20 local creators selected for YouTube Black Voices Fund

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Back in the 300th month of 2020, also called October, YouTube put out a call for creators to apply for funding through the YouTube Black Voices Fund.

This fund amounts to $100 million and was created with the goal of highlighting the stories of Black creators on the platform.

Today, YouTube has announced the 20 creators who will receive a grant from YouTube to grow their platforms.

“We’re excited to spotlight Black creatives from the African continent and amplify their voices as they create original content on our platform,” managing director for Emerging Markets at YouTube EMEA, Alex Okosi said of the announcement.

“African creators on YouTube are reshaping the power of our platform by providing a unique perspective on all manner of topics from fashion and comedy to politics, learning and wellness. Through their content, these creators continue to raise the bar for how others engage with their audiences and build community on our platform,” Okosi said.

YouTube hasn’t disclosed how much creators can expect to receive through this grant.

We’ve compiled a list of the creators that will receive a grant through this programme as well as their channels and the country they live in.

Congratulations to all of the creators.

Creator Channel Country
Akah Bants Akah Bants Nigeria
Dimma Umeh Dimma Umeh Nigeria
Eric Okafor Eric Okafor Nigeria
Nicolette Mashile Financial Bunny South Africa
Kaluhi Adagala Kaluhi’s Kitchen Kenya
Kay Ngonyama Kay Yarms South Africa
Lade Owolabi Lade Owolabi Nigeria
Dodos Uvieghara Iamdodos90 Nigeria
Lasizwe Dambuza Lasizwe Dambuza South Africa
MacG MacG South Africa
Mitchelle Adagala Mitchelle Agadala Nigeria
Mumo Mumo Kenya
Ofentse and Nelisiwe Mwase Ofentse Mwase Films South Africa
Oscar Frank Oscarmini Nigeria
Owamie Hlongwane Owamie Hlongwane South Africa
Patricia Kihoro Patricia Kihoro Kenya
Thato Rampedi Thato Rampedi South Africa
Naledi Monamodi Toast with Naledi South Africa
Tomike Adeoye Tomike Adeoye Nigeria
Winnie Emmanuel Zeelicious Foods Nigeria
Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.