YouTube has unveiled its third music cohort, the #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2023, as part of the worldwide #YouTubeBlackVoices Fund, which includes 40 musicians, composers, and producers from across the world.
Gyakie, a Ghanaian Afro-Fusion musician, has been announced as a member of the YouTube Black Voices Class of 2023.
This was revealed in a social media post by YouTube Music.
The songbird joins Ghanaian producer Juls as the only female Ghanaian performer to be recognized among a slew of Black Creators 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.
Gyakie, a songbird, has put Ghana on the map multiple times via her hard work and skill.
Gyakie’s life has been a roller coaster during the previous two years. “Forever,” her big single, topped the charts in Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya.
It was once the most Shazamed song, and it peaked at number one on Billboard’s Top Triller Global chart. She signed a deal with Sony Music and RCA, UK in March 2021. She was recently featured in the Grammy Herbal Tea session.
With all of her accomplishments and accolades, the quality of her music has never dipped, but has only become larger and better.
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