With the zany duo being one of the first local YouTube stars to be signed to an artiste management agency, the progression to professional careers looks bright for these YouTube stars to look out for
Maimunah has a packed schedule this year. She will be involved in the National University of Singapore (NUS) Arts Festival in March, on top of more theatre and hosting gigs which she says are some of her biggest loves. Hirzi sparked recent online buzz when he Instagrammed a few pictures of himself at YouTube content programming company Maker Studios in LA, fuelling rumours of a possible partnership.
Maimunah is positive things have barely begun for the budding YouTube scene here. When asked to comment on full dramas and comedies on YouTube, she said, “I've seen short films or web series from the US and it's a great market to get into because nowadays, everyone watches everything online! Even normal TV shows, people are watching it online.”
“Singapore's YouTube scene is still relatively small, especially when compared to the US. So I'm thinking it should grow a little more, hopefully form a nice Singapore YouTube community and then we can really start to see the potential web series which Singapore can have,” Maimunah said.
Her top tip for vloggers out there? “Vlogs are really good when you know the person in the video is not putting up a front or pretending to be something or someone they're not. Just do you!”
Maimunah & Hirzi are not the only two YouTube stars burning up the scene here. We check out a few more that are tipped for the big leagues, so click on!