TikTok celebrates Black History Month by announcing its list of black TikTok pioneers


Tik Tok is celebrating Black History Month by launching #BlackTikTok, an industry-defining community that continuously innovates, leads the way, and sets trends.

Tik Tok’s celebration of #BlackTikTok includes Black TikTok Trailblazers, the next generation of entertainment leaders, nominated by the TikTok community for their creativity, passion and authenticity. Musicians @yeahitsak and @megagonefree are among the Black TikTok creators on the list, which spans all verticals. Let me know what you think and we’ll set up a meeting with one of the pioneers.

The list includes:

@artbydemarcusshawn – DeMarcus is a creator who uses light humor to depict the experiences of everyday life. His likeable videos have earned him over 5 million Instagram followers, and his one-off impersonations continue to amaze viewers on the For You page.

@cultureunfiltered – Masani Musa, former radio host and music writer, is the driving force behind Culture Unfiltered. It’s a place where people can find new songs and talk about what’s happening in the world of pop culture and music.

@emmanuelduverneau – Emmanuel Duverneau, a 25-year-old content developer, credits his mother’s cooking lessons with instilling in him a passion for experimenting in the kitchen. On TikTok, Emmanuel shares his love of dancing and cooking in an effort to inspire people to pursue their aspirations and keep doing what they love.

@grace_africa – Grace is a nurse and comedian well known for her TikTok impersonations and apt humor. Her background as a nurse allows her to use her platform to provide informative and entertaining information.

@immarollwithit – Mya is a sun and tree-loving “lady on wheels” who brings love and optimism to everyone she meets. She expresses her enthusiasm and passions as a creator with a disability through dancing and sharing her experiences, while teaching and empowering her communities through educational content.

@keke.janajah – Keara Wilson is a 20-year-old choreographer and dancer who enjoys making and sharing dance videos on TikTok. She was named a 2021 Breakthrough Author for creating the popular dance Savage to Megan Thee Stallion’s hit song, and she hopes to expand her profession by becoming certified as a group fitness instructor.

@megagonefree – MegaGoneFree is an independent Black LGBTQ+ artist who uses TikTok to convey her positive, powerful voice and beautiful music. She aspires to make music that promotes a message of love, openness and empathy to her millions of followers as a black woman in a genre with few major black voices.

@sambafilms – Samba is an artist and filmmaker who uses TikTok videos to merge his passions for culture and cinematography. He has worked with companies such as Netflix, Nike and Google, and approaches visual storytelling through the lens of powerful images, messages and emotions.

@themomtrotter – Kay is an entrepreneur and travel enthusiast who has visited over 36 countries with her family and is currently traveling across the United States in an RV with her husband and eight-year-old son. She is passionate about sharing material on TikTok regarding money, kids and lifestyle to demonstrate a different way of life.

@thesweetimpact – Robert is a computer whiz and self-taught baker who uses TikTok to document the process of making his cakes. He is recognized for his imaginative cake designs, including Nike Air Jordans, Beauty and the Beast, Space Jam, and other pop culture references. For his works, he was named Foodie on The Discover List.

@tonyweaverjr – Tony Weaver, Jr. is an award-winning storyteller who uses TikTok to share his passion for anime and manga. He is the creator of the award-winning webcomic series The UnCommons, the founder of the national nonprofit Weird Enough Productions, and the first comic book writer to make the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

@yeahitsak – Akintoye is a hip-hop artist who uses TikTok to express his original lyrics and creative and funky rap videos. In early 2022, he decided to release his own music following his growing success on the app.


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