Nigerian singers, Ckay, Omah Lay has been inducted into YouTube Music’s Black Voices Class of 2022 along with Uber Talented and trending Nigerian Music producers, P.Prime and Telz.
Ckay, Omah Lay, P.Prime and Telz join a roster of 54 artists, songwriters and producers selected to join the YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2022. Among the acts from Australia, Brazil, Canada, USA and the UK are eight African artists based in Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. This was revealed on Thursday, the 21st of October 2021.
Supported by the #YouTube Black Voices Fund, the #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2022 is a development programme designed to directly support and mentor Black artists, songwriters & producers worldwide. The addition of songwriters and producers to the 2022 class demonstrates the continuation and expansion of Youtube’s efforts to support Black artists on the platform.
According to Youtube Music, these artists from around the world speak to the vastness of the pool of Black genius. Limitless in genre, identity, talent, innovation, and creativity, their voices and the music they make encapsulate the global experience of Black people–past, present, and future.
Omah Lay took to his Instagram page to share the exciting news. He wrote:
“Super proud to be part of #YoutubeBlack Voices Class of 2022!! Another step in this blessed journey! Thank you @youtubemusic #youtubemusic 💜“
Telz also expressed his delight at being included in the special class:
“Proud to be part of @youtubemusic’s #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2022. Subscribe to my channel and check out the full playlist now on #YouTubeMusic“
Watch video below: