DJ Zinhle and Kairo Forbes. Picture: Instagram.
DJ Zinhle and Kairo Forbes. Picture: Instagram.

5 Mzansi moms who are taking over TikTok

By Sacha van Niekerk Time of article published May 13, 2020

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They’re not regular moms, they’re the cool Mzansi moms of TikTok.

The life-cycle of a social media app begins when a mixed group of Millennials and Gen-Zers download it, cultivate its popularity by inviting friends to join and then start creating crazy viral challenges that get the media in a frenzy.

Not too long after that does it blow up, becoming mainstream, and creating its own new brand of influencers who become just as famous in their online world as Hollywood A-listers. 

However, when it comes to TikTok, these influencers are usually between the ages of 14 and 19. 

As the video sharing site attracts more and more attention, it brings along new audiences too, such as the parents of TikTok. 

Perhaps, at first, they joined for a laugh, or maybe they even downloaded it as a way to spy on their kids. 

However, the irony is that everyone loves them and they’re fast becoming an integral part of the app with their niche videos serving to inform and entertain.

Within that parent group, or rather leading the pack, are the celebrity moms. 

These trend setting moms are in a league of their own as they have massive audiences and fans who are quick to hop on their band wagons.

Here are five fabulous TikTok moms from Mzansi:

Semone Skosan


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A post shared by SEMONE SKOSAN (@semoneskosan) on Mar 10, 2020 at 10:50pm PDT

Entrepreneur, influencer and brand ambassador, Semone Skosan is definitely the “cool mom” she’s dubbed herself as in the bio of her TikTok profile. 

Rounding up the family, she enjoy sharing videos partaking in viral dance challenges, hitting every move perfectly to the beat as well as making up skits to go along with the multitude of sounds available on the app.

Busiswa Gqulu


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Do you know who you are without your JOB? When you can't go to work or get a paycheck, how do you contribute to society? • • TRACK ID: Majesty by DJ Tunez ft Busiswa • #LockdownSA #StaySafe #WashYourHands #Level4 #SelfIsolate #Covid18 #FuckItUp

A post shared by Busiswa Gqulu(@busiswaah) on May 6, 2020 at 5:41am PDT

Poet turned gqom super star Busiswa Gqulu is making Mzansi proud on TikTok with an array of proudly South African content dotted all over her profile. 

On Freedom Day, the mother to a two year old son treated her audience to a "Sarafina!" dance. 

However, for the most part, her page is filled with candid moments from her everyday life like music gigs, sporting events and workouts.

Aisha Baker


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A post shared by Aisha Baker (@bakedonline) on Mar 27, 2020 at 10:05am PDT

Lifestyle blogger Aisha Baker is mom to two-year old Khalid. Dominating on most social media apps, from Twitter to Youtube, we aren’t surprised that she’s also taking TikTok by a storm. 

Roping in her hubby, South African cricketer Wayne Parnell, into some of her videos, she’s had her fans in stitches with her quirky takes on popular challenges and voice dubs that she’s used in very creative ways. 

Pearl Thusi


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A post shared by Pearl Thusi (@pearlthusi) on Feb 29, 2020 at 7:20am PST

Mom to an adorable little girl named  Okuhle, the "Queen Sono" star, Pearl Thusi has been owning her space on the app since last year. 

From hilarious lip syncing skits to messing around with the array of filters available, she's already amassed a following of over 86.3K followers. 

DJ Zinhle


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A post shared by ZINHLE JIYANE (@djzinhle) on Nov 3, 2019 at 1:32am PDT

DJ Zinhle is one of Mzansi's most popular DJs and her chart-topping hit, "Umlilo", is still one of the most heard tracks in the country. 

If you ever want to take a sneak peek at her fabulous life, and see your favourite star let loose, this is the ultimate spot to learn about her light-hearted and quirky side. 

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