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AfriWetu

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Rooted In Our Story.Celebrating Africa's History, People, Culture & Folklore. Follow us @AfriWetu on Twitter & IG.©AfriWetu Ltd All Rights Reserved.Disclaimer & Fair Use StatementAll AfriWetu Ltd platform material may in certain circumstances contain copyrighted source material, the use of which may… read more

55 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

AfriWetu S3Ep13 - Benin Empire Pt2 (Civilisations)

August 10th, 2022

39:31

Welcome Afri-WATU! 

Part 2 of the truly awesome Benin Empire!!

As we close out on this civilisation, I still feel like we have genially just skimmed …

AfriWetu S3Ep12 - Benin Empire Pt1 (Civilisations)

July 27th, 2022

43:00

Welcome Afri-WATU! 

Part 1 of the truly magnificent Benin Empire!!

Everything you have heard of how great it was, is true....seriously it is. The …

AfriWetu S3Ep11 - Laibon Mbatian (Legends)

July 13th, 2022

21:22

AfriWATU! Welcome to a Legends Episode!

We are going to the land of the Maasai in East Africa, to meet a Laibon who was such a legend, that has a mountain peak (on Mt Kenya) named after him.... Mbatian Ole Supeet!

He …

AfriWetu S3Ep10 - Ngola Nzinga (Legends)

June 22nd, 2022

39:08

AfriWATU! Welcome to an AWESOME Legends Episode!

We are going to the land of the Ndongo to meet one of the most iconic women in history, globally, …

AfriWetu S3Ep9 - Ndongo Kingdom (Civilisations)

June 7th, 2022

27:17

AfriWatu! It's a new dawn good people!

Welcome Back!

Presenting a new civilisation for you all, the NDONGO kingdom, for your listening pleasure. The …

AfriWetu S3E8 - Kuba Kingdom (Civilisations)

May 24th, 2022

41:08

AfriWATU! Welcome back to another great African civilisation episode!

This time we head to Central Africa to meet the Kuba Kingdom. One of the most …

AfriWetu S3E7 - Ndebele Kingdom (Civilisations)

May 10th, 2022

28:13

Welcome back Afri-WATU to a great African kingdom - the Ndebele Kingdom. 

I have to say, this was one of those kingdoms I was really looking forward to learning about, and it did not disappoint. It was short lived but …

AfriWetu S3E6 - Ife Kingdom Pt2 (Civilisations)

April 26th, 2022

27:11

Afri-WATU! Part 2 of the IFE is here!

We are back with the mighty Ife and the rich rich history of this civilisation. 

It was such a wonder to study, and there was sooooo much to cover, I hope my Yoruba fam will forgive …

AfriWetu S3E5 - Ife Kingdom Pt1 (Civilisations)

April 12th, 2022

32:15

Afri-WATU! A New Civilisation is here!

Welcome back to explore or history, as we travel to the Ife Kingdom, there was so much to pack in that this is part 1 of 2! And it was A LOT of information. It is all very …

AfriWetu S3E4 - Nok (Civilisations)

March 22nd, 2022

27:57

Afri-WATU! How Now!

Welcome back to the the past to meet one of the most important people of our history, the Nok. There are so many things and …

AfriWetu S3E3 - Yaa Asantewaa (Legends)

March 8th, 2022

36:31

Welcome Back Afri-WATU!

It's the very FIRST Legend of Season 3! And honestly....it had to be Yea Ashantewaa, the phenomenal woman of the Ashanti Empire - as we celebrate International Women's Day / Month and the theme …

AfriWetu S3E2 - Ashanti Empire Pt2 (Civilisations)

February 22nd, 2022

41:23

Welcome back for Part 2 of the Amazing ASHANTI EMPIRE!

We conclude the story of this civilisation, and what a fun one it was! And there was sooooo …

AfriWetu S3E1 - Ashanti Empire Pt1 (Civilisations)

February 8th, 2022

42:15

AFRI-WATU WE'RE BAAAACK!!!! What better way to start the THIRD season than with the Amazing ASHANTI EMPIRE! And you know cos it is such a historical giant that this needs not one but TWO parts. My West African …

AfriWetu S3 Prologue

January 25th, 2022

5:11

Welcome to SEASON 3 & truly thank you for tuning in! 

