Meet Ridhwan Azman - Singaporean YouTuber
Posted on January 26, 2017
They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity. And those who know how to ride out a scandal, usually go on to bigger and better things (We’re looking at you Kim K and the rest of the Kardashian “klan”).
Singaporean YouTuber, Ridhwan Azman, is no stranger to controversy and scandal, but to focus on that alone would be to paint a very wrong picture of this super-talented and super caring video maker. Go to Ridhwan’s YouTube page and his current feature video is dedicated to restoring his sister’s self-confidence ahead of her prom. Cue the #feels! Indeed family and love are recurring themes in his often hilarious videos.
For all the hilarity, this is also a guy who takes his craft seriously and is dedicated to producing high quality videos, posting on average 2 to 3 times per month. He’s also constantly looking to improve his skills. It’s why he’s our featured YouTuber of the month.
- What got you started on your YouTube journey? Who or what motivated you to start?
I must say, my YouTube journey started with this old friend, who I met, right after my first feature in a local blockbuster film was released in 2012. Back then, it was all for fun and leisure. It became more serious and I must say, I am proud of what I have accomplished on his channel.
From the beginning of this year, I have had the opportunity to build my own channel, which has now reached 107,000 subscribers. I am happy to be where I am, to have my girlfriend (who is my partner in crime), as well as my family & friends who would offer their help, always. If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life.
- How do you juggle your work/school life with YouTube life and uploading videos?
Not many people are doing YouTube full-time. For me, I have been doing YouTube full-time for almost 2 years, and have accomplished great heights, not just in my own YouTube channel, but a few other channels that I played a huge part in. My family, friends and especially girlfriend, are by my side during my work, so I am fine with balancing time with work and relationships.
- Who do you look up to on YouTube? Do you have a favourite YouTuber?
Coyote Peterson. This guy is so crazy. He films himself going through the most painful stings and bites. His channel is Brave Wilderness. His videos are educational and entertaining. Yes, I sound like a sadistic person who likes to see other in pain, haha!
- Do you see yourself still doing YouTube in 10 years’ time? Would you think of it as a full-time career?
Yes, of course! YouTubing should not die out, even if I would have found something else that would make me earn more, I would like to stay connected to those who would still be around with me after 10 years, documenting my days so I can show my grandchildren. It is my full-time career.
- As a new and upcoming YouTuber, do you have any advice for fellow budding YouTubers who are also starting their channels?
Shoot, edit, upload. Learn what sells & what trends. Upgrade your skills; be it acting, presenting, editing, filming, and save up for better equipment. Get a dedicated team. Be consistent and embrace the haters.
“Ridh-want” more of Mr Azman in your life? Aside from his YouTube channel, you can follow him on: