YouTube has pulled two channels linked to R. Kelly after he was found guilty on all counts in a federal sex-trafficking trial last week. The disgraced singer was convicted by a federal jury in September in his sex trafficking trial, where prosecutors accused the singer of exploiting his stardom over a quarter-century to lure women…
YouTube's music streaming service reported Thursday it now has more than 50 million subscribers, saying it is growing quickly as it tries to close the gap with market-leader Spotify. YouTube Music trails rival Spotify, Amazon, and Apple but has been gaining ground, according to market tracker Midia Research. YouTube is a subsidiary of Google. Midia…
Creators of YouTube Shorts can now earn up to $10,000 based on viewership and engagement of their Shorts content as YouTube unveils a new $100 million YouTube Shorts Fund to be distributed over 2021-2022. The Shorts Fund is the first step in building a monetisation model for Shorts on YouTube and is a chance for…
Google on Tuesday unveiled a series of online safety measures for children including a private setting for videos uploaded by teens and safeguard for ads shown to users under 18. The new features, which come amid heightened concerns about online child exploitation and safety at a time of growing internet usage during the global pandemic,…
Nigerian artiste, Bella Shmurda has emerged the only African artiste on the list of YouTube’s global Foundry class of 2021. Shmurda joined the list of 27 artistes representing 14 countries and a broad spectrum of musical heritage this year. The global artistes development is to support independent musicians, helping them build sustainable careers on their…
From July 14, users in Nigeria and other parts of the world will be able to enjoy YouTube’s new short-form as YouTube announced the entrance of the beta version of YouTube Shorts in Nigeria.
“When the YouTube iOS app was first released, about 10 per cent of users were somehow uploading their videos upside-down. Engineers were puzzled until they took a closer look
Floyd Mayweather predictably dominated YouTube star, Logan Paul, on Sunday night in an eight-round exhibition fight in Miami before admitting it could have been his final performance.
Delhi Police Thursday arrested 27-year-old Gaurav Sharma, a YouTube content creator, for animal cruelty after a video showed his dog floating in the air with helium balloons strapped to his back. In the video posted on 22 May, which has been deleted since Sharma was first in a park with his mother and his dog…
Sho Majozi, Fireboy DML and Sauti Sol are some of the stars that will serenade music lovers with live performances as YouTube Music released a schedule of performances and music-industry related events in celebration of Africa month.
MTV Base, YouTube, and Idris Elba have announced the return of the Africa Day Concert 2021, which will be hosted by Golden Globe and SAG winner, Idris Elba on May 25.
As part of efforts to boost reading culture among youths, YouTube has unveiled “Africa Reading Challenge,” an online reading marathon featuring authors, influencers and key opinion leaders across the region.