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Caribbean Content Creators, Influencers and Entrepreneurs

Caribbean Content Creators, Influencers and Entrepreneurs

By Lyndon Baptiste

I'm Lyndon Baptiste, a writer and content creator from Trinidad and Tobago. On this show, I talk primarily to creators (YouTubers, TikTokers, Writers) about the business of creativity and content creation in Trinidad and Tobago, and the Caribbean.
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009: Stand-up Comedy in Trinidad with Errol Fabien

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012: Balancing passion and making a living as a Content Creator
012: Balancing passion and making a living as a Content Creator
Recently on Clubhouse, I met a content creator from Trinidad, and when I asked him what he was up to, he said, "I'm trying to make a living while being passionate about my work". His words left an impression on me. Because although content creation is a side hustle for me. there are things I'd love to accomplish, things that cost money like sending Farmer Harry to Antigua. Farmer Harry is a farmer who lives off-grid in Trinidad, and he has his own YouTube channel. And sometimes, to make money, it feels like, we have to move away from the things we're passionate about, like writing, singing, and painting. Today we're talking about ways to boost passion and make a living as a content creator. Join the Caribbean Content Creators Clubhouse: https://bit.ly/3DpDgmw Sean Young Wing is an Audio Engineer, He's worked on international stages with Evanescence, Maroon 5, and Michael Bolton. πŸ‘‰ Connect with Sean on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TieDyeKitty Reaping What You Sow has a passion for agriculture and a love for sharing knowledge that encourages food stability for all. Connect with Reaping What You Sow on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/reapingwhatyousow πŸ‘‰ Living in T & T? Order my books: https://forms.gle/Mh2PtEwJqfnsXAiG8 My books are on Amazon.com: πŸ‘‰ 90 Days of Violence: https://amzn.to/3he61Vz πŸ‘‰ oOh My Testicles!: https://amzn.to/2RbfvGe πŸ‘‰ Boy Days: https://amzn.to/3ildxPy πŸ‘‰ Men and Misfits: https://amzn.to/3ilebwz πŸ‘‰ The Ghost of Caura: https://amzn.to/3fwLHAT πŸ‘‰ Podcast: https://spoti.fi/3W5r7Ko πŸ‘‰ Recommend a guest: https://forms.gle/MvGnJixwZZfqCmwk6 My gear: Rode Rodecaster Pro II: https://amzn.to/3kvh6IV Rode Podmic Cardioid Dynamic Mic: https://amzn.to/3wr3t0m PodMic Pop Filter Foam Cover: https://amzn.to/3ZUwn6r DS7200B Adjustable Desktop Microphone Stand: https://amzn.to/3ZVlBNe
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January 30, 2023
011: A Caribbean Tale about finding a BIG book publisher
011: A Caribbean Tale about finding a BIG book publisher
Kevin Jared Hosein is an award-winning writer from Trinidad. In 2015, he was the Caribbean regional winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Competition. In 2018 he won the prize with a story named Passage. It's a compelling story written in Creole. To date, he's published three books. His first novel The Repenters was long-listed for the 2017 OCM Bocas award. His upcoming novel, Hungry Ghosts, is slated for publication as a major lead title in 2023 by Bloomsbury Publishing. Bloomsbury is the same publishing house that published the Harry Potter Books. In this episode we talk about self-publishing, winning the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, and writing in Trinidad Creole. Kevin Jared Hosein's books are on Amazon: πŸ‘‰ Littletown Secrets: https://amzn.to/3ZWRXak πŸ‘‰ The Repenters: https://amzn.to/3XPSiKk πŸ‘‰ The Beast of Kukuyo: https://amzn.to/3XPSp8I πŸ‘‰ Hungry Ghosts: A Novel: https://amzn.to/405xKiS πŸ‘‰ Read Passage: https://granta.com/passage/ Connect with Portia Subran Artistry: https://www.facebook.com/SubranArt/ Connect with me: πŸ‘‰ My website: https://www.potbake.com πŸ‘‰ Order my books: https://forms.gle/Mh2PtEwJqfnsXAiG8 πŸ‘‰ Β Subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/383fVux My books are on Amazon: πŸ‘‰ 90 Days of Violence: https://amzn.to/3he61Vz πŸ‘‰ oOh My Testicles!: https://amzn.to/2RbfvGe πŸ‘‰ Boy Days: https://amzn.to/3ildxPy πŸ‘‰ Men and Misfits: https://amzn.to/3ilebwz πŸ‘‰ The Ghost of Caura: https://amzn.to/3fwLHAT
01:00:35
January 22, 2023
010: How to make Useful Content and build relationships with customers
010: How to make Useful Content and build relationships with customers
