JOHANNESBURG, South Africa; 14 November, 2016

Google tonight announced the winners of the inaugural Sub-Saharan African YouTube Awards. Held in other regions since 2007, the YouTube Awards celebrate the talent and creativity of the YouTube community.

Says Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, “We’re incredibly proud at YouTube to provide a platform that shares Africa’s creativity with the rest of the world. Films from Nollywood along with stories like the one of Olympic medalist Julius Yego show that inspiring talent and stories from anywhere can find a global audience. By holding our first ever YouTube Africa Awards, we hope to celebrate these incredible achievements, while also demonstrating our long-term commitment to the continent.”

YouTube content creators recognized tonight include Nigeria’s Mark Angel Comedy which features 6year old Emmanuella Samuel, Nigeria’s Channels Television, South African vlogger Suzelle DIY and South African musical channel Yellow Brick Cinema.

 

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