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#YouTubeBlack FanFest Returns To Howard University Homecoming With An All-Star Lineup

14 YouTube Creators Representing Over 19 Million Subscribers to take the stage on Tuesday October 23

WASHINGTON, DC(18 Oct 2018)

YouTube and Howard University are proud to continue their partnership by presenting the 2nd Annual #YouTubeBlack FanFest as part of the buzzworthy line up of Howard Homecoming festivities this Fall. #YouTubeBlack FanFest is a live show that brings together YouTube creators, emerging artists and the Howard University community for exclusive performances, collaborations and in-person fan meetups on Howard University’s campus.

“We are excited to welcome #YouTubeBlack FanFest back to Howard University,” said President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “Homecoming is the perfect time to showcase this energetic lineup of performances for our students, alumni, friends and family.”

Thisyear’s90-minuteshowwillbeheadlinedbyrecordingartistJ hen?Aiko,whohasover2.5million subscribers and over 900 million views across her YouTube channels. Hosted by comedy groupDormtainment (1.1M+ subscribers), the show will feature YouTube creators representing over 19 digital subscribersglobally,including:4 YEComedy(997Ksubscribers),AriLennox(61Ksubscribers),AvaPearl(46K subscribers), CERAADI (1.1M+ subscribers), De'arra & Ken 4 Life (6.9M subscribers), KevOnStage(430Ksubscribers),K hadiDon(313Ksubscribers),Kingsley(2.9M+subscribers),currentHowardstudentKyle Exum (1M subscribers), Next Town Down (500K+ subscribers), S han Boody (430K subscribers),Summerella (762K+ subscribers), and Tpindell (3.1M+ subscribers).

Over 1,400 people attended the inaugural #YouTubeBlack FanFest at Howard University last year. This year’sshowispresentedbyTwentiethCenturyFoxandtheirrecentlyreleasedfilmT heHateUGive.

“The community of YouTube creators who started the #YouTubeBlack movement inspire people around the world by sharing their talent and creativity online. Last year’s #YouTubeBlack FanFest gave us all an opportunity to see some of these creators take the stage in front of a live audience, and the show was electric from start to end. We’re so excited to be partnering with both Howard University and Twentieth Century Fox to bring #YouTubeBlack FanFest back for a second year,” said Danielle Tiedt, Chief Marketing Officer, YouTube.

This year’s #YouTubeBlack FanFest will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium, and tickets will become available for Howard Homecoming students and community members via www.youtubefanfest.com. Additionally, #YouTubeBlack FanFest will be live streamed at http://www.youtube.com/fanfest.


Launched in May 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube is a Google company.


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 10 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, over 80 Fulbright recipients, 22 Pickering Fellows and one Schwarzman Scholar. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States and is a participant of Tech Exchange, a year-long computer science residency at Google. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s website atwww.howard.edu.