In the black YouTube community, it has become popular for men to post content like reaction videos, vlogs, comedy skits, and music videos. On the other hand, popular black female YouTubers tend to focus on posting content regarding makeup, wellness, fashion, travel, and lifestyle tips.
While those are what you tend to find, there are thousands of channels creating all sorts of great content. Here are some of our favorite YouTubers that just happen to be black.
Some of the best black YouTubers:
- Marques Brownlee
- Jackie Aina
- Patricia Bright
- Jennelle Eliana
- Jasmine Brown
- Alissa Ashley
- Nyma Tang
Top 13 Black YouTubers
KSI is an English YouTuber, boxer, and rapper known as “Olajide Olayinka Williams ‘JJ’ Olatunji.” In 2021, KSI won the New Music Express award for vlogger of the year.
The 29-year-old built his YouTube following by initially posting gaming-commentary videos of FIFA’s video game series.
Subsequently, he branched out to boxing and rapping. You’ll also find comedy skits and reaction videos on his YouTube channel.
However, his YouTube channel now predominantly focuses on his music career, with him uploading music videos of him rapping with famous artists like Future, 21 Savage, and Offset.
In his boxing career, he has participated in fights with other YouTubers like Logan Paul.
- YouTube channel: KSI
- Subscribers: 24 million
- Channel created on: 25 July 2009
2. Marques Brownlee
Marques Brownlee, also known as MKBHD, is a popular black American YouTuber best known for his tech knowledge.
As a Stevens Institute of Technology graduate, Marques’ content is trusted by millions of subscribers who rely on him to provide them with tech support for the latest tech gadgets.
The 28-year-old posts content regarding technical skills, provides electronic device reviews, gives safety tips for electronic use, offers hacks to optimize your devices, and explains software updates on everyday tech products like smartphones.
- YouTube channel: Marques Brownlee
- Subscribers: 16.1 million
- Channel created on: 21 March 2008
DangMattSmith, also known as Matt Smith, is a 23-year-old YouTuber from America. The American YouTuber gained fandom by posting reactions to creepy, cringe, funny, and scary videos.
He is best known for his funny reactions, often much funnier than the video he is reacting to.
He also makes entertaining skits, posts videos of his interactions with people on Omegle, and riddles that he tries to solve.
- YouTube channel: DangMattSmith
- Subscribers: 13.7 million
- Channel created on: 18 August 2011
Deji is an English YouTuber and is the younger brother of KSI. His full name is Oladeji Daniel “Deji” Olatunji.
He was formerly known as ComedyShortsGamer online.
Similarly to KSI, Deji is popular on YouTube because of his vlogs, funny skits, reaction videos, pranks, and boxing matches with other creators like Fousey.
- YouTube channel: Deji
- Subscribers: 10.7 million
- Channel created on: 2 December 2011
5. Jackie Aina
Jackie Aina, also known as Jacquelyn Lonje Olayiwola Oyeshola Bolayemi Aina, is a 35-year-old Nigerian-American YouTuber.
She posts makeup tutorials, reviews makeup products, and critiques the beauty industry.
Jackie’s posts are aimed at transforming society’s notion of beauty.
Many of Jackie’s followers are inspired by her advocacy for the visibility of people of color within the beauty industry.
- YouTube channel: Jackie Aina
- Subscribers: 3.5 million
- Channel created on: 12 March 2006
6. Patricia Bright
Patricia Bright is a 35-year-old YouTuber from the United Kingdom. The British YouTuber is truly versatile regarding the content she posts.
She prides herself in being inspirational, sharing financial management advice, beauty tips, and tips for smashing life.
Furthermore, she provides skincare tips and posts vlogs of her everyday life, sharing personal snippets of her life and providing entertainment through the exciting curveballs life throws at her.
- YouTube channel: Patricia Bright
- Subscribers: 2.8 million
- Channel created on: 21 February 2009
7. Jennelle Eliana
Jennelle Eliana is an American YouTuber who gained followers through her content, where she posts about her life in a van.
Jennelle’s YouTube page provides insight into the life of a female solo traveler living in America.
The 24-year-old posts content on what it’s like to live in a van, the chores associated with living in a van, and the benefits and downsides of it.
- YouTube channel: Jennelle Eliana
- Subscribers: 2.4 million
- Channel created on: 8 April 2018
8. Jasmine Brown
Jasmine Brown is best known as an American YouTuber who focuses on haircare in the black community.
She posts content on getting rid of frizzy ends, how to style curly hair, techniques to get rid of dandruff, and ways to prevent heat damage.
Apart from sharing tips on how to have healthy, shiny hair, Jasmine also posts makeup tutorials, participates in trending online challenges, and shows off her clothing hauls.
- YouTube channel: Jasmine Brown
- Subscribers: 2.3 million
- Channel created on: 8 August 2012
9. Alissa Ashley
Alissa Ashley’s YouTube channel is centered on holistic health.
The 27-year-old American posts content regarding nutrition and exercise.
However, her channel is multifaceted, as she also posts vlogs and makeup tutorials.
- YouTube channel: Alissa Ashley
- Subscribers: 2 million
- Channel created on: 9 January 2014
Raye Boyce, who goes by “ItsMyRayeRaye,” began her YouTube career as a teenager experimenting with makeup and posting makeup tutorials.
She has since become a makeup artist who posts professional makeup tutorials, shares beauty tips, reviews skincare and beauty products, and recommends affordable products.
Raye has a toddler and has been sharing content about motherhood, offering guidance to parents while also being honest about the difficulties associated with parenting.
She also shares lifestyle tips and posts travel and fashion blogs.
- YouTube channel: ItsMyRayeRaye
- Subscribers: 1.9 million
- Channel created on: 22 March 2012
American fitness fanatic Darryl Williams is a fitness content creator who goes by the name “BullyJuice” on YouTube.
On the BullyJuice YouTube page, you’ll find plenty of videos where Darryl provides fitness videos while boasting his hardcore abs, ensuring you know that his workouts will help you achieve your fitness goals.
On the BullyJuice page, a variety of workouts are set to meet different individuals’ fitness goals, endurance levels, physical capabilities, and access to exercise equipment.
He posts high-intensity interval training workouts, ab exercises, outdoor exercises, and guidelines on foods that are good for physical well-being.
- YouTube channel: BullyJuice
- Subscribers: 1.7 million
- Channel created on: 6 November 2015
12. Nyma Tang
Nyma Tang is a 31-year-old YouTuber who uses her YouTube channel to encourage dark-skinned women to embrace their skin tones and highlights the lack of makeup catering to dark-skinned individuals.
On her channel, Nyma has a series called “The Darkest Shade,” where she tries on various brands’ products for dark-skinned individuals, applies them as part of a makeup look, and reviews the products.
Besides her makeup reviews, she also posts makeup tutorials, fashion tips, and skincare tips.
- YouTube channel: Nyma Tang
- Subscribers: 1.3 million
- Channel created on: 13 July 2013
Peakmill is a YouTube channel run by Khadijat Sanni, a Nigerian content creator who focuses on providing haircare tips to the black community.
She gives tips on how to do your hair without heat damage, how to dye your hair, and how to apply wigs in a chic manner.
Additionally, Khadijat posts makeup tutorials, vlogs, and fashion tips.
- YouTube channel: Peakmill
- Subscribers: 1.1 million
- Channel created on: 2 May 2011
Final Thoughts On The Best Black YouTubers
There are many talented black content creators on YouTube; this list is just a sampling of the best.
These content creators offer a variety of tips and advice that can help you live your best life.
From makeup tutorials to fitness tips, these channels have something for everyone.
Be sure to check them out and subscribe to your favorites.