“Listen to the kids, bro!” A couple of years later, Kanye’s statement proves to be seemingly prophetic. We have the ability to share thoughts and opinions on multiple platforms all at your fingertips. With the popularity of Serial and the ingenuity of Millennials, more and more people are now sharing their stories and life experiences via podcasts. It’s only right that in the middle of the influx of new podcasts being shared, we give you some African ones that you should check out.
1. The Africanist
Headed by @ItsEarthKwak ,@DrFemdizzle, @YAWontheMOON and @kingmiddy. This panel gives a different perspective on life’s trials and tribulations and the struggle of Africans living in America. Check them out here.
2. The Chicken and Jollof Rice Show
A podcast featuring 4 first-generation African-Americans with humorous perspectives on current events, pop culture and growing up in “bi-cultural” households. Check them out here.
3. Talking Heads
The leading African ‘learning circle’ celebrating Africa’s ideas & change-makers. Disrupting & re-modeling a global African identity.
4. The Ladies Room
“A show for women, by women, to women, through women”. Every Wednesday at 7pm you can tune into your Gidilounge app (or simply watch your timeline blow up) and listen to fresh and relative discussions on topics such as relationships, parenthood, women empowerment, and more. They also have guests on the show that make it quite entertaining. Check them out here
5. The Mattie James
Mattie James is a style blogger based in Atlanta who shares her experiences on blogging, branding and business in the blogosphere by answering your questions. After blogging for the last 5 years and working with the likes of H&M, CottonOn, Club Monaco, American Express, Macy’s & more, the purpose of this podcast is to help others prevent some mistakes by learning from Mattie’s experiences.
6. Cereal and Such
Created by Theo Martins, Cereal and Such discusses art, culture and of course, cereal.
7. The Connection Podcast
A weekly discussion between a Ghanaian British male and Nigerian American woman couple (aka YouTube powerhouse, Jackie Aina.) Join them as they discuss life, current events and entrepreneurial endeavors; with perspectives and views that connect or divide them.
8. The Rants
Also on the Gigilounge App, The Rants delivers you your weekly dose of sophisticated banter. Their guests include Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, Odunsi the engine, Juls, and more. Check them out here.