Ghana Left Out As TikTok Announces Nominees For Top Creator Awards 2023

TikTok is thrilled to unveil the nominees for the highly anticipated #TopCreator2023 awards, marking the platform’s 2nd annual ceremony celebrating the outstanding talent and creativity of TikTok creators in Sub-Saharan Africa throughout 2023.

The grand awards event is scheduled to take place in Johannesburg on February 9, 2024.

As the excitement builds, TikTok has revealed a stellar lineup of nominees in various categories, each vying for the prestigious title of TikTok #TopCreator2023. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as TikTok unveils the voting process. In the meantime, let’s meet the nominees:

Sports Creator of the Year in Sub-Saharan Africa

Boxtoboxregista (Kenya): A sports channel by Kenyan sports enthusiasts dedicated to providing fans with a platform to engage in their love for the game.

Nezcatt (South Africa)

Stoneavenuee (Nigeria)

Gaming Creator of the Year in Sub-Saharan Africa

Khalamanja_ (Nigeria)


_Someothergirl (Kenya): Samantha, popularly known as Someothergirl, is a Twitch streamer and content creator breaking stereotypes about gaming being exclusive to boys. She’s a Twitch Affiliate and enjoys playing Apex Legends.

Tacticalceza (Nigeria)

About _Someothergirl (Kenya): Samantha, a gamer and content creator, has not only participated in various tournaments but also emerged victorious for Kenya in a FIFA Ultimate Team friendly against Ghana.

Entertainment Creator of the Year in Sub-Saharan Africa


Sachi_himes96 (South Africa)

Lifestory328 (Kenya): The viral dating duo, Life Story 328, comprising Friday Njeri and Eugene Kinyanjui, share their life stories and experiences on TikTok, captivating audiences with their genuine and relatable content.

Elsuizzanne (Nigeria)

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

Foodstakenya (Kenya): Shaheed Ali Khan, also known as Sak, takes viewers on a culinary journey, exploring the best food options in Kenya, from street food to fine dining.


_Iremide (Nigeria)

SiyaBunny (South Africa)

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

Mumbo Repairs (South Africa)

_Officialkinuthia (Kenya): Kinuthia Kelvin, a bold and unapologetic digital content creator, challenges norms by dressing in fashionable women’s attire, showcasing an extraordinary and captivating approach to content creation.

@Olaoflagos_ (Nigeria)

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

Afrolecia (Haircare South Africa)

Footytoolnaija (Sports Nigeria)



Nairobidisclosure (Food Kenya): Uncovering the best-kept secrets of Nairobi’s food, beverage, and entertainment scene, Nairobidisclosure, run by Vishal, provides valuable insights and deals.

Publisher of the Year in Sub-Saharan Africa

PulseNigeria247 (Nigeria)

Startimeskenya (Kenya)

Netflix (South Africa)

Foodiesofsa (South Africa)

WWTaste (South Africa)

SuperSport (South Africa)

PulseSports (Nigeria)


Song of the Year in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tyler ICU & Tumelo_za – Mnike (feat. DJ Maphorisa, Nandipha808, Ceeka RSA & Tyron Dee)

Inkabi Zezwe, Sjava & Big Zulu – Umbayimbayi

Uncle Waffles, Tony Duardo & Justin 99 – Yahyuppiyah (feat. Pcee, EeQue & Chley)

Guchi & Loud Behaviour – Notice Me

Pcee, S’gija Disciples & Zan’Ten – Kilimanjaro ( Feat. Justin 99, Mema_Percent & Mr JazziQ)

About the Song of the Year: The list showcases notable musical talents from across Sub-Saharan Africa, though it’s worth noting that no Kenyan musicians made the cut.

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