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TikTok Unveils First Creators To Win #TopCreator2022 Awards In Sub-Saharan Africa


Jan 15, 2023

Social media platform, Tiktok has unveiled the first creators to win #TopCreator 2022 Awards.

According to the organisers, African TikTok creators are amongst the first to be crowned Top Creator and Top Creator Runner Up for TikTok’s inaugural #TopCreator2022.

hybridnewsng.com gathered that the award recognises and awards content creators across Sub-Saharan Africa for the immense talent and creativity they brought to the platform in the past year.

Boniswa Sidwaba, TikTok’s Content programming Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa, added that: the award ceremony is TikTok’s way of recognising storytellers, creativity and the positive impact all creators bring to the TikTok community.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating our creators who have been a driving force behind some of the exciting trends for 2022.

“With these inaugural awards, TikTok aims to give creators in Sub-Saharan Africa the recognition they deserve and to encourage them to tell the African story while spreading joy at all times.” he said.

The ceremony follows a highly competitive eight-day-long public voting process on the app.

The Awards were hosted at the Movenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi in Kenya and in attendance was the media community and fellow creators across Sub-Saharan Africa.

The winner of TikTok Top Creator 2022 West Africa Winner is @e4ma from Nigeria while TikTok Top Creator 2022 West Africa Runner Up is @berby_picxy from Nigeria.

Other winners are; TikTok Top Creator 2022 Southern Africa Winner – @Pilot_onthegram and TikTok Top Creator 2022 Southern Africa Runner Up – @.lindokuhle_khoza.

TikTok Top Creator 2022 East Africa Winner – @natasha_gwal from Kenya, TikTok Top Creator 2022 Runner Up – @beautyby.nita from Kenya

In addition to the publicly-voted category and decided by the TikTok judging panel, the winner of the overall Top Creator Award across Sub-Saharan Africa is @theroamingchef from Kenya.

@theroamingchef is an Olympic medalist but known as a chef on Tiktok. He is famous in Kenya as the rugby player who took Kenya to its first Olympic Games.

TikTok Top Creator 2022 Sub-Saharan Africa Runner Up – @charityekezie from Nigeria.

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