This week, Monday 23rd to Friday 27th November, YouTube is holding its first virtual YouTube Black Africa Week, a week dedicated to engaging, educating and inspiring African creators to grow on the platform.
This one week programme will include expert-led masterclasses covering topics like assessing channel performance, understanding YouTube’s monetisation policies, a spotlight talk with Mark Angel who is Africa’s most subscribed endemic creator, amongst others.
If you are a content creator, this is an opportunity for you to learn tricks and hacks on how to continue growing your online community and also connect with other creators across the continent, share your struggles and even collaborate.
“Over the years we have built and nurtured strong relationships with Africa’s storytellers and provided them with a platform to share their stories with the world. Top African creators and channels like Mark Angel Comedy, DJ Arch Jnr, Churchill Show and many others have grown from a handful of followers to having millions of fans globally. We remain committed to amplifying Black voices and providing a platform where Black African creators can thrive,” said Alex Okosi, Managing director of Emerging Markets YouTube EMEA.
With so many incredible voices on YouTube, we must celebrate these individuals who are doing their best to make the internet a better space through amazing recipes and entertaining content to keep you laughing in the midst of a global crisis.
In no particular order here are five amazing Kenyan creators across different genres who have shared their creativity through food, music, beauty, travel, fashion and so much more.
- Chef Raphael who has literally cooked his way through the pandemic and proven that cooking doesn’t have to be complicated.
2. Rosina Sharon, a beauty queen, who, in my opinion has not yet received the recognition she deserves. She will awe you with her flawless looks and detailed makeup tutorials.
3. Richard Njau, is documenting Kenya’s musical history by telling the real life and inspiring stories of artists in the country.
4. The news these days is filled with a lot heaviness and we could all use some humor to get us through dark times. The Tales of the Crazy Kennar will bring you some much needed relief.
5. Ayrosh, a Kenyan singer-songwriter and guitarist who is gaining popularity through his music, a blend of folk-fusion in his vernacular- Kikuyu in addition to Swahili and English.
If you’re a creator, you can register for the YouTube Black Africa Creators Week programme HERE.