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Asake, BNXN, Gyakie, Taaooma Among #YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2023

Asake, BNXN, Gyakie, Taaooma Among #YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2023

For the third year in a row, YouTube has reiterated its efforts support black creators and Africa’s creative economy through the 2023 #YouTubeBlack Voices creators and artist cohorts. The initiative is a followup to a global multi-year commitment made by YouTube in 2020 to uplift and grow Black creators, artistes, producers and songwriters on the platform.

Of the 135 #YouTubeBlack Voices Creators selected from all over the world, forty are form Sub-Saharan Africa. Their names were announced at the YouTube Black Africa celebration held in Cape Town, South Africa on November 15, 2022. The artistes representing Nigeria on the music list are Asake and BNXN. Gyakie was selected as the only participant from Ghana, while Kamo Mphela represents South Africa. Nairobi-based music producer, Ukweli, and South African producer, MashBeatz, will be joining 17 global #YouTubeBlack Voices producers.

Asake, BNXN, Gyakie, Taaooma Among #YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2023

YouTube will support grantees with $20,000 and $50,000 as seed funding. They will also have a dedicated partner support for six months and have the opportunity to participate in programs including bespoke training, workshops and networking spread out across the year. In the event, the MD, Emerging Markets, YouTube EMEA, Alex Okosi YouTube declared support for Black creatives. He said,

“We are seriously interested in the growth of the creative community in Africas. For the creators, artists, songwriters and producers that will be joining this third cohort, we will go beyond the initial training to measure our success with them over a long-term period, thereby ensuring that they achieve sustained success.”

He also announced that YouTube will be directly investing in more than 500 creators and artists from across the world to support, grow, and fund their channels and content development through the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund in the next few years.

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Here is the list of some African creators selected for the #YouTubeBlack Voices Creator Class of 2023

Stylebyreme Egbor Osereme Nigeria
Femi Olaniyan Oluwafemi Olaniyan Nigeria
Pot of Flavours Latifat Kilani Nigeria
Korty eo Korty EO Nigeria
Denixx Kreatives Dennis Akpan Nigeria
Louis ihuefo Louis Ihuefo Nigeria
Bof games Oluebube Belonwu Nigeria
234drive Olatunbosun Gbenga Nigeria
Football Fans Tribe Tokoni Iderima Nigeria
Chantel Anyanwu Kelechi Anyanwu Nigeria
IFY’S KITCHEN Ifeyinwa Mogekwu Nigeria
Kagan Segun Oladapo-Ogunsanya Nigeria
Izzi Boye Izzi Boye Nigeria
TAAOOMA’s Cabin Maryam Apaokagi Nigeria
Foodies And Spice Gina Ehikodi-Ojo Nigeria
Madam Speaker Perseverance Maremeni South Africa
Muzi Sambo Muzikayifani Sambo South Africa
Reggie Mohlabi Reginald Mohlabi South Africa
Perima’s Kitchen Solina Naidoo South Africa
Zillewizzy Matlala Mokgehle South Africa
Tsoanieskits Tsoanelo Moyo South Africa
Thuli Madlamuka Thulile Dlamuka South Africa
Moghelingz Banele Ndaba South Africa
Seithati Letsipa Seithati Letsipa South Africa
coffeenomilk Clalissa Magunde South Africa
OhSmallstuff Oyisa Matebese South Africa
Mzwandile & Siza Mzwandile and Siza Ndlovu South Africa
Centtwinz TV Innocent and Millicent, Sadiki and Mashile South Africa
Sinikiwe Kademaunga Sinikiwe Kademaunga South Africa
Tumi Moliko Tumelo Moliko South Africa
African Real Estate Martin Kihara Kenya
Agatha Nkirote Agatha Nkirote Kenya
Suzyshomestead Susan Muriithi Kenya
Kenyan Entrepreneur Sebastian Ngida Kenya
Diy with Jojo Joanne Wanja Kenya
Wongel Zelalem Wongel Zelalem Kenya
Kane’s Kitchen Affair Juliet Kane Kenya
ONR Olive Nkirote Kenya
Kate Kendy Kate Kendy Wanjiku Kenya
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  • by Christine
    Posted November 18, 2022 10:14 am 0Likes

    Thanks very nice blog!

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