Eniola Korty Olanrewaju affectionately known as Korty EO has emerged from the historical humble beginnings of her birthplace, Bodija, Ibadan, Nigeria to conquer not only the bustling economic hub of Lagos but cement herself as the cultural stable of the diaspora as a whole.
The 24-year-old indie filmmaker, graphic designer, writer, content creator, videographer, artist and model, has balanced the fine line between critical acclaim and commercial success coming to prominence as a prolific YouTuber. With her quirky, candid, and conversational nuance to storytelling and captivating B-roll shots of her hometown, she has instantaneously established herself as one of the fastest growing YouTube channels on the continent with almost 200,000 subscribers and over 7 Million+ views in the space of a year since its inception.
Korty’s YouTube channel sports two culture staple shows, “Flow with Korty”, and “Love or Lies”. “Flow with Korty” is a character-driven show that focuses on individual experiences of people engaging in activities of interest across various sectors. This show has featured prominent figures namely, Rema, Black Sheriff, Timi Ajiboye (Buycoins), Asa, Ayra Starr, Niyi Okeowo, and heart-warming episodes with everyday folk such as Rejoice, who was aptly coined Korty’s “11-year-old best friend”.
“Love or Lies” is an intimacy-driven show that explores the pursuits of love or lust among millennials and gen-z’s across different spheres around the world. Regardless of accomplishments such as giving a speech at Stanford University, being recognised by YouTube’s Up Next program, earning partnerships with Skillshare, Fenty, Spotify and other international companies, and inspiring a song by Afro-fusion star Buju on his debut EP ‘Sorry I’m Late’, the multihyphenate protégé is influential without claiming the influence career path.
With her sights set on narrating the realities of the regions occupied by her presence, Korty is primed to make her mark in the South African YouTube sphere, amalgamating the local audience to her pivotal content and in time, documenting the unexplored rich stories and characters South Africa has to offer the world.