Why Ghanian YouTuber Wants to Meet Uhuru

  • From Left: Unnamed member of Chams Media camera team, Ghanian YouTuber Wode Maya, together with Alex Chamwada on October 23, 2021.
    From Left: Unnamed member of Chams Media camera team, Ghanian YouTuber Wode Maya, together with Alex Chamwada on October 23, 2021.
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  • Ghanian YouTuber, Wode Maya, could not hide his admiration for President Uhuru Kenyatta, as he was being interviewed by Alex Chamwada on the Daring Abroad show.

    During the interview aired on a local TV station on Saturday, October 23, the vlogger revealed that his desire was to meet with Uhuru, heaping praises on the president for overseeing massive infrastructural development in the country. He noted that Kenya's infrastructure stood out on the African continent.

    The YouTube sensation disclosed that he has visited the Internet on several occasions to find ways of meeting the head of state.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta inspecting a guard of honour during Mashujaa Day celebrations at Wang'uru stadium in Kirinyaga County on October 20, 2021
    President Uhuru Kenyatta inspecting a guard of honour during Mashujaa Day celebrations at Wang'uru stadium in Kirinyaga County on October 20, 2021
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    "I saw your (Chamwada) video with him and that is when I discovered your channel (chams media TV) because I was doing research on how to meet Uhuru Kenyatta and your video popped up first," he disclosed.

    The vlogger also expressed that he had fallen in love with Nairobi explaining that Kenya was the leading country in Africa in terms of development, crediting Uhuru for the remarkable milestones.

    "This is the reason why I want to meet the president. The first time I came here was in 2017 and when I got here, Nairobi was not as beautiful as what I am seeing right now," 

    "My definition for Nairobi right now is like maize in a pan on oil that is on a heat source. The maize always starts popping up when the heat source is on. Nairobi is just popping up right now," the YouTuber disclosed.

    Maya, who quit an engineering course to pursue a career on YouTube, also stated that the success story of Kenya's infrastructure had encouraged him to travel around the continent to tell the African stories.

    However, he noted that his desire to meet the president would receive some backlash adding that some of the viewers have previously accused him of marketing the head of states.

    "The first time I promoted Rwanda, I sat in a gutter to state that the country is the cleanest in Africa. People started to attack me claiming that Kagame had paid me but I have never seen Kagame before. I am just that guy who wants to see Africa growing," 

    "As long as you see improvements (pointing at the Nairobi expressway) you need to appreciate it I state this noting that I have been to several African countries. If you are Kenyan, you need to be proud of your country," he shared.

    On his part, Chamwada promised that he would do his best to make the YouTuber’s dream come true, having interviewed the president before.

    "President Uhuru Kenyatta has heard you and by the way, he watches Daring Abroad production. He has heard you loud and clear," Chamwada assured the vlogger.

    Undated file Image of the Nairobi Expressway along Waiyaki Way in Westlands, Nairobi.
    A file image of the Nairobi Expressway along Waiyaki Way in Westlands, Nairobi.
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