Eleven (11) Nigerians have been selected into the African #YouTubeBlackVoices Creator Class of 2022.
YouTube is announcing that 26 talented African creators will join the global Black Voices Creator Class of 2022. They are selected as part of 133 creators from around the world and across various niches. Including 40 from US and Canada, 35 from Brazil, and 34 from the United Kingdom. They will receive access to resources such as partner support and seed funding to help them grow on YouTube.
The 26 African YouTube creators and grantees come from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
Last year YouTube launched the YouTubeBlack Voices Fund to directly support Black creators and artists so that they can thrive on YouTube. The first cohort just like this year included 133 creators from across the world. It also announced the YouTube Black Voices artist class of 2022 to support and mentor black artists and producers, selecting artists from Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa. The company says this support helped them to hit new subscriber milestones and lead meaningful discussions.
According to YouTube:
“We’re are excited to introduce you to the 26 YouTube Black Voices creator grantees from Africa in 2022. Over the next year, we’ll work closely with these African creators. Offering them dedicated partner support, seed funding invested into the development of their channels, and participation in an intensive development program. That will focus on training in production, community engagement and wellbeing, followed by ongoing workshops and networking programs.”
Eleven Nigerians Selected Into African #YouTubeBlackVoices Creator Class Of 2022
- Abigail Gugulethu Nyatsumba – South Africa
- Adaeze – Nigeria
- Angel Lately – Kenya
- Cheyenne Muvunyi – Cheymuv – Kenya
- Chinyere Nneka Abang – Nigeria
- Critics Company – Nigeria
- Data Pepple – Nigeria
- Defining Media – South Africa
- Fisayo Fosudo – Nigeria
- Fummeeee – Funmi – Nigeria
- Hn clothings – Haven, Chikodinaka – Nigeria
- The Ndlovu’s Uncut – Hungani and Stephanie Ndlovu – South Africa
- Shared Moments with Justus – Kenya
- Mandi Sarro – Kenya
- Manjra, Aarif Muhhamad – South Africa
- Michelle Expert – South Africa
- Mlungisi Nkosi – South Africa
- Mpoomy Ledwaba – South Africa
- Nico Nomyayi – South Africa
- Nozibele Qamngana – South Africa
- Skybelle – Amaka – Nigeria
- Steven Ndukwu – Nigeria
- TNC Africa -Wale – Nigeria
- The Tshegofatso – Tshegofatso Isaac – South Africa
- Ummeeta Rabiu – Halima Yusuf Rabiu – Nigeria
- Xukununu_Bold – Xukununu Ntsetselelo Makaela – South Africa