Asake and BNXN are among the entertainers selected to represent Nigeria at the 2023 edition of the #YouTubeBlack Voices.

YouTube unveiled a cohort for the 2023 edition which comprises creators, music artistes, and producers from Africa on Wednesday.

Asake and BNXN are among the fast-rising artistes selected for the programme. Others on the list include Gyakie from Ghana and Kamo Mphela from South Africa.

The cohort will also include MashBeatz, the South African hip-hop producer, and Ukweli, the Nairobi-based producer.

According to YouTube, grantees will receive $20,000 and $50,000 as seed funding alongside other benefits during the one-year programme.

Speaking on the new cohort, Alex Okosi, managing director of emerging markets, YouTube EMEA, said the initiative would help spotlight the potential of those selected.

“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.

This is the third edition of the initiative, which started in 2020.

The artistes, songwriters, and producers will be required to set goals, develop a content strategy, and engage with their fans on YouTube with the assistance of a YouTube partner manager.

Below is Africa’s full list of #YouTubeBlack Voices creator class of 2023 and their countries:

YOUTUBE CHANNEL

CREATOR

COUNTRY

Stylebyreme

Egbor Osereme

Nigeria

Femi Olaniyan

Oluwafemi Olaniyan

Nigeria

Pot of Flavours

Latifat Kilani

Nigeria

Korty eo

Korty EO

Nigeria

Denixx Kreatives

Dennis Akpan

Nigeria

Louis ihuefo

Louis Ihuefo

Nigeria

Bof games

Oluebube Belonwu

Nigeria

234drive

Olatunbosun Gbenga

Nigeria

Football Fans Tribe

Tokoni Iderima

Nigeria

Chantel Anyanwu

Kelechi Anyanwu

Nigeria

IFY’S KITCHEN

Ifeyinwa Mogekwu

Nigeria

Kagan

Segun Oladapo-Ogunsanya

Nigeria

Izzi Boye

Izzi Boye

Nigeria

TAAOOMA’s Cabin

Maryam Apaokagi

Nigeria

Foodies And Spice

Gina Ehikodi-Ojo

Nigeria

Madam Speaker

Perseverance Maremeni

South Africa

Muzi Sambo

Muzikayifani Sambo

South Africa

Reggie Mohlabi

Reginald Mohlabi

South Africa

Perima’s Kitchen

Solina Naidoo

South Africa

Zillewizzy

Matlala Mokgehle

South Africa

Tsoanieskits

Tsoanelo Moyo

South Africa

Thuli Madlamuka

Thulile Dlamuka

South Africa

Moghelingz

Banele Ndaba

South Africa

Seithati Letsipa

Seithati Letsipa

South Africa

coffeenomilk

Clalissa Magunde

South Africa

OhSmallstuff

Oyisa Matebese

South Africa

Mzwandile & Siza

Mzwandile and Siza Ndlovu

South Africa

Centtwinz TV

Innocent and Millicent, Sadiki and Mashile

South Africa

Sinikiwe Kademaunga

Sinikiwe Kademaunga

South Africa

Tumi Moliko

Tumelo Moliko

South Africa

RUTHLESS FOCUS

CALEB OREM

Kenya

African Real Estate

Martin Kihara

Kenya

Agatha Nkirote

Agatha Nkirote

Kenya

Suzyshomestead

Susan Muriithi

Kenya

Kenyan Entrepreneur

Sebastian Ngida

Kenya

Diy with Jojo

Joanne Wanja

Kenya

Wongel Zelalem

Wongel Zelalem

Kenya

Kane’s Kitchen Affair

Juliet Kane

Kenya

ONR

Olive Nkirote

Kenya

Kate Kendy

Kate Kendy Wanjiku

Kenya