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YouTube Videos with Mild Profanity Can Now Get Full Ad Revenue

Today, if you were Nigerian, your thumb should have been stained from voting in the elections, but it was postponed.

So now, you’re either resting, working on a side hustle, upskilling yourself or getting ready for the next “owambe”.

Either way, you’ve taken your time to open this newsletter, so sit back and take a few minutes to catch up on our selected news for the week.

 TikTok’s New ‘series’ Feature Lets Creators Put Content Behind A Paywall  

TikTok’s new “Series” feature allows eligible creators to post content behind a paywall. The new monetisation feature adds another way for creators to earn money for their content on the app. Series is currently only available to select creators, with applications to join opening in the coming months.

One series can include up to 80 videos, each up to 20 minutes long. The expanded video length for series gives creators more time and flexibility.

Source: Tech Crunch

 Agbowo Magazine Submissions are Open 

Agbowo Magazine is calling for entries for their July Issue from writers of different types of content: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and plays. Even visual artists can submit an application. Agbowo is an African art company providing platforms for African writers and artists that ensure creative Africans can concentrate on creating great art while they get the audience and the value they deserve. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2023.

Source: Creative Writing News

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YouTube Updates Ad Policy To Allow More Profanity In Videos

You can now monetise your videos that have moderate swearing in them. Videos that contain mild profanity can be fully monetised. And even if there is strong profanity in the video content, it would only receive less ad revenue rather than none. However, if there are swear words in the title and thumbnail, they will still be demonetised. This update was effective from March 7, 2023

Source: Search Engine Journal

WhatsApp Group Chats Will Soon be Able to Expire 

WhatsApp is testing something called “Expiring Groups” that will let you set an expiration date for group chats. The Expiring Groups option will appear within a group’s settings, allowing you to choose options like a day, week, or custom date. You’ll also be able to cancel an expiration if you need to keep the chat intact. Of course, any expiration dates set will only apply to yourself and not other participants, so the group might continue to exist without you.

Source: Engadget

Mami Wata is the First Nigerian Film to Win Sundance Film Festival Award   

The film “Mami Wata” is a powerful and thought-provoking story that explores the complexities of Nigerian culture and society through the eyes of the protagonist, a young woman who discovers the truth about her heritage and the forces that shape her identity. The film’s cinematography is a crucial element in bringing this story to life, and it is a testament to the talent and skill of the entire “Mami Wata” team.

The Sundance Film Festival is one of the world’s most prestigious and highly-regarded film festivals. The movie was honoured with the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography.

Source: Punch Nigeria

Conclusion 

More creator platforms are giving opportunities for creatives to flourish! Good examples include YouTube’s reduced restrictions and the fast-growing TikTok giving creatives more ways to earn revenue. This week’s Creative Roundup definitely provides you with information to motivate and keep you current.

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Angel Umez

With an aim to be a top gun in the marketing world, Angel creates diverse forms of content to connect brands with their customers. She is also adept at creating content strategies, especially for creative, marketing, product and tech brands. Known as the “Fashionable Parrot”, she’s an avid reader and an SDG advocate.

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