Last night we witnessed something extremely amazing and it made us very proud too. ICYMI, Faisal Shaikh a.k.a Mr. Faisu crossed an Instafam of 10 million followers a few days ago and celebrated it by hosting a really grand party. He is one of the most inspiring influencers on the internet today, and that’s because he has gotten to where is here, solely by creating interesting, relatable and relevant content for his audience. Now, more about the uber-cool party! This smashing party was hosted at Escobar in Bandra west, which by itself is a super posh location. And to top it off, all of Mr. Faisu‘s friends and peers attended to support him and shower him with love and blessings. We were obvio one of his biggest fans, so we couldn’t miss it for the world. Adnaan Shaikh, Hasnain Khan and Faiz Baloch from team 07 were there to cheer their boy. Apart from them, Jannat Zubair, Awez Darbar, Nagma Mirajkar, Samir Bangara (Co-Founder, Qyuki Digital), Anam Darbar, Vishal Pandey, Sameeksha Sud, Bhavin Bhanushali, Vardhaman Choksi and many many more attended. We had so much fun at this party, but the most interesting part was when we asked him how he got to this stage in life and how he managed to cross this milestone.
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10m The number itself shows the happiness on my face❤ I still can't believe the overwhelming love that I'm receiving from my fam,you people are genuinely the best whatever I am today is because of y'all. I never thought I could make up to this level someday 🥳 desire to hard work and consistency and will lead to beautiful destination😌 Im so overwhelmed I still can't put into words how happy and grateful I am today, tomorrow and for the rest of my life because of your love and support 💞 It's The blockbuster 10m cheers to mee❤
As per Samir Bangara’s recent Instagram post, Mr. Faisu surpassed the engagement rate of many celebrities who have more than five times the number of followers as compared to him, and that itself is a moment of pride.
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Pop culture is being redefined and I love this ring side seat we have at Qyuki working with some of the biggest new age stars while we watch them overtake mainstream celebs. Digital stars are finally outgrowing mainstream celebrities You’re wondering, “what”?! Are we saying that some young boys and girls are actually captivating the fan following of the masses? Well the real answer is that mainstream celebs are still larger in fan following. BUT when you look deeper at engagement – the digital super-stars win big! To prove this I looked at Instagram (see my last post to know why) for Jan-Dec 2019. I picked 3 of India’s really popular mainstream stars, Virat (why: global cricketing star plus ‘rockstar’ plus Anushka star effect), Salman (why: bollywood superstar for the masses) and Ranveer (why: the most popular bollywood superstar for the youth). Then I put together a group of amazing “born-on-digital” celebrities (couldn’t cover all in this ranking but it’s more to prove a point vs. just a rank). And then I looked at Followers, Comments (comments are more important vs Likes), Video Views and Overall engagement % (likes+comments). AND here are the 5 highlights 1)The 3 mainstream celebs outrank the 7 digital stars in Fan following – 107 million vs 55 million BUT.. 2) Total comments for mainstream celebs in the entire year were 6.85 m while the total comments for digital stars were a whopping 20 million! 3) Just Mr Faisu alone got 1million MORE comments than Virat + Salman + Ranveer COMBINED (that’s just insane!) 4) On Video views the digital stars accumulated 1.95 billion video views vs 930 million views for the mainstream celebs. Mr Faisu is No. 1 5) Finally on overall engagement percentage – ranks 1 (Mr. Faisu) to 7 (Avneet) are ALL Digital superstars. Virat, Ranveer and Salman rank 8,9 and 10 respectively! This is BIG news! And just in case you are a brand and want to connect with the new India that's online, especially on Insta – you may want to think about how you spend your money.
He told us a few things that can help any budding and aspirational influencer to grow their social media platforms too. So, if you’re wondering how you can do this too, scroll away!
Faisal mentioned that in order to be on top, you need to do things others won’t. Something different, creative and unique that no one has ever done or even attempted. This will help you stand out. And unique content also has higher chances of ending up on people’s ‘explore feed‘. In fact, come to think of it, Mr. Faisu made a lot of exclusive content that no one else ever thought of.
Another thing he mentioned was that the content you create should be clean. It means that you should be able to watch your creation with your entire family!
And lastly, he emphasised on the fact that if you want to grow on social media, you need to post often. You can’t post a few videos or pictures and vanish for a while. You’ve gotta be consistent and regular. As regular as 7-8 content pieces a day depending on the platform.
He also was really sweet and gave a really heartwarming message to our MissMalini Trending fam! Check it out!
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@mr_faisu_07 gets candid with our very own, @maliniagarwal, and tells her how he feels about crossing 10 million followers on Instagram. He also gives a special message to the @missmalinitrending follower fam! Check it out and tell #mrfaisu how much you love him in the comments below! – @soul_kari, Editor, Influencer News Desk 😬 #mrfaisu07 #team07 #faisu #missmalinitrending #10million
Apart from the super fun dance routine by Adnaan, Awez, Nagma, another really sweet moment that took us by surprise was also when he announced that it was his dad’s birthday and he even cut a cake with him on this super special day!
Mr. Faisu is the classic example of how hard work, dedication and passion really pays off in the most wonderful ways. More than him crossing a number of 10 million, we’re so happy to see how much his fans love him and care for him. They’re his true cheerleaders and now we know why. He’s a true gem and there’s no denying how charismatic he is. If you want to be as loved as Mr. Faisu, not only should you note down his above tips, but also, be humble and kind, just like him!
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