Looking for Black Instagram Influencers to Follow in 2020? This article gives you the broadest and definitive list of the most followed as well as budding Black women models of Instagram you should follow RIGHT NOW.
We tried to avoid well established Black Models who are primarily in entertainment or Professional Runway modelling, in this list. But the line distinguishing both is becoming thinner by the day, as many Black runway models are started to embrace the IT Girl status.
This Black Instagram stars list includes popular influencers from many continent and different fields; from body positive Instagram accounts, black Women Travellers, Entrepreneurs, Cosplayers to yoga enthusiasts, we’ve covered it all. While some are sharing fashion tips for their community, others are charismatic everyday women’s, whom their followers seem to cherish. So let’s dive into the world of best Black Instagram Influencers of 2020:
#50 SOLÈNE OJ
|Instagram Description||creative at @sheamoods|
|USP||Pictures of Self in Beautiful Locations|
#49 SHELCY & CHRISTY JOSEPH
|Instagram Description||Sisters with a knack for storytelling & bringing people together|
|USP||Documenting lives, Visual Storytelling|
Shelcy and Christy were Born and raised in Haiti and moved to New York City (NYC) after the tragic 2010 Haiti earthquake. They studied Neuroscience and International Business in college and after witnessing lack of black women excelling in creative careers, they decided to start video blogging their lives in the Big Apple. NYCxClothes is a visual storytelling platform exploring New York and fashion through a multicultural lens.
#48 AKOSUA AFRIYIE-KUMI
|Instagram Description||Maker of colourful handcrafted bags in Ghana|
|USP||luxury Ghanaian products|
Akosua Afriyie-Kumi was born and raised in Ghana. She had a passion for art from an early age but the opportunities in her native land were almost none, so she moved to London. After getting BA (Hons) Fashion degree from Kingston University, she learned the tricks of the trade under numerous brands like Peter Pilotto, Matthew Williamson & William Tempest.
She eventually moved back to Ghana before she turned 30 and established AAKS, introducing beautiful bags made from raw raffia, by the women of Ghana while also creating and igniting sustainable jobs within Africa.
|Instagram Description||Thinking beyond borders + building global brands|
|USP||Forbes Africa’s youngest power women in Africa – 2014. Digital media entrepreneur|
Afua Osei is a Co-Founder of Motherland Mogul Media (MMM), a lifestyle brand for millennial multicultural women. Digital media platform “She Leads Africa” and the networking “SLAY Festival” are some of the well-recognized initiative under MMM.
Born in the United States to Nigerian immigrant parents, her Instagram reflects her success story, an inspiration to all the black women’s out there.
|Instagram Account||@consciousnchic, @kathleenelie|
|Followers||25 K & 15 K|
|Instagram Description||Live your BEST #sustainable life!|
|USP||Ethical and Sustainable Lifestyle|
Kathleen Elie was born in Montreal (Canada), lived in the Netherlands (Europe) and now live in the United States. She is a Creator @ConsciousNChic, posting Instagram pics about ethical fashion, sustainable travel, healthy food, non-toxic beauty. With 25 K followers on her professional (@consciousnchic) Instagram handle, she ranked 46 on our Black Instagram Influencer list.
NIKKI, MEGHAN, SHAY & BRANDY
|Instagram Description||Together, we are a FORCE. A positive influence for women of ALL colors Commitment to inclusion & diversity|
|Website||http://shaymone.com/ http://newtexacaligal.com/ http://www.styleforbreakfast.com/|
Brandy Gueary (@authentically.b), Shay Sweeney (@shaymone), Meghan Adams (@imgoodlikemeghan) and Nikki Gamble (@newtexacali) are the Houston, Texas based influencers behind this amazing Instagram Handle.
Shay Moné is a fashion blogger and a mom of three children (Ashton, Aubri, and Averi J.), who loves to share her passion for style & home décor.
Meghan Adams is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston with a Bachelors in Fashion & Retail Management and currently works as a social media co-ordinator for one of the world’s most leading luxury fashion brand.
Nikki Gamble is also a fashion blogger and mother of two, working full time with @InfluencingInColor and Newtexacali.
Brandy Gueary is a mom of one and has been an elementary school teacher for nine years. She currently works full time with @ InfluencingInColor.
Witnessing lack of diversity in the influencer space, the four ladies decided to join forces to establish a fashion arena for women of color and all.
JADE PURPLE BROWN
|Instagram Description||Color obsessed Visual Artist.|
|USP||Graphic Designer/ Entrepreneur|
Jade Purple Brown is a Graphic Designer in NYC. She is originally from Chicago and went to school for Fashion Marketing & Management. In the tail end of the program, she realized her true passion for Art & Design.
