Podcasting has over the years become the next disruptive force in the internet and it seems Nigerians are not left behind. Just like Blogging came into Nigeria and change the way people share contents online, same way podcasting is slowly gaining grounds in Nigeria and it seems the trend is not stopping anytime soon. More and more Nigerians are starting their own podcast show.
I know a lot of you will be wondering what a podcast is. Ok,I will explain everything you need to know about podcast.
What is a podcast?
A “podcast” is sort of difficult to explain because there really isn’t anything else like it — but rather, many things that are kind of like it. A lot of people have diverse definition of what a podcast is but I will try to give the best and easy to undertand definition.
A podcast is an audio show, usually spread across a series of episodes, which can be downloaded from the Internet and listened to either on a computer or an Mp3 player (smartphone or iPod). The term, which was coined in 2004, is portmanteau of ‘iPod’ and ‘broadcast’.
You subscribe to podcasts much like you subscribe to blogs. In fact often podcasts are distributed through a blog and provided your feed reading software handles podcasts you should be able to either instruct your reader to download new podcasts whenever they become available or manually choose which podcasts you want to download by clicking a link to the audio file. These files can then be listened to on your computer or you can transfer them to your portable player to listen to later.
Some podcast feed reading software such as iTunes are configured to download and transfer the podcast directly to your portable player automatically so you can plug it in and walk away a few minutes later with your latest podcasts downloaded and ready to digest.
What sets podcasts apart is that they can be automatically downloaded to your computer and synced to your MP3 player without you lifting a finger. You can wake up each morning with new shows on your MP3 player ready to listen on your way to work.
This ease and convenience of this automatic delivery is powerful. This is what sets podcasting apart and made it so popular.
Think of a podcast as “Internet Radio On-Demand.”
Anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can make and freely distribute podcasts, making it a bracingly democratic and vibrant medium.
You can consume a podcast whenever you want, and almost wherever you want. And — this is a big one — you can consume podcasts while you’re doing something else.
You can listen to podcast while you’re doing the following
- Driving a car
- Cleaning house
- Walking through a grocery store
- Trying to fall asleep
There’s no other media that is as portable as a podcast, or as easy to consume while otherwise occupied. Try doing any of the above activities while reading a blog post or watching a video.
Imagine getting new “radio”-style talk and music shows to listen to on your iPod or other MP3 players every day. You wake up and automatically have new shows ready to listen to while you exercise or commute to work. This is the podcast listening experience.
Not only that, but anyone can create his or her own “radio”-style show and broadcast it to the world in very little time and at very little cost. All you need is a computer, a mic and the internet…..viola…you’re a podcadSTAR.
Are People listening to podcast?
The 5 Most Significant 2016 Podcast Statistics according to Edison Research
- 21% of Americans ages 12 and up have listened to a podcast in the past month. That is up from 17% in 2015. Monthly podcast listenership has increased 75% since 2013.
- The podcast audience is 57 million Americans in total. And while Twitter has more members than that (many more, actually) the research shows their active user base is on-par with the overall podcast audience.
- 64% of podcasts are being listened to on a smartphone or tablet.
- Weekly podcast listeners consume five shows per week on average.
- One in four Americans ages 12-54 listened to a podcast last month.
Well, there’s no reliable record of the number of people who listen to podcasts in Nigeria but lemme assume that at least 1 in 5 Nigerians listen to a podcast daily (sometimes without knowing that it is a podcast they are listening to.)
I wanted to be sure that everyone reading this post understands what a podcast is before going into the list of podcasts in Nigeria.
This is my Top 20 Outstanding Podcast in Nigeria You Must Listen to, in no particular order.
Podcast Name: Audacity2Lead Podcast
Founder: Dayo Samuel
Description: Dayo Samuel is said to be the father of podcasting in Nigeria. The first time I was searching for list of podcasts in Nigeria, he was the only outstanding podcasting you could find around a year ago. However, through his podcast comuunity, Nigeria Podcast Network, he has been able to raise other great podcasters in Nigeria.
