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6 Tips to Create Engaging YouTube Shorts Videos that Stand out

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The race to getting a part of the $100 million through the YouTube Shorts Fund is heating up as content creators are filing in their entries.

The fund was created to reward participants for coming up with exciting and engaging contents and from 2021 to 2022, the money will be distributed to thousands of eligible creators each month as a bonus payment based on their content’s performance in the previous month.

According to the organisers, creators can receive up to $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.

The Shorts Fund is the first step in building a monetisation model for Shorts on YouTube and is a chance for creators to earn and build their growing businesses as the world focuses on economic recovery.

Across the world, Shorts creators have already attracted millions of subscribers via their Shorts-only channels.

Moreover, Nigerians are showing a growing interest in this new short-form video experience, as seen in the top 10 most viewed YouTube Shorts videos watched by Nigerians below.

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Creators in Nigeria looking to make their own Shorts videos and take advantage of the Shorts Fund can try these six tips to create compelling and engaging content on the platform.

Spice up your video with music

Without music in the background, your YouTube Shorts video can appear boring. You can add music to your Shorts by tapping the Add Music icon at the top and selecting one of the preset songs. That way, you can then create lip sync and dancing videos using the song.

You can also add audio from other YouTube videos into your YouTube Shorts video. To add music, click on the ‘Add Music’ tab and you’ll be taken to a library of music from famous artists that you can use. The page also shows which tracks are most often used in Shorts videos.

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Adjust the speed of your video to suit your idea

With YouTube Shorts, you have more freedom to experiment with the recording speed. Any of the five possible speeds can be used to produce slow-mo or sped-up effects. With the Speed button, you can slow down or speed up a video by 0.3 or 3 times.

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Add text to your video

Would you want to spice up the Shorts video with various text styles and colours? You can add various text styles and modify them with varying colours, alignments, widths, and other options from the Next screen. Try it out.

Import videos from your phone’s gallery

In certain instances, you might already have videos that you believe will be perfect for your YouTube Shorts video. No stress. Not only can you record your videos using the Shorts camera, but you can also upload videos from your gallery to create that next viral video. It’s as easy as clicking on the gallery button at the bottom left corner of the record screen, choosing a video, editing it to suit your requirements, adding commentary or music, and then uploading.

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String multiple video clips together

In order to create the best video, you may need to pause and resume filming in between takes. With the multi-segment camera on YouTube Shorts, you can string multiple video clips together, removing the need for an external editor. Simply release the record button while shooting to pause the video and resume recording when you push the record button again.

Make your video eye-catching with video filters

Content creators will be able to switch to varying filters in the recording and editing screens within the Shorts camera. Filters enable users to colour correct footage or change the look & feel of a video.

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Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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Spotify Unveils Ad Studio in Nigeria, Jamaica, Others

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

A self-serve ad platform of Spotify known as Ad Studio has been launched in Nigeria, Jamaica, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

The Ad Studio is a tool on the Spotify platform that allows artists, brands and businesses to easily run audio and video ads. Advertisers can create a campaign within minutes, and the platform provides flexibility and control to set up and manage campaigns in real time.

A statement from the organisation disclosed that the innovative advertising medium was designed to entertainers build a custom audio ad for free right in Ad Studio, in as little as 24 hours.

“Reaching audiences with Spotify Ad Studio is efficient and easy,” said Christopher Li, Director of Digital Planning & Products APAC at Live Nation and Spotify Ad Studio user. “You can decide to target listeners by genre preferences, interests, and context, etc. It only takes us a few minutes to create a campaign, and the free voiceover service saves a lot of effort, too.”

Before now, Spotify had launched Ad Studio in other markets, including America and Europe, and looks forward to the impact this will have in emerging markets like Sub-Saharan Africa, where audio streaming is on the rise.

In order to advertise with this tool, advertisers need to spend a minimum of N100,000. Ad Studio provides advertisers with free audio creation tools including background music mixing, voiceover talent, audience targeting and real-time reporting.

As the world leader in audio streaming, Spotify brings music and podcasts to nearly 365 million users in 184 markets, across hundreds of devices. This is where young people are — and where young people go, marketers follow. 71% of Spotify Free listeners are under 35 and the median age of podcast listeners is 27.

In Nigeria alone, over 100 million citizens are active internet users. Of this number, 57.9 per cent use music apps — up from 54 per cent last year.

The median age in this market is 18, meaning that the majority of smartphone users are Gen-Z. Similar to Ghana and Kenya, the Gen-Z market is increasing, and many young people are streaming audio.

The launch of Ad Studio is another way Spotify is leading the way in audio innovation globally, and providing advertisers with the opportunity to grow their audiences in these emerging markets.

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Take Baba Suwe’s Death as Act of God—Sanwo-Olu

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By Aduragbemi Omiyale

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has described the death of popular Nigerian comic actor, Mr Babatunde Omidina, otherwise known as Baba Suwe, as painful.

In a statement issued on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Gboyega Akosile, the Governor also said the demise of the movie star was a great loss to his family, Nollywood and the country as a whole, especially his fans and lovers.

He urged the deceased family, friends, associates and the movie practitioners to take Baba Suwe’s death in good faith and as an act of God.

In his heartfelt condolences to the Omidina family and the Nigerian entertainment industry on the passage of the renowned actor, the Governor said, “The late Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe was a bundle of talent, who used his God-given gift to advance the course of mankind.”

“As an actor, he put smiles on the faces of many people through his comic roles in different movies and television drama series,” he added.

“No doubt the death of a loved one is usually painful because it is irreparable but we must always take solace in God, especially if the deceased had lived a fulfilled life, just like the late Babatunde Omidina, who was a celebrated actor during his lifetime.

“Baba Suwe’s death had left a vacuum that would take some time to be filled in the entertainment industry. I pray that God will grant the late Babatunde Omidina eternal rest and grant the family, colleagues and associates the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” Mr Sanwo-Olu further said.

Baba Suwe died on Monday at age 63. He nursed diabetes before his demise.

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Veteran Comic Yoruba Actor Baba Suwe Dies

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By Dipo Olowookere

A veteran comic actor in the Yoruba movie industry, Babatunde Omidina, otherwise known as Baba Suwe, is dead.

A close associate of the popular role-interpreter, Modupe Johnson, another veteran in the industry fondly known as Fali Werepe, confirmed the death of her colleague on Monday.

She posted on her social media platform that Baba Suwe, who married one of her close friends, Monsurat Omidina, popularly known as Omoladun Kenkelewu, breathed his last.

In 2009, Baba Suwe lost his actress wife, Omoladun, to the cold hands of death and two years later, he was apprehended by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos on the suspicion that he ingested cocaine wraps.

He later got a judgement in court against the agency, which was ordered to pay him N25 million as compensation.

A few years ago, the comic actor was down with sickness and funds were raised for his treatment abroad. Since then, he has not been too prominent on the television screen.

Before his demise, Baba Suwe acted and produced several movies.

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