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The Success Anatomy: Interview with Tech Youtuber Fisayo Fosudo

Chukwuma Agugbue

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Fisayo Fosudo

Fisayo Fosudo is a 23-year-old tech YouTuber who’s known for his unique approach to consumer-electronics based videos and, turtleneck fashion.

Fisayo began uploading videos 3 years ago and with a subscriber base of over 40, 000 today he has achieved nothing but success.

I spoke with Fisayo a couple of days ago concerning his Journey as a tech YouTuber so far,  without #fodaAdu here’s the interview;

Can you tell me a little about yourself and what you do?

My name is Fisayo Fosudo and I’d like to describe myself as a visual storyteller. I’m a tech video producer- basically, I make video reviews about smartphones, accessories, apps and mobile technology on YouTube. 

I began uploading mobile tech videos on YouTube in 2016 and since then I’ve been able to give value – in terms of products reviews, info and purchase advice- to more than 40,000 subscribers on my channel and over 40 companies,  I’ve done all these in less than 3 years of making videos. 

 

What values and principles have led to your success on YouTube?

I prioritize quality visuals and, presenting the right information to my audience in a very detailed and engaging way. These take a lot of effort to achieve in terms of planning a video, doing research, filming, editing and presenting the final edit. 

It takes at least 12 hours to produce a single video- a few hours of research goes into each project before I start filming and editing. Because of this, I’ve added motion control/ motorized tools to help take more dynamic shots for my videos. 

I’m looking to incorporate robotic cameras in my videos if I get the chance.

 

What motivates you to keep pushing out quality videos on YouTube?

I’ve always dreamed of creating content about mobile technology, this dates back to when I was just a 17-year-old. I drew and sold comics before university and once I gained admission I created designs for numerous firms and friends, this was my main source of income.

Creating graphics heightened my passion for technology – I became interested in storytelling, my computer and my art were my tools.

After a while I figured out that with videos I could tell better stories, So I took my year’s savings which amounted to over $5000 at the time (excluding exorbitant custom duties) and invested it on video gear.

Every opportunity I’ve gotten- and I will get- I see as a new way to give someone value. As far as one person gains something or comes off better after watching, I’m happy and I think that is what pushes me to get better at what I do- curating YouTube videos.

 

Which YouTuber do you look up to/ Who’s your mentor?

I look up to a lot of creators in the YouTube space. For tech-based videos, creators like Arun Maini who runs the MrwhosTheboss Channel- also the largest YouTube Tech creator in the UK- is someone I admire. I’m also glad to have collaborated with him in one of my videos.

I also give huge props to Marques Brownlee ( MKBHD on YouTube). His growth on YouTube is so inspiring and as a black person, he’s someone I look up to.

 

What words of advice would you like to share with individuals who want to pursue a career in YouTube content creation?

Go ahead and get started, don’t set your eyes on the money, Instead let passion be your driving force. I would also recommend trying new ideas- don’t mimic other creators, however, you should look up to and gain inspiration from them.

Patience and consistency should be your virtues, apply these and watch your audience grow!

 

I've always had a knack for storytelling! Hi there, I'm Chukwuma Agugbue. I'm a copywriter and, a blogger. I Interview individuals who've achieved some sort of success in their field- Actively building a knowledge base for Millenials.

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