Her short videos, which are mostly shot in her mother tongue, Ikalanga, have made, Shathi Bee Buckley of ‘Yebo Yes’ fame an instant celebrity.
The 29-year-old Mathangwane native started her comedy videos from her room in Isesaki – a small Japenese town located roughly two-hours from Tokyo – where she works as an English teacher.
Take us through your videos and how the idea came about.
I was homesick, missing my family and wanted to share with them my day-to-day life.
Without really thinking about it, I found myself in front of my camera shooting.
In Japan there is a popular drink called Coco Perekisi and after sharing with my family they laughed and enjoyed it, forcing me to share it on Facebook.
I had no script at all but was surprised by the response I got.
With more than 24, 000 viewers for my first video, it pushed me to do more.