Inspirational rapper, singer and songwriter Dino James is digital star. He hit gold with his songs Girlfriend and Loser, which went viral and won hearts of millions of music lovers.
Hailing from Bhopal, Dino moved to Mumbai a few years ago with a dream to become an actor. After realizing that bit may not materialize, Dino went through a very tough phase. Eventually, he started rapping and took to YouTube and today he is one of the most well-known YouTubers with over a million followers. He also collaborated with Akriti Kakkar on Valentine’s Day for a song called ‘Tujhe Meri Yaadein’ which got over 2.5 million hits.
Talking about his journey, he shares, “I don’t like to call myself a Youtuber. I prefer to be called an artist or a rapper. I feel YouTube is just a medium. I am happy working on a channel as here I am my boss. I am the sole runner and have freedom to work according to my condition. I never wanted to go into the music genre. However, destiny played a major part in my journey.”
When we ask what attracted him towards music, he adds, “I used to listen to music. There was a time in my life when I was going through a rough phase. I wanted to vent out in some sense. Soon, I figured out that my frustration can come out through music. I started doing the same and it really helped me in building my career too. I had talent and this helped me to bring clarity to my thoughts.”
He continues, “I have limited videos on my channel but they are best. I have focused on my quality. My only focus was on the songs. I am glad audience likes and connects with it.”
On an end note, he shares about her association with One Digital Entertainment. “It has been a great experience as they have been very supportive. They handle my YouTube page very well and I don’t have to worry too much regarding the content and production. I am happy that I got a good team working for me. They have helped me grow as an artist. Gurpreet and One Digital are like a family now. I started with a lakh of followers with them and now I have achieved a million. I have a big family now and feel amazing that I have received a lot of love and support from audience.”
Way to go!