Chelsea FC star becomes first Nigerian to be verified on Instagram

Mikel only joined Instagram last month but his verification can be traced largely to his club's power and presence on the world stage.

Mikel Obi in action for Chelsea FC.

According to multiple reports, Nigerian football star John Obi Mikel is the first of many Nigerian International footballers and music stars to be verified on photo sharing website Instagram.

Mikel only joined Instagram last month but his verification can be traced largely to his clubs power and presence on the world stage.

During the verification process of Twitter, Nigerians celebrated their blue badge now its time for Instagram. Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy, is already ahead of the pack after becoming the first Nigerian celebrity - and second Nigerian - to be verified by the photo sharing site.

Watch this video of Mikel's first goal for Chelsea FC:

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