December 2, 2022

This 16-Year-Old Founder Now Has Her Own Star-Studded Snapchat Show

Dai Time is the definition of #BlackGirlMagic. The 16-year-old content creator with her own content company has recently bagged her show on Snapchat, where she interviews well-known celebrities from Shaquille O’Neal to Jada Pinkett Smith. 

The Georgia-born entrepreneur discovered her passion for media and presenting at a very young age and followed in the footsteps of those before her to create her online entertainment platform, DT Entertainment, which highlights the impactful young people are doing worldwide. 

After being selected to join Snapchat’s accelerator program, Dai Time has turned her passion into profit with the new YouTube talk show “Its Dai Time” where she discusses prominent trending topics impacting Gen Zs. 

Accelerator programs like Snapchat open the door for Black creatives to thrive and grow in spaces they otherwise would not have had access to. The overnight success of Dai Time is an example of why these programs are crucial in the Black community. 

“The program has been so much fun. Besides Snapchat granting us the shows of our dreams, they’ve also played such a big part in teaching us the ropes to the industry, Snapchat, and working with brands,” Dai Time said in an interview with AfroTech. 

“It truly has been a blessing working with Snapchat and the 18 other creators. It is a really big community, and it’s just so nice to have a bunch of people working to the side of you who are going through the same thing as you. And it’s also just really nice to have great people who care about you and what you’re trying to do.” 

On top of pursuing her media dreams, Time has also decided to finish her education – applying to college after graduating from high school earlier than expected.

Kumba Kpakima

Kumba Kpakima is a tech reporter at POCIT. A documentary about the knife crime epidemic in the UK got her a nomination for the UK's #30toWatch Young Journalists of the Year.