By: Sandy Nene



What is Instagram?

Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, apply digitalfilters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr read more…

You are never excited to log onto Instagram? Your timeline is dull, boring, not exciting or inspiring at all? Well, I was once on that stage – until I followed a few interesting and ‘cool’ South African Instagram users (Igers). I did some research, asking fellow bloggers who do they love or enjoy following and who do they think every other South African blogger should follow; these are the top 5 suggestions I received.

Here are 5 Igers to follow, for some inspiration:

  • Thickleeyonce:

Followers: 1,899

Why you should follow her? A 20 something year celebrity/fashion photographer who posts the coolest snapps. Her bio reads “Photographer #LeePhotography”

Some of Lee’s shots:

  • Previdar:

Followers: 736

Why you should follow them? An online fashion magazine which brings out the sexyness in most South African celebs. Founded by Lawrence Manyapelo, South African graphic designer and photographer.

Some shots by Previdar:

  • MrsMnisi:

Followers: 4,736

Why you should follow her? Melissa is a happily married business woman, she loves her family and has the cutest and most fashionable daughter. She was featured in the December issue of TrueLove Magazine.

What Melissa’s Instagram looks like:

  • Bonang_M:

Followers: 40k+

Why you should follow her? Bonang is the Queen of digital in South Africa, with over 1million fans combining Twitter and her Facebook page. As a Top billing presenter and events MC, she takes us through the behind the scenes of everything she does.

As seen on her Instagram:

  • Dane_Forman:

Followers: 6,752

Why you should follow him? His bio reads “African on an iPhone X Steaming it up in the city of Heat X Durban, South Africa”.

Some cool snaps by Dane:

What would you say makes a great Instagramer?

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