Grants:Project/Rapid/Major Lyte/Wikidata of Artistes and Actresses in Nigeria

statusnot funded
Major Lyte/Wikidata of Artistes and Actresses in Nigeria
Many artistes and actresses in Nigeria are yet to be covered in spite of the coverage they have. Through this project, the wide gap will be bridged immensely.
start date4th November
start year2021
end date31st November
end year2021
budget (local currency)703,000 NGN
budget (USD)$1,850
grant typeindividual
granteeMajor Lyte

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve content and number of wikidata artistes and actresses items on wikidata
  4. Increase wikidata's participation

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

One training and editathon

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

I have shared notification with members of the Wikimedia Community in Nigeria see WUGN

3. How will you let participants know about the edit-a-thon? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

Participants will know about the edit-a-thon through Social media channels and physical gatherings.

4. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event? Please provide links to the usernames of these individuals.
For example: User:I JethroBT

yes, Favour, James Popoola, and OTim75

5. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Yes, participants already have smartphones or laptops.

6. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

WhatsApp and Telegram group will be created to engage participants after the event.

7. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

8. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

This project will help to Wikidata items on artistes and actresses in Nigeria and also increase female membership.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events = 1
  2. Number of participants = 20
  3. Number of new editors = 5+
  4. Number of of articles created or improved = 150+


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

  • Major Lyte Team lead and Project Cordinator
  • Favour Dare an experienced Wikimedia Editor and Facilitator.
  • James Popoola will be facilitating training on Wikidata.
  • OTim75 an experienced Wikimedia Editor and Facilitator.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

  • Hall Rental = $130
  • Rentals (Camera & Projector) = $52
  • Hand sanitizer and Nosemasks (PPE) = $48
  • Refreshment: Tea break and lunch ($11/person x 20) = $220
  • Graphics Design (posters and flyers) = $150
  • Souvenirs - $8 x 20 = $160
  • Branded Tshirts - $10 x 10 = $100
  • Local Transportation for Facilitators = $100
  • Airtime for Communication = $70
  • Internet subscription for the events and team members = $450
  • Gift Vouchers for Top 10 Editors = $250
  • Bank Charges = $45
  • Miscellaneous = $75

Total: $1,850 (703,000 NGN)


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