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Zim-Dancehall artist Tawanda “Seh Calaz”Mumanyi has lost control of his Youtube account.
Seh Calaz lost access to his Youtube account with more than ten thousand subscribers living giving him no option than to open a new account which now has 5000 subscribers.
Speaking to Bustop TV, Seh Calaz manager Priston Maporisa confirmed the development sighting that they had realized that the company they had tasked to manage their Youtube account had further contracted another Nigerian company which was prejudicing them of their Youtube royalties.
“We had initially contracted Kosha Media to manage our Youtube account but we realized that they had went on to contract Jungle Entertainment a Nigerian media firm which made us not to have control of our account.” He said
“After making a video, we would sent it to Kosha Media which would forward it to Jungle entertainment for uploading as we did not have log inn details hence we could not realize how much money we were making per month,” explained Maporisa.
Many YouTubers want to improve fan engagement and also monetize. Monetization is a big topic because successfully doing so allows a creator to turn his or her passion into a job, rather than juggling both.
The charging of the Youtube will see the artist loosing thousands of dollars from VEVO Youtube views.
“We are actually in the process of merging the two accounts so that we keep all our subscribers and maintain control of our Vevo account. This will help us with distributing royalties to our respective producers as our music comes from different producers,” added Maporisa.
But according to our research Google doesn’t allow you to merge Google or YouTube accounts since August 2011. The reason for this is because YouTube makes it particularly easy to create a new channel under a Google account, so you’re expected to make a new channel as opposed to linking an old channel with x number of views and subscribers to the new channel – YouTube feels this could in some ways be exploited.