I had the opportunity to conduct an online interview with Ashley Akunna, host and creator of the youtube show, The Grapevine.
Firstly, congratulations on the success of your show! Since its beginning, the channel has amassed an impressive 35 000 subscribers. Ashley, tell us a little bit about yourself and how you came up with the concept of The Grapevine.
Answer: Thank you so much for the kind words. We just reached 40,000 subs. I came up with the concept of the show after graduating from film school with no job prospects and having to move back home. The economy was in a horrible state, and I was being offered internships with no pay. It was tough. My parents watch a lot of news. And I noticed on these stations, there was no millennial voice. That was a problem for me. I decided to create this show, to take the conversation on social media, that my friends and I were having, and place it on a visual platform.