Many Senegalese influencers denounce an injustice by Tiktok. The platform with billion users worldwide has set up a fund intended to remunerate content creators. A remuneration which is however not accessible in most African countries.
Indeed, Tiktok has set up a fund of more than 250 million dollars intended to remunerate the creators of video content on the platform.
For the Senegalese who boast of their compatriot residing in Italy, khaby Lame, the second most followed TikToker in the world, it is an injustice towards users in Africa.
“What is the reason they have a budget, but not for Africa?” I don’t know, don’t we have phone in Africa? Of course, we have everything we need. So it’s a shame… ”, Faynaraa an influencer who has more than a million subscribers on Tiktok complains to a journalist of France 24.
“We need this! This will of course motivate us to continue, ”hammered Dudu another tiktoker.
For Mame Balla, another creator of humorous content, “Tiktok must review its attitude towards Africans”.
“As always, the history repeats. We are marginalized, we are left behind. We are not involved in serious matters, ”he added.
Meanwhile, 21-year-old Khaby Lame, known for his TikTok videos in which he silently mocks overly complicated life hack videos since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, became a millionaire and star thanks to this same app.