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How to watch YouTube without ads on your Phone and Android TV

I am an avid user of YouTube. In fact, at my house, about 60% of our data goes to YouTube usage. It’s the most used app on all our devices. We follow dozens of channels as a family including tech channels, cooking channels as well as local drama channels. Over the past few months, I […]


YouTube Community news channels rise up to fill the gap left by ZBC

Recently I have noticed a rise in community news focused YouTube channels. Channels such as Drewmas Media and Karanganda TV are rising in prominence and filling a void left by ZTV which continues to operate as a solitary channel. These channels are certainly not as popular as most entertainment channels on YouTube but they are […]


Why YouTubers are always nagging you to subscribe to their channel

If you know someone who creates content, chances are they are always trying to hawk their content on you. “Listen to my new song”, “watch my video” or “subscribe to my YouTube channel”, one of many phrases you’ve probably heard before. It’s pretty easy to understand, how listening to a new song or watching a […]


Be careful, most YouTube ripping sites are now logging user data

We are always saying this but it’s true. Data is expensive in Zimbabwe which is a little odd considering YouTube, one of the most data-intensive sites out there, has been consistently one of the most visited sites in the country. The clever ones have found ways to enjoy their YouTube clips without having to visit […]


YouTube has updated its terms again, YouTubers take heed

Another change in terms!


Top 10 Zim YouTube channels: earnings, views & subscribers

YouTube has been a revelation for the liberalisation of content creation the world over. In Zimbabwe, it took power out of the hands of the monopoly that is the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and handed it down to anyone who has a camera and data. So I thought it would be interesting to look at […]


Video: At 237K Subscribers Jah Prayzah Is Zim’s 3rd Most Subscribed YouTube Channel

These are the top 10 Zimbabwean YouTube channels by subscriber count. Here are the links to the channels. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone to buy airtime because this page will not work. {{error_message}} […]


Video: Zimbo YouTuber Nigel Tha Slick Pastor Shares Tips On How To Start A Channel & Get Paid

A few weeks ago, we complied a list with estimate revenue for local YouTubers. One of the YouTubers on the list was Nigel Tha Slick Pastor who is one of the most popular local YouTubers with 19 100+ subscribers and 100 videos. Tha Slick Pastor uploaded a video on his channel earlier today giving tips […]


From Facebook to the stage – Bustop TV taps into offline revenue, starts monthly standup comedy show

Seeing that Bustop TV has been one of the early – and in a lot of respects – successful implementers of a model that monetised online content in Zimbabwe (some of their skits are branded entertainment) the move to tap into other revenue streams is worth noting.


Beneath the Surface – Interview with Bustop TV Co founder Lucky Aaroni

For our Beneath the Surface feature, we sat down with Lucky Aaroni. Along with Bhutisi (Admire Kuzhangaira) and Kedha (Rolland Lunga), he was the co-founder of the original P.O Box TV and now works with Bustop TV which he also co-founded.


Local producer explains sad state of Zimbabwean television & the internet’s opportunity as a solution

Citing the rise of online content consumption patterns that have powered the rise in popularity of material from producers like P.O Box and Zambezi News, Makamba pointed out how Zimbabwean content is scattered across various platforms like WhatsApp, YouTube and Facebook, something that he believes points to the opportunity of a central distribution platform.


New local show, Tonight With Zororo, embraces digital with YouTube launch

Tonight With Zororo, a local talk show has been launched today. using the internet, specifically YouTube, as its main distribution channel, it joins other producers defying the status quo on content distribution.


Facebook is now in Africa, is Zimbabwe part of its plans?

Facebook announced that it will be setting up an office in Africa, something that has displayed its keen interest in the opportunity that Africa presents for the company in the future. What sort of opportunity does this create for Zimbabwe, seeing that it wasn’t listed as one of the countries that are being supported immediately.