Tayo Aina (born 9 December 1992) is a Nigerian Content Creator, Entrepreneur, YouTuber and Vlogger who won The 2022 Future Awards Africa Prize for Content Creation. He is a handsome Nigerian born filmmaker, photographer, content creator who posts travel and lifestyle videos on YouTube.
Tayo Aina is an independent Youtuber, Filmmaker, and Storyteller creating lifestyle, Travel, Business and Real Estate content that showcase the beauty of Africa and share the stories of African businesses and brands.
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Date of birth:
9th December 1992
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When did you conceive the idea of making films on YouTube?
Tayo Aina: I conceived the idea while studying at Federal University of Technology, Akure. I did not attend any special school for creating videos or making films. I majorly make videos and document it for clients. I also make travel and lifestyle videos.I also run a start-up called spacebook.ng, a platform for booking apartments, event centres and other spaces all over the country.
I didn’t start my career making films on YouTube, rather, I started as a photographer. I was taking pictures of places around Lagos with my phone. From there, I started making videos on my phone, and when people started seeing my videos, they loved it, so, I improved on it and started making more videos. I later got a camera and the rest is history.
When I was learning how to make videos, I had some friends who were into photography, but none of them were making videos. When I learnt video making, I decided to find a platform to push out what I learnt so others can gain from it. That was how I started on YouTube
Do you have plans to go into full-time movie production?
Tayo Aina: No, I don’t have any such plans for now. I actually prefer creating content on the internet. I am not really a fan of big movie production set, but things can change.
You currently have over 66,000 subscribers on YouTube and your videos are watched by hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions. Why do you think your work is getting such attention?
Tayo Aina: It’s just about being consistent and owning your niche. I love telling stories. If people view the first one and they love it, they come back for more. That is how I get people to view my videos. I also make sure I release good quality. Most of my videos are around five to 10 minutes. I have done one which lasted 15 minutes. It was about Kenya. In the video, I tried out delicious Kenyan food.
Have you ever felt discouraged? Why?
Tayo Aina: Yes, I have been discouraged a lot. I felt discouraged recently when I heard about the Takwa Bay and how people are being chased out of there. Takwa Bay is a vibrant, peaceful community and it’s a good choice for sport. I get discouraged when travelling with the news of robbery and kidnapping along the road every time. Also, creating content in Lagos is always an issue because of SARS, where they can hold someone with a camera down and label you a Yahoo boy, especially if you are not doing the nine to five job.
What advise do you have for youths who rely on white-collar jobs?
Tayo Aina: If you as a youth have an interest in anything, whatever it may be, just try doing it. Even if it doesn’t work out, try out something different. Every human being has multiple interests. Keep trying out different activities and see the ones you can monetize and just build up your skills from there. Your skill is something that nobody can ever take away from you. As long as you keep learning and keep being updated, you will end up improving. You can monetize your skill without waiting for a job because there may not be any.
Since I left school, I have not made a single naira from my certificate. I make money mainly from what I learnt after I left school.
Tayo aina the popular YouTuber total net worth is estimated to be $350,000