YouTube announces Black Voices Fund for Nigerian artists and creators

Must Read

- Advertisement -

YouTube today announced that artists and creators from Nigeria can apply for grants from its Black Voices Fund. The global $100m fund will, over the next three years, offer support to Black artists and creators so that they can thrive on YouTube. 

Interested artists and creators can apply for funding here.

The Black Voices Fund, says Alex Okosi, MD, Emerging Markets, YouTube EMEA, will invest with the intention to “present fresh narratives that emphasise the intellectual power, authenticity, dignity and joy of Black voices, as well as to educate audiences about racial justice”.

YouTube announces Black Voices Fund for Nigerian artists and creators
Alex Okosi YouTube Emerging Markets EMEA MD | www.brandspurng.com

The $100m fund was first announced in June. It has since been officially named the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund.

This year, says Okosi, the fund will be focusing its efforts on creators within the US, Brazil and Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. “Our goal is to expand funding to more countries over the course of the next three years,” he adds. “Additionally, we hope to provide a consistent drumbeat of educational training, workshops, and community events to Black creators and artists globally.”

- Advertisement -

The #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund is part of the work currently underway to ensure that YouTube is a place where Black artists, creators and users can share their stories and be protected.

Read Also:  Top Nigerian wedding dance entrances on YouTube

YouTube announces Black Voices Fund for Nigerian artists and creators Brandspurng1
Photo by Leon Bublitz on Unsplash

“Along with our commitment to amplifying marginalised voices on the content side, we are also investing in product and policy changes that will continue to advance YouTube’s mission of giving everyone a voice and showing them the world,” Okosi adds.

YouTube believes that it is only by taking a stand against those who would try to bully, harass, silence and intimidate others that it truly moves closer to achieving this mission. Its new efforts include ramping up enforcement and terminating more accounts that repeatedly post hateful comments. It is also in the process of rolling out product changes to make creator moderation tools more streamlined.

- Advertisement -

Launched in May 2005, YouTube is the world’s most popular online video community allowing billions of people to discover, watch and share the video. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube is a Google company. www.youtube.com.

- Advertisement -
spot_imgspot_img

Subscribe to BrandSpur Ng

Subscribe for latest updates. Signup to best of brands and business news, informed analysis and opinions among others that can propel you, your business or brand to greater heights.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest News

Schneider Electric

Manliki Joins Schneider Electric As Marketing Communications & Digital Lead

Arafat O. Manliki, former digital marketing manager at MTN has ended his 14-year career journey to resume his new position as the marketing communications...
bitcoin Central Bank digital currency Naira Bitcoiners Bitcoin Touches $18K, Crypto Asset Looks to Smash All-Time High, ETH Price Could Spike 20x

Bitcoin and Nigeria

- Advertisement -
spot_imgspot_img

Latest News

Manliki Joins Schneider Electric As Marketing Communications & Digital Lead

Arafat O. Manliki, former digital marketing manager at MTN has ended his 14-year career journey to resume his new...
- Advertisement -
BrandsPur Weekly Cartoons
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img