With Instagram becoming more than just a social media platform for plain interaction, many users have flocked to the application for more inside scoops and updates on the latest news for business, fashion, finance, food, entertainment, and more. From day-to-day inspirational Instagram stories to thought-provoking Instagram posts published by celebrities, influencers, entrepreneurs, and beyond, the rising platform has everything in store for everyone regardless of where they are located in the world.
With the application welcoming everyone from various fields of profession and life backgrounds, it has also become the perfect place for budding entrepreneurs seeking motivation and success stories. Through this online platform, everyday users will have the chance to witness the realistic journeys of personalities and authorities who may serve as their inspirations in career, finance, business, and everything else. With that said, here are the Top 10 Instagram Accounts to Follow in 2021 for NY Weekly.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo, born as Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, is a professional football-soccer player who serves as the captain of the Portugal national team. He plays as a forward for Serie A Club Juventus and has won a record-breaking five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden Shoes. Throughout his career, he has garnered 31 major trophies, including seven league titles. Often regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo holds the records for the most goals and assists in the history of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League. Ronaldo is the first footballer who has reached the $1 billion mark in their career.
2. Carrie Able
Pioneering multidisciplinary Carrie Able melds painting, VR, AR, music, and poetry. Consistently releasing new art and music experiences, Able’s recent single “Fluid” hit 100k streams in its first days of release on Spotify. Currently, the artist is working on her solo exhibition for the Venice Biennial exhibition “Personal Structures” previously done by Marina Abramovic and Yoko Ono opening in April 2022.
More imminently, Able will be having an NFT drop of her art and music and VR in April 2021. Through Able’s Instagram @carrieableart you can experience her AR effects, including her “poetry magic 8 ball” and also step inside one of her music videos, “Erase.”
3. Emily StandleyEmily Standley is a nationally published content creator and digital strategist. She helps creative entrepreneurs and businesses worldwide, leverage the power of digital technology to reach virtual markets, to build a massive presence online or start building the foundation of a successful online business.
Emily is the founder of the popular entrepreneurship blog and academy Socialbuzzhive and is formerly the owner of healthy-food-life.com and the cruelty-free beauty blog Pawsoffbeauty.com. Her mission is to provide vast opportunities and resources to anyone who wants to work from home or needs help building a successful blog or growing a prominent online business.
4. Five Star Sports Picks
Fivestarsportspicks has become the hottest choice in the country for sports bettors to receive their sports picks. The company is the #1 trending account on Instagram for sports betting and have quickly become the most reliable source for tips. Millions of dollars are wagered every month collectively from all of their clients. The best part about their service is that people don’t need a lot of money to get started following their picks. Guys have walked in with $500 and have cashed out as much as 50k over the course of a few months of betting.
5. Daniele Valenti
Daniele Valenti is a 23-year-old singer and musician from Sicily, Italy. Daniele has modeled in “impero couture” that’s on TV. He came to the States to seek for a better life and unlock more opportunities and make his dream as a singer come true. In 2021, Daniele met George Caceres and got the opportunity to co-write a song with Grammy award winner and producer Damon Sharpe, who wrote “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” by Jennifer Lopez. Together with Sharpe, Daniele wrote the song called “Fool” which will be released soon.
6. Qamar Zaman
Qamar Zaman is an American entrepreneur, technologist and founder of KISS PR Story, an online brand storytelling platform using large wire press releases for brand amplification. Qamar has been featured in major news media like Forbes, Entrepreneur, Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. He is a Forbes Agency Council, Huffington Post, and Business Contributor.
7. Lucas Elliot Muñoz
Lucas Muñoz is a musician and singer/songwriter from the Central Florida area. Muñoz plays a wide variety of music such as blues, jazz, rock, fusion, country, hip-hop, and pop on his primary instrument, the guitar. Lucas writes and produces his original material, such as his songs like “As I Suffer In Silence” and “Chasing the Horizøn.” These songs combine dark pop, trap, emo/cloud rap with blues-rock guitar solo phrasing. Lucas does sessions and gigs for artists within his scene. Muñoz enjoys sharing his music and instrument-related content on social media regularly.
8. Farah GhatalaWasee Jewels is a jewelry company established by creative director Farah Wasi Ghatala in 2016. Farah dreamed of making a jewelry brand that offers diversity. Thus, Wasee Jewels specialize in handcrafted artistic pieces of jewelry that merge historical conceptual art with contemporary art. Each piece is designed with culture in mind and designed with care to showcase how beautiful cultures are. They strive to edge away from the eurocentric beauty norm that has dictated our lives and embraces our own ethnicities and cultures. Wasee Jewels offers a great selection of earrings, necklaces, and other fine gift items.
Shopping with Wasee Jewels is more than just purchase because they value their customers to the highest degree. Their unique handcrafted jewelry embodies the needs and desires of every individual style. They will help you acquire a piece that will outlast trends and generations when you want to invest in designer jewelry that will never go out of style. No matter what jewelry piece you are looking for, there’s something undeniably timeless at Wasee Jewels; the team of creative jewelry designers will always be here to help as well. Their slogan is “A Story You Can Wear,” and they intend to keep that promise with our jewelry.
Farah received training in fine arts, animation, and advertising with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the prestigious Academy of Arts University San Francisco. Her art background has enabled her to have an extraordinary understanding of art history, allowing her to incorporate her knowledge into her jewelry successfully.
9. SAYSAY’S PROTÉGÉ LLCSAYSAY’S PROTÉGÉ LLC is a thriving company that specializes in spicing up social events with their unique party ideas, from bike washes to costume-themed gatherings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, organization and corporate events, and social gatherings that require bottle girls confidently dressed in their stunning bunny costumes. The company is a kind of sisterhood that represents a diverse group of women who are comfortable in their own skin and are confident about having fun at themed parties. The company is made up of entrepreneurs, models, music artists, designers, and beauticians, among others. Saysay’s Protege organizes events with the primary goal of providing unforgettable and extraordinary entertainment that meets the expectations of all its clients. Clients can easily choose from event packages that best suit their needs, including the Bottle Girls and Bartending Service and the Bike Girls. Prices are also different for the Pink, Silver, and Gold packages.
10. Gregory Fields, Jr.Gregory Fields, Jr. is a CEO, saxophonist, and an actor who has traveled the world and toured with some of the most legendary hip-hop and R&B artists. Gregory has played in several movies, including All Eyes On Me: A Tupac Biopic. Has has also released several jazz singles and is set to release an EP this coming 07/22/21 titled “Soul On Ice.”
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