Miss Mandi, Four Other Kenyan Content Creators Set To Receive YouTube Funding

Media personality and self-declared throwdown queen Mandi Sarro has been selected by YouTube as one of four Kenyan content creators to join its global BlackVoices fund initiative.

As part of the initiative, Miss Mandi, as she is popularly known, and the other 3 Kenyans will receive seed funding that will go towards developing their YouTube channels.

The news comes a week after Miss Mandi sparked online conversation following bullying allegations levelled against the ex-radio presenter by a former co-worker.

After three days of trending on social media, the food YouTuber expressed remorse over the situation in a lengthy apology.

Miss Mandi and the three Kenyans are among 26 YouTube content creators on the continent drawn from Nigeria and South Africa and 135 others globally picked for the program.

The YouTube BlackVoices Fund will also provide the creatives with such beneficial programs including training, workshops and networking opportunities.

Other Kenyan YouTubers who have been selected for the initiative are Wendy Angel Nangayo (Angel Lately), Cheyenne Chelimo (cheymuv), and Justus Nandwa (Shared Moments with Justus).

Alex Okosi, MD, Emerging Markets, YouTube EMEA , said: “We are excited to be working with an outstanding group of young and talented African creators who understand that content that resonates with their audience is both entertaining and thought-provoking.”

This is the second class of African creators in the YouTube BlackVoices Fund, with the first in 2021 welcoming 133 grantees from Australia, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and United States.

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