TikTok's 17 Top Black Content Creators

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Photo: Arnold Jerocki/FilmMagic // Alberto E. Rodriguez // Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images)

TikTok is a social media platform that has skyrocketed in popularity ever since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Content creators use the platform to dance, cook, educate, tell jokes, tell stories and help people.

Some of the most popular profiles on TikTok come from Black creators, who have expressed their struggles to receive credit for their content in the past.

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But, despite that, there are still many Black creators who are creating fun and creative videos for their followers. Here are some of them!

Khaby Lame @khaby.lame

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Photo: Rosdiana Ciaravolo (Getty Images)

Just last week, the 22-year-old Senegalese content creator passed Charli D’Amelio as the most followed TikToker in the world with more than 144.6 million followers. Lame’s videos are often comedic where he often recreates the videos of others into something unique and hilarious.

Dante Williams @dtay.known

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Screenshot: @dtay.known

Williams’ videos are often comedic where he creates skits that deal with real-life situations. He currently has 15.4 million followers on the social media platform.

Wisdom Kaye @wisdm8

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Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Business of Fashion (Getty Images)

Probably the most stylish person on the platform, Kaye’s content focuses on everything having to do with fashion. He’ll share new clothes he’s been sent, his fit for fashion shows and will create anime-inspired outfits. Kaye has amassed a following of more than 8.2 million followers.

Jean-Victor Mackie @jeanvictorm

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Screenshot: @jeanvictorm

Mackie’s content focuses on dancing mostly, with the occasional comedic and workout video. Mackie has amassed a following of 8.5 million on the social media platform.

Drea Okeke @dreaknowsbest

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Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for TikTok (Getty Images)

The Nigerian Queen, Drea, focuses on everything having to do with culture and comedy. She’ll do a hilarious skit, but also questions to celebrities at the BET Awards. Drea currently has over 5.5 million followers on TikTok.

Marquay Collins @marquaythegoat

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Screenshot: @marquaythegoat

Few people on TikTok have more fun than this guy. Marquay will do almost anything that people ask him to do in the comments, seriously, almost anything, but it’s always in good fun. As a result, he’s gained a following of more than 5.5 million.

Tabitha Brown @iamtabithabrown

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Photo: Rodin Eckenroth (Getty Images)

Tabitha Brown does it all. Along with being a popular TikTok star, Brown has a clothing line with Target and has a Youtube children’s series called Tab Time. Brown’s TikTok profile has over 4.9 million followers and creates a myriad of videos on food, life advice, nature and her life at home.

Javaris Donnett @chefjayvoo

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Screenshot: @chefjayvoo

“Yes, Lawd!” This Lousiana chef is the best person to go to if you’re trying to learn how to make the most flavorful seafood in the world. Known for his videos on how to make a seafood boil, he’s cooked with big-time athletes like Anthony Davis and artists like YK Osiris. More than 3.9 million people follow him to watch him make the spiciest seafood on TikTok.

Devan Anderson @devanondeck

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Photo: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for MASHUP LA (Getty Images)

It feels like this man has singlehandedly popularized the GRWM (Get Ready With Me) trend on TikTok. Aside from also showing us what he plans on wearing for different events, he also helps his followers come up with their own personal styles and help them find cheaper alternatives to expensive fashion items. As a result, he has more than 3.8 million people following him.

James Henry @jameshenry

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Screenshot: @janeshenry

While his content is often comedic, it hits on a myriad of topics including relationships and dating and other real-life moments that you and I may go through. Henry currently has 3.8 million followers on TikTok.

Shayné & Zhané Stanley @naenaetwinsofficial

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Screenshot: @naenaetwinsofficial

As the name suggests, these twin sisters focus on dance content but also on being a mom and having fun with family and friends. They have amassed a following of more than 2.7 million.

Ulisses Williams Jr. @ulissesworld

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Screenshot: @ulissesworld

It’s all about the muscles with this TikTok star. Williams is a serious bodybuilder and every time you come across one of his videos, you are guaranteed to see his muscles. Those same muscles have garnered him a following of more than 2.6 million people.

Evan Stewart @Evan.stewartt

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Screenshot: @evan.stewartt

TikTok is not even what Stewart is known for. Currently, the number ranked high school wide receiver in the class of 2022, Stewart has signed to play Division I football at Texas A&M University. As a TikToker, he mostly shows his football skills and dances with friends. Stewart has 2.1 million followers.

Christian Paul @_christianpaul

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Screenshot: @_christianpaul

This brother is all about the sweets on his account. Paul is a baker that creates beautiful and extravagant sweets for people to taste through their phones. Paul’s sweet treats have led him to amass a following of 1.4 million on TikTok.

Joshua Neal @theejoshneal

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Screenshot: @theejoshneal

Another comedic TikToker that makes hilarious content on everything dealing with music, personal relationships, health and a myriad of other topics. He’s right on the cusp of reaching 1 million followers with 988 thousand people following him.

Kendra Willis @mizzko

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Photo: Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Beautycon (Getty Images)

Willis is a dancer and actress that is on the TV show on Starz Step Up. Similar to what she does on the show, Willis’s TikTok content is filled with well-thought-out and choreographed dances. She’s almost at the million mark with just over 950 thousand followers on the social media platform.

DeAndre Brown @imdrebrown

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Screenshot: @imdrebrown

If you’re a young adult just getting your first job after college, Brown is the content creator for you. He often creates funny but also helpful videos on how to navigate the professional world as a young adult and gives you tips and tricks to be successful at your new job. He has more than 500 thousand followers on TikTok.