She eventually got a Job in Designing, learned the details of the trade and in 2019 quit her job to become an entrepreneur.
|Instagram Description||California girl who’s got an incurable case of the travel bug!|
|USP||Black Girl Traveller|
Francesca Murray was born and grew up in Los Angeles. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. She then started her career as a publicist, married a nice man and has one beautiful baby.
Then in 2009, she studied abroad in Portovenere, Italy and her life took a U-turn for the better. Since then she have lived in Spain, worked in France and travelled to 25 countries, sharing her journey with her followers with this amazing Instagram (@onegrloneworld).
|Instagram Account||@ chefdanie|
|Instagram Description||The Culinary Architect 🔪 International Chef Slayer|
Daniella Abraham is a South Florida native with a background of Haitian and Dominican origin.
Professionally trained at “Le Cordon Bleu”, Paris, specializing in both cuisine and pastry, Chef Danie currently is a Miami based Culinary Architect and Internationally renowned celebrity chef.
|Instagram Description||Fashion gave me a voice!|
|USP||beauty and lifestyle influencer|
Micaéla Verrelien was born in Boston Massachusetts and raised in Brockton Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, with a BA in accounting and MIS. Always inclined towards the field of fashion and beauty, she moved to New York to make a name for herself. Living in a single parent house (Her father passed away when she was 12) and being the youngest of five, she finally found her voice as a fashion and beauty influencer. Through her Instagram she shares beauty tips and wellness mantras.
NASTEHA & NUNI YUSUF
|Instagram Description||#sistering from #refugees to #entrepreneurs|
|USP||Bold & Feminine aesthetic fashion|
The Yusuf sisters were born in Somalia and migrated to Canada in the early 90s. They were raised in Toronto, Canada and currently lives between the United States and Canada.
Nasteha has started her career in NYC, where she worked in product design and marketing with fashion brands like Valentino, Soho House and Calvin Klein.
Nuni modeled for about 5 years and appeared in many international commercials, print magazines and runway shows.
In 2016, the Yusuf sisters decided to come together to start their fashion and lifestyle blog.
|Instagram Description||Pro HairArtist Lifestyle content empowering WOC|
|USP||Empowering Women of Color|
|Instagram Description||Quit my job to travel the 🌎 Houston & Beyond!!|
|USP||Solo Female Traveller|
Ciara Johnson is a 20 something millennial out of Houston, Texas. She made full use of experience in various study abroad programs and found fondness in Travelling. She Travelled to Panama, India & South Africa through these programs.
After graduation she worked in a corporates Human Resources for nearly 2 years, saving money to pursue her passion for Travelling.
She quit her job and made solo travelling her full time gig.
|Instagram Description||The Curvy Darling + Bubbly, Effervescent Creative Directress of #MusingsofaCurvyLady.|
|USP||Plus Size Fashion Blogger|
Thamarr Guerrier is a fashion Blogger out of Jacksonville, Florida. She is a full time Progressive Care Nurse, who started this alternate journey as a hobby, way back in 2012. Today the fashionista handle both aspect of her life with love, passion & confidence.
Mantra: Loving myself and the body that I have and styling it well.
|Instagram Description||Using travel to empower, educate & explore.|
|USP||award-winning travel blogger|
Oneika (pronounced oh-KNEE-kah) Raymond is the host of Travel Channel’s One Bag and You’re Out and Big City, Little Budget. She is a former educator who holds a M.Ed. in French Education.
A travel Junkie, Oneika has travelled 115 countries on 6 continents till now.
|Instagram Description||Self-taught cook & #kitchenistadiaries creator.|
|USP||mouth-watering and belly-rumbling Food|
Angela Davis is an amazing self-taught home cook, food blogger, recipe developer, food photographer and mom of two residing in Detroit. Join her @thekitchenista to explore ingredients, techniques and tools that will make the food you love even better.
|Instagram Description||Model & Content Creator | London|
|USP||Personalized Style Assembly|
Natasha Ndlovu is a London based model, blogger and photographer. She graduated in BA (Visual Arts) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and then worked in the fashion industry for a long time.
She writes about fashion, photography, beauty and travel through her acclaimed blog and shares the same on her Instagram Account. This amazing Instagram content creator ranked 34 on our Top 50 black Instagram influencers list.
|Instagram Description||BX boo + Fashun + Marketer|
|USP||Plus size fashion and lifestyle|
Kelly Augustine was born and raised in New York City. The multi-talented influencer graduated with B.A. in Advertising & Public Relations from The City College of New York and also got a Certificate in Brand Management Experience from Fashion Institute of Technology.
