Five African YouTubers you should be watching in 2022

Ghanaian YouTuber Wode Maya.

Over 1.2 billion people reside on the great and stunning continent of Africa. Some of the top YouTubers around the globe trace their lineage to the African continent. The most innovative and interesting content producers on the internet may be found on African YouTube channels. African YouTubers have a lot to offer everyone, including food lessons as well as beauty and fashion advice.

African YouTubers can be a terrific resource for learning about other cultures and ways of life. They frequently produce videos that highlight the splendor of their native nations and offer viewers a window into the many different civilizations that form the African continent. 

Names like SamSpedy, Wode Maya, Broda Shaggi, and other well-known individuals, have amassed millions of subscribers through streaming videos on YouTube and developing what appear to be close bonds with their followers. 

With little more than a video camera and a steady internet connection, YouTubers of all stripes – comedians, gamers, and vloggers of every kind –have used the video-sharing channel to grow their fan bases and brands.

Now, let’s delve into the personalities behind these thriving YouTube channels;


Nigerian YouTube comedian Samuel Oluwafemi Asubiojo, also known online as SamSpedy, was born on May 5, 1994. On his channel, he parodies African culture. Because of his widespread fame, he also has a large international following. With over 1.7 million subscribers, he is one of the most popular Nigerian comedians on YouTube. In his comedic videos, Samspedy is renowned for portraying Ojo or Mama Ojo.

SamSpedy is recognized and well-liked for being an African social media influencer. He is primarily renowned for the parenting jokes he makes in his skits. He also has a second channel, SamSpedyTV, which he started on August 4, 2019, where he posts challenges, trip diaries, and other entertaining content. 

Samspedy attended both elementary and high school in Abuja. He also went to Abuja International Academy and Royal College for his secondary education.

He completed his secondary school in Nigeria before transferring to Zaporizhzhia State Medical University in Ukraine, where he earned a medical degree. That is to say, Samspedy is a doctor by profession in addition to being a comic actor. He is estimated to be worth about $200,000.

Wode Maya

Born Berthold Kobby Winkler Ackon (November 8, 1990), is a Ghanaian YouTube star, digital media influencer, and aeronautical engineer better known by his online name Wode Maya. Chinese for “My Mother” is “Wode Maya.”

In 2017, he recorded himself in a bus with empty seats next to him while other passengers stood due to the color of his skin. The video quickly gained popularity. He was listed as one of the Top and Most Influential YouTubers in Africa in 2021, according to reports. 

Wode Maya joined the YouTube community on January 10, 2013. While still a student in China, he started vlogging about his experiences, and eventually gave up his job as an aeronautical engineer. The vlogger immediately gained a sizable following and international notice with his extremely educational videos about his life in China.

Wode also visits many African countries and blogs about his encounters with the people, culture, and travel there. In 2021, he launched “CHARLIEMAG Estate,” his own real estate company.

It is crucial to note that Wode Maya gave roughly $10,000 to turn a dumpsite into a park after being motivated by a man in Kwahu in the eastern region of Ghana. He also contributed to a $20k fundraising effort in 2021 to aid 100 kids with their educational needs.

Broda Shaggi

Samuel Animashaun Perry, better known by his stage name Broda Shaggi, was born in Nigeria in 1993. He is a comedian, actor, songwriter, and musician. Although he was born in Ikene in Ogun State, he is a native of Ishagamu in that state. He developed an interest in acting drama at a young age thanks to the influence of his late father, a drama teacher. 

Although he is best known for his satirical plays that he posted on Instagram, he also produced the parody drama Jesu in Mushin. Broda Shaggi is a Creative Arts graduate of the University of Lagos. He started doing comical acts when he was still a student. 

Being the recipient of both the City People Music Award and the Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Comedy makes him one of the select few African YouTubers to have done so. He’s worked for brands such as Huawei and FreshDirect.

Nikki Perkins

Sudanese model and online sensation Nikki Perkins was brought up in Australia, and because of the prominent brands and designers for whom she has posed, she is well-known in the fashion world. She now works as a full-time vlogger and is married to prominent Australian “YouTuber” Jamie Perkins.

Nikki and Jamie run their family’s “YouTube” channel, which includes vlogs about their two kids as well as videos about pregnancy and parenting. Nikki also has her own personal “YouTube” channel, where she mainly shares fashion and makeup-related content. Her intriguing photographs have gained nearly a million followers on the photo-sharing app “Instagram,” where she is also very active.

Additionally, they uploaded a video of their wedding, which significantly raised the number of followers on their channel. They rose to fame as one of the cutest “YouTuber” couples online. The most viewed video on the channel is their wedding video, which has over eight million views. The estimated net worth of Nikki ranges from $1 to $5 million.

Patricia Bright

Patricia Bright was born in Nigeria on February 4, 1987. Bright’s parents relocated to South London, England, when she was born. On one of her channels, Bright posts vlogs about her daily activities, and on the other, she shares films about makeup. She is a full-time YouTuber in addition to running a business. Bright has worked with prominent financial institution Merrill Lynch as well.

After beginning her YouTube career, she became a style icon thanks to her great sense of dressing and styling. Bright has won various honors in the fashion and cosmetics industries. With millions of followers, Bright is one of the most well-known online celebrities. 

Additionally, she was given the InStyle prize for the most creative fashion video. Bright has worked for notable brands like MAC, Too Faced, Kylie, and Fenty Beauty. Her estimated net worth is about $1.2 million.

The list is endless since the continent is so big and has so many incredible young individuals making a positive impact on the world. Check out their channels when you visit YouTube for fascinating stuff ranging from culture to music to travel places.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: September 4, 2022


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