We are about to start out journey to meet our ancestors of this wonderful African continent …

AfriWetu Series 2 WRAP UP

December 14th, 2021

40:03

MAMBO Afri-WATU!

It is the Wrap up episode for the series, as we break off for the holidays, before the next series, Series 3, starts next year!

AfriWetu S2E20 - Queen Makeda of Sheba (Legends)

November 23rd, 2021

31:59

Welcome back AfriWATU!

It's the penultimate episode, S2 Ep20! And what better way to close out the storytelling than welcoming the famous Legend, the …

AfriWetu S2E19 - The Woman & The Ogre (Fable&Folkore)

November 9th, 2021

8:34

Afri-WATU! Welcome back!

We travel back to Kenya, to hear a short tale from the Agikuyu people. It is therefore a Guest Narrator episode with none other that a returning voice, Muthoni Kamere!!!

Muthoni did AfriWetu a …

AfriWetu S2E18 - Axum Empire Pt2 (Civilisations)

October 26th, 2021

39:46

Afri-WATU! It is the final part of the Awesome AXUM Empire! 

Now good news / bad news...this is a real deep academic dive into this Empire, and I promise you will get lost from time to time, but dont worry it is sooooo …

AfriWetu S2E17 - Axum Empire Pt1 (Civilisations)

October 12th, 2021

33:59

Welcome back Afri-WATU to Part 1 of the Axum Empire!

This was such a great civilisation to study, there is literally reams of information out there abbout it. It is also one where AfriWetu does refer to non-African …

AfriWetu S2E16 - Sunni Ali (Legends)

September 21st, 2021

20:37

Hello Listeners! It’s S2 Episode 16! 

Thank you & Weclome Back!

Today we meet Suni Ali of the Songhai Empire a mighty military man whose story …

AfriWetu S2E15 - Songhai Empire Pt2 (Civilisations)

September 7th, 2021

27:11

Welcome to the second and final part of the mighty Songhai Empire AFRIWATU! 

This was packed with all sorts! Couldnt capture it all in the time we …

AfriWetu S2E14 - Songhai Empire Pt1 (Civilisations)

August 25th, 2021

38:25

Welcome to the first part of the mighty Songhai Empire AFRIWATU! So excited to bring you yet another great civilisation from our continent. There was a lot to discover about this part of the world, and the Songhai story …

AfriWetu S2E13 - Sundiata Keita (Legends)

August 11th, 2021

33:15

Hello Listeners! It’s S2 Episode 13!
Thank you for tuning in! Today we meet the one and only LION KING! Sundiata Keita the founder of the Mali Empire. 
Maaaan he was a legend! And so pleased to have none other than Amani …

AfriWetu S2E12 - Mali Empire Pt2 (Civilisations)

July 27th, 2021

45:47

Hello Afri-WATU!  

Welcome to Part TWO of the MALI Empire! 

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! It was such an awesome Empire and soooooooooo much to unpack! My Malinke Fam I hope you find I did your history …

AfriWetu S2E11 - Mali Empire Pt1 (Civilisations)

July 14th, 2021

33:35

Hello Afri-WATU!   Welcome to Part One of the Mali Empire! You are in for a treat as this civilisation is packed with everything you can …

AfriWetu S2E10 - Queen Nandi (Legends)

June 22nd, 2021

21:48

Hello Listeners! It’s S2 Episode 10!

