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.
|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|
|Lasizwe Dambuza||Lasizwe Dambuza||South Africa|
|Mitchelle Adagala||Mitchelle Agadala||Nigeria|
|Ofentse and Nelisiwe Mwase||Ofentse Mwase Films||South Africa|
|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|