More Filipino YouTubers to Add to Your Watchlist Now
by Jace Amodo, October 01, 2019 4:20pm
Art by Ahl Mirambel
In an interview with Inside Manila in 2018, Reneé Dominique, a YouTube NextUp alumni, shared how she built her channel from zero to almost a million subscribers. Be visible and consistent, engage more with your viewers, focus on your craft, and seek opportunities to grow as a creator—all these pave a way for a successful channel.
Not a year later, we've already discovered content creators with diverse niches. Here are some more Filipino YouTubers that'll get you subscribing, stat.
For cyclists and thrill-seekers
If you love cycling, well, you and Mark More both. The cyclist has been sharing his trails since 2016 and has now found thousands of subscribers, like hitchhikers on a ride-along Mark's adventures. A peek inside the local bikers community may just be your last straw into joining one.
For mothers looking for inspiration
A mother of eight, long-time celebrity Nadia Montenegro is a definition of a modern Filipina mama. Once she put on the apron, the kitchen comes alive. Be it family heirloom recipes or experimental dishes, her cooking videos exude positive energy to the viewers, even unearthing a desire to cook.
For balls of sunshine
Her channel is teeming with playlists, including her Taytay hauls, collaborations with her lovely Manang (maid), and "Charlosophies," her self-help series. Charlotte F. is a natural at entertaining her audience, and that's because she's been in the entertainment industry since 2012—that's a portfolio for you.
For kolehiyalas in Manila
Raya Maurelle has the basic beauty vloggers' videos such as skincare routines and what's in my bag, but her student-related content is a cut above the rest. There's no better way to learn about note-taking methods and money-saving tips than through a fellow student (she's from the Ateneo de Manila University, btw).
For fans of cover songs (and XLR8)
Though he rose to fame for his character and official soundtrack in the 2017 indie film 100 Tula Para Kay Stella, Caleb Santos has been covering songs since 2015. If it feels like you've seen him somewhere, you're probably right; he's a former member of the first P-Pop boy group in the Philippines, XLR8.
Nowadays, inspiration is found everywhere—often, just with a touch of fingertips. Filipino YouTubers don't feel the need to limit their capabilities to proven niches anymore. Because as the viewers' interest expands, so is the community of content creators.