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



WASHINGTON, DC (October 17, 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.”


This year’s 90-minute show will be headlined by recording artist Jhené Aiko, who has over 2.5 million subscribers and over 900 million views across her YouTube channels. Hosted by comedy group Dormtainment (1.1M+ subscribers), the show will feature YouTube creators representing over 19 digital subscribers globally, including: 4YE Comedy (997K subscribers), Ari Lennox (61K subscribers), Ava Pearl (46K subscribers), CERAADI (1.1M+ subscribers), De’arra & Ken 4 Life (6.9M subscribers), KevOnStage (430K subscribers), Khadi Don (313K subscribers), Kingsley (2.9M+ subscribers), current Howard student Kyle Exum (1M subscribers), Next Town Down (500K+ subscribers), Shan 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’s show is presented by Twentieth Century Fox and their recently released film The Hate U Give.



“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 Additionally, #YouTubeBlack FanFest will be live streamed at



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