People often tell me I’m hard on Kenyan TikTok but I do not think I am.
I’m just going to say it, I believe it is a lack of personality across the spectrum is so loud on TikTok. Like if you don’t have a personality you come off as boring and that’s most of Kenyan TikTok. Especially when all you can do is copy what other more interesting people do.
Even the refusal to accept this criticism is emblematic of many things wrong with Kenyans on many social media platforms. By design I can just scroll past your boring nonsense and that is my criticism of the otherwise pretty good TikTok algorithm. I shouldn’t be forced to watch Kenyan TikTok just because we are in the same location.
And honestly that snarkiness that is rampant on Twitter doesn’t translate well on TikTok. Those TikToks that are dope and engaging and entertaining require that one have a personality. I wish, most – just like me – would opt to only be viewers. Not all the time posting.
Anyway, some few things I’ve observed thus far:
We’ve been told that we can monetize travel and eating out and that’s why many posts are about that. Oh I went here even if all I did was walk through the place.
I did not get TikTok to see you try and sell me something. And then starting the TikTok with “Don’t scroll” means I will scroll immediately. The posts are dry!!!
Twitter lied to you that you are a thought leader, that shit is boring on TikTok.
How many HR tips can one give? This also goes for every other career talking head person on there…. it is just I don’t know….. dry.
Kenyans married to white people are just…..ugh. This isn’t a personality my people please.
White people with passport privilege moving to Kenya and Kenyans fangirling in the comments will forever be disgusting. Instead of welcoming them, more Kenyans should be commenting “smells like white privilege” in the comments.
Stop taking memes from Twitter and then putting a laughing track on them and thinking that is content.
Christians and other Bible thumpers. *facepalm*
Misogynists. Oh lawd the boring misogynists. The unoriginality of it all.