Dennis Ombachi, also known as the Roaming Chef from Kenya, was on Saturday named the overall winner of TikTok’s inaugural Top Creator 2022 award ceremony.
The self-taught chef and former rugby player has won the title of Sub-Saharan Africa’s top content creator on TikTok for 2022.
In his acceptance speech, Ombachi acknowledged the prize as unique in comparison to others he had received.
“Coming from sports I have won a couple of medals but there’s is a different feeling that this one has,” Ombachi said.
“I already dedicated this award to my kids and partners but this is for Kenya,” Dennis Ombachi added.
Charity Ekezie of Nigeria was the overall runner-up in Sub-Saharan Africa. A competitive eight-day public voting procedure chose the winners.
According to Boniswa Sidwaba, TikTok’s Sub-Saharan Africa head of content programming, the award ceremony is TikTok’s way of recognizing storytellers, creativity, and the positive impact all creators contribute 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.
The ceremony was attended by the media community and other creators from Sub-Saharan Africa, and the award recipients were honored with the Top Creator 2022 TikTok trophy.
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