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Pod Save Africa

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A Podcast about Africans by Africans. Great conversations with Africans of various walks on African issues of various kinds with a focus on progress.For any questions or concerns, email us at

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Even In Chaos, It All Adds Up

June 23rd, 2020


Azubuike Akunne, an entrepreneur and landscape architect based in Lagos, Nigeria shares his perspective on the ongoing pandemic and how it has forced …

In Chaos, Our Community Comforts Us

June 9th, 2020


Hi Family,

If you haven't yet, please check out our instagram profile on ways you cam support the black lives matter movement through donations and other form of support. It is about time there is change to the system …

Sometimes in Chaos we find ourselves

June 1st, 2020


Rest in Peace to Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Uwa, Tina and the many others who have lost their lives due to injustice. May their families find respite and may justice be served completely. May the systems that failed …

We Take Chaos One Day At A Time : She who is comfortable in the storm

May 25th, 2020


Family! We hope you are staying safe, sound and healthy.

Today, Karika (@karika.republic on instagram) shares how managing uncertainty in her professional life has prepared her for this moment.


We sef dey for …

In Chaos we create : The story of a storyteller

May 18th, 2020


Hello Friends,

We are chronicling the stories of Africans as we work through these turbulent times. The pandemic has affected us in a multitude of …

May 10th News Update - Some Advice From The World's Oldest Man

May 11th, 2020


Pod Save Africa here to remind you that outside of the COVID-19 pandemic there are still ongoing stories on the continent. From celebrating the birthday of the World's Oldest Man in Lesotho to the New Sudanese …

The Mission To Light Up Rural Nigeria

May 4th, 2020


The brookings institute estimates that roughly 43 percent of Africans have access to electricity. Only half of the Global access rate of 87%.

Today we talk to Dr Sanusi O'haire @sohiare, The Executive Director of the …

Temp Check - The Covid 19 Impact On Nigeria

April 24th, 2020


Temp Check - The Covid 19 Impact On Nigeria by Pod Save Africa

In other world ending news, Locusts are invading Africa

March 30th, 2020


Over 40 Million locusts are ravaging Eastern Africa as we speak. PSA is here to keep you on top of everything.

We also talk about what happens when …

The Coronavirus in Africa (March 24)

March 26th, 2020


Today we discuss the rapidly evolving COVID 19 Coronavirus situation and its impact on the African Continent.

Follow us @podsaveafrica on Instagram. …

On the Biafran war.

March 9th, 2020


Our second chat with Basil Anthony Abia!

Today we discuss the Biafran War. We discuss the story of the war and its implications today.

Check him out @basilabia and check us out at

Will the real Mr President please stand up?

March 2nd, 2020


News Update Time! Yay!

Today we share a set of interesting stories including that of Guinea Bissau and the fact that it currently has 2 presidents and …

Beer Parlor Conversations - African Sports

February 23rd, 2020


Beer Parlor Conversations is Back!

This time my friend and I are kicking it and taking African Sports! It's present the future, what people go through to make it. I had a lot of fun recording it! We hope you are enjoying …

The President's new wife may have killed his ex-wife - February 9th News Update

February 9th, 2020


It is a news Update!

We discuss everything from the wife of the Lesotho president being detained as a murder suspect to updates about voting across the continent and the AP teaches us about racial cropping of photos.

We …

The End of the world: How Climate Change is reshaping the African Continent

February 2nd, 2020


Today we talk about Climate change, global warming and how it is affecting the continent. Our guest Habiba Ahut Daggash (a PHD candidate at Imperial …

We farm like 1800's Irishmen : The story of Nigeria's Border Closure

January 20th, 2020


In August 2019, Nigeria's government closed its land borders to its neighboring states citing food smuggling as a problem. Today, Basil Anthony Abia helps us understand the effects of the decision.

Check out his …

Old Moves New Blueprint

January 12th, 2020


We take a look back at 2019 and announce some exciting news for the new year.

Long and Short, We move.

Beer Parlor Converstations Part 2 - Labours Of Our Heroes Past

January 5th, 2020


Happy New Year Friends!

Welcome to 2020. We are glad you made it.

We start the first episode of the year continuing a conversation I was having with some of my buds last year.


In Pursuit Of Knowledge And Health

December 23rd, 2019


What do you think the top priorities for the government of your country are?

Most would argue that Health and Education rank highly so today we dive …

Dec 8th News Update - Omoyele Sowore, Airlines And The Year Of The Return

December 8th, 2019


It is December 8th and we bring news of repression of freedom in Nigeria, a struggling national airline in South Africa and an increase in the brand of Africa as a continent.

Reupload : Episode 41 - Death By Ambition

December 1st, 2019


Today we reupload one of our earlier episodes for listen.

Please Enjoy.

We look forward to a news update next week. Check out our website for more episodes and news.

Beer Parlor Converstations - Nigeria The Present And The Past Part 1

November 17th, 2019


A casual sit down conversation about Nigeria's history between some buds. Please enjoy and check us out at

Thank you.

Dear PSA - My flight left 4 hours early, what do I do?

November 10th, 2019

37:53 is our website and we love it and we hope you love it to so you check it out and it is all love, thank you.

