As the video-sharing app TikTok grows daily more and more people are joining it. From lip-syncing to creating new dance moves and even cooking tips, the app truly is a gift that keeps on giving.
If you have been living under a rock or are not a Gen Z, TikTok is a video sharing application, similar to Vine which was not that popular in South Africa before its discontinuation in 2016.
On TikTok people can post videos and use an array of soundtracks and Snapchat-style filters, which can morph faces or create other visual effects.
Users can also follow each others’ accounts and create a feed of new content from the creators they enjoy most. There is also a “For You” feed that shows a random assortment of videos from others. This mechanism offers an endless play of new content to watch and it feeds into the highly addictive nature of TikTok.
However, it also allows for smaller accounts to ‘blow up’ and grow their following basically overnight.
Being a millennial on TikTok is a bit tricky because it does feel like more catered for Gen Z’s but nonetheless I have a top 5 favourite TikTokers that I think everyone should be follow.
Joshua Watson @joshvfx 2.1 million followers
For some really creative editing skills, you need to be following Joshua Watson (@Joshvfx). Taking a lot of inspiration from Star Wars, Joshua will make you want to become a Tik Tok creator yourself.
Patrick Ramirez and Zachary Valentine @Zachv_pat 1,3 million followers
The brotherly love between Patrick Ramirez and his little brother Zachary Valentine will definitely melt your heart. Through Tik Tok, they both take us through their day to day lives.
Nemanja Majstorovic | @zinccx_ | 3.7 million follwers
Sixteen-year-old Nemanja is known on TikTok as Zinccx. He is popular for his Dua Lipa dance which I must say is tricky for people with stiff hips. He will also keep you in stitches with his version of trending dances.
Nathan Molefe | @nathanmolefe | 277k followers
South African Tiktoker Nathan Molefe is definitely someone to follow on the app if you are looking for a good laugh. His comedy sketches that sometimes include him dressing up as his mother or his more popular one where he channels what some would call his alter ego ‘Kevin’ have become very popular on the app.
Jeremy Park | @jpark_fit | 400k followers
Fitness fanatic Jeremy Park will inspire you to work every day towards your dream body. Through his short workout videos, he helps his followers keep fit and healthy while also swooning over his six-pack and laid back Miami lifestyle.