AFROTECH: 10 Talented Black TikTokers Who Used the Tech-Savvy Platform to Become Trendsetters

Social media has become the birthplace for content creation in the digital age.

We've witnessed influencers storm TikTok’s short-form visual platform with viral dances, funny skits, and calls to action.

Check out some of the Black creators from TikTok who owned the top trend-setting moments of 2020:

Tabitha Brown (@iamtabithabrown)

Tabitha Brown launched her career into stardom after posting several viral videos from creative vegan recipes to encouraging life advice.

Her decorated path led her to sign with talent agency CAA and landed her a show on Ellen Digital Network. 

Jalaiah Harmon (@jalaiahharmon) 

Jalaiah created the “Renegade” dance to K Camp’s “Lottery” in September 19'. It wasn’t until other popular TikTokers performed her dance that she received her credit.

Keara “Keke” Wilson (@keke.janajah)

Keke Wilson went viral back in March after choreographing the official dance challenge to Megan Thee Stallion’s hit song, “Savage.” 

It wasn’t long before Megan and other celebrities hopped onto the trend, cross-sharing across social media in the wake of the pandemic.

Erynn Chambers (@rynnstar)

Erynn Chambers’ content is “edu-tainment,” in which she uses her videos to advocate against racism.

She posted a viral video in June singing her frustration about the manipulation of statistics to make Black Americans appear more violent to the public.

Challan Trishann (@challxn)

Challan Trishann is considered one of the top makeup influencers in the U.S. She was among 5 TikTokers chosen to live in Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty House. 

Jackie James (@fatraco0n)

From spotlighting the Black Lives Matter movement to intersectional feminism, Jackie James uses her platform and satirical humor to mobilize social change offline.

Joseph Capehart (@mistercapehart)

Joseph is a 7th grade teacher who uses TikTok to educate. They post videos about everything from abolition to issues in the Black community.

Boman Martinez-Reid (@bomanizer)

Boman's hilarious skits inspired by reality TV stems from his own homemade show on YouTube created alongside his high school friends.

Bria Jones (@heybriajones)

Bria Jones has become one of the most recognized faces on TikTok. She gained traction on the app this summer after posting a video of what not to say to Black girls.

Nakia Smith (@itscharmay)

TikToker Nakia Smith has used her large following on the app to teach others about Black American Sign Language.

Smith, who comes from a four-generation family of people who are deaf, uses her own personal experiences to combat stereotypes around people of the deaf community and sign language.

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