Short-form video platform TikTok screened highlights of the year on the Burj Khalifa through a dynamic LED show on the New Year’s Eve. It also announced the winners of its inaugural 2019 TikTok Hero Awards.
At the same time on the platform, TikTok users were sharing creative and inspiring videos recapping the last year as part of the #My2019 challenge, and expressing their wishes for the new year as part of the #2020MakeAWish campaign.
Turning the page on a new chapter for TikTok, the platform announced its partnership with megastar Tamer Hosny. TikTok users have requested for Tamer Hosny to join the platform so they can get a glimpse into his life and take part in his creative work through short videos. Hosny posted his first TikTok video wishing his ever-growing fan base health and success as part of the #2020MakeAWish challenge and pledged to bring another level of style and diversity to his content in 2020. Hosny also wished everyone a Happy New Year through a TikTok video message screened on the Burj Khalifa.
Tamer Hosny said: “I’m thrilled to be joining TikTok, a platform that is loved by millions for its fun, interesting and authentic short videos. It’s humbling to have such a loyal and vocal fan base and I’m thankful to them for enticing me to join such a fun and creatively diverse platform. I’m so excited to be kicking off this new year with my first TikTok video, and I’m looking forward to the upcoming collaborations with TikTok, which I’m sure my fans will love.”
Rami Zeidan, head of Video and Creative at TikTok, said: “For TikTok, the year has ended on a really high note and we are especially proud to see the diversity of content from our creative community.”
“TikTok has truly become part of the fabric of the Middle East region as a destination for creating and discovering real, interesting, and fun short-form mobile videos that will make your day. At the dawn of a new decade, we are looking forward to bringing TikTok to the next level – and so we are really excited to roll out a new music plan working with leading partners in the industry to foster regional talent and content creators in the budding music scene. We have no doubt that users and content creators alike will continue to both produce and discover some truly exhilarating and expressive videos on TikTok.”
. Best Short Story Creator – Saad Abdullah
. Transition Creator – Ahmed Al Mulla
. TikTok Challenger – Tala
. Sports Creator – GameyFreestyler
. Comedy Creator – Meeto Al Shamsey
. Food Creator – Miss Doopa
. Fashion Creator – Khaleel Aqrabawi
. Best Education Creator – Englishized
. Music Creator – Ahmedoo Biggie
. Rising Artist – Shirine Saad
. Most Popular Original Song – Confait