LIST of Kenyans nominated for TikTok Top Creator Awards 2023

The nominees for the much awaited TikTok Top Creator Awards 2023 have been revealed by the platform, which honors and celebrates the exceptional talent and inventiveness of creators throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

An astounding seven of the eight categories have seen nominations for Kenyan content creators, demonstrating the rich and varied talent in the nation.

On February 9, 2024, in Johannesburg, there will be an awards ceremony called #TopCreator2023, which will be the second annual event in which TikTok creators will be recognized for their contributions to the platform.

Sports Creator of the Year in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Boxtoboxregista (Kenya)
  • Nezcatt (South Africa)
  • stoneavenuee (Nigeria)

Boxtoboxregista describe themselves as “We love ball very much and we try to give fans a place where they can play! We are a Sports channel by Kenyan sports fans!”

Gaming Creator of the Year in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • khalamanja_ (Nigeria)
  • _someothergirl (Kenya)
  • tacticalceza (Nigeria)

Although she summarises herself as a Twitch Streamer & Content Creator, _someothergirl is more than that.

Amongst other accolades, she has in the past participated in tournaments including the Tusker Nexters, Common Wealth eSports Championships qualifiers and also won for Kenya in a FIFA Ultimate Team friendly against Ghana. She is a Twitch Affiliate and loves playing Apex Legends.

Entertainment Creator of the Year in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Sachi_himes96 (South Africa)
  • Lifestory328 (Kenya)
  • Elsuizzanne (Nigeria)

Life Story 328 is a viral dating duo who have been trending on TikTok. Real names Friday Njeri and Eugene Kinyanjui also known as Tash, Life Story 328 write and share their life stories as they live life day by day.

Lifestyle and Education Creator of the Year in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Foodstakenya (Kenya)
  • _iremide (Nigeria)
  • SiyaBunny (South Africa)

About Foodstakenya: His real name is Shaheed Ali Khan (aka Sak) and travels on the hunt for the best food Kenya has to offer. Born in Mombasa but living in Nairobi, Kenya, you can clearly see that Ali love’s food and eating – be it street food or fine dining.

If you do not love to cook from scratch like Dennis Ombachi or Sue Owino and instead travel and eat out, Ali’s channel is definitely one to check to look out for the best places to eat from.

Trailblazer (Emerging) of the Year in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Mumbo repairs (South Africa)
  • _officialkinuthia (Kenya)
  • @olaoflagos_ (Nigeria)

_officialkinuthia is a bold, funny and unapologetic Digital Content Creator. He loves to dress like a fashionable woman complete with wigs, high heels and well manicured nails.

Africa Rising (Community) Creator of the Year in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Afrolecia (Haircare South Africa)
  • footytoolnaija (Sports Nigeria)
  • Nairobidisclosure (Food Kenya)

Run by Vishal @vishalsmh, Nairobidisclosure unravels all the secrets and deals of Nairobi as far as food, beverage and entertainment scene is concerned.


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