International Podcast Day: 9 podcasts you should be listening to.

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A famous anonymous quote says that Podcasts are music for the mind.

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Africa is increasingly embracing the digital world and podcasts are at the heart of it. Internet connectivity is expanding in East Africa Kenya (87.2%), Tanzania (38.7%), Uganda (40.4%), Rwanda (46.2%), Burundi (9.7%), South Sudan (7.9%) according to internet world stats.

We are celebrating International Podcast day and we will explore some of the most popular podcasts that keep Africans engaged and motivated. Podcasts are very convenient because you can listen to them while doing something else. You might be working out, working at the office, cleaning and more with your earphones on or audio speaker. A famous anonymous quote says that Podcasts are music for the mind.

There are different types of podcasts and the difference is determined by the topics they focus on. Some cover business, life challenges, relationships, political commentary, entertainment and so much more. Here are some of the most popular podcasts in Africa:

1. Legally Clueless

Hosted by former Kiss 100 FM presenter and social activist Adelle Onyango, Legally Clueless has surpassed 1,000,000 streams on Spotify. Adelle shares about her life as an evolving African woman while being raw and honest.

She also hosts different guests who share stories about their lives. They specialize in telling real African stories that bring humor, inspiration and life lessons. You can find it on Spotify, Soundcloud and iTunes.

2. Afracanah

The podcast is hosted by Nomusa and Adedana and they cover topics that concern the African continent. Some of the subjects they explore are current affairs, technology, relationships, boss ladies and trending topics around the world. You can find this podcast on Stitcher, Soundcloud and iTunes.

3. Cinema Red Pill podcast

This Ugandan podcasts specializes in films, movies and series. It is hosted by Sharon Rwakatungu, Timothy Niwamanya, and Joel Tugaineyo. They give weekly reviews and commentaries on movies, classic and contemporary films from Africa and the world. You can find the podcast on Stitcher and Soundcloud.

4. Cyco Podcast

It was started by Gospel artist and YouTuber Ben Cyco and targets millennials with pertinent topics that affect every sphere of their lives. He explores subjects about friendship, life lessons, childhood stories, careers, digi preneurship and so much more. You can find it on YouTube, Anchor and iTunes.

5. Afriwetu

If you love African history, you’ll definitely love this podcast. They focus on the history of Africa, significant personalities, culture and folklore. You can access it on listennotes or Anchor.

6. The Mics Are Open Podcast

Three radio presenters G Money, Andy Young and Calvin explore random topics and give opinions even if they don’t have expertise in that field. Topics include Covid-19 lockdowns and other things that affect our daily lives. Click here to check out The Mics Are Open Podcast.

7. My African Startup Story

If you are curious about Startups in Africa, then you’ll definitely be interested in My African Startup story. They feature startup founders such as Joram Mwinamo, Eric Hersman, Chao Mbogo among many others. You can access it here.

8. The Q!NGShip Podcast

Pronounced as the Kingship podcast, radio personality Ruby V covers topics that revolve around art and culture. She also interviews personalities around the globe and even comments about events, news and mental health. You can find the podcast on Spotify, iTunes, Anchor and others.

9. Top Marketers Club

This is a podcast by marketers for marketers. If you are a marketer or would like to understand about the marketing field and how it works, you can log onto Anchor, Google podcast, Spotify and listen to Dennis Ndavi as he discusses everything about Marketing.

The list is endless, which podcasts would you like us to listen to? Share in the comment section below.  

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