YouTube has taken action against the controversial content creator Andrew Kibe by terminating his account, citing violations of its terms of service as the primary reason for this decision.
Kibe, well-known for his unfiltered critiques of Kenyan celebrities and contentious perspectives on current events, had built a substantial following of approximately 474,000 subscribers on his channel, where he had uploaded around 3,100 videos before the termination.
The closure of Kibe’s popular account triggered a mixture of astonishment and jubilation among both his fans and critics, catapulting him to the top of trending topics on Twitter.
Although Kibe did not openly address the termination of his account, he took to X, formerly known as Twitter, and seemed to downplay the incident as a minor setback in his creative journey.
“Train ili toka stenje kitambo, hizi ni kelele za chura. Time ya LIVE ni ile ile aisay,” Kibe remarked, suggesting that he would continue to produce content on various other platforms.
Kibe also said he would be moving to a new platform called Yafreeka.
He added that he would continue engaging with his followers on TikTok, Instagram, Rumble and X.
“Have been testing out the live feature on Yafreeka and I am confident we shall be going Live this Friday.
“Sign up there and start uploading your content. We are the content cartel! Meanwhile, catch me tonight same time here on X, Rumble, Instagram and TikTok. The train left the station bruh,” he said.
Yafreeka is a decentralized platform that enables users to create, manage, and monetize their own digital content. It utilizes blockchain technology to provide a secure and transparent ecosystem for content creators and consumers.
Yafreeka allows users to upload, share, and sell their digital content, such as images, videos, and 3D models, while also providing tools for content discovery and distribution.
Operating out of Texas after departing from a radio hosting position in Kenya, Kibe has swiftly ascended the social media ladder, drawing comparisons to British-American kickboxer Andrew Tate, who shares his first name.
Within the local scene, Kibe has engaged in heated exchanges with numerous Kenyan celebrities, including Bahati, Diana, former Governor Mike Sonko, and even fellow content creators.