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YOUTUBE ORIGINALS KIDS & FAMILY DEBUTS OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR “SUPER SEMA” VOICED BY ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS AND AUTHOR LUPITA NYONG’O

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YouTube Originals released the official trailer for “Super Sema” – voiced by Academy Award-winning actress and author, Lupita Nyong’o. The brand new animated series features a young superhero African girl named Sema and follows her world-changing adventures. Episodes 1 through 8 of this free-to-stream series are available Monday, March 8 at 8:00AM PST / 11AM EST and new episodes will roll-out between March and April only on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel.

Fueled by STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math), and set in an African-futuristic world, Sema, along with her brother MB, uses her “technovating” powers to save her village from the villainous Tobor and his army of mischievous Bongalala robots. A heartless artificially intelligent ruler, Tobor meets his match in Sema, who knows that with determination, creativity, and a helping hand from the amazing worlds of science and technology, anything is possible.

“Super Sema” was written by four-time BAFTA winner Claudia Lloyd (“Charlie & Lola,” “Mr. Bean,” “Tinga Tinga Tales”) and directed by Lynne Southerland, the first female African-American director for Disney (“Mulan II”). The series will be available on the Super Sema YouTube channel, which has had its WatchTime hours increase by more than 40% year-over-year in 2020 vs. 2019.

What the official trailer for “Super Sema” here.

“We couldn’t be more proud of this series, it is the perfect addition to our diverse slate of content that supports kids learning and discovery of their unique strengths and passions,” said Nadine Zylstra, Head of Kids and Learning for YouTube Originals. “Coming from Africa and produced by an all-female team, Super Sema empowers young girls and boys around the globe who may see themselves in Sema, who is a smart, adventurous African girl. ”

“Super Sema” is created and produced by Nariobi-based children’s entertainment company, Kukua. Overseeing the project for YouTube are Zylstra, along with Daniel Haack on the kids development team. The series is part of YouTube Originals’ new slate of projects coming from the previously announced $100 million commitment to invest in the future of quality kids, family and educational programming.

Check the trailer out here below!

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Kato On The Track & B.o.B Are Offering A Unique Collaborative Opportunity With Audius

This is an amazing opportunity for the right artist!

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In the bustling world of music, where dreams often intertwine with stardom, the dynamic duo of B.o.B and Kato On The Track have embarked on a quest to unearth the next viral talent in the same vein as artists such as Lil Nas X. Their vehicle for this musical exploration? The eagerly anticipated social media phenomenon–the “Over Night Success Story (ONSS)” challenge.

This collaborative venture was unveiled earlier this month when Kato disclosed his partnership with B.o.B and the contest platform Audius. The ONSS challenge was conceived as an exclusive global event, carefully crafted to link the duo with an ambitious indie artist for an unparalleled collaborative experience. The winning artist, chosen through their ingenuity in crafting a viral hit over Kato’s expertly produced beats, would be granted a golden ticket – an all-expenses-paid journey to Atlanta. There, they would join forces with Kato and B.o.B to create music, generate content, and bask in the realm of possibilities.

Much like Lil Nas X’s meteoric rise with “Old Town Road,” the challenge grants artists the power to select their favorite instrumental via Audius, utilizing the internet and social media to catapult their creation to instant stardom. A unique aspect is the low-risk nature of the competition, as streaming numbers play no role in Kato’s final decision on the winner.

To enter, eager fans simply need to create an Audius account, purchase any ONSS instrumental from Kato, upload their track, toggle the “identify as a remix” option, and promote their creation. The trio encourages participants to tag @KatoProducer, @bob, and @audius for increased visibility.

Kato, no stranger to viral challenges with over 65 open verse challenges under his belt, has a history of catapulting artists to fame. Notably, his previous “No Sucka MC’s” contest boosted the careers of mainstream lyricists like Joyner Lucas and Token.

In a recent interview, Kato shed light on the challenge’s genesis, expressing that the collaboration with B.o.B was a long-awaited endeavor. Having a history with B.o.B and fueled by the desire to offer more opportunities to his community, the ONSS challenge was born.

When asked about his favorite part of the submission process, Kato highlighted the transformation from a piece of production to an artist’s creative expression. He emphasized the significance of recognizing the unseen effort behind the scenes, a sentiment rooted in his own journey to success.

For Kato, the challenge is more than a contest; it’s a chance to provide aspiring artists with the opportunities he wished for early in his career. While it may not create an “overnight success,” it symbolizes a moment of recognition for the tireless hours of dedication artists invest.

