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26 talented African YouTube Creators join Black Voices Class of 2022

YouTube is announcing that 26 talented African creators will join the global Black Voices Creator Class of 2022. They are selected as part of 133 creators from around the world and across various niches. Including 40 from US and Canada, 35 from Brazil, and 34 from the United Kingdom. They will receive access to resources such as partner support and seed funding to help them grow on YouTube.

We’re excited to introduce you to the 26 #YouTubeBlack Voices creator grantees from Africa in 2022!

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Speaking about the announcement Youtube says “We’re are excited to introduce you to the 26 YouTube Black Voices creator grantees from Africa in 2022. Over the next year, we’ll work closely with these African creators. Offering them dedicated partner support, seed funding invested into the development of their channels, and participation in an intensive development program. That will focus on training in production, community engagement and wellbeing, followed by ongoing workshops and networking programs.”

Last year YouTube launched the YouTubeBlack Voices Fund to directly support Black creators and artists so that they can thrive on YouTube. The first cohort just like this year included 133 creators from across the world. It also announced the YouTube Black Voices artist class of 2022 to support and mentor black artists and producers, selecting artists from Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa. The company says this support helped them to hit new subscriber milestones and lead meaningful discussions.

The 26 African YouTube creators and grantees come from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. They include technology reviewer Fisayo Fosudo, entertainers The Ndlovu’s Uncut and lifestylist Cheyenne. Check out the full list of Africa’s YouTube Black Voices Creator Class of 2022 below.

YouTube Black Voices Creator Class of 2022 Africa grantees

Abigail Gugulethu Nyatsumba – South Africa

Adaeze – Nigeria

Angel Lately – Kenya

Cheyenne Muvunyi – Cheymuv – Kenya

Chinyere Nneka Abang – Nigeria

Critics Company – Nigeria

Data Pepple  – Nigeria

Defining Media – South Africa

Fisayo Fosudo – Nigeria

 Fummeeee – Funmi – Nigeria

Hn clothings – Haven, Chikodinaka – Nigeria

The Ndlovu’s Uncut – Hungani and Stephanie Ndlovu – South Africa

Shared Moments with Justus – Kenya

Mandi Sarro – Kenya

Manjra, Aarif Muhhamad – South Africa

Michelle Expert – South Africa

Mlungisi Nkosi – South Africa

Mpoomy Ledwaba – South Africa

Nico Nomyayi  – South Africa

Nozibele Qamngana – South Africa

Skybelle – Amaka – Nigeria

Steven Ndukwu – Nigeria

TNC Africa -Wale – Nigeria

The Tshegofatso – Tshegofatso Isaac – South Africa

Ummeeta Rabiu – Halima Yusuf Rabiu – Nigeria

Xukununu_Bold – Xukununu Ntsetselelo Makaela – South Africa

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