Meet Kumu x PARCINQ Finalists: Aldwin Steven Go and John Bryan Carnaje
Aldwin Steven Go
From ranking 13th place in his first campaign to 75 Tier 1 wins in three years, it’s pretty self-explanatory that Aldwin Steven Go’s record speaks volume. Passionate, fun, and interactive, PARCINQ is proud to have someone like Aldwin on board.
“The PARCINQ campaign really interested me because, after seeing the first cover, I was truly amazed by how they showcased Kumu streamers in the magazine—a dream I've had for a long time. They were really friendly and easy to work with,” he gushes.
For Aldwin, Kumu transformed into more than just a revenue stream—it became his escape from the grips of anxiety and depression during the pandemic. “KUMU became my savior. I’m always grateful for all the people who made this possible.”
Singing and creating fun conversations are what Aldwin does best. He never misses studying songs in the morning, exploring new ones in the evening, and interacting with his viewers during the stream. His unwavering dedication to the craft allowed him to effortlessly forge authentic connections within the KUMUnity, and that is what Aldwin finds the most fulfilling part of being a Kumu content creator.
After the campaign, Aldwin plans to elevate his streams and offer more entertaining content. Doing a talk show with his co-streamers or collaborating with Miss Small Laude for fun-filled content is up on his wish list, so make sure you’ve hit Aldwin’s (@aldwinsteven) follow button on Kumu to never miss that one out when it’s realized.
“It doesn't matter how many viewers or supporters you have; as long as there is one who believes in you, continue. It's not always about the quantity; it's about the quality of support you are receiving,” Aldwin shares as his guiding words.
John Bryan Carnaje
Prometheus’ quote, “Big things have small beginnings,” perfectly encapsulates John Bryan Carnaje’s Kumu journey. Already doing livestreams on a different platform, you would expect JB’s transition to Kumu to be smooth sailing, but it was far from easy.
“I remember at my first level of streaming, no one was watching me,” recalls JB. It must have felt really tough, but JB only persevered. All his efforts have paid off after three years as he now has his unbreakable Jbelievers family.
JB finds joy in forming genuine connections with his audience online. As an event singer, there’s no better way to connect than through a language everybody understands. “Since I am a musician, I have discovered that people need music to calm their hearts and minds,” he shares. But even so, there are still negative comments that stresses him out, which he revealed as his biggest challenge thus far.
Like many others, Kumu has evolved into a lifeline for JB. It’s what also ignited him to participate in the campaign again. The Kumu x PARCINQ campaign excites him, not just for the experience but for the support it brings to his family.
Although this is JB's second time with PARCINQ, he enjoyed the journey as much as the last one. “Meeting and getting to know the rest of the campaign winners at the shoot was the most memorable for me.”
JB ensures he takes a break from livestreaming to keep his mental health in check. Aside from his passion for music, JB would like to explore life coaching and mental health support in his content soon. Add or follow @jbcarnaje on Kumu to get a taste of his offerings.
Photography by Rxandy Capinpin
Art Direction by Joe Andy
Styling by Mark Ranque
Fashion film by Ian Francisco with Video Associate Anghel Millar Words
Interview by Kryzzle Cailing
Makeup by Nadynne Esguera Grooming
Hair by Mycke Arcano
Produced in partnership with Kumu