Badshah arrives on Josh, headlines CreatorThon in Maldives
Joins the Josh family exclusively till the end of the year
Sets the bar for the 24-day, 3-city content marathon with a first-of-its-kind creator workshop
Maldives, April 20, 2021: Josh, India’s fastest growing and most-engaged short video app, has taken the creator world by storm with ‘CreatorThon’ – a content creation marathon designed exclusively for the family of Josh creators. After a successful first leg in Pondicherry, CreatorThon has travelled overseas to the island nation of Maldives, where an exclusive set of 10 Josh creators was paid a surprise visit by the king of desi-pop, Badshah. For Josh users, this is only the start of this content gala with Badshah who will also be exclusively associated with Josh till the end of the year.
In Maldives, Badshah was seen mentoring this select group of creators from across India in a first-of-its-kind workshop, who also got the chance of a lifetime to jam with him on a private yacht and groove to his hits. The highlight of the day was an early preview to Badshah’s upcoming single ‘Pani Pani’ which releases at the end of the month. The three-day event in Maldives packed with outdoor activities and professional shoots will manifest as exciting, short-video content on the Josh app.
Concluding an action-packed day with these creators on the beautiful beaches of Maldives, Badshah said, “Kehte hain, log josh mein hosh kho bethte hai. But here, at this CreatorThon on Josh, we’re all in, we’re all charged, and I’ve had the best time reliving my work and my music through the lens of a short-video platform. Inspiration comes to creators in different forms, and the challenge and stimulation that accompanies this form of entertainment is infectious. Short-video is all the rage today, and I’m so excited to watch this new generation of creators make use of these perfectly-created opportunities to redefine where, when and how India consumes content.”
Welcoming Badshah to the family and sharing her excitement all the way from Maldives, Seher Bedi, Head of Josh Studios said, “CreatorThon is truly creator haven and just the start of a long, committed journey in discovering our stars of tomorrow. Badshah’s arrival today and his continued association with the platform is a huge boost for Josh in our attempt to break down the barriers between superstars and emerging creators and give the latter the platform they so very well deserve.”
Josh is a made-in-India, short-video app launched in September 2020 by VerSe Innovation. It represents a confluence of India’s top 200+ best creators, the 10 biggest music labels, 15+ million UGC creators, best in class content creation tools, the hottest entertainment formats, and formidable user demographics. Josh has been consistently rated as the leading Indian short-video app in India on the Play store with 100 million downloads. Currently, Josh is the fastest growing and most engaged short-video app in India with over 88 million MAUs (Monthly Active Users), 42 million DAUs (Daily Active Users) and 1.75+ billion video plays per day.
About VerSe Innovation:
At the core of VerSe Innovation, is the idea that technology can help bridge the digital divide. Since its inception, VerSe has risen to the challenge of serving the unmet content needs of millions of consumers using technology. Its unique machine learning and deep learning technologies enables personalised content to be delivered to users based on their consumption preferences. Today VerSe Innovation’s proprietary technology platform powers 300 million + users to consume content in their local language on Dailyhunt. Its technology also powers India’s #1 and most engaging short video app Josh.