The Change Africa Podcast, which speaks to inspiring thought leaders across Africa about the region’s opportunities and challenges, has returned for its fifth season, global media and distribution company Nexa Media has announced.
In this season, hosts Isaac Aboah and Daniel Merki speak to a number of changemakers who are paving the way for Africa’s future across multiple fields including media, entertainment, non-profits, and more. In each episode, guests share their journeys, perspectives and mindsets, as well as how they’re helping drive their industries forward.
“Podcasts like the Change Africa Podcast are critical knowledge libraries for the culture,” said Aboah. “The advancements in AI mean that the gap between speech and text will soon disappear, and the insights shared by our guests will be as valuable as long-form articles or even books but with a wider reach and accessibility.”
“The podcast inspires me as a platform for educating the world about Africa’s innovations, ambitions and the leaders powering them.”
Guests this season include Grammy-award-winning Nigerian artist and entrepreneur Mr. Eazi, Google Africa CMO Dr. Mzamo Masito, West Africa Weekly founder and journalist David Hundeyin, diplomat and former Assistant Secretary of State Akunna Cook, Affinity Ghana founder and Group CEO Tarek Mouganie, Cocoa360 nonprofit founder and global health leader Shadrack Frimpong, Tech Safari founder Caleb Maru, and celebrity blogger Ameyae Debrah.
“Taking the little we have and stretching it to its maximum potential is the African spirit,” said Mr Eazi. “It's about innovating and crafting with our resources to bring about transformative change on the continent. I see this vibrant energy in the Change Africa Podcast which is single-minded in highlighting African change makers.”
The Change Africa Podcast first launched in 2020 and has since grown in popularity as the podcast ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa is “finally garnering attention”, according to the podcast’s executive producer Tim Yaw Struthers. The podcast is hosted and distributed globally through Acast across all major podcast platforms.
According to a report from Spotify released during International Podcast Day at the end of September this year, Nigeria’s podcast listenership has increased by 222% from 2021 to 2022 and is ranked as the second-highest consumer of podcasts in Africa, right after South Africa.