Child vlogger Muhammad Shiraz receives YouTube gold play button for surpassing 1 million subscribers

The five-year-old clinched the silver creator award last month for 100,000 followers

Entertainment Desk April 22, 2024

The five-year-old Muhammad Shiraz, Pakistan's youngest vlogger hailing from Gilgit-Baltistan, took to his Instagram handle with sheer excitement as he shared the news of receiving the coveted YouTube gold play button.

The gleaming award, crafted from gold-plated brass, is bestowed upon channels surpassing the remarkable milestone of 1,000,000 subscribers. In a carousel post, Shiraz and his sister Muskan beam with pride as they pose with the prestigious accolade.

Shiraz, a grade 1 student, recently joined YouTube as well as Facebook and Instagram, where he uploads his daily activities, showcasing the raw village life of the picturesque northern region, which borders China.


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Joining in the celebration are friends and family, captured in heartwarming snapshots. Shiraz's endearing videos, often featuring his family, have earned him widespread admiration and a dedicated following. This achievement marks a significant milestone in his burgeoning career as a content creator, inspiring aspiring vloggers across the nation.

Within months, his social media attempt has snowballed him into a celebrity, taking the internet by storm, with his fan following traversing borders and winning hearts in diaspora communities as well.

Hailing from Ghursay, a small village of 2,000 people and perched on the foothills of Siachen, the world's highest battlefield, Shiraz takes his viewers on a journey through swinging stony streets and Persian style houses, aside from introducing them to local festivals and celebrations.

“I want to show the beauty of my village and local life to the outside world. I just like it,” Shiraz told Anadolu when asked what propelled him to join YouTube. The young influencer uploaded and released his first vlog in February, grabbing tens of thousands of subscribers and a YouTube Silver Play Button.

His broken Urdu and simple but playful storytelling style add further value to his vlogs, which go beyond the ubiquitous beauty of the region and serve as a window for viewers to peek into the daily life of the region, located in the eastern Karakoram mountain range in the Himalayas.

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