Daniel 'Churchill' Ndambuki was awarded the golden play button for being the first Kenyan to reach 1 million subscribers on Youtube. www.businesstoday.co.ke
Daniel 'Churchill' Ndambuki was awarded the golden play button for being the first Kenyan to reach 1 million subscribers on Youtube. Photo: Twitter

Kenya’s most-followed comedy, Churchill Show, has been rewarded by Google for having the most subscribers on Youtube.

The show, hosted by Daniel Ndambuki (Churchill), boasts a whopping 1.07 million subscribers on YouTube, the digital video channel owned by the search engine giant.

Other vloggers who were feted at the event include the WaJesus Famil, Joanna Kinuthia, Wabosha Maxine, Alex Mathenge and Waniz Sharon.

The awards are given to YouTube content creators when they attain a certain number of subscribers. The video-sharing platform awards the Youtubers for the different levels of achievements they have made.

The awards are known as Youtube Creator Awards or technically speaking, Youtube Play Buttons.

Churchill Show was the only channel to be feted with a Golden play button at the event held by Google on Wednesday at Movenpick Hotel and Residences in Nairobi. The other channels were awarded the Silver play button.


Channels with 10,000 subscribers or less get benefit levels such as graphite, while Opal and bronze are given to those who hit or surpass 1, 000 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.

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.

Churchill Show

Churchill Show has gained popularity over the past decade and has been a stepping stone for many Kenyan comedians. Through the show, Daniel Ndambuki has mentored and grown renowned comedians including the likes of Chipukeezy and Eric Omondi.

The YouTube Channel gained its following through snippet videos of different comedians who stood out.

The host of the show could not hide his joy as he took to social media to thak fans and the Churchill show family for the milestone achieved.


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