YouTube to Celebrate Africa Month with Training Events for Content Creators in Africa

YouTube has announced a series of events taking place throughout May to celebrate Africa Month, where Kenyan and other content creators across Africa will benefit from virtual and online training sessions. nobody.

The events aim to grow the ecosystem of African creators and spotlight and celebrate the artists and creatives driving the growth of Afrobeats and the African music industry.

Content creators in Africa will receive support from YouTube through virtual and in-person trainings and workshops to help them grow their channels and improve their skills. These include a Creator 360 virtual workshop, which will allow African content creators to collaborate and share their skills, and in-person workshops on Creators Day. They will be led by industry experts and will help budding creators learn the skills they need to continue to thrive on YouTube. YouTube will also be offering workshops as part of its Future Insiders program to allow aspiring producers and songwriters to benefit from hands-on training from veteran producers such as Sarz and Musa Keys.

The YouTube Africa Day Concert, in partnership with Idris Elba, will return for the third consecutive year as part of Africa Month programming. The concert will include an in-person event in Nigeria which will be streamed live on YouTube, featuring some of the continent’s hottest artists. The concert will once again commemorate Africa Day by using music as a platform to showcase African culture.

“We are extremely proud of YouTube for providing a platform that shares Africa’s creativity with the rest of the world. From music, fashion and beauty to the latest trending movements, YouTube plays an important role in bringing out and expressing Africa’s unique cultural stories to local and global audiences. By commemorating Africa Month through these impactful initiatives, we continue to spotlight and elevate the work of creators and artists who are at the forefront of the continent’s creative explosion,” says Alex Okosi, Managing Director, Emerging Markets, YouTube EMEA.

The virtual and in-person trainings build on past initiatives such as the #YouTubeBlackVoices funds and the YouTube Shorts Fund, a $100 million fund designed to reward creators who create creative and unique short films for their contributions. Earlier this year, Angel Lately, Cheymuv, Mandi Sarro and Justus Nandwa were among 26 selected creators from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa who joined the #YouTubeBlack Voice Creator Class 2022. The creators received funding startup funds as well as dedicated support to help them grow their channels and thrive on the YouTube platform.

Recently, the YouTube NextUp program, which aims to provide access to learning through one-on-one coaching, workshops and resources, was launched to amplify the growth of many successful creators in the region. YouTube continues to provide a platform for African creators who are dedicated to building audiences around the world, while building a business and generating revenue.

YouTube Music Africa Month 2022 activities are below;

AFRICA YOUTUBE MONTH ACTIVITY CALENDAR
ACTIVITY WHEN OR
Creator 360 May 10 – 11 Virtual
Creators Day in Kenya May 31st Kenya
Mzansi Creator Day May 19 – 20 South Africa
Africa Day Concert May 25 Nigeria
Music Future Insiders Program South Africa May 16 to 19 South Africa
CreatorDay Naija

Objective: to inspire, educate and engage creators

May 25

(10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

May 26

4pm-9pm

Nigeria
Music Future Insiders Program Nigeria May 25 – 27 Nigeria
An evening with YouTube (content and cocktails) May 26

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Nigeria

Evelyn C. Tobin