Over 30 years of SA Slay on TikTok, the popular video sharing app isn’t just for Gen Z

  • TikTok is widely misunderstood as an app used by Gen Z, but South Africa proves it’s wrong
  • South Africa is home to many TikTok celebrities who are growing in popularity with the content they post on the app.
  • Many South African TikTok stars are celebrities who have made careers in other fields, such as music or television.

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TikTok is widely misunderstood as an app used by Gen Z and older people don’t have the place to share videos on it. However, South Africa has many TikTok celebrities who are gaining popularity through the content they post on the app.

Niche TikTokkers tend to do better, such as those who excel at dancing or post videos educating viewers on a certain topic. The app is used and watched by millions of people of all ages, making it an accessible way for content creators to build audiences.

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According to Zalebs, many South African TikTok stars are celebrities who have made careers in other fields, such as music or television, and their fans have followed them on TikTok. Examples of this phenomenon are Pearl Thusi and Cassper Nyovest.

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Cassper Nyovest, Amanda du Pont and Somizi are some of the stars of Tik Tok de SA for over 30 years. Image: Oupa Bopape / Gallo Images via Getty Images and Lindile Mbontsi / Foto24 / Gallo Images / Getty Images
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SA’s Top TikTok Stars Over 30

33-year-old actress, model and television host, Amanda du Pont introduces viewers to her daily life through her TikTok videos. Whether it’s a luxury vacation on a yacht or a day on the set, she posts them online.

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Renowned South African media personality Somizi continues to kill the scene at 49. Somizi makes TikTok videos of himself participating in trending challenges and well-known lip-syncing audio clips. His natural talent as an actor has earned him more than 700,000 subscribers on the application.

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south african reports that South Africans over 30 have also used TikTok to gain fame and build audiences from scratch. One of those people is Dr Siyamak, who was the first South African doctor to be verified on the app. He makes educational videos on various health-related topics.

Cassper Nyovest talks about the power of social media and opens up the industry

Speaking of South African celebrities on TikTok, Brief News previously reported that Cassper Nyoves shared his thoughts on the benefits of social media. The rapper met his recent collaborators Major Steez on Instagram.

The hip-hop group sent hitmaker Siyathandana a song in his DMs and he jumped on it for free, he said. The track is now all the rage and the hit #AsbongeChallenge currently has 14 million views on TikTok.

Mufasa said he shot a big budget music video for the track. Major Steez is a South African duo made up of brothers Sihle and Sandile Mabena.

Source: Brief News

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