There is no arguing that YouTube is the world's largest video sharing platform. The site has over 2 billion monthly users who visit to catch up with their favorite vlogs, music videos, sports highlights, kiddie content and more. The platform is tailored to cater to everyone and you can watch videos in over 61 languages across 71 countries worldwide.
The platform is so big that content creators have found fame and even made millions by producing and showing their content. Individuals have gained recognition for their talent and expertise in certain areas such as tech, music, makeup, video games, maths & science, fashion etcetera. Most of our celebrities today can attribute their success to the platform.
We have put together a list of a few of our favorite channels, and we highly suggest checking them out and subscribing - if you haven’t yet already.
You may not know the name but you definitely know the face! Mihlali is one of South Africa’s biggest exports when it comes to YouTube. The award winning content creator began her YouTube channel in 2016 posting makeup tutorial videos and to date has over 350k people subscribed to her channel. Since her rise to fame, the beauty influencer has also worked with international brands such as Samsung, MAC Cosmetics, BMW, Urban Decay, Benefit Cosmetics, NYX Professional makeup and Aldo. Mihlali has also represented South Africa in various YouTube gatherings. We highly recommend subscribing to her channel.
Nicolette Mashile started the Financial Bunny channel in 2017 to offer advice and help South Africans make better choices in terms of saving and investing. She has since grown her following and even co-hosts a talk show on SABC1 that is dedicated to financial literacy. Nicolette also published a book and often partners with different banks and financial institutions in offering financial education. Subscribe to her channel and start your journey to becoming a millionaire.
The next YouTuber you need to check out is Thulasizwe Siphiwe Dambuza. This content creator began posting videos on his YouTube channel in 2017 and his consistency has paid off in more ways than one. At only 23 years old, the media personality has over 700k subscribers to his channel and has gone onto radio hosting, acting and TV presenting. In addition to the comedic skits he posts, in 2021, Lasizwe launched his much anticipated ‘Drink Or Tell The Truth’ series on his channel and viewers have been hooked. Subscribe to his channel for a daily dose of laughter.
Last but definitely not least is Khethokuhle Ngonyama better known as Kay Yarms. The beauty and lifestyle content creator is often referred to as South Africa’s most trusted influencer. Consistent, honest, inclusive and relatable are just a few of the words we use to describe her channel and content. Kay Yarms has over 200k subscribers to her channel and just recently promoted a body lotion that instantly sold off shelves across the whole of South Africa - talk about influence!
Make sure to check out these channels and add them to your list!