THE STRUGGLES OF BEING A CONTENT CREATOR IN KIBERA

Content creation is currently a thriving industry that has seen the emergence of content creators from almost all corners of our country.
But being a content creator in Kibera comes with a number of challenges that the current players are doing their best to get through and succeed.
One of the main challenges that Kibera content creators face is the fact that they come from Kibera
“People stop taking you seriously when they realize that you come from Kibera as if they don’t expect anything good to come from Kibera,” says Mc Maulee, a comedian and parody artist.
The other struggle that the content creators face is finding a godfather to hold their hands and guide them in their journey, most of them are left to do trial and error which at times is difficult in an already competitive market.

Bosire, Comedian


Bosire, who comes from Kianda village in Kibera and apart from comedy, also doubles up as a gym instructor, has been among the lucky few who have been able to make a small breakthrough. He was able to land an advert with infinix, after being spotted for his viral contents on Whatsapp and Tiktok platforms.

Mc Maulee, Comedian & Parodi Maker


Mc Maulee is currently able to get a few local shows in Kibera and is looking forward to performing in even bigger stages nationally.
They both appeal to Kibera artists who have been able to make it, to come out and hold the hands of the up and rising content creators.

About Steve Banner

I’m a Video Editor, Videographer, Photographer and Blogger with over ten years of experience covering stories for Kibera News Network in Kibera, Kangemi, Mukuru and Mathare slums in Nairobi, Kenya. I'm the main blogger for Voice Of Kibera blog writing stories from Kibera slums since 2013. Using my editing skills acquired at the Action-Aid Doctivist Media Training, I started my own entertainment publisher named VibeNo_8 that consists of a blog site (vibeno8.wordpress.com) and a YouTube Channel (VibeNo.8 TV) My passion is telling stories about community issues. In the past, I’ve done stories about incomplete government projects dealing with water and housing in Nairobi slums. My goal is to amplify the voice of my neighbors and fellow slum dwellers. My film-making skills also led-me to pursue disc jockey, where I graduated with Certificate in music structure and beat matching at the Rockers Entertainment Deejay Academy in 2015 My work has sharpened my skills in using different editing software namely Vegas Pro, Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro as well as photo editing tools such as Photoshop I have been part of the team doing Live broadcast for Kibera News Network using a camera and the OBS software I currently run all the social media sites for Kibera News Network as well as my personal project social media sites that include VibeNo_8 and Creatives 254 I'm an ambitious and hardworking person always giving my best and everything that I do
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.