Through her blog and Instagram, Kelly shares her personal style with a focus on plus size fashion, Brown beauty & cosmetics and NYC lifestyle; with a viewpoint of encouraging diversity within the digital space.
|Instagram Description||7 times Emmy Nominated Media Maven | LifeStyle Authority|
Born 1983, in North Carolina, Kéla Walker is a famous New York Emmy Nominated Entertainment & Lifestyle Authority. Kela was the creator, producer and host of several programs focusing on celebrity news, fashion trends, cultural and lifestyle content throughout New York City.
JANELLE MARIE LLOYD
|Instagram Description||On a mission to help women get the fashion girl look|
|USP||Accessible Style & Home Décor|
Janelle Marie Lloyd hails from Atlanta, Georgia but made NYC her second home, living here for more than a Decade. She graduated in interior designing and recently completed her post-graduation in MBA from NYU.
She shares accessible personal style, shopping advice and home décor content on this amazing Instagram (@waityouneedthis).
MARY-ANNE JOSÉPHINE KAMMERON
|Instagram Description||my life captured in a nutshell|
|USP||Personal Life & Travel blogging|
|Instagram Description||Blogger at www.mirrorme.me. Owner @kaicollective & @anaccidentalbutterfly|
|USP||clothing for multi-dimensional women|
From Dropping out of college, to being an auditor for one of the Big Four professional services firms, and to establish her own luxury womens-wear brand “Kai Collective” in 2016, Fisayo Longe is a London based British-Nigerian fashion blogger and entrepreneur, whose Journey is an inspiration to all the women’s.
|Instagram Account||@ironyofashi & @f.l.a.i.r_|
|Instagram Description||Fashion | Travel| Lifestyle | Corporate Professional|
|USP||Accessible and High Fashion Professional clothing|
Agatha is a Houston based fashion, lifestyle and beauty blogger. She has been blogging for a few years (@ironyofashi) and started her online store “Flair by Ashi” for a little over 2 years while working full time as an accountant in the oil and gas industry.
|Instagram Description||Blogger & Content creator since 2007|
|USP||African Street & High Fashion|
|Instagram Description||Beauty • Fashion • Lifestyle • Travel|
|USP||Youtuber with Kinky 4c hair related Content|
Chizi Duru is a budding Youtuber who generally posts 4c hair-related content and has around 405 K subscribers. She studied Biology with a minor in communiucation in college and is a beloved Instagram influencer.
|Instagram Description||💕#BLACKLIVESMATTER @dailyaffirmationswithcandice|
|USP||Personality Development, Growth & Support|
Candice is a Los Angeles based influencer, who originally hails from a small town in Indiana. She has worked in various national commercials, as an actress, in the past and currently provide motivational, support and self-growth content to her followers,
|Instagram Description||Shoe/brunch obsessed mama to Nolan & Nova Attempting to balance life, 9-to-5 job & blog in style|
|USP||Street Style and Nigerian Culture Content|
Stella Adewunmi was born and grew up in Enugu City, Nigeria. Her Nigerian name is ‘Uzoamaka’, which means, “My way is good”, and from that she was nicknamed “Uzo” by her close and loved ones. Stella holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Master in Business and Finance.
Famed as DMV’s most influential fashion and lifestyle blogger based in Maryland, Stella’s Instagram content include her current fashion obsessions, street style inspirations and her lifestyle.
|Instagram Description||Ease, style and creativity.|
|USP||Travel Photography and Guide|
Lee Litumbe was born and raised in Cameroon. She pursued a Finance degree and works as a Financial Analyst for a big MNC. Along with that she was always drawn towards her passion for Travel and Photography.
Learning from various online sources, she now also pursues her career as a Photo Editor and Creative Director, where she writes and curate dynamic stories paired with captivating photography.
|Instagram Description||Content creator, digital marketer, girl on the internet. ✨ nyc🍎 & atl🍑|
|USP||Millennial fashion and lifestyle influencer|
Coco Bassey is a Nigerian native based in New York City and Atlanta. A Thyroid cancer survivor, Coco, works full time in Corporate Marketing while also running her passion project: Millennielle.
Through her amazing Instagram, she shares personal style, DIY projects, travel and other inspiration with around 190 K followers.
|Instagram Description||Petite Travel Blogger| Obsessed with Jesus & AL🏈|
|USP||Affordable Travel & Fashion Looks Content|
|Instagram Account||@ megan.milan|
|Instagram Description||Luxury Travel Agent| Fashion | Creative Content|
|Instagram Description||The girl in front and behind the camera|
|USP||out-of-the-box photo-shoot sets|
Kimberly Douglas is a 24 year old creative genius. She creates a professional photo shoot set right at her home, with daily props, a creative mind and a lot of hard work. On top of that she shares details of how every photo in her portfolio came into existence.
|Instagram Account||@ mariamadiallo_|
|Instagram Description||Until we are all okay, none of us are.|
|Instagram Description||Visual Storyteller 📷 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Creative Director x Founder| @shopa.au|
|USP||Content Creator and Curator|
Asiyami Gold is a freelance multi-faceted curator and creator, who in 2013, launched “ASIYAMI GOLD”, a creative agency with a keen eye for design and distinctive aesthetic.
