Kenya’s YouTubeBlack Voices Class Of 2021 Revealed.


by Muthoni Kimani January 14, 2021

Four talented Kenyan content creators are part of the first class of the #YouTubeBlack Voices creator grantees from Africa.

Patricia Kihoro, Mumo Wambua, Michelle and Kaluhi of Kaluhi’s kitchen are the Kenyan creators who will represent the country in the Class of 2021. It is a diverse selection as each of the creators is brilliant in their different fields.

Patricia Kihoro, best known for her Tusker project fame days, is a seasoned lifestyle and beauty vlogger. Mumo is the brains behind ‘Mumo photography’ and essentially, the man behind the lens.

Kaluhi is an award-winning food blogger and the founder of Kaluhi’s kitchen which has garnered praise and acclaim since its inception in 2016. She has since been featured in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Food Network, and CNN.

Michelle Adagala is a fitness enthusiast who turned her lifestyle into her career. She has since thrived in promoting health, wellness, and fitness through her channel.

They are among the 20 grantees selected across Africa from Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Alex Okosi, MD, Emerging Markets, YouTube EMEA, had this to say; “In the coming months, we will work closely with the Class of 2021 to grow the creator’s channels. This will include dedicated partner support through our team of growth specialists, seed funding invested into the development of their channels, and participation in an intensive, 3-week incubator program, followed by ongoing bespoke training, workshops, and networking programs,”

The four Kenyans are part of 132 creators from around the world participating in the Class of 2021. Youtube’s grant programme, will provide the creators with resources to help them succeed on the video platform.

Alex Okosi added; “The #YouTubeBlack community is filled with so many passionate, talented, brilliant, and driven creatives. We’re honoured to give these awesome creators additional resources to match their drive,” Not forgetting the sensational boyband Sauti Sol will be the artists representing Kenya.