This man needs no introduction really. The person who has changed the face of YouTube in West Bengal. The man who has taken YouTube by a storm. The man who is the inspiration behind many young and budding YouTubers, especially in West Bengal with their colloquial language. Meet the man behind the popular YouTube Channel Odvut 10 – Akash Barman. Over a course of only 1 year, he has massed a huge audience, subscribers and a huge fan following. His content is totally fresh and unique in its own way. Questioning popular beliefs, finding out the truth behind many unknown and hidden theories and concepts, Odvut 10 will keep you hooked to his channel. He has a whopping 800 K + subscribers and over a million views. But who is the man actually behind it all? let us get to know Akash Barman up close in a WeekendTrivia exclusive!
Name– Akash Barman
Place– Chakdaha, Nadia, West Bengal
Education– B.com graduate & M.Sc. Media Science
Q. When did you start on YouTube? What inspired you to start and what is your prime content?
A. I started YouTube on 21 June in 2017.
“YouTube!” Once it was my favourite pass time and I felt the lack of Bengali content on YouTube. The maximum number of Bengali YouTubers make their videos in other languages and this is the thing which inspired and pushed me to start in Bengali.
Q. Which genre of audience do you mostly target? Which are your most popular/most liked/most viewed videos?
A. My content is for all type of audience, but especially students because My channel is an Educational channel (like Unknown Facts, Science Fiction, Mysteries Revealed, Top 10/5 countdown and History as well).
My most viewed and most liked video is – “What will happen 20000 years from now!! (Science Fiction).” This video got 3.8M views 59k likes!!
Here is the link to the video – What will happen 20000 years from now!!
Q. Also, is being on YouTube your primary profession or do you do this just as a hobby? If you have another job, how do you manage time between job n YouTube?
A. This is my primary profession and hobby as well.
The number of family members of ODVUT 10 is more than 800 K so I want to digitize some of my writings on my new channel and this is my second job right now.
I love to give my time to make videos so time is not really a big deal for this, but sometimes it becomes a little difficult to manage time between creating videos and managing other kinds of stuff.
Q. Any message for your viewers/audience? Any advice for the emerging YouTubers?
A. There is no rocket science involved in my small success. It was just a bit of hard work and my ability to explore the unknown. This amazing journey might have not reached to this level without all my subscribers. They are not just the subscribers, they are an integral part of this amazing community. By saying thanks I don’t want to decrease their value. They are the members of the family of ODVUT 10 like me so I love them lot ♥
A small message for all YouTuber – Don’t take YouTube as a professional duty. It’s a lot more than it. Anyone’s love for his or her passion can determine his or her fate.
Video – The Sad Story of Laika
Q. You have thousands of followers but who do you follow personally? Who is your favourite YouTuber?
A. PewDiePie. PewDiePie tries and does his level best to be an honest YouTube artist as I hate show-off from deep inside.