Thank you for tuning in! Today we meet the formidable woman that was Queen Nandi! Although known mostly as Shaka’s mother….she was so much more a real African female Legend in her …

AfriWetu S2E9 - Zulu Kingdoms Pt2 (Civilisations)

June 8th, 2021

36:20

Hello Afri-WATU!  Welcome to Part TWO of the ZULU Kingdoms! Like I said last time, I loved working on this civilisation, there was a lot out there to …

AfriWetu S2E8 - Zulu Kingdoms Pt1 (Civilisations)

May 25th, 2021

37:46

Hello Listeners!  Welcome to Part One of the ZULU Kingdoms!  How excited was I doing this research! Let me tell you!!! The rich cultures and …

AfriWetu S2E7 - Stories from Botswana (Fables & Folklore)

May 12th, 2021

17:02

Hello Listeners! It’s S2 Ep 7!
Thank you for tuning in! We travel to the beautiful country with great people called Botswana! In southern Africa.
We …

AfriWetu S2E6 - Dahomey Kingdom Pt2 (Civilisations)

April 27th, 2021

32:44

Hello Listeners! 

Welcome to Part Two of the DAHOMEY KINGDOM! The excitement continues, but I have to say I really struggled with pronunciations...alllllll spoke word mistakes are mine and mine alone!

Despite that I …

AfriWetu S2E5 - Dahomey Kingdom Pt1 (Civilisations)

April 13th, 2021

32:02

Hello Listeners! Welcome to Part One of the DAHOMEY KINGDOM! Let me tell you people....this episode will keep you on the edge of your seats! It has …

AfriWetu S2E4 - The Mothers & the Eclipse (Fables & Folklore)

March 23rd, 2021

19:31

Hello Listeners! It’s S2 Ep 4! 

Thank you for tuning in! We continue celebrating Women’s Month, welcoming our Guest Narrator the lovely Angie Gachui, …

AfriWetu S2E3 - Alaafin Orompoto (Legends)

March 9th, 2021

28:26

Hello Listeners! It’s S2 Episode 3! Thank you for tuning in! Welcome to the Legend of Alaafin OROMPOTO, Warrior Queen of the mighty Oyo Empire! A …

AfriWetu S2E2 - Oyo Empire Pt2 (Civilisations)

February 23rd, 2021

35:10

Hello Listeners!

Welcome to Part Two of the OYO EMPIRE!

The final version, I know it is two weeks later, but hopefully it is worth the wait...I know …

AfriWetu S2E1 - Oyo Empire Pt1 (Civilisations)

February 9th, 2021

30:43

Hello Listeners!

We're BAAACK & with a BANG for the S2 opener, with non other than the OYO EMPIRE.

This is the first in our BIG Civilisations, which will be in two parts, yes TWO parts. Part one today and Part two …

AfriWetu Prologue S2

January 26th, 2021

4:00

Hi all!
Thank you for tuning in!
Welcome to the brand new series/season! So excited to share more about our African History, Culture, People and …

AfriWetu S1 FINALE

December 16th, 2020

45:50

Hi all!

Thank you for tuning in!

LOOK we are at the end of this series/season! It has been such a wonderful journey and I am humbled that you have …

AfriWetu Ep18 - Mirambo - Legends Series

November 25th, 2020

20:00

Hello Listeners! It’s Episode 18!

Thank you for tuning in! Welcome to the Legend of MIRAMBO of the Nyamwezi!  A huge Thank You to Njora, my Guest Narrator, who really did this story proud with his epic storytelling …

AfriWetu Ep17 - Nyamwezi Kingdoms - African Civilisation Series

November 10th, 2020

32:00


Hello Listeners! It's Episode 17! Thank you for tuning in as we head to the East African kingdoms of the NYAMWEZI. The people who are still found in modern day Tanzania, so please go and read more about them. As always …

AfriWetu Ep16 - Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom - African Civilisation Series

October 27th, 2020

26:18

Hello Listeners! It's Episode 16!  Thank you for tuning in as we head to the East African kingdom of the BUNYORO-KITARA.
A kingdom that is still recognised today, so please go and read more about them.
As always a HUGE …

AfriWetu Ep15 - Origins of the Bachwezi - Legends Series

October 13th, 2020

25:44

Hello Listeners! It’s Episode 15!  Thank you for tuning in!  Welcome to a double whammy, the Legends of ISAZA and NDAHURA! They had epic journeys …

AfriWetu Ep14 - Bachwezi Dynasty (Kitara Empire) - African Civilisation Series

September 23rd, 2020

23:24

Hello Listeners! It is Episode 14!  Thank you for tuning in as we head to one of the most fascinating Dynasties of our African Civilisations - The …

