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A moment with Brian Mbunde

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Brian Mbunde found a passion for content creation and has stuck by it to date. The renowned Twitter personality realized he could influence others from a young age by getting his peers to try out something he recommended. This could be the best place to eat, which field to go play football and so on. With the fast-growing world, digital marketing has flourished, making people like Brian indispensable. We catch up with him to get a better understanding of his role and experience in the industry.

You have been on Twitter for the longest time. Since 2009! How can you compare it to Twitter now?

The worst thing now is that there are people creating parody accounts. There are those who care about the content they put up but also those who don’t. There has also been a rise in influencers hence increased con cases. Believability has become a challenge for influencers. You have to come up with better content to convince someone to consume your product.

Do you think influencing is exclusive to young people only or older people can do it too?

Everyone can influence. There are some things that someone else could be knowledgeable about and I’m not. At the end of the day, influencing narrows down to the experience you have with a product.

So, the top Twitter personality of the year 2015. How did that come to play?

Well, to be honest, I did not expect this award. First of all I had not applied for the nomination and only when scrolling through the nominees did I come across my name. I decided to chill and see the outcome.

When they called my name as the winner at the event known to be held by SoMA, I had a moment of denial. After a while, it hit me that I had actually won and had to come up with an acceptance speech.

What do your parents think about your career path?

They are very supportive. I remember when I won the Top Twitter Personality of the Year Award, everyone jumped up screaming with elation. My mum played a role in promoting my nomination on WhatsApp groups and was so excited when I got the award.

 

As an influencer, where do you want to be in the next five years?

Being an influencer, your biggest dream is that the job is paying for your bills. You could decide to take time off and still cash in because you’ve already established a team that is getting the job done. I also want to have promoted something that made a positive impact and changed lives.

What’s your take on influencing being taught in schools?

The thing with influencing is, it’s not like driving where you are shown step by step how to start a car and get it on the road. It is more like walking. Someone will teach you how to walk but your style will be unique to you. What matters most in this profession is creativity.

Some see Twitter as a toxic platform, with the trolls and banters that have become a norm. What can you say about this?

People nowadays don’t care about the consequences that come with their actions. Twitter then was a new platform and young people were not that active. Now more of them are joining bringing up a conflict of interest between them and older people who’ve been there for a while.

Also, society’s standards have seen more people showing off and it brings with it competition. Sometimes they get personal and it may lead to banter.

What is your advice on this perception?

At the end of the day, everyone wants to live up to society’s standards so they go to extreme extents to show that on social media. People borrow cars and even friends just for show and this comes with peer pressure. Do not let these things get to you because it’s never that serious.

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Eddie Butita comedy show to air on Netflix

The American series first premiered on Netflix in may 2021 for the first season. It was renewed for the second season in June 2021 and now it has a Swahili version.

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Eddie Butita is on Netflix as the writer and director of the first Swahili Comedy Show on the platform. The Churchill Show comedian took to social media on Thursday to share the news that the Swahili version of Upshaws, an American Sitcom he had scripted and directed had started airing on Netflix.

He said that he has always wanted to work with Netflix and when the opportunity came he grabbed it with both hands. He went on to say that the Movie production company contacted him to offer him a job as their first Swahili Comedy Writer and Director.

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“For the past few months I wrote and directed the Swahili Version of Upshaws created by Wanda Sykes, it was a great experience . The early mornings and late nights together with a team of talented professionals from Hiventhy Africa, we successfully brought the script to life and its now streaming on Netflix,” Butita wrote.

He went on to say that if he wrote and directed for Netflix it means that African Comics have a great chance in the global market.

“You can can now watch Upshaws on Netflix in Swahili, it is the first ever Swahili comedy show on Netflix. History has been made,” shared Butita.

The American series first premiered on Netflix in May 2021 for the first season. It was renewed for the second season in June 2021 and it now has a Swahili version.

Fellow comedians and other Kenyans came out in large number with congratulatory messages for Butita on the large milestone he has made on the global scene.

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Vera Sidika decides to give birth in Kenya rather than the United States of America

She feels the same way she felt before the pregnancy and the only thing that has changed is her belly getting bigger and there is a little human kicking non-stop.

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Socialite Vera Sidika on Monday took to her social media to share with her fans that she has chosen to give birth to her baby in Kenya rather than in the United States of America(USA). She said that despite having a valid US Visa, she has chosen to stay in Kenya because this is where her family and loved ones are.

“I almost traveled to give birth in the USA. Since my 5 years Visa is valid. But this Covid-19 pandemic isn’t fun. Then again, we couldn’t handle the idea of being away from family and friends during my pregnancy for 4-6 months,” she wrote.

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She went on to add that while pregnant, one needs all the love, and affection from friends and family on a regular basis. Traveling to a foreign country where everyone is super busy, working two or more jobs can be difficult for them to even have time for you and you will just end up alone.

“I made the right decision and I have enjoyed my entire pregnancy journey. Nothing beats home,” Said Vera.

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Vera Sidika who is 8 months pregnant, went on to say that her pregnancy has been very smooth despite people wishing her otherwise. She added that she feels the same way she felt before the pregnancy and the only thing that has changed is her belly getting bigger and there is a little human kicking non-stop.

 

“I can jump, run, I do everything as a normal non-pregnant person. I’m actually loving it. I can’t believe my bump will go away soon. All in all, God is God,” she wrote.

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrity styles at the MET Gala 2021 (Photos)

Yes, the MET finally happened, and the guests sure brought their A-game to the exquisite event.

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With the main focus on the theme, ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’, we saw a whole display of fashion. From Kim Kardashian’s mysterious aura, to Lupita Nyongo’s denim gown, everything sure was a spectacle. Let’s check out some of the most memorable outfits at the ball.

 

Singer, Normani came through in a Valentino gown. Credit/ Matt Baron

 

Model, Winnie Harlow wearing an Iris Van Herpen jumpsuit. Credit/ Matt Baron

 

Met Gala 2021 Red Carpet Fashion: What the Stars Wore

Saweetie was giving body in her Christian Cowan dress. Credit/ Matt Baron

 

Natalia Bryant stepped in with a disco dress by Coner Ivers. Credit/ Matt Baron

 

Rihanna giving Balenciaga vibes. Credit/ Matt Baron.

Kendall Jenner in a shear statement dress. Credit/ Matt Baron

 

Lupita wearing Versace. Credit/ Matt Bryant

 

Gabrielle Union wearing Iris Van Herpen. Image/ Matt Baron

 

Lil Nas X Pulled a Lady Gaga With Three Outfit Changes at the Met Gala 2021 — See Photos | Teen Vogue

Lil Nas brought IT with a three outfit transformation. Image/ Teen Vogue

 

Iman attends The 2021 Met Gala

Iman in a beautiful Gucci design! Credit/ Getty Images

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