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Youtube & Netflix 2.0: Blacktag, Streaming Service for Black Creators

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2021 has many great surprises in store for us! Throughout the past year, we’ve given our undivided attention to the popular social media platform, TikTok. As we know, technology is constantly improving. This means that there are always going to be new platforms and applications for society to use. One social media platform in the making is Blacktag.


What is Blacktag?

Now, you may be wondering, “what is Blacktag?” It is an in the making platform designated for Black creators and audience. Mixing the platform features of Youtube and Netflix, Blacktag will provide Black audiences with videos created by, well, Black creators.


What is the Reason for Blacktag?

Cofounders Akin Adebowale and Ousman Sahko had one specific goal in mind—to effectively serve the Black community. While working at Google, Sahko had noticed that their inclusivity struggled. And if that’s the case with Google, you’d imagine that most companies surely have the same problem. Yes, Black creators can still upload their content to platforms such as Youtube and TikTok, but, Blacktag is targeted to improve the Black community with their desired goals.

First things first, we know that Black creators don’t receive the same financial benefit from other social media platforms. CEO of Blacktag, Akin Adebowale has made it clear that his goal is to make it easier for the Black community to be successful creators, become noticed in the creative world, and profit from their work. This is crucial to the Black creator community. Blacktag’s content creators will earn revenue based on their partnership with Blacktag and Blacktag Studio, along with other brand deals they receive on the platform.

Better yet, Blacktag is currently hiring to be part of this amazing new platform:


If you believe you’re a good fit, send an email to join (at) blacktag.com

Blacktag teamed up with Connect Ventures and raised nearly $4 million. With the help of Connect Ventures, Adebowale and Sahko already have famous creators such as Issa Rae and Common to be a part of this new social media platform. Blacktag is said to launch between the months of March – June this year. For its initial launch, Adebowale and Sahko are looking for 300 – 500 creators to join the family.

I know, it sounds like a “secret club.” Let’s lay down the requirements.

What kind of Black creators are they searching for? The answer is as simple as this—any creator! If your niche is fashion, technology, or entertainment, you’re the perfect fit for Blacktag! Cofounder of Blacktag, Ousman Sahko, has stated that they are interested in the “alternative” crowd of creators. By this, Sahko means that your content must be original and unique.

Now We Wait…

The second quarter of 2021 is right around the corner! Like any other streaming platform, of course, there will be a monthly subscription fee of $5.99. It’s amazing to see that there will be a creative platform solely for Black creators, created by Black men, Adebowale and Sahko. Blacktag and its cofounders are creating history with the development of this new platform and I for one, cannot wait to see the outcome.

To be a part of the creator world, go on the Blacktag website and fill out your information (name, email, social media).

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