Yesterday, TikTok announced the 100 black creators who will be joining the inaugural Rising Voices project – a six-week incubator programme that is a first-of-its-kind for TikTok in South Africa. Among these 100 voices are creators who showcase various skills and talents, which span across multiple categories, including comedy, fashion, beauty, meme, body art, singing, dancing and healthcare – all types of content that we’re eager to see so much more of on TikTok.
Through this programme, which officially kicks off in May, participants will be taken through a rigorous content creation boot camp where they will learn digital skills to help amplify their content creation abilities, as well as have access to career-building resources and industry experts such as social media influencer, Nadia Jaftha; filmmaker, Mmabatho Montsho; and DNA Brand Architects Founder, Sylvester Chauke.
“We were thrilled to have received over 2000 entries during the application period, with so many of the video submissions showcasing the incredible talent of black content creators in South Africa. As we start the programme, we wish all candidates the best and look forward to seeing how each creator brings the skills they learn to life,” said Boniswa Sidwaba, Content Operations Manager, Africa.