YouTube has announced its third music cohort, the #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2023 which includes 40 artists, songwriters, and producers from around the world and Gyakie’s name has popped up in the mix.
Gyakie and Juls, a Ghanaian producer, are the only Ghanaians named in the pool of other creative minds from around the world.
As a member of the BVF Class of 2023, Gyakie as well as over 30 named Black creators including Nigeria’s BNXN, Asake, America’s production duo, Take A Daytrip and South Africa’s MashBeatz will be equipped with the right resources and support to help amplify their voices in a way like no other.
YouTube will work closely with the Class of 2023 to provide dedicated partner support, seed funding to help develop their channels, bespoke training, workshops and networking programs.
The Class of 2023 list of artists, songwriters and producers includes Coco Jones, Babyface Ray, Larry June, Yvngxchris, Armani White, Yves Tumor, MIKE, Chicocurlyhead, Tempest, Madeline Edwards, TOBi, Honey Dijon, Unknown T, Nova Twins, Kali Claire, Rincon Sapiência, Black Pantera, Karen Francis, BLESSED, BNXN, Asake, Gyakie, and Kamo Mphela, along with songwriters and producers including Tayla Parx, Take A Daytrip, MarcLo, Jozzy, Tiffany Red, Hitkidd, Kal Banx, NGLISH, Soaky Siren, Jin Jin, Juls, Carla Marie, MashBeatz, Ukweli, TH4I, A.B. Original, and Tia Gostelow.