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Thursday 23rd of May 2024

Nairobi, Kenya

Who is Mungai Eve

Mungai Eve is one of Kenya’s YouTube content creators who are using the platform to make money online. She recently revealed made claims that she makes more than Ksh 1,500,000 monthly from her channel.

Content creation is reaping benefits for several young people in Kenya and around the world. How did she do it?

This article looks into Eve Mungai’s net worth, biography, age and place of birth, personal life, and career journey.

Background
She was born Evelyn Wanjiku Mungai in Gachiku village, Murang’a county on 6th April 2000. Her life growing up was pretty much smooth until she was in Grade five when her mother suddenly became very sick.
She required two surgeries and a lot of money went into paying the hospital bills. Today, she is doing well and she says both her parents are very supportive.

Education
After successfully completing primary school, she proceeded to a local high school. However, due to problems with school fees, she had to change schools severally. While she did not love the school that much, she was always a leader and loved poetry and talking in front of an audience.
Her father really wanted her to be a teacher but this was not something she saw herself doing.

One of her teachers noticed her public speaking skills and thought she’d make a very good journalist. Upon completing high school, she enrolled in a journalism course but dropped out after one semester. She has plans to go back to school in the future.

Career
After quitting college, she needed to find a job to sustain herself. She opened her YouTube channel on 21st January 2020 and posted her first video on 31st October 2020. This was a video of her covering the Machakos Gengeton Festival and later did videos where she randomly asked people their opinions on trending topics.

In December 2020, she would meet with three struggling musicians named Madocho, Stupid Boy, and Liyetin.

She ended up covering their story and was responsible for getting people to notice the trio. The publicity helped them get Vagah of Afro royalties to sponsor their music.

Little by little, the celebrity continued growing and has progressed to doing a number of interviews on her channel. She has featured A-list celebrities on her channel and upcoming ones like Ndovu kuu and Mejja. She is also the one who introduced Manzi wa Kibera to the Kenyan audience.

It has been less than a year since she started posting videos on her channel and the growth has been rapid. At times, she posts up to four videos per day, proving that persistence and hard work indeed pay. She currently has more than 394k subscribers and 1000 videos, with over 56 million views.

Interestingly, she uses her phone to shoot the videos. Initially, she used a Nikon camera but the risks of using it in the ghettos were risky. Eve is famed for her simple camera, she recently upgraded her Youtuber gears to modern professional cameras, lapel microphone, and boom mics

Boyfriend
Mungai is in a relationship with her director Trevor who is also her photographer. The two have been together for the past three years. It was Trevor who inspired her to start her YouTube channel and he is in charge of marketing at Eve Mungai media.

Trevor’s wealth of experience has proved useful in the fast rise of Mungai’s career. Speaking to Afrikan Traveller, Eve’s boyfriend narrated how he created content for a person he worked for and took his YouTube video from zero to over 20,000 subscribers without pay for two years. His efforts paid off and he was put on a salary after his employer secured

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Azziad Nasenya Kenyan TikTok Queen is Highest Paid Influencer in Kenya, 28th in Africa

Azziad Nasenya is the highest-paid influencer in Kenya, well her rate cards were shown to the public a while back which made a lot of people envious of her,  let’s face it she is earning a lot of money and she knows it, the brand that she has created over time after bursting into the scene with  “Utawezana” song by Mejja and the Kenyan female rapper Femi One made her start to shine more and so is her brand ” Azziad Nasenya ”

Azziad Nasenya, Anerlisa Muigai ranked top 30 on the Instagram rich list of Africa’s best-paid influencers according to Hopper HQ which ranked Azziad Nasenya and Anerlisa Muigai among some of the best-paid celebs on Instagram from Africa, The analytics firm made a list on their website ranking Azziad at number 28 in Africa and 257 in the world, with Anerlisa at number 30 in Africa and 271 worldwide

This is according to Hopper HQ, an Instagram scheduling, planning, and analytics firm that ranked the 100 most paid public figures on Instagram from the world and Africa. Azziad and Anerlisa were ranked in positions 28 and 30 respectively in the Africa top 50 lists, and positions 257 and 271 in the world’s top 400 list.

According to Hopper, for one to advertise their business on Azziad’s Instagram, they will have to pay KSh 545K for a single post, and for Anerlisa, she allegedly gets KSh 436k per paid post. These celebrities have a huge number of followers on the said platform, with Azziad topping Anerlisa with 1.3 million compared to the Keroche heiress’s 993k followers. According to the site, the top three best-earning celebrities on Instagram are Mohammed Salah, Davido, and Yemi Alade in that order.

Some of the other Kenyan celebs who appeared on the list are Wabosha Maxine at number 35, Joy Kendi (37), Sharon Mundia (38), and Silvia Njoki (45).

Here is the full list of African Instagram influencers 2021

Hopper did not explain how they got to the numbers or what criteria they used to rank the celebrities, This could also be the estimates that Instagram uses to rank the celebs with; hence they could be earning less, or even more, for an Instagram post.

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Mungai Eve Kenyan YouTuber and Digital Content Creator Who Earns over Sh1.5m Monthly on YouTube at the Age 21

21-year-old Everline Mungai Wanjiku who is popularly known as Mungai Eve is a millionaire. She has made millions from creating content on her YouTube channel, which currently has a subscription of over 240,000 subscribers.

Every month, Mungai Eve makes Sh. 1.5 million from her channel, with a low of Sh. 700,000 on bad months. The channel, she says, was the brainchild of her boyfriend who is also her director. Apparently, Eve wanted to move back to the village but Trevor sold her the YouTube idea.

“You shouldn’t go. I have an idea, let’s first try it out. Let’s start Mungai Eve YouTube channel then see how it goes,” he told me.

However, before they started the channel, the couple started by managing peoples’ Instagram pages at Sh. 1,000.

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At the time they were creating the channel in September 2020, Eve was not familiar with the social media ecosystem but was ready to learn how to become a YouTuber. “Trevor attended the Gengetone festival and there was a skirmish leading to the death of one person. He recorded the incident and asked me to do a voiceover narrating what had transpired. That was our first video upload on the channel and it really got a lot of attention with over 1,000 subscribers,” she told a local publication.

“Our second video was about the ‘sheng masters’ Mbogi Genje, who was trending at the time. We did a voice pop about their music. Then someone introduced us to one of their rivals, Madocho of Gotta City camp, whom we also covered. When we uploaded those two videos, that was it, Mungai Eve channel just blew off. The numbers of subscribers and view time increased significantly, that was our breakthrough.”

It was then that Eve and Trevor decided to monetize their channel. “There are a set of rules for one to qualify to monetize an account.

You have to ensure you don’t have copyright claims on whatever you upload. You must also post original content and, most importantly, achieve 4,000 watch hours on your entire YouTube channel,” he told the publication.

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The first-ever cheque they got from the video platform was worth Sh. 100,000 but took time to access the money due to security protocols. The more views you get the more the revenue increases. What I get this month may not be the same amount next month,” she said. The two had already started monetizing their content within a week of creating it.

“The reason we make money from YouTube is that our previous videos are still being watched,” her director Trevor added.

For instance, in the first 12 days of July 2021, her YouTube earnings had passed and her YouTube earnings were already standing at $2,103 (KSh. 225,000). “YouTube pays daily then remits the net sum to your bank account every 20th of the month,” she said.

Eve says that she has been getting very attractive offers to sell her channel. “People love to jump on already moving wagons. I have received a number of offers from several companies to buy my channel. One actually tabled a tempting offer of Sh. 10 million but we declined,” she said.

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