Meet the African #YouTubeBlackVoices Creator Class of 2021

Black creators have played an important role in shaping the culture on YouTube. From fashion and comedy to politics, learning and wellness, Black creators have raised the bar for how creators engage with their audience, build community, and propel the platform forward.

The #YouTubeBlack community is filled with so many talented, brilliant, passionate, and driven creatives, and YouTube is honored to equip these awesome creators with additional resources to match their drive.

The platform developed the #YouTubeBlack Voices grant program¬† — an initiative dedicated to investing in Black creators and artists, and equipping them with the resources to succeed on the platform.

This grant program is part of their larger #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund, a global, multi-year commitment to empower Black creators and artists on the platform, as well as to produce and acquire new YouTube Original programs, focusing on racial justice and Black experiences.

Please meet the #YouTubeBlack Voices Creator Class of 2021!*

Akah Bants

Lagos, Nigeria

Dimma Umeh

Lagos, Nigeria

Eric Okafor

Lagos, Nigeria

Financial Bunny

Johannesburg, South Africa

Kaluhis Kitchen

Nairobi, Kenya

Kay Yarms

Johannesburg, South Africa

Lade Owolabi

Abeokuta, Nigeria

Iamdodos90

Lagos, Nigeria

Lasizwe Dambuza

Johannesburg, South Africa

MacG

Midrand, South Africa

Mitchelle Adagala

Nairobi, Kenya

Mumo

Nairobi, Kenya

Ofentse Mwase Films

Johannesburg, South Africa

Oscarmini

Abuja, Nigeria

Owamie Hlongwane Entertainment

Free State, South Africa

Patricia Kihoro

Nairobi, Kenya

Thato Rampedi

Pretoria, South Africa

Toast with Naledi

Johannesburg, South Africa

Tomike Adeoye

Lagos, Nigeria

Zeelicious Foods

Lagos, Nigeria

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