This week Natalie Tewa made an impromptu appearance back from the social media gulag that she has been willfully confining herself to for the last 6 months.
A spot check done by Classic105 confirmed that the last time the sassy vlogger shared new content on her YouTube channel was more than six months ago (July 1, 2020).
Natalie explained that she had stopped creating content for her travel and lifestyle YouTube channel that because of the negativity she had been receiving.
“I love creating content but lost my love for it because honestly not sure if it’s worth the negativity that comes with it.”
Adding, “Got so many of these… I miss creating content too but my peace is just more important, got tired of being wrongly judged,” responded Natalie.
Asked whether she had quit vlogging, Tewa said that she wasn’t a quitter but didn’t elaborate more on her answer.
Now, what’s the reason for the preamble?
While I am impressed that Natalie can survive this long without creating (meaning that she isn’t making money), I am left unimpressed with her reason for leaving.
And please before you take a pitchfork hear me out. While mental health is important for someone, we can’t live in a bubble forever and avoid negativity. In fact, we shouldn’t allow people to chase you off something you love doing with their hate/negativity.
Why would I say that? The world is hard. Just look at the negativity most popular celebs in Kenya have to endure. People like Akothee, Kamene Goro and Azziad – just to name a few, are often savaged in their own comment sections and still go back to work. (Yes, growing a social media takes hard work and grit!)
They show what most celebs have come to realise, life is a trade-off. They will make money from their celebrity but will also get hate from some quarters for it. Even Jesus who Christians believe was God had his detractors so much so that they had him killed!
The negativity will come with the territory but so will the countless number of people you will touch with your content (bonus being the money you will make!).
Natalie, suck it up and do what most Kenyans are doing in this horrible economy Uhuru engineered and Covid hastened-Jikaze mama!
But I could be wrong and you should just curl up and…