Nairobi, Kenya; Celebrated and award-winning content creator, Wabosha Maxine, has partnered with the newly launched Shahara platform to release her first ever podcast – A Letter to My Younger Self.
The 9-episode podcast features notable celebrities and award-winning media personalities, who talk to Wabosha about the most impactful moments in their life’s journey.
Those who have been featured in season one of A Letter To My Younger Self include: Investigative Journalist John-Allan Namu, Willis Chimano from Sauti Sol, CEO of Vivo Activewear Wandia Gichuru, Olympic Weightlifter Winnie Okoth, and Musician Karun (Formally of Camp Mulla), just to name a few.
“The conversations will be hosted by me and they are relevant for all audiences from the young to the old. In the age of social media, younger generations can get the false impression that they are alone in their struggles – and also that success comes fast and easy,” Wabosha Maxine said.
She added: “This podcast was created to be a space for candid conversations that encourage people to pursue the life they want to live; but to also remind them that success (however it may look to you) takes time. You’re going to go through a lot of changes in your journey and make a lot of mistakes along the way.”
The podcast is hosted on the Shahara platform – that is both web and mobile based – at a fee of Kshs 100 for Wabosha’s episode and you get the other 8 episodes free.
This is the first of a kind partnership for content creators as it offers an economic solution for different kinds of content creators across the media and entertainment space in Kenya and Africa.
On Shahara, content creators can publish their work and have their audiences watch, read or listen to it, and audiences in turn will have the opportunity to support them directly by paying for content. The content creator will then take the lion’s share of whatever they earn, enabling them to live, create and celebrate their work. Shahara is
determined to prove that the road to building a thriving creative economy is built by the alliance between a content creator and their audience. The Shahara platform is in its beta testing phase, starting first with video offering.
Maxine added that, “A lot of brands suspended or cancelled their marketing campaigns after covid hit, which meant that for many months, the marketing model that generally makes up most of a content creator’s income had disappeared. That’s why I opted for a partnership with Shahara to host A Letter To My Younger Self – it’s also locally made and owned.”
Adding, “ I am appealing to all fans to support the podcast. We as content creators spend a lot of time, effort, and money creating our work. The ad-based monetization models are not always sustainable. A good example would be what happened at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Fans of the podcast can contact the A Letter To My Younger Self Project via email on firstname.lastname@example.org to provide feedback or to be part of the guests on the podcast for the next season.
To listen to the podcast, visit shaharavideos.com