dumelo has been named among the top 10 most followed Africans on Facebook. John Dumelo took the No. 8 Position on facebook with 5.1 Million followers on Facebook.
According to the African Social Media Power Report: Top 50 Footballers and Entertainers released on Friday, January 26, 2018; Other top acts including Akon, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o were all listed in the top ten most followed Africans on Facebook. John Dumelo was the only Ghanaian representing in the report.
The Power 50 report also combined following of almost 400 million across major social media, a number that is more than half the population of Europe and twice the population of Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country. The Compiled list saw Nigerian singer Davido and South African comedian Trevor Noah make the list of the most followed Africans on the social networks Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Unfortunately No, Ghanaian had enough followers to make the top ten list.
The Power 50, which weighs the social media influence of African pop culture stars and football personalities, was compiled by Lagos-based sports communication company, CampsBay Media.
“In a world where social media continues to play a big role, the influence of African entertainers and footballers, the crème of popular culture on our continent, continues to fascinate and that is why we have compiled this list,”
said Lolade Adewuyi, chief strategist at CampsBay Media.
“We have tried as much as possible to gather the top African pop and sport stars into the list in order to show their influence across the three key social media platforms of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We hope that the Power Report will be an annual ranking to gauge their growing impact as well as enable market planners and researchers to see the possibilities inherent in their influence.”
Personalities from 12 countries are represented on the list with the top 10 places filled by Akon, footballers Mohamed Salah and Didier Drogba, Moroccan stand-up comedian Gad el Maleh, Cameroonian footballer Samuel Eto’o, Moroccan actor Jamel Debbouze, Nigerian singer Wizkid and South African actress Charlize Theron.
On the African Social Media Power Report: Top 50 are 13 actors/actresses, 14 singers, nine rappers, eight footballers, four comedians and two music producers/DJs.
The report also includes a list of the top 50 African footballers and top 50 African entertainers on the three social media platforms in the full report that can be downloaded HERE.