December 03, 2022
Investigation

Harry Potter-loving North Korean vlogger comes from elite family close to Kims

NK News finds Song A lived in the UK with her diplomat father and is great-granddaughter of top military commander

An 11-year-old North Korean girl posing as an independent YouTuber keen on spreading “surprising” content about the country to foreign viewers comes from one of Pyongyang’s top elite families, an NK News investigation has found. 

According to South Korean lawmaker Tae Yong-ho, the North Korean vlogger Im Song A is the daughter of a diplomat named Im Jun Hyok whom he worked with at the DPRK Embassy in London. Tae defected in 2016.