TikTok year-end rewind: Favorite moments from 2020

Short-form mobile video destination, TikTok, has unveiled some of the platform’s best creators and moments in its second annual year-end rewind for Kenya. Among these videos are some of the most incredible challenges, songs and creators that sparked creativity, gave comfort and brought smiles and joy to Kenya’s TikTok community in 2020. Despite it being a difficult year, with the world battling a global pandemic that resulted in social distancing and uncertainty, TikTok and its local community managed to defy the odds and make us literally laugh out loud while bringing everyone together online.

Boniswa Sidwaba, TikTok Content Operations Manager, Africa, explains that TikTok’s mission has always been to inspire creativity and bring joy to its users. “Throughout this socially-distant year, the platform allowed its community to stay connected by celebrating trends and spreading positivity. It has been amazing to see vibrant, diverse and creative content coming out of 2020 and we look forward to more of this in 2021.”

As we come to the end of the year, now’s the time to look back and shine the spotlight on 10 of TikTok’s most popular Kenyan creators who continued to lift up our spirits and keep us entertained throughout the year.

In no particular order, here they are:

1.                azz_iad

2.                 _rexxie 

3.                officiallaura         

4.                justtotallyrandom

5.                naughty_by_nature11                                      

6.                chadotagee 

7.                thee_pluto

8.                cindyk003

9.                iduissak

10.             kenyan.romeo                                                    

Next we’re rounding off 10 of the most memorable moments during lockdown. Although we all had to keep our distancethis year, it was through challenges like these that we truly came together. Take a look below.

1.                dontrushchallenge

2.                howoldchallenge

3.                utawezana

4.                boredathome

5.                knowyou

6.                dudukechallenge

7.                africaday

8.                savagechallenge

9.                bananadrop

10.             wipeitdown

In addition to the most memorable moments during lockdown, we’re also highlighting 10 more challenges that went viral in Kenya this year:

1.                allofmypretty

2.                happymothersday

3.                halloweenlooks

4.                photogenic

5.                seemeontrace

6.                attheparty

7.                timewarpscan

8.                cheatonme

9.                catchthecat

10.             facezoom

With its easy-to-use video capturing and cool editing tools, TikTok makes it possible for everyone and anyone to express their creativity. Over here, we’re ready to share 10 of the most popular effects on the platform.

1.                Green Screen

2.                 Tear

3.                 TikTok Message

4.                 Green Screen Sticker

5.                 Freeze Frame

6.                 Shape Shift

7.                 Color Customizer

8.                 Raindrop

9.                BlingBling

10.             Animal Mouth

Last, but certainly not least, we’re highlighting 10 of the top viral, local songs based on the number of creations on TikTok.

1.                Kalale by Willis Raburu

2.                 Utawezana  by Femi One

3.                 Wangu by Nadia Mukami

4.                 Maombi by Nadia Mukami

5.                 Dusuma  by Otile Brown

6.                 Watoto Na Pombe by Otile Brown

7.                 Staga Niki Medi by Ethic

8.                 Sota by Rekles and Mejja

9.                 Litawachoma by Zuchu

10.             Cheche by Zuchu

In closing, Sidwaba says that TikTok looks forward to continuing to be a place where people can come to be entertained and inspired by a global community of creators.