YouTube, Sarz Academy to train Nigerian producers, songwriters

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Youtube music in collaboration with Sarz Academy have decided to train upcoming music producers and songwriters in Nigeria.

In a bid to commemorate the 2022 Africa month, the three-day training series will help young producers and songwriters build  and hone their skills and abilities through hands-on training from famous music and industry leaders.

Although the training is a part of the YouTube’s Future Insider’s programme, Osabuohien Osaretin, popularly known as Sarz, explains the “objective has always been to help turn the enormous potential that exists in the music creative space into genuine accomplishments.”

Sarz Academy was founded in 2015 to help creatives thrive in the creative and business of entertainment. It is a non-governmental and non-profit organization dedicated to talent development

“We recognize that, although many young Nigerians possess the necessary abilities for the industry, many are unable to create a successful music career owing to a lack of grasp of the business and production foundations,” he said.

YouTube made the announcement earlier this week saying that a series of activities commemorating Africa Month will take place throughout the month of May.

Alongside technical production and business sessions, selected participants will have one on one sessions to learn digital marketing, brand development and so on. It also announced that Masterclasses will hold from the 25th to 27th of May, 2022. Interested participants can apply via the website


In appreciation to the Sarz Academy, Addy Awofisayo, YouTube’s Head of Music, Sub-Saharan Africa said “we are thrilled at the opportunity to connect the impactful work of the YouTubeBlackVoices Fund with The Sarz Academy’s efforts to support the artistic aspirations of Nigerian music creatives,”

Future Insiders is a component of the Black Voices Fund’s Music Community Pillar, which provides possibilities for exposure and learning for young people all across the world.



Pulse/ Stephanie .S.

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