Ibrahim Onami, a Kenyan content creator based in the United States, is quickly becoming a household name in Kenya. His YouTube channel, “Huku Yues,” showcases the daily life of a Kenyan living in the US, and has become increasingly popular for its relatable and informative content.
Onami is a licensed nurse who works at a clinic in America. He is originally from Mumias, Kenya and lived in Ongata Rongai before relocating to the US, which inspired his “brand content name” ‘Huku Yues’ meaning “Here in the United States.” Currently, he lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota with his girlfriend .
The “Huku Yues” vlog offers a unique perspective on American life, highlighting the lesser-known aspects such as cheap shopping options, the vibrant party scene, and tips on getting the most out of living in the US.
Onami cites Kenyan comedian, Lang’ata MP Felix Odiwour, also known as Jalango, as an inspiration for his content creation. He hopes to grow his brand and register “Huku Yues” as an advertisement and marketing outfit to work with individuals and companies in both the US and Kenya.
One challenge Onami faces is the impersonation of his image and brand on various social media platforms, particularly on TikTok. Despite this, he remains humble and appreciates his fans for his rise to fame in the vlog-sphere. He often uses Swahili and Sheng in his content and encourages his followers to live within their means.