Last week, I had the opportunity to interview the extremely dope and innovative, Kenneth Tookes II. The host of the hot and fresh YouTube show, The KTookes Spot! The show is self-described as a show that “talks about life and entertainment news from my perspective mind! Giving you reviews on music, television shows, books, etc”. The KTookes Spot is indeed a well-rounded show in its own right, as it discusses everything in entertainment. Speaking with Tookes, I was pleasantly reminded that there are still vloggers that want to spread positive vibes and not just report any and everything for good “ratings” Get to know KTookes below!
Ayanna Alexander: If you had to give a brief description of yourself what would you say? Who exactly is Kenneth Tookes II?
Kenneth Tookes II: Okay. Who I am? I am very serious but funny. I’m brutally honest… But at the same time, I don’t want to be too serious. If I had to choose one, I would say sweet and honest. I’m shy but when people get to know me, I’m different.
AA: I’m the exact same way! I’m an introvert but then you get to know me and I’m loud *laughs*
KT: *laughs* right!
AA: Now, you have a show called The KTookes Spot. What is it and where did it start? Why did you choose to do this show?
KT: What made me start was because I got tired of seeing people talk about the same thing, ya know? I wanted to recognize Indie artists and hardworking celebs..I wanted to give them a chance to shine. I launched the show on December 2, 2012 and I love that I have control to talk about what I wanna talk about. I like doing album reviews. I like that everything is my own perspective. I don’t do this show to bash anybody..I mean why do that when you can be your true and honest self and be positive while doing it?
AA: How did you get started with The KTookes Spot?
KT: Good question! Brandy Norwood *chuckles*. I’m a huge Brandy fan! It’s like, she started very young and still wanted to figure out who she was. I mean she just felt like me…like a kindred spirit. So, I was able to start an episode on her and everything else just fell into place.
AA: *laughs* I love Brandy too! But describe your typical day on The KTookes Spot.
KT: Okay, let’s see. I write my show ideas in my composition book. I check the lighting and camera angles. I say a quick prayer and add a small pep talk. I record in my own house. Then, I promote it. Most importantly, I leave it alone. I mean, you film things and find mistakes after you send it and you’re afraid your audience won’t like it, but it is what it is, so I don’t touch it anymore after I send it out.
AA: What would you say to anyone who wants to have their own show? How would they get started?
KT: I’m still developing but make sure you have a concrete and plan! Have a blueprint. Be confident! People will judge you anyways. I was scared, but when I put my foot down, I felt better. What do you have to lose? Be comfortable with yourself and know your point.
AA: Okay final question. Where does your buzz come from?
KT: Twitter *laughs* but I was also friends with celebs before twitter. Like when MySpace was hot? *laughs* I built many celeb frowns ships since I was a fan of music.
All in all, Kenneth Tookes II is a force to be reckoned with. He’s a self starter and a motivator, with a positive spirit. You’ll be hearing a lot more about him in the near future!