Global video-sharing company and Google product, YouTube, has announced its intent to launch $20,000 and $50,000 grants, in a bid to support African creators.
The initiative will be happening for the whole of 2023’s #YouTubeBlackVoices creators and artist cohorts. The initiative is also expected to support video content creators and the creative economy in Africa.
Alex Okosi, who is the managing director (Emerging Markets) for YouTube EMEA, revealed the plans in a statement he made just recently.
“As support from YouTube, grantees will receive $20,000 and $50,000 as seed funding.” Mr. Okosi had said.
The 23 #YouTubeBlack Voices shortlisted Artists selected for the program include but are not limited to African fast-rising musical artists like Nigeria’s Asake, Ghana’s Gyakie, Kamo Mphela, MashBeatz from South Africa, and Nairobi-based producer Ukweli.
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