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Kenyan YouTube content creators will receive up to Sh1.1 million pay every month for short 15-second videos uploaded.

Youtube has said a new Sh10.98 billion ($100 million) YouTube fund will be distributed between 2021 and 2022, as a reward for creating exciting and engaging content on the global platform.

The fund will be distributed to thousands of eligible creators each month as a bonus payment, based on their content’s performance in the previous month.

This will be the first time creators and artists are paid in the platform after the new short-form vides were introduced in the county in July.

The fund was only available to creators in counties including Nigeria, South Africa, India, UK and US among others. Kenyans were previously paid for longer videos and music.

“Creators can receive up to Sh1.1 million ($10,000) based on viewership and engagement of their shorts content. To qualify, channels must meet the minimum eligibility requirements refreshed each month to give other creators the opportunity to receive a reward for their creative and unique Shorts,” Youtube said in a statement.

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