Former rugby player turned food vlogger Dennis Ombachi was last night crowned the best TikTok creator in Africa.
The Roaming Chef as he is popularly known after an injury forced him off the pitch to the kitchen was left speechless.
Ombachi who won several medals on the pitch as a Kenya 7s rugby player termed the award as a special compared to other accolades he has won.
Coming from sports I have won a couple of medals but there’s is a different feeling that this one has,” Ombachi who has 1.6 million followers on TikTok said.
The runner-up for the overall award across Sub-Saharan Africa was Charity Ekezie from Nigeria. The winners were determined in a competitive eight-day public voting process.
Boniswa Sidwaba, TikTok’s head of content programming in Sub-Saharan Africa, stated that the award ceremony is TikTok’s way of recognizing storytellers, creativity, and the positive impact all creators bring to the TikTok community.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating our creators who have been a driving force behind some of the exciting trends for 2022. With these inaugural awards, TikTok aims to give creators in Sub-Saharan Africa the recognition they deserve and to encourage them to tell the African story while spreading joy at all times,”Boniswa said.
Other creators feted in the event include Beauty By Niita and Natasha Gwal who was awarded the best content creator in Kenya.