AfriWetu Ep13 - Lunda Empire - African Civilisation Series

September 8th, 2020

21:56

Hello Listeners! It is Episode 13!
Thank you for tuning in as we head back to our African Civilisations - and journey to the the LUNDA Empire!
Huge thank you to my dream team - Mwendwa Mbugua & Lee Kanyottu - who make …

AfriWetu Ep12 - Kalala Ilunga - Legends Series

August 26th, 2020

17:30

Hello Listeners! It’s Episode 12! 
Thank you for tuning in! Welcome to the Legend of KALALA ILUNGA! 
It is an epic tale and Kenyua Gacheheh, my Guest Narrator, did a really good job in telling this tale and we had loads …

AfriWetu Ep11 - Luba Empire - African Civilisation Series

August 11th, 2020

20:04

Hello Listeners! It is Episode 11!

Thank you for tuning in as we head back to our African Civilisations - and journey to the the LUBA Empire!

Huge thank you to my dream team - Mwendwa Mbugua & Lee Kanyottu - who …

AfriWetu Ep10 - Daughter of the Sun & Moon - Fables & Folklore Series

July 21st, 2020

31:57

Hello Listeners! Can you believe it's Ep 10 IMAGINE THAT!!!!
Thank you for tuning in - I hope you will enjoy our latest folktale - from ANGOLA,  from …

AfriWetu Ep9 - Kongo Kingdom - African Civilisation Series

July 8th, 2020

25:15

Hello Listeners! It is Episode 9!
Thank you for tuning in as we head back to our African Civilisations - and journey to the the Kingdom of KONGO!
Huge thank you to my dream team - Mwendwa Mbugua & Lee Kanyotu - who …

AfriWetu Ep8 - Beauty of the Lake - Fables & Folklore Series

June 23rd, 2020

17:47

Hello Listeners! It’s Episode 8!

Thank you for tuning in. I hope you will enjoy our latest folktale - from the East African nation of KENYA! The …

AfriWetu Ep7 - Kingdom of Mutapa - African Civilisation Series

June 10th, 2020

16:59

Hello Listeners!
It is Episode 7! Thank you for tuning in - we are back to the African Civilisations Series heading to The Kingdom of MUTAPA! 
Huge thank you to my dream team - Mwendwa Mbugua & Lee Kanyotu - who make …

AfriWetu Ep6 - Syokimau - Legends Series

May 20th, 2020

17:03

Hello Listeners! It’s Episode 6!!!
Tune in to listen to the first in the Legends Series - the story of Syokimau! She was a well known Oracle, who came from the Akamba in Kenya. I don’t want to say more and spoil the …

AfriWetu Ep5 - Kingdom of Zimbabwe - African Civilisation Series

May 2nd, 2020

14:13

Hello Listeners! It is Episode 5!
Thank you for tuning in - we are back to the African Civilisations Series heading to The Kingdom of Zimbabwe, with a special focus on Great Zimbabwe.
Huge thank you to my dream team - my …

AfriWetu Ep4 - The Calabash Kids - Fables & Folklore Series

April 17th, 2020

11:39

Hello Listeners! It is Episode 4! Thank you for tuning in! This is the first of the AfriWetu Fables & Folklore Series - The Calabash Kids, from …

AfriWetu Ep3 - Kingdom of Mapungubwe - African Civilisation Series

April 3rd, 2020

13:17

Hello Listeners! It is Episode 3!

This is the first of the African Civilisation Series - The Kingdom of Mapungubwe. The significance of this kingdom is explained in the show, one that extends beyond the borders of …

AfriWetu Ep2 - Setting the Scene (Back to Basics)

March 13th, 2020

17:56

Hello Listeners! It is Episode 2! 
First of all a big thank you to all who have tuned in, it is appreciated :) (You can leave a voice message on the …

AfriWetu S1 - The journey begins!

March 1st, 2020

5:26

Hi all!

Thank you for tuning in!

This episode is my first ever podcast recoding in life and thus is the most sentimental and was an emotional …

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