Mohamed Salah’s prominence in the African continent is very much understated, a sentiment that many on Instagram and in his country Egypt, would disagree with.
Mo Salah is the most followed African on Instagram, well ahead of the likes of Davido, Black Coffee, Wiz Kid, and Trevor Noah.
The Liverpool star is greatly idolised in his native land, and his exploits in the English Premier League and in Europe have garnered massive attention from football lovers and more.
Scroll through the gallery above to see 10 of the most followed Africans on Instagram, including Mo Salah.
Footballers are quite prominent on social media, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s staggering 325 million followers are the most by any individual on Instagram ever!
Salah only boasts just a fraction of that figure, with 43.3 million followers, however, that is over two-thirds of South Africa’s population.
He is the only footballer on the top 10 list of the most followed Africans, as it comprises musicians, television personalities, and other non-athlete influential people.
Egypt has a population of more than 100 million, and you can imagine that Salah’s fanbase is likely to increase, more especially if he produces some magical moments in the upcoming European football season.
Did you know?
Mohamed Salah was set to take part in the compulsory act of serving his country in the military, which is a federal requirement. Military service in Egypt is understood to be at least one or more years, but Salah was fortunate enough to get a federal pardon from the Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, Minister of Higher Education Shawky Gharib, and the Egyptian national manager.
This freed him from the responsibility of serving and gave him an opportunity to rather focus on football and representing his country on the world stage.
Your thoughts, please?
Did it surprise you that Mohammed Salah is the most followed African on Instagram, and if yes, who did you imagine it would be?