Dai Time is one of today’s young prodigies.
At only 16-years-old, the media correspondent and content creator has her own content company DT Entertainment and has interviewed Shaquille O’Neal, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union, and more.
The Georgia peach found her love for the media industry early on, especially once she first started doing media correspondent work.
Inspired by Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, and Gen Z influencers, Dai Time is leading DT Entertainment, which includes a magazine that features youth who are making an impact.
In addition to running her own company, the teen is a part of the Snapchat family. After applying for the 523 Content Accelerator Program last minute, Dai Time was selected for the inaugural class. As previously reported by AfroTech, selected creators were provided $10,000 per month for filming content for Discover.
Thanks to the program, Dai Time has her talk show “It’s Dai Time,” where she puts her own spin on discussing trending topics for Gen Z.
“It truly has been a blessing working with Snapchat and the 18 other creators,” Dai Time told AfroTech. “It definitely is a really big community and it’s just so nice to have a bunch of people working to the side of you who are going through the same thing as you. And it’s also just really nice to have great people who care about you and what you’re trying to do and where you’re trying to go.”
“The program has been so much fun. Besides Snapchat granting us the shows of our dreams, they’ve also played really such a big part in teaching us the ropes to the industry, Snapchat, and working with brands,” she added.
Although she has had a successful career, Dai Time has experienced her own share of challenges.
“At first, it was definitely staying motivated. Everything is trial and error and what works for someone else most definitely will not always work for you. It definitely is sometimes discouraging when the people around you are making progress and you feel like yours may not be as [much] as theirs. Finding your place and finding what works for you is literally what social media is.”
She continued: “Now, after being in the industry for so many years, I feel like I can look around my room and find something to motivate me. And I’m extremely grateful for that.”
On top of pushing out content, Dai Time is applying to college. The scholar graduated from high school at just 15-years-old.
Currently, Dai Time is working on season 2 of “It’s Dai Time.” New episodes drop twice a week on Snapchat’s Discover page.