The continent’s stars shined throughout E! Entertainment’s seek for this 12 months’s African Social Star and a TikTok creator from South Africa almost took the highest prize.
Witney Ramabulana is a well-liked TikTok content material creator, she and Kenyan Azziad Nasenya had been runners-up to Zimbabwean comic Tyra Chikocho, effectively generally known as Madam Boss, who obtained probably the most votes, based on a press release.
Top leisure channel E! requested followers to vote from 27 October to 17 November for the continent’s greatest social media stars and influencers.
From South Africa, the record of nominees additionally included Boity Thulo and Mihlali Ndamase.
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She might have been a runner-up however Ramabulana follows within the footsteps of different native celebs akin to Bonang Matheba who received the inaugural African Influencer of the Year award in 2019, Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, who was honoured as African Trailblazer of the Year in 2020 and former Miss Universe Zozi Tunzi, who got here third within the African Social Star class in 2020.
Madam Boss is from Harare and started off her profession as a gospel singer nevertheless it was her comedy skits that made her go viral on social media. She turned the primary Zimbabwean comic to cross a million followers on Facebook and has over 800,000 followers on Instagram.
The comic thanked her followers for voting of their numbers. She mentioned in a press release: “I can’t imagine it! I don’t know how you can clarify how I’m feeling proper now, I’m so emotional, I’m crying and really joyful on the identical time.”
Video sharing app TikTok is creating many stars and in case you are a frequent customer on the app then Ramabulana’s content material could also be acquainted to you. Her relatable and humorous movies have seen her acquire over 2.4 million followers and her posts have been preferred over 41.1 million occasions.
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The 2021 People’s Choice Awards premiers on Tuesday 7 December stay on E! channel 124 on Dstv at 2am, the repeat might be aired on Wednesday 8 December at 8pm.
Compiled by Sandisiwe Mbhele