Meet the 10 most powerful celebs in SA

Bonang Matheba (Photo: Gallo)
Bonang Matheba (Photo: Gallo)

Johannesburg – These days your success is not only determined by the number of zero’s in your bank account, but also the number of followers on your social media. 

Taking this into account, we’ve put together a list of South Africa’s 10 most powerful celebs based on the combined number of followers from their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. 

10. DJ Fresh 

The popular 5FM DJ has a combined number of nearly 2 million followers on social media.


9. Gareth Cliff 

Another radio personality, controversial presenter Gareth Cliff has just over 2 million combined followers.

8. AKA 

Though one of the most talked about local stars, AKA only comes in at number 8 with just under 2.3 million combined followers. 

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A photo posted by AKA (@akaworldwide) on

7. Pearl Thusi 

Pearl Thusi tops AKA's numbers by just a few thousand. 

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A photo posted by Pearl Thusi (@pearlthusi) on

6. Boity 

With just over 2 and a half million combined followers, Boity comes in at number 6. 

5. Minnie 

Although she was the first locally based South African celeb to reach one million followers on Instagram, Minnie’s combined social media followers falls just under 3 million, putting her in fifth place. 


A photo posted by Minnie (@minniedlamini) on

4. DJ Zinhle 

DJ Zinhle takes the number 4 spot with over 3 200 000 followers. 

3. Black Coffee 

Black Coffee’s rise in popularity puts him in third place.

2. Cassper Nyovest

With the nearly 2 million Facebook followers alone, Cassper Nyovest comes in at number 2. He has just under 3 and a half million combined followers.

59 days till me and you #FillUpOrlandoStadium . Time is ticking!!! Get your tickets!!!

A photo posted by Refiloe Phoolo ???? (@casspernyovest) on

1. Bonang Matheba 

Queen B* reigns supreme with over 3 and a half million combined social media followers.

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A photo posted by Bonang Matheba (@bonang_m) on

This list was compiled by combining the local entertainment stars' Instagram, Facebook and Twitter followers. The data was collected from Socialbakers. The list only includes local stars born in South Africa who are currently working or living in the country.

(Photo: Gallo Images)