Friday, April 19, 2024

Maame Adwoa Started Content Creation Out of Boredom, Now She’s a Big Deal. Read More in Today’s “Doing Life With…”

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Doing Life With… is a calabargist Options collection that showcases how individuals dwell, work, journey, care for his or her households and the whole lot in between. We’re documenting the lives of all individuals and making certain everyone seems to be well-represented at BN.

Did you miss final week’s dialog with Benedicte Kalala? You possibly can catch up right here.

This week, we’re doing life with Maame Adwoa, a Ghanaian content material creator with over 425,000 followers on TikTok. She tells us how the Ghanaian id seems in her movies. Benefit from the dialog.

Hey Maame, how do you do?

Hello calabargist. I’m doing nicely, thanks.

That’s nice. So inform us somewhat bit about your background

I used to be born and raised in Ghana. I moved to the US in my teen years with my mother and father and my two brothers. Rising up, I used to be very talkative however I wasn’t inspired to be that method. I solely confirmed my character to individuals I trusted and have been comfy round. I grew up in a really spiritual dwelling so I went to church usually and most of my life was faculty and church. I’ve at all times liked to behave and as a child, I might make performs with pals. Transferring to the States allowed me to precise my character extra so I started to dabble in something that may carry out my creative aspect. I joined my faculty choir, and dance groups, and performed somewhat little bit of sports activities (basketball) in the whole lot I did, my sense of humour did present by way of. The distinction between my spiritual life at dwelling and my faculty life actually created a double life for me.

How did you begin content material creation?

Whereas I’ve been doing content material creation for some time now, I didn’t see it as that. I used to be closely into YouTube, vine, and thriller in my teen years and any social media app that allowed me to precise myself. I by no means did it to grow to be fashionable however for enjoyable. I might say I started to take it significantly in 2021 when TikTok was fairly fashionable. I made a TikTok account out of boredom. I started to binge-watch and actually, on the time, I didn’t consider making movies. I used to be entering into my younger grownup years however sooner or later, I made a decision to make a video considering it was posted privately only for my followers, and subsequent factor you realize, I went viral. That’s the way it was born.

Attention-grabbing! What have you ever loved concerning the journey thus far?

The one factor I might say I’ve loved about my journey is the individuals I get to fulfill and the doorways I stroll into. I by no means thought that one thing so simple as making TikTok movies would give me the chance I’ve been blessed to obtain.

Are there explicit facets of Ghanaian tradition which can be mirrored in your content material?

Sure, I might say my whole account and my essence are so “Ghanaian” coded. The best way I speak, my mannerisms, my sense of humour and me consistently dancing the “adowa” dance. My Ghanaian tradition is seen in all my movies.

Inform us about life outdoors content material creation

Lots of people don’t know this however I work in well being care and I often work evening shifts. I additionally love taking part in my piano and singing. At any time when I’m not working or making content material, I’m behind my piano. I additionally get pleasure from cooking. I like cooking in silence with delicate music taking part in within the background, it’s so therapeutic. I might say it’s the one factor I discover troublesome to make content material out of as a result of it’s my remedy away from content material creation.

What’s one main problem you might have skilled in your journey thus far?

Seeing content material creation as work. I believe it takes the enjoyable out of it after we as content material creators have to consider how a lot content material we have to make in every week, the analytics, and monetising our accounts.

How lengthy does the method of content material creation take, from modifying to publishing?

It actually can take a few minutes to half a day, it simply is dependent upon the sort of content material I’m making and what it’s for. Branded content material tends to take longer.

⁠Now, away from content material creation, what’s that factor you do really feel joyful and alive throughout powerful instances?

Prayer. Praying helps me get by way of powerful instances. Additionally, doing worship classes with my brother (singing worship songs and taking part in devices) and speaking to my supporters dwell, they actually know methods to carry my spirits up and I really feel alive once more each time I speak to them. They’re my household.

What’s a typical day in your life?

Sleep, eat, work, make content material. Repeat. I  have a caught routine proper now as a result of I’ve objectives that I’m significantly engaged on and I don’t actually have a lot of a social life besides if I’m visiting household or travelling for work.

⁠Should you have been solely allowed to do one factor for an entire month, what would it not be?

Actually, I might like to not should work for an entire month and simply be lazy round like a cat. I believe these are the instances I get actually artistic and the content material concepts start to circulation.

⁠Inform us about your hobbies and stuff you do to move away time

I get pleasure from on-line procuring. I’m additionally hooked on Pinterest and love Architectural Digest. I additionally love understanding and dancing. Should you permit me, I can dance for hours. It’s like I’m in a music video.

Thanks for being on Doing Life With… Maame

Thanks for this function and for permitting me to point out somewhat little bit of myself. It’s an honour.


Many because of Maame Adwoa for having this dialog with us and answering all our questions – and swiftly too, we should add.

Do you like this content material, have any suggestions for us or need to be a calabargist Options contributor? We’d like to learn from you. Shoot us an e mail: [email protected]. Be part of us on Saturday for the subsequent episode!

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