Move over Addison Rae, there’s another viral TikTok star you need to follow – and she’s a mixed race Black girl named Aya Tanjali!
Ever since TikTok blew up in 2019, the app gave rise to a brand new kind of social media celebrity. Teenagers, heavy users of the app, are making a fortune by posting videos on the platform, and getting paid sponsorships that could bring in thousands.
Up till now, the app’s most popular and financially successful creators have all been white women including Charli D’Amelio, Zoe LaVerne and Bryce Hall. But there’s someone else you need to know about.
Aya Tanjali is on the road to being the next big star on TikTok- and she’s a bit ratchet too.
Here she is bragging about how her father is Black in a recent video:
Aya Tanjali is a 14-year-old TikTok star from the Austin, Texas.
She has a huge five million followers on her profile @ayaatanjali_, although she used to have the TikTok handle @aaayyyaaaa.
Aya is most known for doing lip-sync, dance, challenge and trending videos and has quickly become one of the most popular creators on the app.
She often gets trolled for being ‘too young’ to be on TikTok, although the app’s Community Guidelines state you only have to be 13 to use the platform.
Her parents and siblings often feature in her videos too and are very supportive of her TikTok career.
The 14-year-old began posting on TikTok back in 2020, and her account blew up when she posted one particular video.
In the clip, she danced to Megan Thee Stallion’s Sex Talk, and the video has now had almost six million views.
Now, Aya has accumulated 300 million likes in total and is well on the way to being the next Charli D’Amelio.
It’s not just on TikTok where Aya is popular either, she also has a huge following on Instagram.
She has accumulated 980,000 followers on the site, but she rarely posts on it and has only ever uploaded four photos.