I didn’t make money in first year of doing tech reviews –Fosudo – The Punch

Published 12 September 2021

Fisayo Fosudo is a Google recognised tech vlogger and visual storyteller. He tells NOAH BANJO about his journey into tech and the Nigerian technology space

Can you tell us about your background?

I am from Epe, Lagos State, and was born into an amazing family…….

Fisayo Fosudo is a Google recognised tech vlogger and visual storyteller. He tells NOAH BANJO about his journey into tech and the Nigerian technology space

Can you tell us about your background?

I am from Epe, Lagos State, and was born into an amazing family with three younger siblings. I have been interested in media and technology since I was 17 years old but did not have the tools at that age. Neither did I have money to fund any successful venture. It started from drawing comic books in primary school, then learning and thoroughly practising graphic design. I pursued a freelance design career, and took the proceeds to get started in video production for mobile technology reviews. Today, I have founded a media company and I’m grateful to have produced video contents which have been viewed 11.8 million times on YouTube in the past four years. I have also worked with over 70 technology, finance and related brands locally and internationally. In January 2021, I started to explore more economical and financial aspects of Nigeria and this morphed into a ‘Finance Friday’ series which had been viewed 1.2 million times as of August 2021.

What qualifications do you have?

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Lagos. I am also studying as an Adobe certified (video producer) professional.

How would you define your work?

I produce video content about smart phones, apps and accessories, going into the essential details about them. My process involves using a service or product for the course of a week or a month with my team, I then script, film, edit and share it with people who potentially have questions and help them answer it in a byte-sized creatively done video.

Starting something new is usually difficult. How did you navigate the tech space when you started?

I remember someone telling me at a conference four years ago that no one would watch technology/smartphone reviews in Nigeria. The over 170,000 people subscribed to the channel currently would disagree. It was, of course, difficult, especially considering that I didn’t make money in the first year I started. I actually went into debt when I started and had to take a pay cut for three months. I am grateful to my employers at the time who helped me and I’m also grateful to those who watch the videos and subscribe to the channel. The first time a smartphone brand reached out to me was on Twitter. I met one …….

Source: https://punchng.com/i-didnt-make-money-in-first-year-of-doing-tech-reviews-fosudo/

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