When YouTube creators reach certain subscriber milestones, the giant Google-owned video-sharing platform awards them for different levels of achievement in what it calls YouTube Creator Awards commonly known as YouTube Play Buttons. For channels with 10,000 subscribers or less, you get benefit levels such as graphite, opal, bronze if you have fewer than 1000 subscribers, reach or surpass 1000 subscribers and 10,000 subscribers respectively.
When your channel gets 100,000, 1 million, 10 million, 50 million, 100 million subscribers, you get the Silver Creator Award, Gold Creator Award, Diamond Creator Award and The Red Diamond Creator Award respectively.
During Google’s Google for Kenya event held earlier on today at Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi, the tech giant awarded several Kenyan YouTube creators for reaching remarkable subscriber counts. Catch up with all the other announcements Google made here.
Channels awarded for reaching over 100,000 subscribers with the Silver Creator Award included the WaJesus Family, Joanna Kinuthia, Wabosha Maxine, Alex Mathenge and Waniz Sharon. The Creator awards were presented to them by Amb. (Dr). Amina C. Mohamed who is Kenya’s cabinet secretary sports, culture and heritage together with Charles Murito who is the Google Kenya Country Director and Dorothy Ooko, Africa PR Lead for Google.
The WaJesus Family, Joanna Kinuthia, Wabosha Maxine, Alex Mathenge and Waniz Sharon now boast of having 129K, 105K, 128K, 141K and 117K subscribers respectively.
Churchill Show was also awarded the Gold Creators award for reaching 1.06 million subscribers making it the second Kenyan YouTube channel to hit the 1 million mark. Kenya Citizen TV has 1.43M subscribers.
Faaaam! We made it 🔥🔥
Such a timely gift.. hii ata si imetosha birthday.
Thanks to the Churchill show family, our comedians and you, our fans for getting us to this milestone.#YouTubeGoldButtonAward #Google4Kenya pic.twitter.com/x4NJKglP5o
— Churchill (@MwalimChurchill) October 30, 2019
His Play Button box was however empty.
Dorothy Ooko told the audience that was at the Google For Kenya event that the play button got stolen when it was being shipped to Kenya.
Lmao Churchill's gold YouTube Playbutton was stolen pic.twitter.com/rpsBjOKst1
— 𝚔𝚒𝚛𝚞𝚝𝚒 (@kiruti) October 30, 2019
Dorothy Ooko assured Churchill that they’ve ordered for another Gold Creator Award and that he’ll get it very soon.