His name comes to mind anywhere podcasting is mentioned in Nigeria. His podcast is outstanding in every sense. I like it for the originality, powerful messages and the Nigerian-ness. The Audacity2Lead podcast is the only podcast dedicated to helping you get focused, get started and be impactful.
If you are a leader, and seeking new ways to build your authority, and multiply your influence while doing what you are called to do, then this is the podcast for you.
Each episode provides inspiration, tips, steps, and strategies to help you develop a compelling message, a marketable product or program, and build your meaningful platform.
Favourite podcast episode: How To Build A Business & Community Around Your Life Message (with Victor Ekpo Bassey)
Podcast Name: The Fruitfulujah Podcast
Founder: Sefa Tsegha
Description: Firstly, I like this podcast for the name. It sounds so fruity and inviting…lol..
Sefa Tsegha – Is the founder of The Fruitfulujah Podcast a subsidiary of The Fruitfulujah Projects.
It was founded in 2013, to help small and medium size businesses leverage the power of the Internet to create wealth.
Since the project began, it has built many projects (blogs, websites, software, memberships, learning platforms, e-commerce sites) for SME’s in Nigeria. Also conducted WordPress training workshops offline, and through its website.
Go subscribe to Fruitfulujah Podcast if you want to learn about technology, internet and business their simplest terms.
Favourite Episode: How to Launch a Successful Podcast – Dayo Samuel
Podcast name: Eat Fit Podcast
Founder: Tolu Francis
Description: Toluse Francis is a Health Coach and author who He is interested in seeing people eat healthy and get productive. He believes a healthy lifestyle is paramount for everyone. Through his podcast, he helps people live a better, happy and productive and life. I’ve listened to a couple of his podcast and I must say that it is full of useful information and tips to improve your health and become more productive.
Favourite episode: 6 BEDTIME FOODS
Podcast Name: Loose Talk Podcast
Founder: Osagie Alonge, Steve Dede and Ayomide Tayo.
Description: Loose Talk Podcast is a popular podcast show hosted by three journalists, Osagie Alonge, Steve Dede and Ayomide Tayo. Loose Talk delves into trending topics happening all around the world discussing Media, Celebrities, Lifestyle, Sex, Sports, Politics, Tech, Religion, Movies and TV, Radio, Music and much more. According to Ynaija.com, it is said to be one of the most listened podcasts in Nigeria.
Favourite episode: THE FANTASTICALLY CORRUPT EPISODE
Podcast Name: NGO Podcast
Founder: Jimoh Oluwatobi Segun
Description: #NGOpodcast is a platform under NGOMEDIA HOUSE GLOBAL LTD. The #NGOpodcast is serving as an intermediary between non-governmental organizations and the world by getting their voice from their immediate environment to the ear of people around the world. Their goal is to bring the non-governmental organizations to limelight. They planned to achieve this by having an interview session with either the founder or team lead or representative of different NGOs around the world on each episode
Favourite Episode: [EP 4]-INTERVIEW WITH LOLA ODENIYI(HEART CONNECT INITIATIVE)
Podcast Name: Career & Employability Talk with Segun Akiode
Founder: Segun Akiode
Description: Career & Employability Talk with Segun Akiode is a podcast about wise career counsel for the career people. The central theme of the podcast is – “Without good direction, people lose their way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances.”
Favourite episode: #Podcast – Please Take Action Today!
Podcast Name: Lead Your Life Podcast
Founder: Abraham Ologundudu
Description: #LeadYourLife show is a platform to help passionate individuals like you who want to make a positive difference with your ideas, message, or story to get the clarity, boldness, strategy and tools needed to empower you execute intentionally. By applying practical and simple principles, you will gain insight into actionable tips, steps and strategies to help you Lead your life intentionally. If you’ve read any blog posts on Abraham’s blog then you’d expect nothing but the best from his podcast.
