Give Black DecemberTM
December, the month when the world celebrates both Kwanzaa and Christmas is typically used as a period to give gifts to family and friends. But what about our community? If everyone thought of making a commitment to giving back to the community for the new year ahead will that not create a better community for all of us?
Well, we at Nyeusi believe it will, that is why we created the Give Black December initiative. Give Black December is a promotion to get people within the black community to make a specific commitment to giving back to our community in the new year ahead.
Why don’t you join us this December and make a commitment to either make a one off donation, a monthly donation or even volunteer to help the community with your skills and or time.
How can I get involved with the Give Black December Campaign?
It’s easy to get involved with the Give Black December Campaign, all you have to do is make a specific commitment to give back to our community in the month of December by either promising to make a donation (one off/regular) to Nyeusi in the coming year. You can also help raise funds for us, volunteer to help the community or if you are an artist why not take part in our Give Black December Music Competition.
Songwriting Competition: Rising Star, Culture Changing Song Award
Every year, unsigned artists are invited to write a song to help celebrate Give Black December. The artists are given strict guidelines that their song has to meet. The winner of this award is chosen by the public’s reaction to the song on social media (i.e. Number of views, shares and likes) or could be influenced by the judges discretion.
1st Prize: £1100
2nd Prize: £110
3rd Prize: £11
4th – 100th: Will be invited to take part in our advertising campaign, gaining more public exposure as a result.
How the competition works
The participants should create a video of them performing the full song, the song should be their original work.
To submit an entry the participants have to post the entry on social media (see applicable platforms below).
Entries are only accepted if the participants are following us on social media, and the entry includes the use of the following hashtags: #Give Black December, #Nyeusi, #Nyeungana, #Content released to Nyeusi.
Entries can be posted on Tik Tok, Instagram & Facebook.
4 weeks after the application closing date, all entries are scored on the basis of the public’s social media interaction and the top 100 are entered into the final phase of the competition.
In the final phase, the top 100 entities are uploaded onto Nyeusi’s Tik Tok and YouTube channel, and at the end of the competition the top 50 are recognised.
Application Open Date: To be announced
Application Closing Date: To be announced
General: Write a full song between 3 minutes to 5 minutes long.
- General theme should be about love
- Promote black unity
- Promote standing up for what’s right
- Promote black empowerment
- Promote natural black beauty
- Promote giving back to the community
- Mention Nyeungana (Name of the vision)
- Mention the charity Nyeusi TM (Name of the charity)
- Not contain any swear words
What to submit:
The submission should be a video footage of the artist performing the full song.
How to sign up
- To submit an entry the participants have to post the entry on social media (see applicable platforms below).
- Entries are only accepted if the participants are following us on social media, and the entry includes the use of the following hashtags: #Give Black December, #Nyeusi, #Nyeungana, #Content released to Nyeusi.
- Entries can be posted on Tik Tok, Instagram & Facebook.