18 BIPOC TikTok Creators You Should Be Following
It’s time to diversify our feeds.
by : Nancy Pierri- Feb 1st, 2021
Creators are using TikTok to share their experiences, talents and thoughts, all while embracing the power that a small screen can hold. Whether you’re looking for life hacks, fashion tips, political opinions, recipes or even some good old millennial humour, TikTok is the place to be. Here is a roundup of 18 BIPOC TikTok creators to follow, with feeds that demonstrate the power of one voice.
Similar to all social media platforms, astrology has found its way to TikTok. Maryaam, known by her handle @shawtyherbs is best known for her in-depth analysis of astrological topics. If you want to learn more about your chart placements, or even a lucky month according to your sign, this is the place to do it!
@wellbyshaniabhopa (Shania Bhopa)
Health and wellness videos are one of the most popular genres on TikTok, with tons of emerging creators whose accounts revolve around these topics. Shania Bhopa is a 22-year-old evidence-based wellness coach whose most popular videos include discussions about mind and body health, energy and manifestations.
@gigi.nb (Gigi Batus)
Gigi is a content creator focused on representation in the beauty industry. From her videos on how to do a sleek ponytail on 4C hair to natural hairstyles for black women, this is a creator breaking the barriers in the media.
@zipporahthevegan (Zipporah Wharwood)
Zipporah has risen to popularity on TikTok for her incredible vegan recipes. From her “What I Eat in a Day as a Vegan” videos to debunking vegan myths, this is a mouth-watering account you need to check out.
@therealrahulrai (Rahul Rai)
Rahul Rai has put out some of the funniest original comedy on the app, earning him over 2.6 million followers. Frequently featuring commentary on dating, family relationships and other creators, this is a TikTok page you can easily watch for hours.
@yafavegirljas (Jasphine Bakhita)
Just gonna be hot tbh
A true entertainer is one that connects best with her audience. Jas’s content is perfectly relatable – story times and random provoking thoughts to boot – talking with her viewers as if they were her best friends.
@the.navarose (Nava Rose)
With 4.9 million followers, 30-year-old Nava Rose definitely knows the power of a good outfit. Not only does she post videos of her stunning looks but she also empowers her viewers with strong body confidence tips.
@e_heman (Ehi Omigie)
Ehi Omigie is an instrumental force in the wave of media representation. Using his large platform, he represents both the LGBTQ and POC communities, making his account a true standout. On top of that, his page is a constant source of entertainment that doesn’t skip a beat.
@_awasanneh (Awa Sanneh)
Are y’all still interested in this type of content or should I try something new?
Awa Sanneh’s TikTok account can best be described as something for everyone. With her most popular videos titled “Figuring Out Life With Awa”, she addresses relatable life struggles, letting people know they are not alone in their day-to-day lives.
If you ever find yourself wanting to learn more about Canadian politics, this is the place to do it – with political conversations, including topics about Canadian racism and colonization.
Dc: @mahakhamidd this outfit I call summer winter chic
Cassidy has made quite an impression on TikTok, accumulating 1.5 million followers in a short period of time. This Canadian-based self-taught dancer is best known for her original choreography to trendy pop music.
Kaya’s TikTok is full of empowering videos discussing natural hair and natural beauty. She includes tips and pointers, all while showing off her beautiful natural curls.
Kimberly is a creator focused on educating her viewers, with videos such as “How to be an active citizen in the voting world” and “How to be an ally”.
some pose inspo for ur next insta post 😀
Rhe knows exactly how to draw in an audience with her impressive styling content. As a powerful fashion influencer, she offers her viewers tricks and tips you too can learn by hitting that follow button.
@topebabalola (Tope Babalola)
Tope Babalola is a creator whose content lies at the perfect intersection of relatable struggles and customer service comedy. His skits are authentic and reflective of millennial humour.
when am I not messing up the lyrics 😂 BUT I loveee Dreamgirls, literally one of my favourite movies ever 🍿
Taahira is a Toronto-based singer using TikTok to show off her amazing vocal skills. Her original songs are bound to get stuck in your head for days on end.
@tblizzy (Tyra Blizzard)
Social activists are a critical aspect of the TikTok community, constantly informing and educating on important topics through the power of videos. Tyra is a social activist focused on discussions of male privilege, female oppression and LGBTQ rights.
@jackieaina (Jackie Aina)
Jackie Aina is the unofficial queen of “Organization TikTok”. From learning about what scented candles belong in what rooms, pantry organization videos and fresh floral arrangement tips, it’s easy to find yourself scrolling non-stop through her feed.
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