Your Name and what do
My name is Ahmed Makbul Khan also known as Ahmed Dawizard and am a comedian. My YouTube channel is called Ahmed Dawizard
What made you decide
to do the funny YouTube videos?
As a youth from Mombasa we are considered as lazy and Thugs.
They show the negative side of Mombasa. I have always loved comedy, being funny.
So I wanted to show everyone that it is not like how they see us. We are talented
and we can do more. I decided to use my talent to showcase the positive side of
Mombasa that is how I started creating funny videos on YouTube.
What are your
challenge in making the videos?
My biggest challenge is Lack of equipment, as they are too
expensive to buy. The more the audience grow the more they demand quality
content. Second finding a location to shoot videos is also a challenge, because
most of the location I shoot videos are public organizing and seeking
permission takes a lot of time. If I could partner with other locations such as
hotels or venues with no restrictions will boost my video production.
Where do you get your
I get my inspiration when I read comments and messages from
my subscribers and followers telling me how bad their day was but due to my
videos I make their day better.
That’s why I make more interesting videos because I don’t
want to discourage these people. Enabling someone a smiley face is my goal.
Some of the script is
traditions people in Mombasa only know, do you feel some of them will be wiped
out due to the life advancement?
I try to keep my video contents cultural based so as to
maintain the culture of Mombasa. I want people to look back at my videos and
feel that part of Mombasa is still with them even to the people outside Mombasa
or Kenya at large.
What’s your most
Once I was shooting one of my videos in a crowded place, I
slipped and fell in the middle of the shot. It was so embarrassing that I had
to pretend it was a planned scene.
Has social media play
a crucial role in your achievements?
Yes, social media has played a crucial part in my
achievements. My goal was to spread the positive side of Mombasa and its
reached to many. Also when some young kids and my fellow youth see me as their
role model as they say because they see me working hard they also work hard to
showcase their talents rather than sitting idle and engaging themselves in
In Mombasa, we still
have a problem with drug abuse. What one advice would you give to the youth to
create a better life from themselves?
Advice to the youth. Avoid bad companies. Find friends that
will lift you up. Not friends that will bring you down. Find Your talent. Set
up a goal for it and work hard to achieve it. Nothing is impossible.
Where do you see
yourself 10 years from now?
I see myself owning a production company that will bring
together different talents in Mombasa so as to build and promote unity among
the Mombasa locals.
it’s been a wonderful journey right from the beginning and I
appreciate every person that’s been supporting me on creating the contents for
the audience. And I also thank my
audience who have been very supportive on every video that I made. Seeing
people smile and laugh brings me joy as well.