Interview with Nikolais (@nikogargiulo)

Interview with Nikolais (@nikogargiulo)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

(forgive me the English but I’m Italian I don’t speak very well)

Bye! I started a YouTube channel in 2010 and today it has become my full-time profession. I actively collaborate with many brands and have recently written an article about me, but many articles have been written over the years. I tell stories in the form of vlogs shot my way, many have called me a director but it is a very huge word for me. I attach below the translation of the article that talks about me.


“Who is Nikolais, the vlogger who conquered YouTube with an iPhone. Known on social media as Nikolais, Niko Gargiulo is one of the most amazing and prolific creators of the moment. Only with a smartphone and a superfine assembly, can he speak with simplicity about life. We can all have a superpower on our hands: telling stories with a video. There are those who succeed particularly well, such as Niko Gargiulo aka Nikolais, born in 1996, Born in Rome, Niko Gargiulo is known in the now crowded “alleys” of the web as Nikolais. And in just over a year, thanks to his “Side Vlogs” he has collected millions of views on YouTube. Not an easy feat in an increasingly competitive landscape, and in which to emerge is never taken for granted. He is currently one of the most followed vloggers in Italy, but not everyone knows that behind the now iconic sought-after shots – hides the profile of a former waiter with a first-rate talent, born in Rome, but raised in Cerveteri, has moved his first steps on the web already 10 years ago, producing sketch comedies already seen by thousands of people. Yet for a year now, thanks to his “collateral vlogs” he has managed to reach an even wider audience, collecting several successful collaborations up to the Minister of University and Research. “It was fun to show up in such an institutional place with a smartphone, a tripod and a microphone.” Niko actively collaborates with, a well-known student portal that collects over 5 million monthly accesses to the portal. The success, perhaps unexpected, led him to Milan for 2 weeks, where he began to take his first steps in various influencer marketing agencies, before finally landing at, a well-known student portal that boasts over 5 million monthly accesses to the portal.”

Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?

I was the first vlogger in Italian history to be invited to the Ministry of the University for a collaboration with the Minister. > link of the vlog with the minister.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?

I believe that regardless of everything a person has to pursue their dreams regardless of money, the time we have to live is the most precious thing we have.

None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

My dad was the first to believe in me despite the first horrible videos. he died in 2013 and I hope he is watching me.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

My purpose with the videos is to leave food for thought to become a better person and to stimulate a change that improves the world. Thanks to (company for Italian students) we are changing the school and this will allow everyone to leave a better world.

Do you have a favorite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

In my opinion we can all give our contribution to improve ourselves and the world around us, and knowing that many people see my videos, makes me understand that I have a great responsibility … and how my favorite superhero teaches me .. . “With great power comes great responsibility”

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Obviously on my YouTube channel (verified profile)>
and on instagram! >

Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article? 

I would like to underline the impact my vlogs have on people and the insights they can bring.

example of articles: