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Insta Famous Kids in Kenya

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: June 21, 2022  

Imagine being fresh out of the womb and already being verified on social media! Some Kenyan celebrity kids had Instagram accounts before they were even born! Not to mention, they’re pretty much full-fledged influencers by the time they’re potty trained.

Case in point is Vera Sidika’s daughter Asia Brown. She had an account created for her on the day she was born which had 5k followers on day 1! At the time of writing this, Asia Brown has 98.9K followers on Instagram. At only 6 months old, Asia Brown is a mini influencer and co-owner of a beauty empire with her mum.

 

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13 year old Stycie Wairimu had her IG debut much later than Asia Brown. We know her from the award winning films Supa Modo, Lusala and Sema. She has a cumulative following of 130,000 followers across platforms.

Singer Bahati and his wife Diana Marua created @majestybahati for their son Majesty while they were expecting him. A few hours after his birth, Majesty Bahati had attracted  more than 15,000 followers. What’s more, Majesty who was only a few days old was named the brand ambassador for Rfh Healthcare. 

At the time of writing this (Majesty is now age 3) and his Instagram account has amassed 257,000 followers! He gets endorsement deals from kids’ fashion houses and entertainment posts and is a mini influencer.

Majesty’s not alone in this trend —you may have heard about Ladasha Belle, (Size 8 and DJ Mo’s daughter); the six-year-old fashion influencer has 430,000 followers or teenage rapper 16 year old Trio Mio with 366,000 followers. 

Then there’s Olive, six, and Marley, three, whose mom, Tatiana Karanja famously known as Mama Olive, is the center of a lot of media buzz as videos of her cute girls get shared on parenting handles in the U.S. and even got a shoutout from actress Gabriel Union!  

Perhaps the thought of a little kid having an Instagram account leaves you feeling a little weird or uncomfortable, but sharenting (READ MORE) is all the rage now. Instagram has over 600 million users, so it seems like a no-brainer that some parents are keen to tap into—and cash in on—the huge audience in the same way stage mums have pursued fame and fortune for their kids through traditional modeling and acting channels in the past. 

Would you join the sharenting bandwagon and document your kids’ lives for the world to see?

 

*Image: Vera Sidika Instagram

 

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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