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What it Takes to Make a YouTube Star

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 19 April 2014

This week Anne-Marie Tomchak has been finding out who the man behind YouTube hit FouseyTube really is. Twenty-four year old Yousef Saleh Erakat makes comedy sketches, pranks and ‘social experiments’ from his home in California, and he’s just hit two million subscribers. BBC Trending have been discovering what drives the YouTube star.

Mike Wendling is in the studio sporting yoga pants and bringing the latest roundup of stories from the BBC Trending team.

And Anne-Marie is joined by Aliyu Tanko from BBC Hausa to discuss social media activism in Nigeria. This week a man was released from prison following the campaign #FreeCiaxon, but just how effective is online protest in the country?

Produced by India Rakusen


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