A creative initiative to help and inspire young people of today, to navigate different sectors of the creative arts, media and performance industries!
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Stay tuned as we have some exciting people, artists, writers, execs and many more on board to share their knowledge and expertise on their respective fields.
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“I wanted to bring together like minded people, no matter how close or far away from their dream, to share knowledge and to share wisdom to better help the future of our young people”
Sheniece Charway (29) is an Artist Relations Manager at YouTube Music. Since joining the team in 2019, she has played a seminal role in the growth of Black music on the platform, working on activations including Skepta’s Live Q&A, GRM Daily Discography with Ghetts & Wretch 32, a Stefflon Don Fan Event, Aitch’s EP launch party, Michael Brun’s Album launch party, Tiwa Savage’s single launch party and more.
Throughout the pandemic, Charway played a key role in pivoting the music industry online, and was a key part of the team who orchestrated the first ever virtual MOBOs and GRM Rated Awards. In early 2020, she helped curate YouTube Music’s first ‘Excellence Brunch’, which was a celebration of the best of Black British culture in music, hosted by YouTube’s Tuma Basa & Lyor Cohen. Attendees included UK and international artists (Burna Boy, Stefflon Don, Jorja Smith, AJ Tracey), YouTube creators & personalities (Harry Pinero, Akala), cultural influencers (Clara Amfo, Grace Ladoja, DJ Target) as well as label and artist management executives.
The ‘Excellence Brunch’ marked the first in an ongoing series of YouTube Music initiatives spearheaded by Charway, which celebrate Black excellence. An ambassador for PRS’ Power Up campaign, Charway is a fierce advocate of tackling anti-Black racism within the music industry, and is a key driving force behind YouTube Music’s Legacy Series, which is a year-long calendar of events that celebrates Black culture and raises awareness around Black issues through music and art. Included within the Legacy Series is Fashion x Music, an ongoing initiative which unites the best of Black British fashion and music. The first edition took place in December 2020 with Walé Adeyemi, Tiana Major9, Tokyo James, George The Poet and more.
Prior to joining the YouTube Music team, Charway was Marketing Assistant at Columbia Records, working with artists such as Rick Ross, DJ Maphorisa, Harry Styles, George Ezra, 21 Savage and more. During her time there, she spearheaded the creation of Rick Ross’ award-winning game, ‘Port Of Miami: Born To Drive’, which was the first of its kind to launch on Facebook. She also successfully curated and managed an exclusive listening party for him, hosted by DJ Semtex.
Hamzaa, 22 year old Singer, Songwriter from London. She has a burning passion for the creative industry, and wanted to find her own way to share the knowledge that many young creatives may want and need. Talking to renowned names in the UK industry, she hopes to inspire and educate. Giving back and teaching are some of Hamzaa’s greatest passions and with MONAMEE talks it can be the start of something much bigger!
FREE for ages 14–25