Mobile Telecommunications giant, MTN last month partnered with Ghana’s foremost voice on Content Creation and YouTube to educate the populace about the benefits of video and the technology platform.
Keli Abiel, professionally known as GuudKelly, is a Creative Director, Film Maker, Media and Tech Entrepreneur and GH YouTube Ambassador.
He is currently an advocate for peer generated content creation and the convener of the YouTube Ghana fraternity where he’s a strong thought leader on the evolving original content creation space in Ghana and encouraging young people to start creating original content to have a voice on issues such as Global Warming, Female Genital Mutilation, Child labor, Depression, Cyber Bullying, Girl Child Education and a host of other themes for YouTube and other platforms.
By serving as an expert on YouTube videos, channels, fandom and track the latest trends, he has been doing this through workshops, Master classes, events, Creator clubs in Universities around the country and other scaled initiatives such the YouTube Ghana monthly meet up.
MTN having seen the rise in video among young adults and millenials dedicated this years iFEST event to teach trader organizations, students, professionals and people from all walks of life to know the benefits of using YouTube and Video. This year’s campaign has so far been to cities like Kumasi, Tarkoradi, Cape Coast after a good start in Accra on the 15th of September 2018.
Although not forthcoming with details on the deal, GuudKelly in an exclusive interview with NYDJLive.com said it’s a good initiative for a company like to MTN to throw their weight behind him in promoting YouTube and video content creation in Ghana.
He went on to say how there is little to no original content on YouTube from Africans when one seriously needs a solution to a problem and challenged that Africans shift the mindset thinking ‘we can only enjoy content on youtube’ but we can not add to it the ecosystem.
His hope is these will change over time.
Check out some photos from his recent educational tours.