South Africa is full of strong, inspirational and influential women, plenty of which you can find on the short-form mobile video platform, TikTok.
As we commemorate women’s month this August in South Africa, it is the best time to celebrate some of our favourite female creators on the app. Their creativity and authenticity needs to be celebrated and we want to know what Women’s Day means to them.
Here are our favourite game-changing TikTokers:
1. Witney Ramabulana
Known popularly as the queen of the runway walk, Witney Ramabulana, is popular on TikTok for creating a variety of entertaining content including dance videos, comedy skits and hopping onto viral challenges.
When asked about what Women’s Day means to her, Witney said, “As a black woman in South Africa, I take pride in what the women of 1956 did for my freedom. I can be who and what I want to be without the permission of a man because of their fight.”
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Witney commands a following of 1 million on TikTok and explains that as an influential woman in South Africa, she wants to make sure that she inspires those who are watching her and her content while encouraging them to be themselves and to love themselves no matter what.
2. Chelsea Keta
All makeup lovers should be familiar with the artist and body painter Chelsea Keta, better known as Slim Girl Supreme. Chelsea explains that Women’s Day is a day where she commemorates and remembers the women who have fought for the rights of other people, especially black women in this country. She adds that it’s a time where we acknowledge the strength and power that women hold, especially when they come together.
Chelsea’s message to women on this day is to always be yourself, stay motivated and achieve your dreams. “I encourage people to always do what comes naturally to their being and allow any kind of growth to take place.”
3. Semone Skosan
Supermom, superwife, super fit and super cool – these are all words that describe Semone who is known for posting fun and trending videos with her family.
“Women’s Day to me means celebrating every type of woman from different walks of life. Remembering the stand that was taken and the true strength we all carry within us,” Semone explains.
She added that, she loves creating videos on TikTok because it allows her to be her unfiltered self. “I get to show others that we are all accepted for who we are and allowing myself to be silly and spread positivity at the same time. I encourage women to embrace who they are.”
4. Bella Monsoon
Latasha who is mostly known as Bella Monsoon is definitely a powerhouse to look out for on TikTok. Aside from being a makeup artist, she is also a budding entrepreneur and trauma counsellor.
Although her content focuses on beauty and makeovers, Latasha says her goal is to inspire women to be their most authentic and true selves which is why she always showcases the raw and real side of her looks too.
In light of Women’s Day, Latasha shares the following with the women of South Africa, “Be yourself because that is the best and most important thing you can be and where you can, spread love and kindness to one another because when women support women, remarkable things can happen.”
5. Mpho Pink
Lastly,we have the funny Mpho Mudau, she is constantly keeping her followers entertained with her African comedy videos and participation in viral trends.
Aside from comedy, Mpho also uses her TikTok profile to stand for women and women’s issues. “I participate in trending issues that require awareness around women abuse, femicide, sexual harassment, etc. These issues can be trending on TikTok or around the world, either way, I let my voice be heard,” she said.
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To her female followers, Mpho says, “Always use your voice to create change and spread positivity. You are strong and you deserve to rise above and shine.”