Meet South Africa’s next big Youtube star
Turning clicks into cash
SOME OF SA’S biggest Youtubers – think Caspar Lee, gaming geek Grant Hinds and action man Chris Rogers – have gone abroad to really make their bucks. We sat down with local Youtube star Moyin Oloruntuba to find out how she is trying to change the way that money is made in South Africa’s Youtube space.
NIGERIAN-BORN Oloruntuba, 26, is based in Cape Town and hosts the A1 channel, an entertainment and pop culture news portal with more than 7 000 subscribers.
The A1 channel went up in October 2015 and since then Oloruntuba has been working hard to create quality content, and make money from it.
“I was blogging at first, primarily about African fashion, but I didn’t really enjoy writing,” says Oloruntuba. “Through my blogging I got in contact with quite a few entertainment industry people and found myself getting