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YouTube has announced its expansion efforts to support creators and the creative economy in Africa with $20000 and $50000 respectively after selecting 40 creators from Sub-Saharan Africa to be part of the 2023 #YouTubeBlack Voices.

Alex Okosi, Managing Director, Emerging Markets, YouTube EMEA, said, “We are excited about the creators, musical artists and producers from Africa joining others from across the world in the 2023 #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund.

“The initiative is dedicated to equipping up-and-coming Black creators and artists with the resources to succeed on our platform.”

He said, “As support from YouTube, grantees will receive $20,000 and $50,000 as seed funding.”

Okosi said that they would receive dedicated partner support for six months and have the opportunity to participate in programmes including bespoke training, workshops and networking programmes spread out across the year.

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