‘Asiyami’ translates in the Abua language as ‘Family’, while ‘Gold’ was the name given to her by her great-great grandmother. She also is a Creative Director and Founder at Shop A.au (short for Asiyami Gold), with a philosophy of Empowering women globally while feeding visual curiosity.
|Instagram Description||The Witchdoctor™ Los Angeles|
Miryam Lumpini is a Swedish-born tattoo artist and painter. Famously known as the “Witch Doctor”, Miryam is one of the best tattoo artists in Los Angeles.
|USP||Content Creator and Curator|
Tanyka Renee is a Brooklyn native who grew up in New Britain, Connecticut. Earlier in her career she started modelling and even played defensive end for the Philadelphia Passion in the Lingerie Football League.
Currently, she is a well-known international Travel Blogger and Mentor.
|Instagram Description||The Girl with the Blue Eyes|
|USP||Beauty & Lifestyle|
Cydnee Black is a Denver native, currently living in Los Angeles. She started her YouTube channel in 2013 to share Makeup/Hair Tutorials, Vlogs & Beauty/Style Advice.
Currently she has 1.3 Million YouTube subscribers with over 42,285,518 views, and an Instagram follower count of more than 320 K.
|Instagram Description||Peace of mind is the real bag|
|USP||Yoga Enthusiast and Trainer|
Alexandra Kaufman obtained her 200 hour Teacher Training certification from Green Monkey Yoga in Coral Gables, Florida in 2015. She started sharing her Journey via her official Instagram (@bahayogi) and currently has more than 430 K followers.
She is graduated in BA Philosophy from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada and obtained her E-RYT200, NASM CPT Certification amongst many others, along the way to her success.
|USP||Black Female Cosplayer|
Kiera Please is the most popular black female cosplayer and musician based in Los Angeles. She loves to express herself by dressing up like various beloved characters from across the pop-culture universe, with a touch of her own cool style.
|USP||American track and field athlete|
Allyson Felix is an American Olympic and World champion in track and field 200m/400m events. She shares fitness and inspiration post on her Instagram.
|Instagram Description||LA | Online Fitness Coach|
|USP||Custom Nutrition and Workout Content|
Channel Delisser currently works as a licensed Occupational Therapist. She has a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and is the Founder CocoFitCamp.
|Instagram Description||Don’t fear change, Realize your power|
|USP||Custom Meal plans & Workouts program Content|
|Instagram Description||strength and growth comes with continuous effort | Coach NASM-PES/FNS|
|USP||Active Duty US Soldier|
Staff Sergeant Frantzcesca Casimir is originally from Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in New Jersey. Along with her armed force duties, Frantzcesca, obtained her NASM-PES/FNS trainer’s certification. She then launched “Fancy Fit”, where she offer online training program to help women all over the world reach their body goals.
|Instagram Description||Queen of Dark 🇸🇸|
|USP||dark skin colour IT Girl|
Nyakim Gatwech is a South Sudanese model who is nicknamed “Queen of the Dark”. She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has a die-hard fan following on Instagram for her dark skin colour.
|Instagram Account||@ westbrooks.crystal|
|Instagram Description||Love & Light 🌙|
|USP||Instagram Beauty Blogger|
SHANNON & SHANNADE CLERMONT
|Instagram Account||@ clermonttwins|
|Instagram Description||That Bitc*h (.)|
CHLOE & HALLE BAILEY
|Instagram Account||@ chloexhalle|
|Instagram Description||just two girls who love making music in our living room 👽🎶❤️|
|Instagram Account||@ lira_galore|
|Instagram Description||MOM | CEO | MODEL | INFLUENCER | AMBASSADOR|
|Instagram Account||@ winnieharlow|
|Instagram Description||Speaking ur truth tho it might create conflict or tension Living in harmony with ur values Making choices based on what u believe|
|USP||Fashion Model & IT Girl|
Chantelle Whitney Brown-Young, known professionally as “Winnie Harlow”, is a Jamacian-Canadian fashion model, and public spokesperson on the skin condition vitiligo.
Hope you like our Top 50 Black Instagram Influencers list of 2020. Share the post if you do and mention in comment section, any other budding talent you wish us to look into.