top 10 Tiktok influencers in Africa

Top 10 Tiktok Influencers in Africa

Most social media influencers on TikTok are from South Africa, followed by Nigeria. These persons are not only popular in Africa, but are well-known across the world. Read on to discover the top 10 TikTok influencers in Africa, one after the other.

1. Khaby Lame – Senegal

Khaby Lame

Khaby Lame tops our list of the top African influencers on TikTok. He is a Senegalese-Italian Tiktok influencer who is well-known for not speaking in his skits. He often mimics the acts of people in life-hack videos.

His TikTok handle, Khabane lame (@khaby.lame), currently has over 161.8 million followers. He is the most-followed person on the platform, and his funny videos have raked up approximately 1.9 billion views and 2.4 billion likes.

Khaby Lame was named among Fortune’s 30 Under 30 and 40 Under 40 in 2022. 

2. Daniel Vermaak – South Africa

Daniel Vermaak

Daniel, @danielxvermaak, on Tiktok, is a popular social media influencer with over 3.2 million followers. He got famous for lip-syncing to hit songs while wearing stylish fashion items. His content has gained over 77.7 million likes.

Vermaak started Tiktoking in June 2018 and is among the top 10 Tiktok influencers in Africa.

3. Lasizwe Dambuza – South Africa

Lasizwe Dambuza

Thulasizwe Siphiwe Dambuza’s handle on Tiktok is Lasizwe (@lasizwe). He has up to 27.7 million likes and 2.4 million followers on the platform. His videos have raked over 22.1 million views.

Lasizwe Dambuza is a South African comedian, dancer, fashionista, TV host, and YouTuber. He is listed on Forbes’ Africa 30 under 30, which proves that he is indeed a globally known TikTok influencer. Besides, he won the 2018 Avance Media Awards, ranking #7 on the 100 most influential young South Africans.

4. John-Marc van Wyk – South Africa

John-Marc van Wyk

John-Marc van Wyk, named (@johnmarcvanwyk3) on Tiktok, is #4 on our list of the top 10 Tiktok Influencers in Africa. His channel has approximately 7.8 million followers, 249.3 million likes, and 1.4 billion views.

He is a South African social media influencer popular for his comedic sketches and videos.

5. Ryan Lombard – South Africa

Ryan Lombard

Ryan Lombard, whose official channel is @ryanhdlombard on Tiktok, has over 11.3 million followers and is a renowned African social media influencer. His content has gained over 266.4 million views and 278 million likes.

He is a South African content creator known for his comedy skits.

6. Taaooma – Nigeria


Maryam Apaokagi, who you might know as Taaooma, is also among the top African TikTok influencers. Her channel, Queen Taaooma, @taaooma, currently has 4.9 million followers. She makes one of the most-watched African comedy videos on TikTok, with more than 79.6 million likes and 1.9 billion views.

Taaooma became famous in 2019 for one of her skits where she played as an African mother driving her children to school.

7. Wian Van Den Berg – South Africa


With over 16.7 million followers on TikTok, Wian (@wian) is one of the biggest influencers on the platform. He is a South African magician who makes magic videos that have gained approximately 303.4 million likes.

Wian also has a huge fan base on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. He owns two TV series and has done his magic tricks for many Fortune 100 companies. Wian has also performed for a leading rugby team in SA known as the Springbok.

8. Beverly Adaeze – South Africa

Beverly Adaeze

Beverly Adaeze, whose Tiktok channel is @beverlyadaeze, is a widely known social media influencer from South Africa. She currently has approx. 551,200 followers on the platform. Her content has raked up more than 15 million likes.

She uploads multiple videos on TikTok daily. Her videos are typically about her lip-syncing and modelling. She also makes comedy videos, the majority of which she uploads on TikTok, instead of other social media platforms.

9. Siphesihle Ndaba – South Africa

Siphesihle Ndaba

Siphesihle Ndaba (@ceecee_ndaba) is also one of the most popular African TikTok influencers. She is an alumnus of Rhodes University, where she graduated with a Dramatic Arts degree.

Her TikTok channel has more than 701,200 followers. She is also a popular actress and has been acting since 2020. Siphesihle’s videos on TikTok have raked up over 3.3 million likes as of now. She starred as MaZet in Gomora, a Mzansi Magic drama series.

10. Enioluwa- Nigeria


Eni (@enioluwa) on Tiktok is popular among social media influencers in Africa. He currently has 2.3 million followers on his TikTok channel.

Enioluwa’s videos have raked over 54.2 million likes and 142.9 million views on TikTok, as of the time of writing this article. He often creates beauty, fashion, and food content, which are typically funny.

Eni is also called the lipgloss boy. He is currently a PhD student at an undisclosed academic institution.

If you find this post insightful, kindly share your thoughts in the comment section below. You may also want to know about the top 10 TikTok influencers in Nigeria.

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