Age is just a number for success or for those who want to achieve. All you need to have is confidence, talent and the right attitude. Here is the best example to prove that success is a possibility at any age. A 106-year-old great-grandmother named Mastanamma from a remote village of Andhra Pradesh is just proving that. She has become a YouTube sensation because of her traditional, old time cooking techniques.
Yes! You read it right. Grey haired Mastanamma has taken YouTube by storm with over 300,000 subscribers for her YouTube channel ‘Country Foods’. She is winning hearts with her cooking videos.
THE GREAT GRANNY MASTANAMMA
With a cotton sari as her uniform and an open paddy field as her kitchen, Mastanamma squats on the ground as she chops vegetables, stirs pots and prods the fire in front of her primitive stove.
The videos show Mastanamma making plenty of recipes using fresh ingredients and flavourful combinations in a traditional way. Her recipes include everything from watermelon chicken and emu egg fry to snake gourd, milk curry, and bread omelet.
Mastanamma believes that she is about a 106-years-old although she does not have a birth certificate to prove it, which makes her possibly the oldest YouTube star in the world. Her YouTube channel is managed by her grandson K Laxman and his friend cum partner Srinath Reddy.
WHERE IT ALL STARTED
The root of the saga started when the duo wished to shoot a fraction of bachelors cooking traditional food in the open space. They shot the video and uploaded it to YouTube. The video even received a good count of views. However, they hit the right fortune as they met the old matron in Laxman’s village. In fact, the response was instant and Mastanamma became the trump card of the channel.
Not just caught in the native mainstream, Mastanamma is a prominent worldwide. Comments keep flowing to watch the strong old woman create tasty foods with her magical hands.
On speaking about the success they tasted with Mastanamma’s videos, ecstatic Srikanth said:
Well, we never started our YouTube channel with Mastanamma. Back in the year 2016, we started a channel called Country Foods for bachelors, where we showcased simple recipes that could be easily cooked and savoured. We didn’t get a lot of traction then. After around four to five months, we went to Laxman’s village home in Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh. That’s when I met Laxman’s granny Mastanamma. While we stayed there, we saw granny cooking traditional food with such ease at such an old age. That’s when Laxman and I decided to make two to three videos with Mastanamma preparing different dishes and uploaded them on our channel. We received brilliant viewership within a few days of uploading the content. People loved Mastanamma, her style and her dishes. We saw so many positive comments and that’s when we decided to do more videos with her.
As said, age is just a number. Every year it grows by one. What matters is not the age but the frame of your mind. Until you think you are old enough, you are always very young.
You are never too old and it is never too late. If anyone in the world can, it is YOU. Work hard with passion and rest will follow deservedly.
Here is the YouTube link of Mastanamma’s channel: Country Foods