Lasizwe talks about finally achieving a dream of his life after a lot of hard work
Internet sensation Lasizwe Dambuza is honored to possess been selected to be a part of the #YouTubeBlackVoices class of 2021.
Having been chosen among 132 black content creators from around the world, Lasizwe told TshisaLIVE in an exclusive interview that creating the list gave him the reassurance that he’s indeed destined for bigger things.
According to Forbes, YouTube Black Voices Class of 2021 is an initiative that focuses on investment in narratives that “emphasize the intellectual power, authenticity, dignity, and joy of black voices” on the social video platform.
YouTube chose 132 creators from the US, UK, Kenya, Brazil, Australia, SA, and Nigeria. The members include beauty gurus, musicians, activists, personal trainers, comedians, teachers, poets, and photographers.
“I feel empowered. I desire my time is now … this makes me desire I’m one step closer to reaching my dreams. What this suggests to me is that there’s someone out there who loves my content, who believes in me – believes within the brand ‘Lasizwe’.
“It makes me desire I’m doing an excellent job … out of the many thousands of individuals who watch my content, there are people I actually and truly touch and impact.”
When asked whether this was what he envisioned when he uploaded his first skit video, the truth television star said his goal was to be ready to reach a worldwide audience and tell African stories.
“You know going back and thinking about what I had envisioned with my YouTube career was to at least one day be ready to be where your big American YouTubers are at. My goal was to be ready to reach a worldwide audience … as a Black African to be ready to tell an African story globally and to possess the planet receives a Black African story.
“My time is now to inform an African story because the planet is watching Africa and black people for content. they’re trying to find a subsequent big thing.”
Lasizwe said he learned that he made it on to the list via an e-mail last year, and he wasn’t expecting such a serious nod. “I was e-mailed a couple of months ago that I even have made it on the shortlist of the category of 2021. I used to be really taken all of sudden, I wasn’t expecting it.”
With 2021 just beginning, Lasizwe revealed that he plans to expand his horizons this year when it involves his content and intends to derive inspiration from his idol, hip hop rapper Cassper Nyovest.
“The reason I say I would like to expand my horizons is due to my idol and someone I search to, Cassper Nyovest. I search thereto guy such a lot because he’s one diverse person.
“He taps into tons of various genres, he’s a hip hop artist who is extremely versatile. He can hop on an Amapiano track or a kwaito track or the gqom wave … he’s someone who moves with the trends and that is how I would like to be – I would like to even be ready to explore different looks, not only be known for my wig on my YouTube channel.”
Lasizwe said he wants to point out a more “real” him on his YouTube channel.