January 25, 2022

Tik Tok: How Maasai Users Impress Bollywood Fans

  • Par Priya Sippy
  • Journalist

Photo credit, Kili Paul

Dressed in their traditional Maasai dress and surrounded by cows, siblings Kili and Neema Paul, new TikTok sensations from Tanzania, prepare to record their latest video.

A smartphone is installed on a tripod a few meters from their house in Mindu Tulieni, a small village in the eastern region of Pwani.

The nearest town, Lugoba, is an hour’s walk away. As the village has no electricity, Kili goes there every day to recharge his phone.

Standing in front of the camera, Kili, 26, stands directly behind his sister Neema, 23.