YouTube renews reading culture with first Africa Reading Challenge

YouTube Africa Reading Challenge

YouTube renews reading culture with first Africa Reading Challenge YouTube has launched its first YouTube Africa Reading Challenge, an online reading marathon featuring authors, influencers and key opinion leaders across Africa. In a bid to help popularise the work of African authors across the continent, the personalities will read extracts from The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, a novel by the African-born Nigerian poet Lola Shoneyin. According to a press statement on Wednesday, the book is an entertaining, perceptive and enlightening portrayal of polygamy in modern-day Nigeria. It reveals…

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REGISTER: YouTube hosts first virtual YouTube Black Africa Creators Week

YouTube Africa Reading Challenge

YouTube is this week (Monday 23 to Friday 27 November) holding its first virtual YouTube Black Africa Creators Week, a week dedicated to engaging, educating and inspiring African creators to grow on the platform. Highlights of the 1-week program include expert-led masterclasses covering topics like assessing channel performance and engaging a community, and understanding YouTube’s monetisation policies, among others. The programme also includes a creator spotlight talk with Mark Angel, Africa’s most subscribed endemic creator, YouTube training courses, and peer-driven open conversations aimed at improving creator collaboration and knowledge sharing.…

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YouTube announces $100m Black Voices Fund for Nigerian artists, creators

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, YouTube said in a statement on Thursday. 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…

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