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2023 YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Application Portal and Eligibility

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Black Voices Fund empowers hundreds of creators and music artists from all around the world to celebrate Black joy and elevate authentic stories on YouTube. What is the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund? #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund is a multi-year commitment dedicated to spotlighting and growing Black creators and music on our platform, by giving them access to resources to help them thrive on YouTube. Over 300 grantees hailing from the United States, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, South Africa, and Nigeria have benefitted from the Fund. This incredible group includes musicians, beauty entrepreneurs, comedians, activists, poets, personal trainers, parents, photographers, gamers and more. Benefits of YouTubeBlack Voices Fund If selected for the fund, you’ll receive resources including: Seed funding invested into the development of your channel. Bespoke trainings, workshops, and networking opportunities throughout the year. Access to exclusive sessions focused on product

YouTube Commits $20,000, $50,000 As Seed Funding For 2023 YouTubeBlack Voices Cohorts

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YouTube has announced the expansion of efforts to support creators and the creative economy in Africa through the 2023 #YouTubeBlackVoices creators and artist cohorts.   Now in its third year, the initiative is a follow-up to a global, multi-year commitment made in 2020 to uplift and grow Black creators, artists, songwriters, and producers on the platform.   Forty creators from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) will be part of the 135 #YouTubeBlack Voices Creators selected globally who are enrolled into the cohort.   Among the 23 #YouTubeBlack Voices Artists selected for the programme are African fast-rising musical artists, Asake from Nigeria, Gyakie from Ghana, Kamo Mphela from South Africa, and BNXN from Nigeria. The cohort will also include Hip Hop producer MashBeatz from South Africa and Nairobi-based producer Ukweli, who will be joining 17 #YouTubeBlack Voices Songwriters and Producers globally.   As support from YouTube, grantees will receive $20,000 and $50,000 as seed

ASAKE, Joshua Erabu , Femi Olaniyan, Adanna Madueke, Others Feature in YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2023

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The YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2023 awardees are selected under the following categories: Artists, Songwriters and Producers, Animation, Gaming, and Tech, Learning, Finance, and Business, Lifestyle, Family, and Culture, Food, Entertainment and Podcasts, Fashion and Beauty, Fitness and Hobbies, and Commentary and Vlogs. List of YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2023 for Funding   YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2023: Artists Cocojonessings - 607K subscribers   Gyakie Music - 584K subscribers   Rincon Sapiência - 383K subscribers   Unknown T - 157K subscribers   BLESSED - 20.1K subscribers   ASAKE - 374K subscribers   Kamo Mphelaxx - 297K subscribers   Armani White - 246K subscribers   Babyface Ray - 221K subscribers   Larry June - 204K subscribers   Gyakie Music - 584K subscribers   Rincon Sapiência - 383K subscribers   Yvngxchris - 204K subscribers   Bnxn TYE - 117K subscribers   YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2023: Songwriters and