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Internet stats, mobile stats, and social media stats for Nigeria 2021

Nigeria’s population

  • Nigeria had a population of 208.8 million in January 2021.
  • Nigeria’s population increased by 5.2 million (+2.6%) between January 2020 and January 2021.
  • 49.3% of Nigeria’s population is female, while 50.7% of its population is male 
  • 52.3% of Nigeria’s population lives in urban centers, while 47.7% lives in rural areas.

Internet users in Nigeria

  • There were 104.4 million internet users in Nigeria in January 2021.
  • The number of internet users in Nigeria increased by 19 million (+22%) between 2020 and 2021.
  • Internet penetration in Nigeria stood at 50.0% in January 2021.

Social media statistics for Nigeria

  • There were 33.00 million social media users in Nigeria in January 2021.
  • The number of social media users in Nigeria increased by 6.0 million (+22%) between 2020 and 2021.
  • The number of social media users in Nigeria was equivalent to 15.8% of the total population in January 2021.

Mobile connections in Nigeria

  • There were 187.9 million mobile connections in Nigeria in January 2021.
  • The number of mobile connections in Nigeria increased by 17 million (+10%) between January 2020 and January 2021.
  • The number of mobile connections in Nigeria in January 2021 was equivalent to 90.0% of the total population.

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