The internet has provided artists with a platform to showcase their talent without relying on traditional media. Creatives like comedian Diana Daisy, popularly known by her stage name Gau, are making a living from social media platforms and YouTube.
The comedienne has over 93.4K YouTube subscribers and the numbers keep on growing. Her wit and sense of humor shines through her videos in a powerful way.
Here is her story as told by WoK.
Gau lost both her parents when she was only five years old. Her mother succumbed to TB while her father was shot dead. Together her younger brother, they were raised by their grandmother who passed on when she had turned 12 years old.
In an interview with Buzz George Mwenda, the vine star recounted how they were mistreated by their relatives. She told the publication:
“……My brother and I lived separately with relatives who really mistreated us, apart from one uncle called Chomba; whom I even mention in my comedy videos. I still have a dream to buy him artificial teeth.”
The comedienne is a procurement officer by profession. Before her grand entry into comedy, she worked at the now defunct Tuskys Supermarket to chase her dreams.
The young comedian was born in Kirinyaga. While in high school, she enjoyed making people laugh, something that often got her into trouble. Being a Christian Union leader did not stop her from cracking people’s ribs.
She was also an active participant in the drama club but at the time a career in comedy never crossed her mind. However, she loved watching the Churchill Show and enjoyed what other comedians were doing on stage.
She attended a live Churchill Show event and was awed by the performance. She wanted in. Daisy approached one of the participants who urged her to auditions at Carnivore if she was serious.
She attended and found many others also waiting to audition. It did not go well as she was told to keep trying which she did with no luck.
After a while, she gave up and began putting up clips online. She also got a job and focused her time on it. When the job came to an end, she continued pursuing her dream of performing comedy.
Diana later got the chance to perform at the Churchil live show.
In 2020, her popularity grew when she teamed up with Cartoon Comedian. The two shot video after video and even attended interviews together. Diana portrayed her skill very well and acted a number of roles including as a slay queen.
Meanwhile her YouTube channel grew and by September 2021 she had a number of videos and collaborations with several online comedians.
She has worked with the likes of Steve Mogul and Naomi Kuria. Her content is unique and original despite the many skits out there. The content on her channel is relatable since it is something most viewers have experienced in real life.
She makes fun of various things people do in society by bringing out the humor in them.
Apart from the comedy depicting society in a humorous way, she also does a number of parodies involving popular songs. For example:
- A parody of Baikoko by Mbosso ft Diamond
- A parody of Yala Fala by Mbosso
- A parody of Nandy’s Nimekuzoea
Apart from comedy, she is also a Master of Ceremony.
Gau has not reached a point were she can rely on her art wholly to pay her bills. To argument her income, she has ventured into farming where she rears dairy cows and grows arrow roots in Kirinyaga.