Instagram is a photo sharing app which was started in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Today instagram has over 500 million monthly visitors and its the darling of big personal and corporate brands to sell their products and services.

I have personally received speaking and coaching gigs from instagram because i am very active on the platform. I strongly recommend you open an instagram account and start telling your brand story to the world.

Having said that, there are some Nigerian men on instagram that have inspired me greatly and i will like to share them with you, perhaps you will be inspired to take action towards your dreams in 2017.

ALI BABA, He is the god-father of the comedy industry in Nigeria. Apart from comedy he his an amazing entrepreneur and commentator on social issues and his opinion carry weight. With over 300 thousand followers the man is on fire. You can follow him on @alibabagcfr


BIODUN FATOYINBO, He his the lead Pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in the world. He made other Pastors in Nigeria and Africa take social media seriously. His level of excellence is commendable. I have spoken in His Church over three times and i must say he his worth following on instagram for his wisdom, knowledge, and i must add sense of style. His handle is @biodunfatoyinbo


STEVE HARRIS, He is Nigerias leading life strategist. He speaks and trains the staff of the biggest corporate organizations in Nigeria and Africa. His signature is EXECUTION of ideas, goals, and dreams. Follow him for wisdom and life tips @iamsteveharris


JIMI TEWE, He his Nigerias leading career coach and entrepreneur. I love his perspective on career and success he regularly updates his status on instagram with valueable tips. You can follow him @jimitewe


BANKOLE WILLIAMS, He is a peak performance and NLP coach. He has a very strategic mind that is all i can say for now. Follow him on @iambankole and you will thank me later.


JOHN OBIDI, John is the social media king and strategist. He is the owner of the super successful smart business camp. His tips and strategies can help any business succeed online. His handle is @johnobidi


STEVE BABAEKO, Steve is a AD man. He his the dreadlock wearing music mogul and CEO of the XTREME GROUP. His music label boasts of super talents like Praiz and Simi. His handle is @stevebabaeko


TIMI DAKOLO, Timi’s voice when he sings can make a grown man cry. His unique voice and humility is amazing. For his value for family and dedication to his craft i believe you should follow him @timidakolo


ADEWALE ALADEJANA, Wale is the CEO of SAPPHIRE SCENTS. His rag to riches story is hmmmm. I am His personal life coach and i can tell you that this guy is the real deal. He used instagram to push Sapphire Scents to the success it now enjoys you can learn so much about marketing from him. You can follow him @walejana


TONY ELUMELU, He is a Billionaire and  Chairman of UBA PLC. When a Billionaire takes instagram seriously then you’ve got to take it seriously too. His instagram handle has boosted his PR positively. You can follow him @tonyelumelu

Tony Elumelu, the Nigerian entrepreneur and chairman of Heirs Holdings, speaks to AFP in an interview on October 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. Elumelu has promised to invest $2.5 billion in the "Power Africa" initiative of US President Barack Obama which aims to expand energy in sub-Saharan Africa, where some two-thirds of people lack regular power. But a complementary effort in the US Congress has hit a snag in a dispute over requirements that certain US-backed projects be low in carbon emissions blamed for climate change. AFP PHOTO SHAUN TANDON (Photo credit should read SHAUN TANDON/AFP/Getty Images)