The 40 musicians, producers, and composers selected for the YouTube Black Voices Music Class of 2023 included Ghanaian vocalist Gyakie.
Ghanaians thanked Gyakie on social media for her accomplishment and for standing out for Ghana on a worldwide platform.
Gyakie, the stage name of popular Ghanaian singer Jacqueline Acheampong, has achieved yet another “first Ghanaian female” distinction.
Nigeria’s Asake, Ghanaian-British producer Juls, and other class members from Brazil, South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Jamaica are included on the list.
2020 saw the beginning of YouTube Music’s multi-year, US$100 million program, which aims to give up-and-coming Black creatives the tools they need to flourish on the video-sharing website.
Gyakie and her peers will receive seed money to go toward expanding their channels.
Additionally, she will have access to networking and training programs for wellness, fan engagement, and production.
Ghanaians React to Gyakie Being Selected for the Class of 2023 on YouTube.
Many people took to their preferred social media sites to congratulate Gyakie on her accomplishment.
— Song Bird (@Gyakie_) November 15, 2022
Gyakie has been nominated for YouTube Black Voices 2023 🇬🇭👸 pic.twitter.com/sO3MsYyN2L
— Mempeasem President (@AsieduMends) November 16, 2022