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Syed Muktasid, have you heard of him?

  • Published at 10:08 pm July 12th, 2017
  • Last updated at 10:10 pm July 12th, 2017
Syed Muktasid, have you heard of him?
Born in Bangladesh, and raised in South Africa, Muktasid is a YouTube vlogger with a channel under his own name. In the words of the man himself, he is a “daydreamer, aspiring polymath and football freestyler”. Often featuring his wife, Maisha, who was born and raised in their home country, his videos are short, light-hearted and entertaining. His channel serves as a creative outlet, a space for him to let his daily musings roam free. While his work is nothing profoundly serious, it is certainly genuine, and most definitely amusing. You might find yourself laughing time and again at his hilariously less than exemplary skills with the Bangla language, but you’ll find that he is Bengali to the core. His videos take on an endearingly silly note, with his childish accent and way with words. Have you ever wondered how people celebrate Eid, home away from home? How does one find the overwhelming sense of togetherness of the Bangladeshi community in a faraway land? With his videos, you can lay your wandering mind to rest. The vlogs give you a glimpse into his world, highlighting what life is like in South Africa, while never neglecting his country of origin. It’s obvious that he holds his culture and heritage very close to his heart, as it shines through in every video. He often reminisces and refers to the tidbits that make Bengalis who they are, and more often than not you’ll find yourself thinking that his videos are strangely relatable. Syed’s fascinating obsession with football free styling adds his own personal touch, and his dedication to the art will leave even the most uninterested viewer captivated. As you delve into his perspective of the world, you’ll find his daily anecdotes thoroughly entertaining. His videos are a humble tribute to the life of every ordinary Bengali, and his audience isn’t limited to any one group. Truly, his videos are for everyone.