Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikidata for Afro-Music. (ID: 21999600)

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statusNot funded
Wikidata for Afro-Music.
proposed start date2023-02-03
proposed end date2023-03-11
budget (local currency)664000 NGN
budget (USD)1517.45 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Teame01
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.




Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

Grant Proposal[edit]

M. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

Wikidata for Afro-Music.

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

Afro-music is a Nigerian music genre also known as afrobeats the sound involves the combination of West African musical styles, such as traditional Yoruba music and highlife, and American funk, jazz, and soul influences, with a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion. Afro-music is trending sound in the world now but a lot of the songs, the artistes and other afro-musics achievements are not represented in the free knowledge space.

The distinct aim of this project is to provide open knowledge about Afro-musics in Nigeria, the music artistes and their notable achievements in the entertainment industry on wikidata in Osun state.

This project in addition will expose music enthusiast in Osun State to new knowledge of African music and also helping them acquire numerous digital and research skills to enable them contribute massively to Wikimedia project, that will increase the visibility and growth of Afro-music using the platform of wikidata.

2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

Creating awareness and recruitment of new editors to Wikimedia projects. Also to promote free knowledge and open access to information hence the need for this project.

This project is an opportunity to contribute to information on Nigeria Afro-beat musics, notable afrobeat artistes and other important information about the musics on Wikidata. This project will help;

  • increase the awareness of Wikimedia projects
  • to introduce the basis knowledge of Wikimedia projects to people and music entusiats
  • to increase the number of contributors to Wikimedia projects
  • to increase the number of Afro-music songs on wikidata with necessary items.
  • The contest will help to establish a long term relation with people and music enthusiasts

We will train participants on how to contribute to Wikimedia projects, with focuses on; create Wikipedia account, understand the core content policies, and understand general editing principles, improving information on Afro-music on wikidata.

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

The activities we will be developing includes:

We will organize two (2) in-person events to keep in touch with all participants and one (1) online training (zoom). These events will focus of Wikidata Training and Edit-a-thon for new editors and existing editors.

There will be hands-on keyboard training where the new editors will be given the avenue to practice what they have learnt.

We will create an outreach dashboard where we will assign articles to participants and also monitor their activities.

We will create a WhatsApp group where participants will be mentored after the events.

4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.

Not applicable

5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

OTim75 Facilitator. He is an experienced Wikimedia Editor and he co-organized the Wikidata For Tourism in Nigeria, also facilitated Info-tourism and Wellness in Osun State. He has participated and won various prizes at different contest in the Wikimedia community such as WPWPNG 2021 and Explore Nigeria contest among others.

Adeshina Abdulsamad Olajide will be in charge of communications

6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Geography, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance), Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

Most people and African music artistes are not aware of Wikimedia project and how it is an opportunity to contribute information of their crafts on wikidata. Thus, this project will help Afromusics to be more visible to people and music lovers, and also enhance information literacy skills of the people who uses wikidata.

7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Culture, heritage or GLAM , Open Technology, Diversity

8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?

Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Digital Access

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities?

Music lovers and enthusiasts of Osun State are the audience. Participants will be communicated via different social media channels and physical gatherings. A WhatsApp follow-up group will be created to further engage them. The group will provide them with tips on creating, editing, and retrieving wikidata items.

During the project, I and the team member will be actively involved in facilitating the training, together, to make sure that the participants get the act and art of contributing to Wikidata. Also, we will monitor the activities of the new editors to make sure that Wkidata is not vandalized out of ignorance.

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

The General friendly space policy for Wikimedia events will be summarized and to be read at the beginning of each event to remind the participants and the organizers of the importance of a friendly space policy.

11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.

I have informed the WUGN

12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

14. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of THREE options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

I hope to learn from participants to enhance my community engagements and priorities skills that improve contributions of editors as well as sustainability of new editors in various Wikimedia strategies

16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
Number of events Number of edit-a-thon to be held. The events will include Wikidata training and Edit-a-thon 2
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Number of participants 40
Number of editors Total number of editors 40
Number of organizers Teame01 Project Coordinator.

OTim75 will be in charge of trainings. Adeshina Abdulsamad Olajide will be in charge of communication

Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikimedia Commons Contributing original and non-copyright images of Architectural Animation. N/A
Wikidata Wikidata 450
Wikipedia Wikipedia N/A
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.

Outreach dashboard to evaluate participation during the edit-a-thon.

Wikimedia Hashtag Tools

Financial Proposal[edit]

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

664000 NGN

19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

1517.45 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.


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  • Stating why the proposal is important for the communities involved and why they think the strategies chosen will achieve the results that are expected.
  • Highlighting any aspects they think are particularly well developed: for instance, the strategies and activities proposed, the levels of community engagement, outreach to underrepresented groups, addressing knowledge gaps, partnerships, the overall budget and learning and evaluation section of the proposal, etc.
  • Highlighting if the proposal focuses on any interesting research, learning or innovation, etc. Also if it builds on learning from past proposals developed by the individual or organization, or other Wikimedia communities.
  • Analyzing if the proposal is going to contribute in any way to important developments around specific Wikimedia projects or Movement Strategy.
  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).