The Youtube Black Africa Creators Week Has Begun

Digital Creatives

Nov. 25, 2020, 3:24 p.m.

Youtube’s first virtual program for African creators has begun. Dubbed Youtube Black Africa Creators Week, the program is dedicated to engage, educate and inspire African creators to grow their platform.

The programme began on Monday, and will run till 27th November, will highlight topics like assessing channel performance and engagements and monetization of the platform by experts.

As part of the program, Africa's most subscribed to creator, Mark Angel will feature in the creator spotlight talk. Additionally, there will be Youtube training sessions and conversations geared towards improving creator collaboration and knowledge sharing.

YouTube will also celebrate creators like Dodos Uvieghara, Eric Okafor, and Kay Ngonyama with the Play Button Award for having their channels cross the 100 000 subscriber milestone.

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This region-wide virtual initiative, says Alex Okosi, MD, Emerging Markets, YouTube EMEA, demonstrates YouTube’s commitment to creators and artists in the region.

“Over the years we have built and nurtured strong relationships with Africa’s storytellers, and provided them with a platform to share their stories with the world,” says Okosi. “Top African creators and channels like Mark Angel Comedy, DJ Arch Jnr, Churchill Show and many others have grown from a handful of followers to having millions of fans globally.

“We remain committed to amplifying Black voices and providing a platform where Black African creators can thrive,” Okosi says.

The event will feature music performances by Fireboy, Niniola, Reekado Banks, Sauti Sol, Sho Madjozi, and dance showcases from Dream Catchers, Ikorodu Bois, Triplet Ghetto Kids.

Creators can register for the YouTube Black Africa Creators Week programme here.

YouTube Black Africa Creators Week will conclude with a 2-hour livestream closing event to celebrate African creativity.

It will be hosted by YouTube creator, Akah Nnani. The livestream event will be held on Friday, November 27 at 5pm GMT.


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