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Diversity is critical to not only understand but to create successful influencer marketing strategies and successful brand deals. We’re sharing some of the most empowering and successful Black female influencers that use their Instagram platforms to share their voices and incredible talents with the world.

Top Black female influencers to follow on Instagram

Ava DuVernay

Ava is one of the most inspiring women dedicated to narrative change. Ava is the first Black woman to win a Sundance Film Festival Best Director award and is popular for directing movies like “Selma.” In addition to her successful career as a director, Ava is an advocate for diversity and narrative change. With more than 2.2M Instagram followers and the multiplatform arts and social impact organization she has created called AARAY, Ava is one of the most influential Black women on Instagram.

Miracle Watts

As one of Instagram’s “It” girls, Miracle Watts joins our list of the top Black influencers on Instagram. Miracle is a former model who has taken to Instagram to share her favorite beauty products, fashion trends and her sweet family. As a mom and CEO of her clothing brand,  Miracle Lifestyle, Miracle does it all. She shares her supplements and routines with her Instagram following of more than 2.9 million.

Tamika D. Mallory

With more than 1.1 million followers, Tamika is an entrepreneur, social justice leader, movement strategist and well-known author. She was the youngest to ever serve as executive director of the National Action Network and continues to share her voice through her Instagram platform. Her feed is full of her inspiring words and others that stand behind spreading awareness about social justice.

Jessica Nabongo

Jessica is an entrepreneur, best-selling author and travel enthusiast. Jessica is of Ugandan descent and a dreamer down to her core. She is most commonly known for being the first Black woman to visit every country in the world and uses her Instagram account to share those experiences with more than 244K followers. In addition to seeing the world, Jessica is also known for speaking 80 different languages.

Jackie Aina

With more than 1.9 million followers, Jackie is most commonly known for bringing awareness about racism and the lack of inclusivity within the beauty industry and is the first influencer ever to achieve the NAACP Image Award. She’s the co-founder of FORVR MOOD. She uses her Instagram platform to share her talent for all things makeup. She serves as a beautiful and talented inspiration to followers on Instagram and subscribers on YouTube.

Elaine Welteroth

Elaine is the former editor-in-chief of Vogue, a successful best-selling author of More Than Enough, a masterclass teacher, a “Project Runway” judge and a mom. Elaine is a successful businesswoman with incredible motivation and the best sense of style. She takes to Instagram to share her life and talents with more than 735K followers.

Asiyami Gold

Asiyami is a digital creator, producer and curator of the clothing brand A.AU. As a successful business woman and entrepreneur, she shares a perfect blend of design, fashion and life that emphasizes her talent. Her feed is full of her favorite styles, travels and motivational quotes that inspire more than 319K Instagram followers.

Coco Bassey

As a Nigerian native and active member of the corporate marketing world, Coco is a successful businesswoman who is also a well-known influencer. Coco is the creator of the blog Millenielle and shares her dream of exploring the world through her Instagram platform. She is a cancer survivor who talks about her life experiences with more than 295K followers. This millennial’s love for style and travel is apparent through her Instagram photos.

Adwoa Aboah

Adwoa is not only one of the most popular faces in the fashion industry, but is also a well-known influencer who uses her platform to share her many talents. Adwoa is most commonly known for being a supermodel and shows off her sense of style with more than 1.9 million followers. She is often seen in beauty advertisements and is one of the industry’s most popular models. She shares her beauty through her Instagram feed and also shows what it is like to live a supermodel lifestyle.

Temiloluwa Otedola

Temiloluwa is a talented and inspiring woman. Temi is of Nigerian descent and currently lives in London where she shares her sense of style with more than 2 million Instagram followers. She uses her platform to share her life and stylish outfits with the world and is often known for posting encouraging words for her followers.

Chrissy Ford

With 168K followers on Instagram, Chrissy is another influencer taking Instagram by storm. Chrissy lives between New York and London and is a writer, consultant and mental health advocate. She also is a lover of all things fashion.

Patricia Bright

You might recognize Patricia if you’re a fan of YouTube because she has over 2.78 million followers. She’s also the founder of The Break. On Instagram, she shares her love for fashion, travel and lifestyle with her 1.1 million followers.

Karen Blanchard

Karen has 256K followers on Instagram where she shares clothes, vintage style and beauty. This influencer loves participating in social events like Fashion Week and has even worked with brands like Chanel.

Courtney Quinn

If you love bright colors, Courtney is the fashion influencer for you. She has 855K followers on Instagram and shares fun videos like “If Colors Had Personalities.” She often wears something colorful or sequined.

Kristen Scruggs

Kristen owns Strong Finish Run Coaching and is an accomplished marathon runner. Kristen is certified in spinning, sports yoga and sports injuries, and she is an IRONMAN coach who shares her fitness progress and training advice with more than 43.3K followers.   


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