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.

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The best YouTube creators in Sub- Saharan Africa were feted in a colorful ceremony that happened in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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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