2020 was a career-defining year for many TikTok creators in Kenya. Thanks to the pandemic, many found much time on their hands. Hence they sought to create a name for themselves. 

Short-form video platform TikTok released its annual year-end rewind, and thus unveiled its top creators and moments. The year was marked with viral challenges, mainly in the form of lip-syncing to songs while dancing along to the beat.

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“Throughout this socially-distant year, the platform allowed its community to stay connected by celebrating trends and spreading positivity. It has been amazing to see vibrant, diverse, and creative content coming out of 2020 and we look forward to more of this in 2021,” said Boniswa Sidwaba, TikTok Content Operations Manager, Africa in a press statement.

Meet the top TikTok creators in Kenya

Here are the top creators in Kenya, in no particular order:

  1. azz_iad
  2. _rexxie
  3. officiallaura
  4. justtotallyrandom
  5. naughty_by_nature11
  6. chadotagee
  7. thee_pluto
  8. cindyk003
  9. iduissak
  10. kenyan.romeo

Azziad Nasenya, who was arguably the most popular breakout talent on the platform, had an exclusive interview with our Editor-In-Chief Harun Momanyi, She got to discuss her career success, and how the pandemic impacted her. The interview appeared in the Dec 2020/Jan 2021 issue of Msafiri Magazine, a publication of Kenya Airways. Be sure to check it out.

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