YouTube celebrated African online video creators at the inaugural Sub-Saharan African (SSA) YouTube Awards on Friday November 11. The event took place in Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards have been held in other regions since 2007.
Twenty-four creators were announced winners in 22 categories. Creators were required to have a minimum of 50,000 subscribers and be based in one of eight Sub-Saharan African countries to qualify. Participating countries, where YouTube monetisation has been enabled, were Ghana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Senegal.
Here is a glimpse of videos from the winning creators:
Skinny Girl in Transit is a video from NdaniTV, the winner in Entertainment category:
Jim Nduruchi won in the Nonprofit category:
Kansiime Anne won the Top Subscribed Creator in Uganda:
The Top Subscribed Creator in Nigeria features 6-year-old comedian Emmanuel Samuel:
Diamond Platinumz is Tanzania's Top Subscribed Creator:
South African music channel Yellow Brick Cinema received a special mention for reaching 1 million subscribers:
See the full list of winners here.