If you're a business owner or content creator, and you're interested in building long-term relationships with customers and employees through useful, video, photography and live-streaming content, this episode is for you. Today we're talking to Juma Bannister. Juma is a husband, father, and content creator. In 2007, he became the first Trinidadian and the first Caribbean-born, Caribbean-based photographer to be accepted into the Wedding Photojournalist Association. In 2010 he received an award for a subtle but meaningful wedding photograph. Juma is also a Creative Director at Relate Studios in Β Trinidad and Tobago. Relate is a strategic marketing and production company that helps Caribbean businesses build long-term relationships with customers and employees using useful, video, photography, and live-streaming content. He's on LinkedIn, TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube, posting useful content about making videos, how-to videos, videos about lighting, using ring lights, and building brand identity. Over the past 2 years he has created over 500 pieces of content including more than 400 videos and hosted over 75 episodes of his live show; The Useful Content Creation show, where he interviews content practitioners and creators from all around the world. Today Juma is going to talk to us about the Useful Content Framework, which is an approach that businesses could use to create content that connects. πŸ‘‰ Connect with Juma Bannister on LinkedIn: https://www.facebook.com/errolfabien πŸ‘‰ Relate Studios: https://relatestudios.com/ πŸ‘‰ My website: https://www.potbake.com πŸ‘‰ Order my books: https://forms.gle/Mh2PtEwJqfnsXAiG8 πŸ‘‰ Β Subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/383fVux My books are on Amazon πŸ‘‰ 90 Days of Violence: https://amzn.to/3he61Vz πŸ‘‰ oOh My Testicles!: https://amzn.to/2RbfvGe πŸ‘‰ Boy Days: https://amzn.to/3ildxPy πŸ‘‰ Men and Misfits: https://amzn.to/3ilebwz πŸ‘‰ The Ghost of Caura: https://amzn.to/3fwLHAT
48:54
January 16, 2023
009: Stand-up Comedy in Trinidad with Errol Fabien
009: Stand-up Comedy in Trinidad with Errol Fabien
Errol Fabien is a comedian, television and radio presenter from Trinidad and Tobago. Born in Guapo, Point Fortin, he's number 6 of 9 children. He attended Naparima College, where he studied theater. In Β 1978 he joined the West Indian Theather Company. He's appeared in ads, plays and movies with a role in Men of Grey: Flight of the Ibis. In Β 2004 he cofounded Gayelle to spread local content. Today we're talking about the early days of comedy in Trinidad and Tobago; his childhood in Guapo, Point Fortin; the comedy scene in Trinidad back in 1978 with names like John Agitation, Tony Hall, Dennis Hall; fatherhood; the first time he met Sprangalang; comedy writing techniques like setting up a joke, the premise, role playing and delivering the punchline; starting Gayelle with Christopher Laird; and the evolution of comedy in Trinidad. πŸ‘‰ Connect with Errol Fabien on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/errolfabien πŸ‘‰ Watch Gayelle: https://www.facebook.com/GayelleTheCaribbean πŸ‘‰ My website: https://www.potbake.com πŸ‘‰ Order my books: https://forms.gle/Mh2PtEwJqfnsXAiG8 πŸ‘‰ Β Subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/383fVux My books are on Amazon πŸ‘‰ 90 Days of Violence: https://amzn.to/3he61Vz πŸ‘‰ oOh My Testicles!: https://amzn.to/2RbfvGe πŸ‘‰ Boy Days: https://amzn.to/3ildxPy πŸ‘‰ Men and Misfits: https://amzn.to/3ilebwz πŸ‘‰ The Ghost of Caura: https://amzn.to/3fwLHAT πŸ‘‰ JOHN AGITATION performing in New York: https://youtu.be/KwjNl6UYtLU πŸ‘‰ Errol Fabien onstage in New York: https://youtu.be/4tfwHtcSBpg
01:02:26
January 10, 2023
008: 5 things I learned from making YouTube videos
008: 5 things I learned from making YouTube videos
In 2008 I posted my first YouTube video. Around 2018 I started posting more consistently and grew the channel to 9,200 subscribers. Today I'm talking about having goals, consistency, planning, experimenting, and having a second YouTube Channel. πŸ‘‰ My website: https://www.potbake.com πŸ‘‰ My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@lyndonbaptiste πŸ‘‰ My second YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@lyndonbaptisteraw πŸ‘‰ Podcast: https://spoti.fi/3W5r7Ko πŸ‘‰ Order my books: https://forms.gle/Mh2PtEwJqfnsXAiG8 πŸ‘‰ Subscribe: https://bit.ly/383fVux I mentioned a book by Pat Flynn: Superfans: The Easy Way to Stand Out, Grow Your Tribe, and Build a Successful Business Here's an affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3BWyI6F With affiliate links I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. ===================================== Here's how you can support the channel: ===================================== * Become a member: https://www.youtube.com/c/LyndonBapti... * Sponsor a video. * Purchase my e-books on Amazon. * Purchase hardcopies of my books. If you live in Trinidad and Tobago and use mobile banking, you can pay online and I'll ship your order via TT POST's courier service. ===================================== Buy my e-books on Amazon.com ===================================== 90 Days of Violence: https://amzn.to/3he61Vz oOh My Testicles!: https://amzn.to/2RbfvGe Boy Days: https://amzn.to/3ildxPy Men and Misfits: https://amzn.to/3ilebwz The Ghost of Caura: https://amzn.to/3fwLHAT
