As #BlackHistoryMonth continues and our #ThisisBlack campaign grows, we are celebrating our incredible Black TikTok community. Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth our Creator Spotlight series is profiling some of the many #BlackVoices making waves on TikTok right now.

@Simply_Sayo is the queen of comedy on TikTok. She’ll have you in fits of laughter in between her impressions of Nigerian Aunties to her hilarious response whenever she’s asked “where are you from?”

Sayo shares poems that are integral to the Black British experience that anyone can relate to. From bucket baths to what closure really means, she is definitely a force to be reckoned with!

Sayo takes pride in her Nigerian heritage, as well as using skits to educate her followers and share her culture, which her 134.4k followers clearly love!

We sat down with our self confessed drama queen and rich aunty to chat to her about kpeoms and what Black History Month means to her...

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the past and continue to educate ourselves on the beauty, achievements and pain of our ancestors. It is also an opportunity to highlight black people currently making history and look towards the future.

What do you love most about TikTok and the community?

The TikTok community give support so willingly. So many creatives, entrepreneurs and businesses have been able to grow exponentially as a result of the sense of community.

What is your favourite recent challenge or trend on TikTok?

The dance routines by the one and only Nifè (@itsjustnifee). I can’t go a day without seeing one of her amazing dance challenges. What a babe.

Why is TikTok right for your content?

TikTok allows me to reach a wider audience. I have an amazing community of people who appreciate my craft.

What is your goal on TikTok?

My goal on TikTok is to keep on growing and to show that poetry can exist in many forms.

What else or who else is on your TikTok For You feed?!

My FYP is a range of random and wonderful videos. It's full of dancers, true crime stories, creators like @benjy_lookbook, @_ehiz and @victor.kunda. I love it!

What is your favourite TikTok you have made to date and why?

It has to be between “This Is England” and “Notting Hill” for various reasons. This is England was well written and the references made were varied but Notting Hill was a homage to my love for Jamaican culture.


I hope you haven’t forgotten that it’s Notting Hill Carnival weekend… orrrrr maybe not🥲posting this in remembrance of it #carnivalready #fypシ #viral

♬ original sound - SimplySayo

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