Famous YouTuber Lionel B Talks His Meteoric Rise To Being The Top Celebrity News Personality On YouTube
Thank you, Lionel B, for taking the time out of your busy schedule to sit down with us, for this exclusive interview. You’ve accomplished some amazing and noteworthy things in life and it’s an honor for you to grant us this interview. From being a loving single father, a music producer, an award-winning celebrity news personality, entrepreneur and show host, Lionel B from the Lionel B show is definitely a renaissance man.
YOU’RE CURRENTLY AT 331,000 SUBSCRIBERS WITH OVER 83 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A YOUTUBER?
I tried my hand at YouTube back in 2015, but it was more less skits, and comedic type videos. I officially launched the Lionel B Show in 2018 and that took my brand to an entirely different level and changed my life. So, I will say a good 2 years I’ve been in this industry. It took me about a year to accumulate 300k subscribers, it’s been amazing.
YOU HAVE A MUSIC PRODUCTION BACKGROUND, ARE YOU STILL INTO THAT?
Yes of course! Music and Art was always my first love, and I still enjoy doing it on my down time. I’d like to do a lot more musical projects. I released an instrumental called “Choppers On Deck” and it’s available everywhere. It was just to show people that I still do my music thing. All of my background music on my YouTube videos are produced by me.
YOU RECENTLY LOST YOUR MOTHER TO COVID-19. HOW DID THAT IMPACT YOUR LIFE?
Honestly, it’s the worst thing I’ve ever experienced in life so far. The loss of a parent is like nothing you can ever imagine. She was my best friend. My family is taking it tough, and we are all trying to get through this loss day by day. I did take some time off of my various platforms, but I know my mom always wanted me to push forward, so that’s what I’m doing. I’m also working on developing various medical supplies to over to the world, to help the spread of Coronavirus. Losing my mother inspired me to want to do more, to help control this deadly virus, and no one else has to lose a loved one.
YOU ALWAYS HAVE 3 LIVE SHOWS ON CAFFEINE NETWORK, WHERE YOU WORK WITH SO MANY CELEBRITIES AND RAPPERS. WHO IS YOUR DREAM PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO INTERVIEW?
First and foremost, I am a fan of the culture of Hip Hop and R&B. Being a celebrity news personality often times people assume that you hate celebrities or rappers. That’s far from the truth. Like anything else, my title celebrity news personality or celebrity blogger is a job. I never try to purposely tear people down, yet also “if you don’t want to make the news, don’t do it”. But yes, my Caffeine shows are refreshing and a nice change. People get to see my other side.
TELL US ABOUT THE ADVENTURES OF LIONEL B, AND LIONEL B ON THE RUN MOBILE APP GAMES THAT ARE OUT ON THE ANDROID MARKET?
I’ve always been a fan of mobile app games. My inspiration was to give people of color a fun game that looks just like them. The games were developed by Appmaginationz a black owned mobile app company and I gave them my vision and input, and delivered so cool games with me in them, and I love how the games turned out. The Adventures of Lionel B is a running and shooting game with different vehicles you can play in. Lionel B On The Run is a bit easier and in that one, you’re running while collecting coins and dodging boulders. That particular game, you can play as me Lionel B, and also a young black girl named Leylah by unlocking her. The response has been incredible, and I look forward to working with Appmaginationz to do more project.
AMAZING, WE LOVE IT. HOW DO PEOPLE STAY IN CONTACT WITH YOU?
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