Favourite episode: LYLEP3 – How to Get Started on Your Ideas With Little Resources [Podcast]
Podcast name: The Limit Breaker Show
Founder: Fumnanya Bernard
Description: The Limit Breaker Show is a rapidly growing podcast in Nigeria which is hosted by Fumnanya Bernard. I recommend her podcast show to entrepreneurs and business owners.
Podcast Name: Seasoned Apologist with Korede Olawoyin
Founder: Korede Olawoyin
Description: Seasoned Apologist with Korede Olawoyin is a weekly podcast dealing with issue around Apologetics, interviews, book reviews, etc.
Favourite episode: Episode 2: An Interview with bro. Isa Bamulangayesu
Podcast name: My Africa Podcast by Pulse
Founder: Formerly Andre Blaze Henshaw, now owned by Pulse Nigeria (Pulse.ng)
Description: Pulse Nigeria, the online media division of Ringier Nigeria, acquired the My Africa brand and assets three months ago from its founder, Andre Blaze Henshaw. My Africa podcast is one of Africa’s largest podcasts. My Africa Podcast interviews leading Africans, letting you hear directly from politicians, artists, musicians, business leaders and many others. My Africa delivers exclusive and quality content right to any of your devices, letting you hear the incredible stories behind these famous names.
Favourite Episode: Steve Babaeko [Episode 20]
Podcast name: The Unique Life and Marriage Podcast
Founder: Enwongo Ettang
Description: Enwongo Ettang is the host of the podcast titled THE UNIQUE LIFE & MARRIAGE PODCAST with the aim to help married find purpose and direction for their marriages, lead their families with confidence and improve the communication and understanding in their homes.
Favourite episode: Episode 002 – 7 Principles for a Godly Marriage
Podcast name: The Afropreneur Podcast
Founder: Uwem Uwemakpan
Description: The Afropreneur Podcast profiles Entrepreneurs doing business in Africa, despite the obstacles and challenges they face; Celebrating their achievements and picking lessons from their experiences.
Favourite episode: EP14: TAKING RISKS TO GET AHEAD, CONVERSATION WITH YUSUFA SEY
Podcast name: Swyich Podcast
Founder: Samuel Adeoye (co-founder, Podlobe.com)
Description: Swiych is not just another entrepreneurship podcast. They go beyond the known and delve into helping you find the unknown. For now, they focus on Nigerian entrepreneurs. They connect established entrepreneurs with aspiring ones through podcast.
They inspire you to think the entrepreneurial way, by bringing to you entrepreneurs (mostly Nigerian entrepreneurs), business owners and researchers who have seen beyond the limitations of the Nigerian’s startup industry. I have been personally learning a lot from Samuel with regards to podcasting. He knows a lot about podcasting and it’s willing to share his wealth of knowledge with others about podcasting.
Favourite episode: S009: How to Build a Successful Social Venture – with Seun Onigbinde
Podcast name: Submarine And A Roach
Founder: TMTisClutch and Kojo
Description: Submarine and a Roach is hosted by TMTisClutch and Kojo, it is the perfect mix between the woke bro-dude frat boy and Kojo. The episodes run the gamut from talking about high school shenanigans, sex addicts and everything in between in a stream of consciousness narrative delivery. It does get somewhat annoying at times but generally, the episodes tend to fly by.
Favourite episode: Episode 12: “F.R.I.E.N.D.S”
Podcast name: We Just Got Back
Founder: Tam, Boj and King Cam
Description: Three Nigerian girls share their stories about the joys (and many sorrows) of returning to Nigeria. We talk about the ups and downs of being back, how we’re coping (or not) and the ridiculous things we find ourselves getting up to.
Of the podcasts on this list, We Just Got Back is the most no-holds barred, and sounds a whole lot like the popular podcast show The Read.
Favourite episode: You’re Not Really Married if You Didn’t Serve Small Chops
Podcast Name: Not Your African Cliche’
Founder: Ifeyinwa (Ify), Onyeka (Yeka O) and Ifeoluwa (Ife)
Description: We are four Nigerian women with interesting opinions and a mutual disgust for ignorant comments about our continent. Yes, the CONTINENT of Africa. No, not the country! As a result, we have decided to create a platform where we can tell you more about us rather than letting disney channel and Nat Geo Wild do it for us.
