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Twitch Streamer Draynilla Talks Gaming And The Importance Of Being Yourself

Draynilla is a man of many talents and many names. Andre Joseph aka SoaR Dray aka ‘The Booty President’ is one of the most skilled and entertaining gamers in the esports and gaming community, and is the latest guest to join Aaron ‘Don’ Dukes in this latest episode of Inside The Screen. ‘Dray’ brought the laughs, fun, and epic gaming expertise in a 35-minute conversation with Don as he discussed his content journey, Twitch, and so much more that you won’t want to miss.

Don starts it off by asking Draynilla about when exactly he realized that he wanted to be a content creator. “I started my content creation journey when I was a lot younger. I used to make Minecraft videos on YouTube just for fun,” he tells Don as he reflects on his childhood gaming years. “I used to get made fun of in school for stuff like that, and I stopped doing it because I was super self-conscious as a kid. Around 2017 is when I started getting back on Twitch, and when I saw Daquan and Hamlinz, that is when I got back into it. I saw so much of myself in them, and I figured that if they could do it and pull all those numbers, then I could too!”

Don and Draynilla then went into a discussion about how his parents reacted when he told them that he wanted to quit his job to pursue a career in streaming, his passions outside of gaming, the importance of family, and his career growth over the last six months with Don asking him about his long-term vision. “Not to sound arrogant or anything, but I have always believed and envisioned myself to be one of the biggest content creators on Twitch. I’m a firm believer in my own content and my ability to get that position. At TwitchCon they always have these banners of the biggest streamers in Twitch, and I have also thought that I can get there. I want to take this global, and I want to be everywhere. Let’s say down the line I’m not streaming anymore, I still want to be in gaming, whether it’s being the manager of an up-and-coming streamer, or having an org.”

As the conversation progresses, Don and Dray chat about Dray’s Twitch evolution, with Don eventually asking Dray how long it has taken him to build his audience. “I want to let people know that it is a marathon not a sprint, and it is about what you do on a day to day basis that leads you to where you want to be in life. Just like with anything, you have to be consistent. I’ve been streaming for about two years now, and I’ve had a lot of ups and downs, but I’m a firm believer that everybody’s journey is different,” he tells Don before going into what has personally helped him achieve success.

“Honestly just being myself! I don’t try to put on a fake or front, and I feel people gravitate towards that more because they want to watch you for you. At first when you are really trying to grow, people are going to want to watch you for the game you play, but you have to get people into your stream. You have to keep in mind that timing is everything because I believe life won’t give you what you want when you want it, but when you need it.”

Don and Dray had an awesome convo that any avid gamer will not want to miss. You can follow Dray on Instagram and Twitter.

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