Sensational Nigerian singer and songwriter, Joeboy has been selected alongside fast-rising Ghanaian music act, Black Sheriff for YouTubes 2022 Foundry class.
They were both selected out of 30 musicians from 15 different nations.
The workshop comprised musicians from various genres, according to Naomi Zeichner, Lead for YouTube Artist Partnerships, in a statement on Tuesday.
Nigeria and Ghana are represented in the class by Joeboy and Black Sheriff, respectively.
The program, according to Zeichner, was started in 2015 and has so far helped 250 independent artists. Its goal is to help artists develop sustainable careers on their own.
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According to Addy Awofisayo, SSA YouTube Music Lead, YouTube believes that decreasing the entrance barrier will enable music artists to develop and connect with a worldwide audience.
According to Awofisayo, Foundry would help the artists navigate a brand-new, increasingly digital industry so they could connect with fans and make money.
She claimed that Foundry was made for independent musicians who wanted to succeed on their own and who needed assistance navigating the challenges of the modern music business.
She claims that YouTube offers seed financing for content production that can be utilized for formats for making videos, support for partner strategy, and marketing promotion.
The 15 countries represented at the Foundry Class 2022 are the United States, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Ghana, Nigeria, Mexico, Australia, United Kingdom, Colombia, France, Japan, India, Canada, Netherlands.