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December 22, 2022
007: The road to 150,000 TikTok followers with The Trini Alphabet Guy
007: The road to 150,000 TikTok followers with The Trini Alphabet Guy
Today we're talking to Stephon Felmine, a content creator from Trinidad. He's an Economics teacher at Morvant Secondary school and his Facebook page describes him as the TikTok Trini Alphabet Guy. On the Β 11th of April 2020, he posted his first Tik Tok video and since then he's amassed almost 150,000 followers and 2.8 million likes, which is truly extraordinary. I admire his daily grind and ability to connect with brands. He's showing up on social media every day, sometimes twice a day, producing content as different characters, and ads, showing up for events, and inspiring his students. I know it isn't easy but he makes it look easy. Today I'm talking with his team about what happens behind the scenes, from idea generation to filming, editing, and creating relatable skits and characters. Connect with stephon23 πŸ‘‰ On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stephon23 πŸ‘‰ On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@stephon2328 πŸ‘‰ On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephon23_ πŸ‘‰ My website: https://www.potbake.com πŸ‘‰ Order my books: https://forms.gle/Mh2PtEwJqfnsXAiG8 πŸ‘‰ Subscribe: https://bit.ly/383fVuxΒ  Here's how you can support the channel: * Become a member: https://www.youtube.com/c/LyndonBapti... * Sponsor a video. * Purchase my e-books on Amazon. * Purchase hardcopies of my books. If you live in Trinidad and Tobago and use mobile banking, you can pay online and I'll ship your order via TT POST's courier service. * Tour Caura: https://www.facebook.com/insidecaura Buy my e-books on Amazon.com 90 Days of Violence: https://amzn.to/3he61Vz oOh My Testicles!: https://amzn.to/2RbfvGe Boy Days: https://amzn.to/3ildxPy Men and Misfits: https://amzn.to/3ilebwz The Ghost of Caura: https://amzn.to/3fwLHAT Send mail to: Lyndon Baptiste #3, 3rd St W Beaulieu Ave Trincity Trinidad West Indies
37:32
December 14, 2022
006: Becoming a video editor with Yayon Vlogs
006: Becoming a video editor with Yayon Vlogs
One day, long before I started editing videos, I stumbled across a Final Cut editor named Kwasi Holder. Kwasi is a content creator on YouTube with a crazy ambition to walk across Trinidad. Today we're talking about Vlogmas, how he got started, where he learns, and the importance of storytelling. Connect with Kwasi Holder πŸ‘‰ On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Yayon πŸ‘‰ On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aka_yayon/ πŸ‘‰ My website: https://www.potbake.com πŸ‘‰ Order my books: https://forms.gle/Mh2PtEwJqfnsXAiG8 πŸ‘‰ Subscribe: https://bit.ly/383fVuxΒ  Here's how you can support the channel: * Become a member: https://www.youtube.com/c/LyndonBapti... * Sponsor a video. * Purchase my e-books on Amazon. * Purchase hardcopies of my books. If you live in Trinidad and Tobago and use mobile banking, you can pay online and I'll ship your order via TT POST's courier service. * Tour Caura: https://www.facebook.com/insidecaura Buy my e-books on Amazon.com 90 Days of Violence: https://amzn.to/3he61Vz oOh My Testicles!: https://amzn.to/2RbfvGe Boy Days: https://amzn.to/3ildxPy Men and Misfits: https://amzn.to/3ilebwz The Ghost of Caura: https://amzn.to/3fwLHAT Send mail to: Lyndon Baptiste #3, 3rd St W Beaulieu Ave Trincity Trinidad West Indies
37:38
December 12, 2022
005: I'm a Caribbean Writer. Here's how I self-published my first book
005: I'm a Caribbean Writer. Here's how I self-published my first book
Recently I posted a video on TikTok, YouTube and Facebook, asking subscribers if they had any questions about publishing a book in Trinidad and Tobago. Today I'm answering those questions. πŸ‘‰ My website: https://www.potbake.com πŸ‘‰ Order my books: https://forms.gle/Mh2PtEwJqfnsXAiG8 πŸ‘‰ Subscribe: https://bit.ly/383fVux Here's how you can support the channel: * Donate (banking details below) * Become a member: https://www.youtube.com/c/LyndonBapti... * Sponsor a video. * Purchase my e-books on Amazon. * Purchase hardcopies of my books. If you live in Trinidad and Tobago and use mobile banking, you can pay online and I'll ship your order via TT POST's courier service. * Tour Caura: https://www.facebook.com/insidecaura Buy my e-books on Amazon.com 90 Days of Violence: https://amzn.to/3he61Vz oOh My Testicles!: https://amzn.to/2RbfvGe Boy Days: https://amzn.to/3ildxPy Men and Misfits: https://amzn.to/3ilebwz The Ghost of Caura: https://amzn.to/3fwLHAT The prices below are quoted in TTD 90 Days of Violence: $80 oOh My Testicles!: $60 Boy Days: $100 Men and Misfits: $100 The Ghost of Caura: $100 Please add $30 for delivery. Send mail to: Lyndon Baptiste #3, 3rd St W Beaulieu Ave Trincity Trinidad West Indies
22:48
December 05, 2022
004: The Business of YouTube in Trinidad
004: The Business of YouTube in Trinidad
My talk with YouTuber "Kaleel Studio" continues into the world of YouTube, identifying products, burnout and problems YouTubers from Trinidad and the Caribbean potentially face in 2023. To recap, Kaleel has served as a visual arts teacher in primary and secondary schools. His ambition is to bring the Caribbean art scene to viewers and build a stronger community of artists and craftspersons. At the time of this recording on Friday 25 November 2022, Kaleel's YouTube channel has 128 subscribers and close to 2,500 views, so apart from learning about his work as an artist I'm excited to hear about his YouTube strategy to hit his first major milestone which is 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours. In the show notes, I've included the links to his YouTube channel and Instagram page so if you're into art and want to support his work feel free to head on over and click the subscribe button. Subscribe to Kaleel's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@kaleelstudio. My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@lyndonbaptiste
30:10
November 30, 2022
003: Being an artist in Trinidad and Tobago
003: Being an artist in Trinidad and Tobago
Today we're talking to Kaleel Kanor-Doublier, an artist, architect, and content creator from Trinidad and Tobago.Β Kaleel has served as a visual arts teacher in primary and secondary schools. His ambition is to bring the Caribbean art scene to viewers and build a stronger community of artists and craftspersons. At the time of this recording on Friday 25 November 2022, Kaleel's YouTube channel has 128 subscribers and close to 2,500 views, so apart from learning about his work as an artist I'm excited to hear about his YouTube strategy to hit his first major milestone which is 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours. In the show notes, I've included the links to his YouTube channel and Instagram page so if you're into art and want to support his work feel free to head on over and click the subscribe button. Subscribe to Kaleel's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@kaleelstudio. My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@lyndonbaptiste
47:38
November 25, 2022
002: YouTube and Trini Food
002: YouTube and Trini Food
Today we're playing All Fours with Trini YouTuber, Trouble from "Trini Out and About" and talking about his childhood, YouTube and the perfect "curry chicken".Β  Connect with Trini Out and About: https://www.youtube.com/c/TriniOutAbout My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@lyndonbaptiste
26:05
November 10, 2022
001: Self-publishing in Trinidad: The Ghost of Caura
001: Self-publishing in Trinidad: The Ghost of Caura
We're talking to Lance Baptiste, a writer and content creator from Trinidad and Tobago about his book, The Ghost of Caura. The Ghost of Caura is historical fiction and tells the story of how, in 1945, the colonial government in Trinidad and Tobago dynamited a church in Caura and displaced an entire village to build a dam. 75 years later, a son discovers the journals of his father who lived in the village. In 2021, the son, sitting at a window, writes: Sitting at a window that looks out on the church in Lopinot, I'm beginning to understand how much I did not appreciate my father. Most people begin to truly appreciate their parents when it's too late. I imagine this is the reason I've spent months deciphering his handwriting and trying to reproduce his story as faithfully as possible. Trinidad and Tobago, I feel, deserves the truth, about men like Eusebio, Mr Roberts, my own father and grandfather-Raymond and Popo-and the British's role in destroying a prosperous village. Download The Ghost of Caura on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3h27pjn Watch this video version of this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/OzUklcXG5rQ The Amazon.com link is an affiliate link. When you use it, I earn a commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks!
30:27
November 01, 2022