South Africa is fast catching onto the Youtube wave with its growing number of content creators. Some South African Youtubers have even started making serious bank, traveling the world and landing deals with major brands. We’ve decided to give you list of 5 South African Youtubers who have found well deserved success and fame on Youtube, for the creative content they create that will keep you entertained for hours.
In no particular order, here are some Youtubers to look out for if you are browsing online for some interesting content to watch.
1. Suzelle DIY:
If you are arty, crafty, handy or anything else that end in a ‘y’, then you should totally check out Suzelle DIY. The character ‘Suzelle’ is a made-up character with a heavy Afrikaans accent and an upbeat vibe played by South African Youtuber, Julia Anastasopoulos.
Her comedic approach to Do-It-Yourself projects is a refreshing twist to the typical formal DIY channels you find when you search “How to” videos on Youtube.
Her channel currently has over 142K subscribers and over 27 million views in total. The channel mainly focuses on DIY tips and hacks for in and around the house, including cooking tips and recipes; and arts & crafts. Her most popular videos are “How to Make a Cinder-block Bench”, with 2.1 million views and she even has a video on ‘How to Make a Load Shedding Survival Kit‘, which is obviously a must watch right now.
2. Mihlali N:
One of the South African Youtubers that has been able to break into mainstream media thanks to her start on Youtube by landing radio and TV interviews, and modelling for as well as collaborating with big brands such as Nivea, is 22 year old Mihlali Ndamase.
Mihlali is a student based in Johannesburg who has made a success out of her love for make-up. Her channel has over 108K subs and over 6.2 million views. Majority of the videos on her channel are make-up tutorials, make-up and hair reviews and Vlogs of the fashion & beauty events she frequently attends. So if you are looking for beginner friendly make-up tutorials for different looks or reviews of the latest , then head over to Mihlali N for the hook-up.
3. Liezl Jayne Strydom:
Another Youtuber who is a must watch has to be SA Youtuber, Liezl Jayne. With over 679K subscribers on her channel and raking up to over 47 million views altogether, Liezl shows off how she lost almost 20 kilos by sharing healthy eating plans, healthy morning routines, meal preps and even videos of what she eats in a day.
So if you are trying to figure out how you are going to lose the extra weight you pick up this December, check out Liezl Jayne Strydom for tips on how to lose weight without having to deprive yourself of tasty eats.
4. Zuki and Karabo:
If you are a fan of couple channels, you should most definitely check out Joburg based Youtube couple, 23 year old Zukhanye Ncapay and her boyfriend 24 year Karabo Motsoane. The couple has already been featured in magazines and have done some radio interviews thanks to their Youtube channel. Zuki and Karabo have roughly over 15.5K subs who they refer to as their ‘Fire Squad’. Their chemistry will have you ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing’ while also enjoying their interesting and comedic content. They post weekly videos of mainly couple challenges, boyfriend/girlfriend tags, pranks, story-times and vlogs that will have you laughing and loving young love at the same time.
5. Microwave Boys:
And if you are trying to keep up with current affairs like celebrity news, shenanigans in the parliament and get hilarious commentary on viral videos, then check out Youtube reaction trio, Larry Nqdha-Nhlane, Sipho Muchindus and Sphatamiso Ngonyama, known as the Microwave Boys. They’ve also have some local superstars as guests on their channel such as rappers Nasty C & Cassper Nyovest, and previously mentioned fellow Youtuber, Mihlali N.
Their videos can be found on the channel, “Anarchdium” which has over 16.4K subscribers, with a total of over 2 million views. They posted their first video in February 2017, but already bagged themselves an online radio show on TouchHD, called The Breakfast Wave and sponsorship deals with Flying Fish and Millers.
So clearly Youtubers are taking over and we are more than happy to keep watching. So let us know in the comments below if there are any South African Youtubers we’ve left out that are worth a click and some views.