Digital platforms have become an incredibly powerful force for content creation. We consume content from different categories, including lifestyle, music, art, food, fitness and more. Tik Tok content creators are one of the greatest examples.

TikTok announced the first cohort of Rising Voices grant recipients, with 20 creators receiving a cash grant totaling about R860,000 in total. Rising Voices incubator programme grant recipients were given mentorship, masterclasses, and special content creation training.

In addition to the cash grant, recipients will continue to receive content advice and support while they conceptualise and curate 10 pieces of content for their platforms.

TikTok will provide further support by amplifying their content to users on the platform, which in turn will help those creators grow their accounts.

The 20 Rising Voices grant recipients were selected by a panel of judges from the TikTok Creator and Content Team based on their engagement levels, dedication to the programme and overall project immersion.

These are the 5 content creators to look out for and were a part of Rising Voices

Thato Mokoena (@callherthato)

With 130K+ followers on Tik Tok, Thato’s dance videos are taking the platform by storm. She does dances challenges for popular Amapiano songs. Her recent challenge to the song ‘It Ain’t Me’ Remix by Innocent Boetie, DJ Abux and Soul King has taken social media by storm!

Khanyisa Jaceni (@khanyisa_jaceni)

Khanyisa is an all-round entertainer and has been giving the country doses of comedy with her witty videos. She is very good with impressions and her content is relatable to every South African child. Her content in comedy has an experience each child has lived. Khanyisa is also a musician and has a good voice.

Thando Khumalo (@thando.khumalo) Thando has content in lifestyle and beauty. Her Instagram content is what people call Instagram goals. She was featured in Glamour South Africa and has worked with big brands in the country.

Tsholo Peeters (@tpee5

During hard lockdown, a lot of people resorted to virtual exercising since gyms weren’t operating. She is a qualified fitness coach who shares home online workout routines with her audience to get into the right summer body!

 Solina Naidoo (@perimaskitchen)

Everyone during lockdown tried at least ONE (if not more) recipe they saw online. Solina’s content is the plug for all people who want to try new recipes. She is a recipe developer, and she makes food that is South African in a simple way with Indian inspired dishes as the core, everyone has a share of the plate, and the variety is a chef’s kiss.

The NFVF is a proud partner with TikTok on this ground-breaking initiative. The programme moulds young content creators into future entrepreneurs that will learn to take advantage of all forms of media and monetise their ideas.

See the full list here: https://m.tiktok.com/magic/eco/runtime/release/60be1981bd8a3903243be1a6?appType=muse

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