In celebration of Africa month, YouTube is embarking on a series of events that will see content creators across Africa benefiting from regular training sessions as part of YouTube’s commitment to growing Africa’s content ecosystem.
According to YouTube, content creators will receive support through virtual and in-person training and workshops to help creators grow their channels and enhance their skills.
The sessions will include a Creator 360 virtual workshop that will allow content creators to join forces and share skills with others, as well as in-person Creator Day workshops, which industry experts will lead to assist content creators in learning the skills necessary to continue growing on YouTube.
YouTube also announced the return of the YouTube Africa Day Concert in partnership with Idris Elba as part of the Africa Month lineup.
The concert will include an in-person event in Nigeria that will be live-streamed on the platform and features Africa’s famous artists.
Alex Okosi, Emerging Markets Managing Director for YouTube EMEA, said, “We are proud of YouTube for creating a platform that shares Africa’s creativity with the world. YouTube plays an essential role in emerging Africa’s unique cultural stories to global audiences. By celebrating Africa month through these events, we continue to highlight and elevate the work of content creators.”
Furthermore, virtual training initiatives such as the #YouTubeBlackVoices Funds and the YouTube Shorts Fund are established to reward content creators for their contributions.
Angel Lately, Cheymuv, Mandi Sarro and Justus Nandwa are among 26 content creators selected from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa to join the 135 creator-strong 2022 #YouTubeBlack voices training initiatives.
Content creators will receive funding and support to help them develop their channels and grow their YouTube platform.