Jina langu ni Aisha Datey

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Your name and what do you do?

My name is Aisha Datey and I’m a part time vlogger. In normal hours, I’m a secretary/accountant.

Why did you start Vlogging?

Since I was young,  i have been watching YouTube videos and i loved the idea of people showcasing their interesting life/ what they did etc. So I thought I think I can do that too you know. Showing my vieweres what I actually do/where I go, whom I with.

What do you find most challenging about vlogging?

Finding content is probably the hardest part of vlogging. I upload weekly so I have to take something that is totally boring or not exciting  emerge that something  into exciting like this perfect little vlogging babe which hopefully you guys enjoy it. It’s challenging but enjoyable too because I have to think about what I’m going to record, or think about new ideas.

Do you receive hateful comments on your YouTube channel and how do you deal with it?

I don’t get much hateful comments but I believe they’re there to discourage you. To discourage you from doing something great as they have seen potential from my side. Those people who are writing hateful comments are already on a dark side full of sadness that is why they are trying to send the negative vibes to make you stoop to their position. You should just brush it off and continue doing whatever you’re doing. And you know what else works? Pep talk with yourself. I know it sounds cheesy but trust me it really works!

Does your family support you with your Vlogging?

My family does support me thoroughly through this journey. They would sit down with their phones each week as I upload. Which is pretty much awkward to hear my voice over and over again!

What do you want achieve from your Youtube channel?

I just want to connect with my viewers throughout my channel. People who can relate to me and what I do

There are so many different definitions of modest dress — what does it mean to you?

For me modest dress is being dressed to respected. With our current generation, we come up with different ideas eying the fashion industry. I’m glad that we have modest fashion bloggers who give us ideas on how to be trendy, fashionable and yet modest. I feel like society is appreciating the modest fashion movement because more young Muslim girls can now dress modest despite the fashion trends.

What is the misconception about Muslim women content creators that you feel should be addressed?

People tend to think we are out here selling our beauty to the world. In the actual sense we are here to share our lives, ideas, tips and so with our viewers

What legacy do want to leave behind?

I just want people to look at me and see the power of a woman in today’s world full of judgmental people

Parting shot

You could give up on anything if you have to but never give up on yourself

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Jammy is professional communication specialist in Mombasa, founder of Life in Mombasa she has vast experience on Social Media marketing. She holds a Bachelors degree in Arts emphasis on Interpersonal communication from Metropolitan State University in Minnesota (USA). Jammy is experienced in understanding human interaction as well as creating a stronger relationship between consumers and companies.