Your Name and what do you 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 inspiration from?
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 embarrassing moment?
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 unnecessary thing
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.