Jhene Aiko to Perform At Howard University for YouTube Black Fan Fest During Homecoming


Contributed by Shawna Mizelle

The Youtube Black Fan Fest is set to return to Howard University’s campus this homecoming season for a second year. This year they are back and better with recording artist Jhené Aiko as a headliner. The performance comes a long with a 90 minute live performance from 19 YouTube creators. Youtube personalities include but aren’t limited to Khadi Don, Ari Lennox, and Kingley. Dormtainment will host the event.

Last years Fan Fest was headlined by upcoming artist Daniel Ceaser.

Youtubers included Dormtainment, Summerella,Tre Melvin, and more.

Howard University student Alicia Lee said, “I loved Youtube Black Fan Fest last year. To be able to see my favorite YouTubers on stage in person, instead of my computer screen was cool! I’m excited for this year. Especially since Jhené Aiko is performing. I love her!”

According to the Chief Marketing Officer of Youtube Danielle Tiedt, “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,”

Following the announcement of the Fan Fest many students swarmed to Cramton auditorium and tickets quickly sold out.

The YouTube Black FanFest is set for Oct. 23. It will also be streamed live. You can watch it here.


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