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One-on-One with Wode Maya; Zeepay YT Creators Festival

Ghana’s Largest Creators Gathering; Zeepay YT Creators Festival

Digital Creatives

Dec. 2, 2021, 12:32 a.m.

Ghana saw the largest gathering of digital content creators at the first-ever Zeepay YT Creators festival last weekend. This initiative by Entamoty media ltd was one of the highly anticipated events in November, and the Governments’ official ‘Beyond the return’ event was forecasted. Africa’s most prominent digital creator, Mark Angel, Ghana’s top YouTuber Wode Maya, Kenya’s Miss Trudy, CEO of Menta Music, Yonny Friedman and the French Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Anne Sophie Avé, were some of the special guests of the festival.

The YT Creators City Tour

Visit Ghana Tour Bus at the Independence Square

The 3-day creators festival began with a tour for creators and influencers. There was a special meet and greet session amongst creators, the media, and Mark Angel. The Accra City tour with creators was a fun-filled and exciting road safari expedition with Ghana Tourism newly launched double-decker buses for experiencing Ghana. Creators were driven through Ako Adjei Interchange, Ring Road Central, Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, Accra Digital Center, Boxing Emporium, James Town, Lighthouse, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Independence Square and ended at ATIC. Content Creators and media enthusiasts filled the bus; all you could see were selfie sticks, tripods, cameras, and smartphones in the air just for them to catch a glimpse of the fantastic sceneries in Accra, Ghana.

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The YT Creators Summit

French Ambassador to Ghana (centre)

Held at the Zeepay headquarters, the Creators Summit 2021 featured as the main event of the festival. Activities at the summit included keynote presentations, one-on-one sessions with Andrew Takyi-Appiah - Managing Director Zeepay, Mark Angel and Wode Maya - West Africa’s top digital content creators, panel discussions, master classes, brainstorming, and virtual reality experience.

Despite being a full day’s summit, the Saturday event was engaging, informative, yet devoid of boredom; at one point, some participants didn’t want it to end. The master class was the most insightful session; creators gained practical insights from YouTube content monetisation, SEO algorithm growth, and basic video editing techniques.

Other Speakers included CEO of Zeepay Andrew Takyi-Appiah, CEO of Menta Music, Yonny Friedman, Media personality Jessica Osei - Saforo, Nadia Modoc, Steven Blessing Ackah and the French Ambassador to Ghana, H.E Anne Sophie Avé. Other Speakers who took on the panel discussion included MzGee, George Britton, Kwadwo Sheldon, Ivy Prosper and Lakeisha Ford. The summit ended with an exclusive influential party hosted by Zeepay Ghana.

YT Creators

YT Creators Awards & Concert

The creators’ Awards and concert at Accra City Hotel on Sunday 28th November climaxed the whole Zeepay YT Creators Festival. It was a night of glamour, fashion, and excellence. YT Creators turned up in their Afrocentric costumes looking all elegant and alluring for the night.

Here is a complete list of Awardees for the Night

YT Education Creator - Ramisa

YT Food creator - Tech Chef Africa

YT Comic Creator - Made in Ghana

YT Tech Creator - Rick Aqua

YT Couple Creator - Nii & AJ

YT Travel Creator - Ivy Prosper

YT Dance Creator - Incredible Ziggy

YT Video of the year - Ama Governor

YT News and media - Kofi Tv

YT Humanitarian Creator - Crime Check Tv

YT Entertainment Creator - Kwadwo Sheldon

YT Music Creator - Camidoh

YT Web Series Creator - Infatuations

YT Lifestyle Creator - Nappy Briggs

YT Discovery creator - Lifestyle ByRNA

YT Gospel Creator - Odehyieba Priscilla Ministry

YT Creator of The Year - Jessica Opare - Saforo

Most Influential Diaspora Creator - Wode Maya

Most Influential African Creator - Mark Angel

Mark Angel

Zeepay Ghana Limited received a Citation Of Appreciation for its work in promoting the digital content creation space.

According to Barimah Amoaning Samuel, Creative Director of the Zeepay YT Creators Festival, “the team’s goal is to establish a hub of content creators in Ghana where young people who wish to pursue digital content creation as a career will be trained and equipped with skills and given incentives like cameras, laptops, smartphones, and MiFi’s to assist in their everyday creation”. He appealed to both individuals and private organisations who wish to support this project to reach out to Entamoty Media because he believes that equipping young people with digital skills is one of the ways of reducing the unemployment rates amongst the youth in Africa.

The ZeePay YT Creators Festival and Awards is an Entamoty Media Initiative in partnership with ICS Africa Limited and support from Zeepay Ghana. Other notable partners include Mentamusic, Avance Media, Accra City Hotel, Africa World Airlines, Beyond the Return, Blogging Ghana, Ghana Gold Expo, Twellium Ghana, Edward Asare, Oasis Magazine Africa, Wiflix Ghana, Music Africa, pulse Ghana, WatsUp Tv, and Digital Times Africa.

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