Dennis Ombachi, aka the Roaming Chef, Set To Grace Awards in South Africa


Kenyan rugby player turned TikTok star Dennis Ombachi aka the Roaming Chef, is expected to be in Johannesburg, South Africa to handover an award at the second edition of the awards.

Ombachi was named the overall winner of TikTok’s inaugural Top Creator 2022 award ceremony.

The awards last year were held at a colourful ceremony at the Mövenpick Hotel and Residences in Nairobi, and were hosted by former TV presenter and PR guru Anyiko Owoko.

The eagerly awaited award ceremony, celebrating TikTok creators for their talent and creativity, is set for February 9 at Vodaworld in Midrand, Johannesburg.

This event is more than just an awards ceremony. It’s a tribute to the individuals shaping the cultural and digital landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa, setting new cultural trends and influencing social narratives.  

During December 2023, TikTok fans were asked to vote for their favourite creators on TikTok, and winners were chosen by public vote and a TikTok judging panel, with one winner emerging from each category.

Bianca Sibiya, Head of Content Operations for TikTok in Sub-Saharan Africa, emphasises the significance of acknowledging talent: “TikTok champions creativity and connects people globally. Our platform empowers anyone to become a creator and share their stories, while building careers. These awards are designed to inspire, guide, and empower the next generation of talent to take Africa to the world”