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Chiam Shiu – A Naga YouTuber Based in Mumbai Tells Us About Her Journey

The life of a YouTuber is not all glitz and glam as we see it on our screens. There’s a lot that goes behind and Chiam Shiu tells us how. A budding YouTuber, Chiam is based in Mumbai currently but belongs to Dimapur. Her channel focuses on fashion and lifestyle, where she also gives a glimpse of Naga lifestyle to her viewers.
Her aim is to ‘keep it real’ and she does that by being honest with who she is on camera. She also works as a freelance model and actor and has acted in Dreamz Unlimited. Let’s get to hear more from her. 
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Miss Chiam Shiu

  • Hey Chiam, please introduce yourself to our readers!

My name is Chiam Shiu. I am 23-years-old and I’m from Khiamniungan and Phom tribe from Dimapur. Currently based in Mumbai, I’m a full-time YouTuber, a freelance fashion model and an actor. As far as my education is concerned, I am a B.Tech graduate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Nagaland.

  • What made you start your YouTube channel?

Ever since I was a kid, I always enjoyed watching fashion TV, Hindi serials and would end up enacting them. As I grew older, I realized I’m not focusing on the things that I’m passionate about, rather than doing the conventional thing, which is to be an Engineer. Then I decided to take the leap and do something that I loved and get paid for it as well. That is how YouTube happened!
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Chiam Shiu

  • What do wish to achieve with your YouTube channel?

My goal is to create better content and keep my viewers entertained through my weekly YouTube videos. Also inspire more people that no dream is too big. If I can try, you should too! I also like to show our ways of living, our food, our cultures through YouTube.
  • What challenges did you face along the way?

Since I’m from a technical background, it definitely is challenging to choose a different career path especially to my loved ones back home. But I’m proud of this. In the end we only regret the changes we didn’t make. Every challenge I face will be worth it!

  • How have your roots inspired you?

I belong to Khiamniungan tribe, which is one of the backward tribes in Nagaland. Taking the name of my tribe to a platform which is accessible by anyone around the world has been one of my motivations and my pride. Nothing would bring me more joy than to represent my people on this platform.

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Chiam in one of the thrift streets, shooting for her YouTube video

  • Any message to your fans?

Dream big and always take steps to achieve it. Dreaming and lamenting that we can’t achieve it won’t get us anywhere. Even a small step towards your goal matters a lot and sooner than later we do achieve what we have always craved for.

To know more about Chiam, follow her on Instagram and YouTube.

Kumti

A writer by profession, with a passion for travel and watching football. Drawn to the intricate things in life, and is fascinated with the possibilities of the far future . .
Kumti

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