The best YouTube creators in Sub- Saharan Africa were feted in a colorful ceremony that happened in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Churchill Show, Ann Kansiime and Diamond Platinumz winners in Youtube Sub Saharan Africa Awards
Churchill Show and Jimi Ndirichu were among the Kenyans who won in the just concluded YouTube Sub Saharan Africa Creators Awards.
Google held the inaugural event which saw eight countries selected including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal.
Commenting on the impact of Youtube as a platform to tell stories Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki said,
“Films from Nollywood along with stories like the one of Olympic medalist Julius Yego show that inspiring talent and stories from anywhere can find a global audience.”
Churchill Show emerged as the Top Subscribed Creator in Kenya while Jim Ndirichu won the nonprofit channel award for the region.
Another Kenyan, Kangai Mwiti won in the Makeup and Fashion category. The regional broadcaster award went to Channels Television of Nigeria.
The awards considered only creators within the 8 selected countries and those with over 50,000 subscribers.
Here is a full list of winners from the night.
Broadcaster – Channels Television
Comedy – Kansiime Anne
Comic – Ramscomics / Supastrikas
Education – Retutpro – Photography and Photoshop Tutorials
Entertainment – NdaniTV
Fitness – Six Pack Factory
Games – Slushy AJ
Makeup and Fashion – Kangai Mwiti
Music – Yellow Brick Cinema
News and politics – Millard Ayo
Nonprofit – Jim Nduruchi
People and Blogs – Suzelle DIY
Pets and animals – Earth Touch
Top Subscribed Creator in Uganda – Kansiime Anne
Top Subscribed Creator in Ghana – OfficialSarkodie
Top Subscribed Creator in Kenya – Churchill Show
Top Subscribed Creator in Nigeria – Mark Angel Comedy
Top Subscribed Creator in Senegal – Prince Arts
Top Subscribed Creator in South Africa – Yellow Brick Cinema
Top Subscribed Creator in Tanzania – DiamondPlatnumz
Top Subscribed Creator in Zimbabwe – Mufti Menk
Top Subscribed Nollywood Channel – IbakaTV/Nollywood
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