Youtubers are part of our daily life, we love them and we want to be them, in today’s article we would look at the Top YouTubers in South Africa.
10 Top South African Youtubers 2020
1. Casper Lee
2. Die Antwoord
Total Views: 811,049,692
Joined YouTube: 20 January 2012
Most popular video: Ugly Boy Music video (100,804,483)
Die Antwoord, an alternative hip hop combo consisting of rappers Watkin Tudor “Ninja” Jones and Anri “Yolandi Visser” du Toit, is one of the most well-known and famous South African YouTubers, with over a million subscribers. It was in 2008 that the rap duo initially came together, and by the time they released their debut studio album, $O$, they had already earned widespread recognition with the release of songs such as “Enter the Ninja.” As previously stated, Ninja, who was born Watkin Tudor Jones on September 26, 1974, and Yolandi Visser, who was born Anri du Toit on December 1, 1984, are the founding members of the group.
Die Antwoord, one of South Africa’s most popular musicians on social media, opened its official YouTube page in 2012, becoming one of the country’s most-followed musicians on the platform. There have been over 1.062 billion views on the site since then, and it has moreover 3.2 million members, making it the third most subscribed channel in the country, behind only Trevor Noah and Caspar Lee.
3. Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, television personality, and political analyst who is well-known for his political commentary. He is the host of The Daily Show, a satirical news show that airs on Comedy Central in the United States. Noah began his professional career in South Africa in 2002, where he was born in Johannesburg.
Total views: 220,607,886
Joined YouTube: August 7, 2006
Most popular video: Get 6 Packs Abs in 12 minutes, This Workout Works! (12,584,583)
This YouTube channel, which is presented by Peter Carvell, is focused on assisting guys in losing weight, burning fat, becoming shredded, and gaining muscle. The channel, which has more than 1 million subscribers and was founded on August 7, 2006, has had more than 200 million views since its inception.
5. Pastor Alph Lukau
- Channel Name: Pastor Alph Lukau
- No. of Subscribers: Over 1.28 million
- Active Since: 2011
- Channel Focus: Christian teaching and motivational talks
- Average Views: Over 305 million views
The church in Johannesburg currently runs services from Kramerville in Sandton. Lukau has a huge social media following with 89,000 Instagram followers and more than 21,000 on Twitter where he displays his opulence. As the owner of an investment company‚ he knows how to rake in the money.
Controversial Pastor Alph Lukau of South Africa is without a doubt one of the most powerful and well-known preachers on the African continent, with a following that numbers in the millions. Since starting his YouTube channel in 2011, and becoming well-known for the resurrection incident, in which he was accused of staging a resurrected young man, he has grown to become one of South Africa’s most famous YouTubers. The preacher has more than 1.28 million members on the video-sharing network, according to the preacher.
The pastor, who was born on October 25, 1975, began his ministry in 2002 and has since gone on to develop a significant presence across the Christian community. Lukau is also a televangelist, with a television channel, AMI TV, that transmits across Africa and portions of Europe, among other places. Additionally, the website of the founder and General Overseer of Alleluia Ministries International has had more than 305 million views since it was launched in 2003. More importantly, the worldwide speaker, who is affectionately known by his supporters as “the Apostle of Faith,” has a strong presence on a variety of other social media platforms, including Twitter and Instagram, in addition to his website.
6. Kruger Sightings
Total views: 972,835,629
Joined YouTube: January 5, 2011
Most popular video: Lions shows tourists why you must stay inside your car (94,271,597 views)
In order to publish exclusively films of animal sightings from national parks around Africa, Nadav Ossendryver founded this channel with the goal of educating people about wildlife conservation. Members of the public are also encouraged to contribute their recorded sightings in order to increase the variety and maintain the channel’s operational integrity. On January 5, 2011, Nadav Ossendryver launched the YouTube channel, which features recordings of animal sightings from national parks around Africa. In total, the channel has amassed over 900 million views and over one million members.
No. of Subscribers: 1.25 million
Active Since: December 2006
Channel Focus: Music
Average Views: Over 967 million
With eight studio albums, six EPs, a video album, and a variety of other works, the band has received several honors, including the MTV Africa Music Awards, the South African Music Awards, the Billboard Chard, the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, and the Radio Contraband Award. In December 2006, Seether launched a YouTube account for their music. More than 1.25 million subscribers and close to 1 billion views had already been attracted by the time it launched in 2021.
8. Michael Jamison
- Channel Name: Michael Jamison
- No. of Subscribers: 1.14 million
- Active Since: May 2010
- Channel Focus: Animals and pets
- Average Views: over 491 million
Michael Jamison stands apart from the rest of the list, despite the fact that he is one of the most popular South African YouTubers, for a variety of reasons. In addition to being known as a Tiger man, he is renowned for maintaining a large number of animals, some of which are wild. He shares with us that he has more than a hundred animals, including two tigers and a variety of dogs, cats, and other creatures. He says that the majority of the content on his channel is devoted to demonstrating how people can cohabit peacefully with pets.
The YouTuber was born on September 11, 1974, in Gauteng, South Africa, and reared there. Prior to deciding to become a YouTuber and become friends with nature, he was the owner of a mobile phone firm called Jamison. In 2010, he launched his YouTube channel, Michael Jamison, which has since grown to include more than 1.14 million followers and had more than 491 million views. Most of his films are over an hour in length and are centered around his pets, particularly his two tigers, Ozzy and Enzo, who are his favorite.
9. DJ Arch Jnr
No. of Subscribers: 1.07 million
Active Since: January 2015
Channel Focus: Music and entertainment
Average Views: over 169 million
DJ Arch Jnr is just nine years old, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming one of South Africa’s most popular YouTubers, with over a million subscribers. When he was three years old in 2015, he became renowned after winning the sixth season of South Africa’s Got Talent. He was born on May 3, 2012, in Johannesburg, South Africa. More importantly, he holds the global record for being the world’s youngest DJ as well as the youngest person to win Britain’s Got Talent.
Oratilwe Hlongwane is a skilled South African disc jockey who was born in Johannesburg and rose to popularity owing to his father, who, despite the fact that he was not a DJ, encouraged him to begin at the tender age of eight months. Every weekend, the two of them rehearsed, guiding the youngster to develop a passion for DJing and eventually become an expert in the profession. In addition to the moniker DJ Arch Jnr, which was chosen for him by his father, DJ Arch Jnr is also the name of his YouTube account, which he launched in 2015. Since then, the channel has amassed more than a million followers and has had more than 169 million views.
10. CRASH driven
Total views: 197,993,309
Joined YouTube: May 17, 2016
Most popular video: Avenged Sevenfold – BEST OF INSANE CRASHES 10,000 Subscriber Special (3,425,155 views)
Since its inception, the identity of the mind behind this YouTube channel has remained a mystery. The channel is one of the top ten most popular YouTube channels in South Africa, and it features footage centered on their BeamNG.drive gaming. Due to the high number of automobile wrecks that occur during gameplay, it is clear how the game acquired its name. The channel, which launched on May 17, 2016, presently has more than 600,000 subscribers and receives more than 170 million views every month.