12 Popular African YouTube Personalities That Have Many Subscribers

By Peter Pedroncelli AFKI Original Published: July 6, 2017, 9:58 am
Nigerian YouTube personalities Ikenna Azuike is popular online. Photo: Huffington PostNigerian YouTube personality Ikenna Azuike is popular online. Photo: Huffington Post

YouTube is a popular video site in Africa, and as a result, African YouTube personalities have emerged with many viewers subscribing to their channels in order to watch the videos that they produce and broadcast.

As internet speeds on the continent have continued to improve, YouTube has become increasingly popular and more accessible, giving rise to numerous YouTube personalities from Africa.

From South Africa to Nigeria, YouTube personalities have gained popularity through their interesting, funny or unique video content.

Here are 12 African YouTube personalities that have many subscribers.

Sources: Citizen, AyibaMagazine, YouTube, HapaKenya, TechCabal.

Tameem Youness is a YouTube sensation in Egypt. Photo - CairoScene

Tameem Youness is a YouTube sensation in Egypt. Photo – CairoScene

Tameem Youness

Having posted just short of 100 videos on his YouTube channel, the Egyptian posts a variety of videos ranging from spoofs to music remixes to entertaining vlogs. His video content has attracted upwards of 70,000 subscribers.

Caspar Lee is one of the most popular YouTube personalities in Africa. Photo - YouTube

Caspar Lee is one of the most popular YouTube personalities in Africa. Photo – YouTube

Caspar Lee

South African Caspar Lee is a YouTube phenomenon. The youngster joined the video platform in 2011 and has grown his channel to attract in excess of 7.2 million subscribers across the globe. His popularity has seen him recently interview celebrities such as Zack Efron and Dwayne Johnson.

Nigerian YouTube personality Ikenna Azuike is popular online. Photo: Huffington Post

Nigerian YouTube personality Ikenna Azuike is popular online. Photo: Huffington Post

Ikenna Azuike

Azuike is a Nigerian who uses satire to discuss a variety of issues affecting the African continent. With an unbelievable sense of wit Witty and with a sharp sense of humor, Ikenna’s show, What’s Up Africa, is used as a segment on the BBC’s Focus on Africa, boosting its profile as one of Africa’s most-watched YouTube channels.

Model Nikki Perkins has many subscribers on YouTube. Photo - YouTube

Model Nikki Perkins has many subscribers on YouTube. Photo – YouTube

Nikki Perkins

Model Nikki Perkins was born in South Sudan. She uses her YouTube channel to educate viewers on makeup techniques. Over 214,000 subscribers follow her channel and appreciate her advice.

Kansiime’s found her start on YouTube, and her channel now boasts over 310,000 followers
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Kansiime Anne

With over 387,000 subscribers, the multiple award-winning Ugandan comedian, TV presenter, actress and writer produces content to keep her fans laughing, promising new clips every week to keep her popularity growing.

Kenyan beauty blogger and YouTuber Kangai Mwiti. Photo - Mtandao wa Sanaa Kenya

Kenyan beauty blogger and YouTuber Kangai Mwiti. Photo – Mtandao wa Sanaa Kenya

Kangai Mwiti

Over 101,000 subscribers find Kangai Mwiti’s YouTube channel interesting, as the Kenyan beauty offers makeup tutorials and other advice. She was the winner of the Makeup Fashion Category at the first-ever YouTube Awards in 2016.

Tolulope Ogunmefun produces videos for DntJealousMe YouTube channel. Photo - TheYoungEmpire

Tolulope Ogunmefun produces videos for DntJealousMe YouTube channel. Photo – TheYoungEmpire

Tolulope Ogunmefun

Producing video content for his channel, which he calls DntJealousMe, the Nigerian has gained a following for his comedic videos and parodies. Over 172,000 subscribers enjoy his parody characters.

Lorissa Akua is the host of 'The Only Way Is Ghana'. Photo - YouTube

Lorissa Akua is the host of ‘The Only Way Is Ghana’. Photo – YouTube

Lorissa Akua

Lorissa Akua is a Ghanaian YouTube personality who runs a popular channel on the the platform entitled ‘The Only Way Is Ghana’. The channel follows her move from London back to Ghana in an effort to start her own business, with plenty of advice along the way.

Kadi Recipes is a popular YouTube channel. Photo - Facebook

Kadi Recipes is a popular YouTube channel. Photo – Facebook

Oumo Bah

Bah channel presents a channel called Kadi Recipes, cooking numerous West African meals including Jollof rice and couscous meatballs and showing viewers how to cook their own. She celebrates African food while gaining subscribers, which currently number around 22,000.

Luyando is a popular Zambian YouTuber. Photo - YouTube

Luyando is a popular Zambian YouTuber. Photo – YouTube

Luyando

Luyando, or Lulu as her fans know her, is a Zambian video blogger based in the U.S. who runs a YouTube channel called Pure Estrogen. The channel focuses on content surrounding natural hair. She also enjoys offering prizes and giveaways, which has helped her to attract almost 55,000 subscribers.

Up and coming South African YouTuber Sibu Mpanza. Photo - DigitLab

Up and coming South African YouTuber Sibu Mpanza. Photo – DigitLab

Sibu Mpanza

One of the up and coming YouTubers on this list, South African Mpanza is attracting new subscribers on a daily basis, using his combination of humor and satirical wit to draw attention to various topics within current affairs. Over 5,000 subscribers follow Mpanza at the moment.

SuzelleDIY continues to make people laugh with her YouTube videos. Photo - YouTube

SuzelleDIY continues to make people laugh with her YouTube videos. Photo – YouTube

Suzelle

Suzelle, of SuzelleDIY fame, hosts her own comedic channel, discussing various humorous DIY tips for everything from food to get things done around the house, with the funny South African posting videos for the benefit of over 120,000 subscribers that find her content hilarious.

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