Looking ahead, Kato envisions the ONSS challenge as only the beginning of a series of opportunities. With plans for contests every 4 to 6 weeks, he aims to unearth more exceptional talent and share it with an eager audience. And given the fact he’s worked with artists such as Joyner Lucas, Token and more, there’s no telling who might be apart of the next ONSS challenge.

Submissions are due by midnight on February 4. Additional details on the contest are available on Audius’ official website.

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YouTube Star Tobuscus & DJ Many Strikes Gold!

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In a groundbreaking achievement for the digital entertainment landscape, renowned YouTuber Tobuscus has clinched the highly coveted RIAA Gold Certification for his viral Minecraft-themed collaboration, “I Can Swing My Sword!” with DJ Many and the dynamic musical duo TeraBrite.

“I Can Swing My Sword!” stands out as a cultural phenomenon, capturing the hearts of Minecraft enthusiasts and music lovers alike. The infectious blend of Tobuscus’s humor, DJ Many’s melodic touch, and TeraBrite’s rock and roll brilliance has not only become an anthem in the gaming community but has now officially earned its place in the rafter of music history with RIAA Gold Certification.

Tobuscus, known for his comedic prowess and engaging content, took a leap into the realm of music with this iconic collaboration, proving that the intersection of gaming and music can yield spectacular results. DJ Many, a luminary in the music industry, contributed his signature sound to the project, while TeraBrite’s dynamic talents added an extra layer of sonic excellence.

The RIAA Gold Certification is a testament to the resounding success of “I Can Swing My Sword!” in the digital age, as the Minecraft community and beyond embraced the catchy anthem with open arms. The certification recognizes the substantial commercial success, with over 100 Million streams/plays, solidifying Tobuscus’s, DJ Many’s, and TeraBrite’s impact on the digital music landscape.

Tobuscus expressed his excitement, stating, “Creating ‘I Can Swing My Sword!’ was an incredible journey, and I’m honored to see it achieve RIAA Gold Certification. The Minecraft community has been incredibly supportive, and I’m grateful for the collaboration with DJ Many and TeraBrite that brought this song to life.”

DJ Many added, “It’s amazing to see the gaming and music worlds come together in such a powerful way. ‘I Can Swing My Sword!’ has become more than just a song; it’s a shared experience among fans. Achieving RIAA Gold Certification is a fantastic recognition of the impact this collaboration has had.”

The RIAA Gold Certification for “I Can Swing My Sword!” marks a historic moment, underscoring the influence of digital creators and their ability to resonate with audiences on a global scale. The collaboration’s success reaffirms the power of blending entertainment mediums and connecting with fans through shared cultural experiences.

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MONEYBAGG YO LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH LEADING  UK APPAREL BRAND MONEY CLOTHING WITH AN  EXCLUSIVE LOUNGEWEAR LINE IN CELEBRATION OF  MONEY CLOTHING’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

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Money Clothing, the legendary UK streetwear brand, announced its unique collaboration with iconic rapper Moneybagg Yo to commemorate their 20th anniversary. Together, Money and Monebagg Yo have curated a line of signature custom fit underwear,  which is now part of the larger Money clothing loungewear collection, the collaboration seamlessly  combines the unique cultural perspectives and styles of both brands. This marks the beginning of a long  term partnership. 

Moneybagg Yo has established himself as one of the pioneering rap artists of the 21st century, making a  significant impact on the music industry with his successful mixtapes and chart-topping albums. Building  on this success, Moneybagg Yo is now expanding his talents and venturing into the world of fashion.  

“This collaboration with Money Clothing aligns with my brand and how I want to show up in fashion. I’m  going to rock the whole collection and continue growing with Money in 2024. Can’t wait to see my fans  wearing the new drop” 

Money clothing collections offer a variety of loungewear for men and women, the loungewear  collections have been a staple part of the brands identity over the years, the edition of the exclusive  pieces curated by Moneybagg Yo adds a substantial product offering to the brands already diverse  products. The exclusive collection features denim, velour tracksuits, outerwear, hats, slides, accessories,  and exclusive bags. The collection is priced between.$24.99-$40,000USD and will be exclusively available  at www.moneyclothingusa.com. Fans can expect a perfect blend of comfort and style, reflecting the  individuality and attitude synonymous with both brands. This collaboration signifies a major milestone in  Money Clothing’s 20-year journey, redefining their history and pushing the boundaries to continue to be  one of the innovators for streetwear fashion. 

To add to the excitement, this collaboration with Moneybagg Yo also marks Money Clothing’s official  launch in the United States. As they expand their global presence, Money aims to captivate fashion  enthusiasts with their innovative designs and trendsetting collections.

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