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Kenyans promote exciting cultural diversity on TikTok

By Monica Muema

Kenyan content creators have found creative ways to highlight and celebrate Kenya’s rich cultural heritage on TikTok, with communities beyond Kenya’s borders also contributing to the celebration.

TikTok creators use fashion, food, unique traditions, dance, and natural attraction sites to help locals and tourists explore, appreciate, accept and celebrate vast differences across cultures that warm hearts and strengthen community bonds.

As we celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on 21 May 2022, we would like to take a moment to spotlight a few TikTok content creators who have dedicated their time to making you appreciate our beautiful world filled with diversity.

Tribes and sub-tribes

Bwakalidavid has dedicated his account to unravelling and showcasing beauty, tribe and dance cultural aspects. He is helping Kenyans and the world learn about diverse tribes and sub-tribes that exist in the country, going the extra mile to place cultural background songs that bring the message home. This creator also brings to light interesting historical facts, not only about Kenya but also about Africa too.

Find more of his work here:

The beauty of being multicultural

Curllbunny who identifies as a Kenyan Norwegian girl, embodies the beauty of being multicultural. She uses the platform to celebrate both Kenyan and Norwegian cultures while acknowledging that the country is home to beautiful internationally recognised stars such as Lupita Nyongo.

Explore her content here:

Tourism attraction sites

Ivymiricho, a travel content creator, dedicates her account to showcasing various tourist attraction sites. From national parks to sandy beaches, waterfalls, forests and mountains, she wants to help local and international tourists appreciate what the country has to offer.

Cultural attires and dances

Africanculture5 has devoted her account to sharing stories that relate to the African lifestyle. Her page largely focuses on cultural dances and African attires; however, it also goes beyond the Kenyan border allowing her local followers to compare and appreciate African diversity.

Find out more here:

Art collections

Kenyan14, an enthusiast of artistic endeavours, showcases her creative work on hoodies, sandals, bracelets, necklaces, rings and caps that are all made in Kenya. She can often be seen wearing her own products, carrying them along with her on trips overseas.

Here are some of her artistic work/collections:

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