Podcast name: Charity Connect Podcast
Founder: Sola Matthew
Description: Charity Connect Podcast is a Podcast that connects Donors and Donees, NGOs and Volunteers and publicizes charity works and events
Podcast name: Erupt Podcast
Founder: Akinjobi Sodiq
Description: Erupt podcast is hosted by Akinjobi. It is a podcast that teaches individuals and businesses to share their message online.
Favourite episode: Ep 2 – 5 key steps to developing your online brand strategy
Podcast name: The top 12 Countdown With Cobhams Asuquo
Founder: Cobhams Asuquo
Description: The digital radio show counts down the hottest African/Nigerian songs that Cobhams thinks the Nigerian audience should be listening to.
The show aims to be interactive with quizzes, skits and give-aways, and Cobhams has already given away his first prize on the pilot episode which was a 48 inch flat screen TV.
Cobhams is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer. Among the songs to his credit include but not limited to Timi Dakolo‘s ‘Wish me well,‘ ‘Do the right thing‘ featuring Bez,Ordinary people amongst many others.
Favourite episode: Boosit – Cobhams Asuquo FT. Falz
Podcast Name: Behind Radio
Founder: Fisayo Dayo-Samuel
Description: Behind Radio tells the untold stories of OAPs, broadcasters, managers, celebs, hosts, DJs, programming, and all that are behind the favorite radios we listen to.
Favourite Episode: The Untold Story of How Victa Pepple Became An Award-Winning OAP in Less Than A Year
Podcast Name: The Exousia Life Podcast
Founder: Joy Olaiya
Description: The Exousia Life Podcast is the show that encourages and equips you to live, love and lead your life with authority, so you can fulfill your God given assignment in life effortlessly.
Podcast Name: The Coach Speaks – Inspiring Africa, one Story at a time
Founder: Mercy Frank
Description: The Coach Speaks is a Podcast is a storytelling platform that seeks to use the experience of successful professionals to reduce the struggling tendencies of the younger generation.
Favourite Episode: The Coach Speaks -Episode 9 Building Your Business Alongside Your 9-5
Podcast Name: #iMentor with Harkheindzel
Founder: Harkheindzel Kenny Omiyale
Description: #iMentor bridges timeless wisdom with life principles in a balanced doze for full life development and empowerment. To set your goals, get knowledge. To achieve them, get wisdom.
Favourite episode: Communication Hacks: Psychology, Persuasion And Hypnosis
Podcast Name: Come to the well
Founder: Chisom Sam Orji
Description: Inspiration for personal transformation- empowering people to discover themselves, maximize their lives and achieve their greatness.
Favourite episode: Vision, Diligence and the future CHISOM SAM ORJI
Podcast Name: #AskSilas PODCAST
Founder: Silas Ozoya
Description: #AskSilas PODCAST is a weekly Q & A show where I answer questions concerning content creation, startups, entrepreneurship, business development and life to help entrepreneurs network, develop and generate funds.
P.S: Post last updated 20th October, 2017
There you have it guys.
We want to encourage the podcasters in Nigeria mentioned above to keep sharing the Nigerian story in their own unique voices. Let your podcast bring encouragement, hope, laughter, peace, inspiration and knowledge to anyone who listens to it.
One thing I noticed is that most podcasters in Nigeria, do not have a compelling “about us” page. Please work on that.
Is there any other outstanding podcast you know in Nigeria that is not here?
I wish to update the list to 30-50 podcasts in Nigeria.
So, if your podcast is not in the list, help me do the following.
This what I want you to do
Send an email to [email protected] with the details below
- Your Podcast Name
- what your podcast is about
- A link to your podcast show.
Which is your favourite podcast? Tell me in the comment box below.
Want to learn more about podcasting? Join Nigerian Podcast Network founded by Dayo Samuel.
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