Did you know that there are approximately 4.66 billion active internet users worldwide? This makes the internet one of the greatest tools and catalysts for the advancement of humanity. Our new column, Obasanjo’s Internet documents the internet habits and methods of some of our favorite creators and thinkers.
Today, we talk to Chuuzus, a content creator and pop culture enthusiast.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
I check my phone. I know I should pray first but let’s be realistic, it’s checking my phone.
How do you use the internet: for work or pleasure?
Both. I’m a YouTuber so I use the internet for work but then I also have fun on the internet.
What moment or episode in your life would you say captured the essence of the internet?
Oh my god! So many epic moments have captured the essence of the internet. I think my highlight was when I got to work with HBO, like HBO Max. That was something I did not expect.
Your favourite social media platform and why?
Twitter, even though I feel like I’ve kind of outgrown it, but it’s still Twitter. It is very epic for me, I find it easier to access news there, and it’s also a lot more interesting than other platforms.
What was the last meme you saved?
Do you remember the first time something you posted went viral? What was it? How did it make you feel?
The first thing I ever posted that went viral was my meme. I was not expecting that. I just posted it normally and it went viral. That’s how I literally blew up. It felt exciting going viral actually especially when it’s not something you planned.
What’s the most outrage you have ever generated or something you ever posted?
In 2014 or so, Solange asked on Twitter where she could get a particular colourful dress from. I went to my sister’s room and tied different colours of clothes around my body and told her I have the dress. She responded with heart emojis saying “it suits you so well.”
— chu (@chuuzus) August 12, 2015
How did you react to it?
I was very excited.
What rules do you live by on the internet?
Well, not sharing too much of what goes on in my life I guess.
Would you say you have an online persona? What’s it and how did you arrive at it?
I feel the way I am online is the way I am in person. Everybody I know that has seen me in person always says I’m way cooler in person than on the internet. So yeah, I think I’m the same online and in person.
What’s your favourite emoji and why?
You don’t want to know that. There’s a particular emoji I always use when I am trying to flirt. If you know you know.
Are you particular about your feed and why?
Yes, it depends. I like my Instagram feed to be a particular way, very artistic. I grew up with a lot of Tumblr and it reflects on my Instagram. Tumblr made me want to have an artistic feed for my Instagram.
YouTube or TikTok? Which do you prefer and why?
Nowadays, because I am a Youtuber, I spend most of my time on YouTube but Tik Tok is very addictive, interesting and very informative too. So yeah, I think I would say both. Both are very important. Personally, I will go with YouTube because I really love YouTube and I watch a lot of informative things on YouTube.
Which Nigerian creator do you think the world needs to see and hear more of?
Me! b*tch, Me! Also, my friend Kodak LDN, he’s an artist and does NFTs, He’s also a 3D designer and animator. I think the world needs to see his work, he’s a really amazing animator. If not him then me because I deserve it.
Who is the coolest person you follow and the coolest person who follows you?
Rihanna. She is the coolest person I follow.
The coolest people that follow me would be Amine, Daniel Obasi, and Mowalola too, I really look up to them. Santi also follows me and he’s really cool. Unicorncrystoo on Instagram, she is effortless and cool. Deto Black too. I can’t not say Deto Black because she’s one of the coolest girls in Lagos. These people I mentioned, I love their style and brand. Everything about them is just so effortless and cool.
What is your favourite Nigerian podcast?
I’m not really into podcasts but I find the time to listen to Jola and FK Abudu’s podcast. The owner of Yung Nollywood, Igbospice also has a podcast that I just started listening to. She was talking about Euphoria, Cassie and it was so interesting. My favourite one will definitely be I Said What I Said. I watch them on YouTube and I listen to them on Apple Podcasts.
Have you ever hooked up with someone you met online?
I mean, clearly. Everybody is from a particular app, if you know, you know.
5 people you’d love to see answer these questions
Dimma Umeh, Korty EO, Funbi Toye, Daniel Obasi and Lady Donli.