The grand finale was graced by some of Bollywood’s biggest celebrities and Indian influencers namely Sonu Sood, Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, Vivek Oberoi and many more
Mumbai, 01 April, 2022: Josh, India’s fastest growing and most engaged short-video app concluded the grand finale of Josh WAKAO, India’s biggest influencer festival which recognized and celebrated the Indian influencer community, in Mumbai at Hotel Sahara Star on the evening of 31st March.
Spanning the course of a month, Josh WAKAO was centered around the passion and energy that fueled one’s craft and encouraged users to unleash their WAKAO. The festival witnessed participation from across the country in genres such as fashion, dance, fitness, entertainment, and food. The top 10 finalists under each genre competed against each other at the grand finale. The teams were led by famous Josh influencers such as Eshan Masih, Sana Sultan, Faiz Baloch, Hasnain and Adnaan. Team Eshan emerged as the winning team from which the following five were declared winners from their respective genres:
- Fitness - Sufiyan
- Fashion - Jazzy
- Dance - Akash
- Entertainment - Sabir
- Food - Shivani
“Josh WAKAO is a one-of-a-kind influencer festival that recognizes influencers and showcases one’s passion and creativity for their craft. I congratulate the winners who brought their A game to this game show format that we call JOSHWAKAO. At Josh, we are committed to building experiences and providing the right opportunity that celebrates Bharat’s vast and diverse influencer community and we strive to create compelling formats that are exciting and innovative. With properties like Josh Wakao, we strive to remain ahead of the curve in enriching the potential of creators while ensuring a full on entertaining, creator centric experience for our audiences.” said Seher Bedi, Head of Josh Studios, at the event.
“I would like to congratulate all the Josh WAKAO participants for putting up such a great show. All the participants have displayed so much passion and dedication and it was a privilege to guide and mentor the talent that each of them showcased. I would also like to thank the team at Josh for providing a platform that recognises creators across the country and supports and encourages them to move beyond”, said Sonu Sood.
Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, who very recently got associated with Josh was thrilled to be a part of her first Josh event. “The passion and the dedication displayed by each of the creators is truly admirable and I congratulate the winners for their spectacular content. Being a part of Josh WAKAO has been an honor and a wonderful experience! I thank the Josh team for giving me the opportunity to be associated with this festival, and would like to congratulate them for putting together this amazing platform to support the young talent in our country”, said Harnaaz Sandhu.
Josh WAKAO was kickstarted on the Josh app where interested creators participated by uploading content on the app using the hashtag #JoshWakao. The participants were mentored and evaluated by some of the biggest Bollywood stars such as Sonakshi Sinha, Dino Morea, Karan Wahi, Malaika Arora, Vivek Oberoi, Prabhudeva, Raftaar, Sonu Sood, Jannat Zubair, Laxmi Rai, Miss Universe Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu and India’s first Masterchef Pankaj Bhadouria.
Josh is a made-in-India, short-video app launched in August 2020 by VerSe Innovation. It represents a confluence of India's top 1000+ best creators, 20000 strong managed community of 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. Josh is currently the fastest growing and most engaged short-video app in India with over 139 million MAUs (Monthly Active Users), 68 million DAUs (Daily Active Users) and 23 minutes average time spent.