Good news. Indeed a piece of good news for you as an ardent person to
score your goal in the media industry. Have you started some projects but have
failed due to some reasons? Now, do not worry for there is a solution. Many
have explored their talents, for instance, blogging, vlogging, and many others
but have not hit the nail on the head. What is required of you to see your
dream come true is just simple if you have started it.
In her journey on YouTube, Diana Mwango, commonly known artistically as
Dee Mwango shares her experience and points out how one can grow in his or her
career. As a second-year student back in 2017, in the school of education at
Moi University, Dee Mwango went against all odds and posed her talent in the
greenlight. She started her YouTube channel and shared her videos. And that’s
how she commenced her vlogging journey that has now become part and parcel of
According to Dee Mwango, one needs to be determined to grow his or her
talent. She narrates how she was determined to be a YouTuber. She says that
vlogging was her dream and for that, she never lost hope however the situation
shook her hands.
” If there is something I wanted in this life, was to be a vlogger. It
was my dream and it was also incited by my brother who is also a YouTuber. For
that matter, my determination to make it happen took care of me, and sure, a
determination is a key to success…I have more than sixty thousand subscribers
and some of my videos have even four hundred thousand views,” she recites.
Being consistent adds to the list. For one to make it and thumbs up to
his or her project after starting it, consistency is a factor. Dee Mwango says
that she was consistent and that’s why her YouTube channel grew and keeps on
growing. She also reiterates that many people started their talents but failed
because they stopped.
”…if I could be hindered by my failures, I could have not reached
where I am today. But because I took it for ‘do or die’, I am here and am still
maneuvering,” she says, stressing that consistency makes one be known, and
through it, one can grow whatever he or she does.
Through consistency, one can learn what he or she might not have known.
Dee Mwango learned a lot by pointing out how she discovered her previous
mistakes and mend them in her following projects. Learning does not stop, and
so, for one to grow in his or her undertaking, he or she should not stop but
keep on pressing harder and harder.
To bring home the bacon in your vlogging or any other media-related
project, one needs to be patient. It is the medicine of success as Dee Mwango
rules out. There is nothing that comes without being waited for. If one wants
his or her undertaking to grow, he or she must have its time as he or she
continues with the artistic work.
Dee Mwango’s mother (left) reacts in a video after her daughter informs her of the multi-million mansion they built her
According to the Moi University student, it took her more than a year for
her YouTube channel to have a thousand subscribers so that the channel could be
made a premium channel. But she waited for that day, and finally, when the hour
elapsed, minute vibrated and the second tickled, she celebrated, and her
journey took another dimension. She was on top of the world. What paid? Her
patience, of course.
However, it was not easy for her to wait but her patience was accompanied
by a determination that steered the movement. Some upcoming vloggers, bloggers,
and artists when they feel like they are slowly growing, quit and end their
journey prematurely. But Dee Mwango reprobates this claiming that it is the
worst mistake for one to do in his or her bid to make it on top of his or her
” For you to be like people of high profile personalities such as
Churchill Ndambuki alias Mwalimu Churchill, you need to be patient. They also
waited and waited, and fame got them because they did not lose hope. They were
optimistic that one day whatever they do will be recognized. I challenge my
fellow upcoming vloggers to always not quit whatever they upload on YouTube but
keep on sharing. Sometimes you have started gaining audience when you untimely
bid them goodbye,” she says.
Touching on the audience, Dee Mwango also stresses the need to always
have your audience in mind on how one may grow his or her undertaking. One
needs to know the type of audience he or she fits in before creating content.
She says this helps the audience to feel recognized and valued thus having
great attention and thirst for more content of the same. Since she is a youth,
she creates content that considers the young people and that kind of content
she is knowledgeable about. She also says that since the audience is the
esteemed customer, she puts all her efforts to have them sufficed and happy. In
the need to educate them and inform them, she is squashed to create content
that passes information and that imparts societal norms.
Another way and the most effective to grow your YouTube channel is
through sharing. It stands out to be the perfect way since, through it, many
people get to know the channel. The invention of social media has also made it
possible for one to grow his or her YouTube or any other media-related
undertaking easily at the comfort of his or her house. One may send his videos
or articles to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Telegram, Viskit, and
much more. However, for Dee Mwango, apart from using the social media handles,
she used the physical way of sharing within the Moi University area. As she
remembers the experience, she says that she used it the hard way but was sure
of the results. She could walk around Wi-Fi hotspots where many people crowded
to use the free school internet.
‘”I also visited Wi-Fi hotspots in the school, informing fellow
students of my YouTube channel and convinced them to subscribe. This helped me
so much because in a day, for instance, I could get more than thirty people.
This also increased my views and my channel was growing day in day out,”
Nonetheless, this hard way requires determination and courage to face the
students. Some may subscribe while others may not. In this case, one is
required to have convincing power to sail through this stormy ocean.
Now, with adding little to the ways above, like being audible and using
effective communication skills while doing your projects, one can grow and
stand out to be on top in his or her endeavors. Dee Mwango while summing up,
stresses that there is a need to love what you are doing and put God first.
” If what you do is not forced but you do it from love, then confide
in me that your work will not go to waste. But before all these, before even
coming up with your content, remember there is the Creator. Let him come first
before anything else,” urges the YouTuber.