The term social media influencer is common these days. What is a social media influencer though? A social media influencer can be defined as someone with power to influence people’s mindsets, conduct, and even decision making through social media. The power can stem from their authority, knowledge, skillset, position, or how they engage with people. They typically have a following in a particular niche in which many people actively participate. In this article I will focus on comedy-based content creators in Zimbabwe.
Types Of Social Media Influencers
There are different types of social media influencers as follows:
Mega Influencers have more than 1 million followers on one or more of their social media platforms. Macro Influencers have between 40000 and 1 million on any one or more social media platforms. Micro Influencers have anything from 1000 to 40000 followers on a social media platform. Nano Influencers have less than 1000 followers on a social media platform but is characterized by exceptional engagements.
This list of Zimbabwean comedian social media influencers is arranged using the number of followers (whichever is the greatest between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube). We only included Zimbabwe comedians with at least 100 000 followers on social media. Here is the list of the top comedian social media influencers in Zimbabwe.
1. Madam Boss (Tyra Chikocho)
Facebook: 1 million followers
Instagram: 734 000 followers
YouTube: 96 800 subscribers
Madam boss, real name Tarisai Chikocho, is an actress, comedian, gospel singer, and brand ambassador. She is the founder of Madam Boss Foundation, a charity organization helping the poor, the homeless, and the needy with groceries, clothing, and sanitary wear. She is the very first Zimbabwean comedian social media influencer to reach 1 million followers on a social media platform.
2. Mai TT (Felistas Murata)
Facebook: 919 000 followers
Instagram: 385 000 followers
Mai Tt, real name Felistas Murata, is a Zimbawean musician, comedian, entrepreneur, brand ambassador and fashion designer. She commands a significant following on social media. She frequently engages in charity work, helping children and standing up for abused people. She considers herself an advocate for justice, the voice of the voiceless.
3. Comic Pastor (Prosper Ngomashi)
Facebook: 423 000 followers
Instagram: 203 000 followers
YouTube: 134 000 subscribers
Comic Pastor, real name Prosper Ngomashi, is a comedian, singer, actor, brand ambassador, and master of ceremonies (MC). He the founder and owner of The Comic Pastor And Associates, an establishment with over 15 employees and associates. He released his debut album, In My Time, on the 27th of September 2021. He is the most followed male comedian social media influencer in Zimbabwe.
4. Sabhuku Vharazipi (David Mubaiwa)
Facebook: 340 000 followers
Sabhuku Vharazipi, real name David Mubaiwa, is a popular comedian originating from Zvemahande, a rural resettlement in the mining town called Mashava. He and his team mainly produce comedy content meant to raise awareness on societal issues. They usually work in conjunction with civic society organizations. Main members of his team include Mbuya John and Chairman.
5. Bustop TV Crew
Facebook: 322 000 followers
YouTube: 114 000 subscribers
Instagram: 317 000 followers
Twitter: 82 000 followers
Bustop TV is a broadcasting and media production company that produces comedy and satire content. They educate, entertain and provoke thought through skits, mockumentaries, and tabloid news. Main members of the team include Luckie Aaron, Sharon Chideu (Maggie), Samantha Kureya (Gonyeti) and Dereck Nziyakwi (DRC).
6. Naiza Boom Comedy
YouTube: 271 000 subscribers
Facebook: 174 000 followers
Naiza Boom Comedy is a media company that mainly focuses on entertainment and marketing. It is a team of actors and actresses who come up with comedy skits and short films. They are notable for being the comedian enterprise with the highest number of YouTube subscribers.
7. Lorraine Guyo
Instagram: 247 000 followers
Facebook: 170 000 followers
YouTube: 36 000 subscribers
Lorraine Guyo became popular through her Valentine’s Day Ndinyengeiwo video in 2019. Probably one of the most unexpected way someone rose to fame. This is especially so because she never even had intentions to spread the video. She is the CEO Braid And Weave Nation. She is an actress/, model, producer, and Brand Ambassador. She is the youngest (21 years) female social media influencer on this list.
8. Ray Vines (Melusi Chiripowako)
Instagram: 244 000 followers
Facebook: 187 000 followers
YouTube: 35 000 subscribers
Twitter: 32 000 followers
Ray Vines (real name Melusi Chiripowako) is a comedian, and also a musician who released an album several months ago, Ghetto To Sabhabha. He is a Computer Science student at Midlands State University. He is the CEO of Mukukuzvi, a brand of several enterprises. He is into farming, media, and also has a podcast. He is the youngest (aged 21) social media influencer on this list and also quite versatile.
9. Nigel Tha Slick Pastor (Nigel Maritinyu)
Facebook: 236 000 followers
Instagram: 80 000 followers
YouTube: 68 000 subscribers
Nigel Tha Slick Pastor (real name Nigel Maritinyu) is an actor, motivational speaker, comedian, and master of ceremonies (MC). He is also the founder of owner of the Komborerwai Nashe brand. Under that brand he sells branded hoodies, sweaters, temperature bags, t-shirts, mugs, and juice bottles.
10. Anna “Chibaby” Honde
Facebook: 186 000 followers
Instagram: 79 000 followers
Anna Honde comes in with a certain unorthodox yet hilarious and unique approach to comedy content creation. She is an actress, a dancer, a comedian and also a Brand Ambassador.
11. PO Box Reloaded
Facebook: 182 000 followers
It is a media production company dealing in comic skits and mockumentaries. The main members of the team are Admire Kuzhangaira (Bhutisi) and Rolland Lunga (Kedha).
12. “Queen” Tatelicious Karigambe
Facebook: 181 000 followers
Instagram: 48 000 followers
Tatelicious Karigambe-Sandberg is a Sweden-based Zimbabwean socialite, musician, Human Rights activist for LGBTIQ and HIV & AIDS issues and she is one of the first Zimbabwean transgender women to go public. She is one of the most controversial social media influencer in Zimbabwe.
13. Long John The Comedian (Learnmore Mwanyenyeka)
Facebook: 100 000 followers
Long John (real name Learnmore Mwanyenyeka) is a multi-award winning comedian. He is the recipient of a number of awards namely, Steve Harvey Spotlight Award, Savanna Pan African Comedian, NAMA Outstanding Comedian.
These are the top 13 comedian social media influencers in Zimbabwe. As a startup or business these are some of the choices to consider for influencer marketing. The fact that most of them are approached by marketers and are even brand ambassadors speaks for itself. Influencer marketing is now one of the biggest focuses of enterprises’ marketing strategies.