Jin Lim is a Malaysian radio DJ on Hitz.fm and one half of the Malaysian video-making sensation JinnyBoyTV. He is now renowned for the short films he puts up on his YouTube channel – which happens to have 50,000 subscribers and counting.
Jin pursued his studies in Marketing and Advertising at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. He then returned home and started working for the promotions department of Hitz.fm, Malaysia’s leading English-language radio station. But it wasn’t long before he was offered a gig as a radio announcer for the station.
Jin soon set up a YouTube channel under the name “JinnyboyTV”. It was meant to be an avenue for him to post videos of his radio interviews so non-radio listeners would have the chance to watch them. He had no intention of being a filmmaker. However when Jin made Ah Wing – Malaysia’s Number 1 Salesman, it surpassed his expectations – racking up to 103,000 views in four days and flooding his inbox with fan emails.
That which what was meant to be a one-off became the start of a new adventure. Jin and his buddy Reuben Kang, also one of the stars of the Ah Wing video, decided to embark on a new adventure and continued making short films.
Since then, JinnyboyTV has enjoyed even more success with the Youtube series ABUDEN?! and My Generasi. The latter received one million views in four days after going viral on Facebook.