Citizen TV has won the Gold Creator Award after hitting over 1 million subscribers on YouTube.
On Monday evening, the country’s top television station received the Gold Creator Award, making it the first media YouTube channel to achieve such a feat in Kenya.
The gold-plated play button has been compared with the Hollywood walk of fame but for YouTube.
According to the Business Insider, recipients of the award also get a ‘YouTube branded gift card for video equipment and a camera case.’
There are three categories of the awards: Silver Creator Award (100,000+ subscribers), Gold Creator Award (1million+ subscribers) and Diamond Creator Award (10million+ subscribers).
In October last year, Kenyan artiste Nyashinski and comedian Njugush won the Silver Play Button prize.
Protel Studios, an independent TV and Radio production company and Africha Entertainment, an audio and digital content distributor were also feted with a similar prize.
YouTube has gained popularity in the country over the years with Kenyan content creators moving to the platform in droves.
Caroline Mutoko (75,000+ subscribers), Esther Mundia(50,000+ subscribers) and Janet Mbugua (30,000+ subscribers) are some of the media personalities with top YouTube channels.
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