Today we spill the beans on (Retired) Warlords, overly punctual airlines and the growing …

The Lost Genocide : A story of the Herero and Nama tragedy.

November 4th, 2019


In 1904 a hundred thousand Herero and Nama people hailing from modern day Namibia were killed by german forces.

Here is that story.

For more …

Closed Borders, Crashed Planes And Catastrophic Floods

October 28th, 2019


We are back with the news but first check out our website at!

Floods in South Sudan, Legal proceedings against Boeing and Closed Borders are all part of today's news update. Enjoy!

Pod Save Africa Live

October 20th, 2019

58:53 is our new website and we love you and we love it so we would love it if you took a look at it.

Also! we had a live podcast! …

Steel Coffin : The Death Of Uncle Bob

October 6th, 2019



Today we discuss Mugabe's legacy and what his death means for Zimbabwe.

Also check out our new website at

The season will be back in 2 weeks starting off with …

Through the eyes of African Women

May 19th, 2019


This week Ms Anwuli Okonjo tells us about her non profit, Through the Eyes of African Women (TEAW) and what it means to amplify the voices of African …

Stears Nigeria - In God We Trust, Every One Else Must Bring Data

May 12th, 2019

33:30 is a remarkable platform that provides data based reporting on Nigerian issues.

Today Michael Famoroti (@Mikey_Fam) shares the story of how started, the documentation of the Nigerian elections and …

The Will Of The Rainbow Nation - The South African Elections

May 8th, 2019



South Africa will decide in one of its most important elections in its history. This election will either serve as an indictment of the recent leadership of the ANC or a reaffirmation of the trust the people …

Our Very Own Truths (Re-broadcast)

May 6th, 2019


Enjoy one of our favorite episodes!

Professor Vaughn speaks to us about religion, politics, spirituality and history of various African People.

Please …

Sudan : Past, Present and a hopeful Future.

April 28th, 2019


Micheal Majok paints a tapestry of Sudan's history. Detailing the context within which the recent protests and events while weaving in his personal history. He describes in detail the sins of the past while detailing a …

Tasgot bas: On to the next one. A story of the Sudanese Protests

April 21st, 2019


2 days, 2 presidents toppled by the protests and the will of the Sudanese people.

Israa got to see the protests first hand and tells us everything about the situation in Sudan and the demands of the Sudanese people

Cyclone Idai

April 14th, 2019


All you need to know about Cyclone Idai. Hundreds Dead, thousands Missing, Billions lost.

Please support at:
World Vision -

Mercy Fund -

Mizizi : The Acquisition Of Knowledge Is The Catalyst Of Progress

March 18th, 2019


Today we get to share another great story with you.

Paakow is the founder and CEO of Mizizi.

He brings African pride to the limelight through fashion, here he honestly presents his story (ups and downs included). Get …

Ethiopian Airlines Crash, Uganda Vs Rwanda - News Update

March 10th, 2019


Hello All,

We call in a few friends today to join us in discussing some of the news from the continent. We talk through everything from the diplomatic issues between Uganda and Rwanda to the massive protests against the …

Joe Sawo - Libraries For Liberia

March 3rd, 2019


Meet Joe Sawo, Investor, speaker and Leader.

We talk about his journey growing up as an immigrant, investing in real estate and running a non-profit …

Nigerian Election - The Work has just begun

February 28th, 2019


A rounded presentation of the recently concluded Nigerian Elections.

Enjoy our analysis and follow us @podsaveafrica on instagram.

Nigeria Almost Decides

February 17th, 2019


The national electoral commission in Nigeria announced that it would be postponing its scheduled elections 4 hours from when the first votes were …

Karo Omu - Free Sanitary Aid

February 3rd, 2019


I had the great privilege of interviewing Karo Omu (@duchesskk),

She runs Free Sanitary Aid Nigeria, a non-profit committed to furthering the cause of less fortunate women and girls in Nigeria. She especially works to …

News Sprint - Sudan, Nairobi, Nigeria And Zimbabwe

January 27th, 2019


Hello All!

On this news update, we discuss the ongoing protests in Sudan and Zimbabwe while addressing the Nigerian Elections and the current …

I Like To Move It Move It - Your January 13th News Update

January 13th, 2019


Cheers to you and your determination in continuing all your new years resolutions!

While you jog on that treadmill/ lift that weight/ eat that salad/ …

Pod Save Africa, New Year New We

January 7th, 2019


Happy New Year Friends! Welcome to 2019. We wish you a phenomenally enriching and amazing year ahead with a multitude of successes.

In this Episode, …

Mr Jackson On Cameroon, Qaddafi, Kagame And Love

December 16th, 2018


Follow us @podsaveafrica on instagram.

I sit down with Mr. Jackson to hear him share his perspectives on a variety of issues relating to the African …

Is Monogamy Un-african? - The African Debates

December 9th, 2018


Follow us on Instagram @podsaveafrica!

Thanks for tuning in today. We got to attend a debate over whether or not Monogamy is Un-african. The two …

The Candidates For The Nigerian 2019 Elections

November 25th, 2018


My family and I got to kick it and spend time together this past weekend as part of the thanksgiving holiday.

We often discuss politics so I decided …

The Subtext

November 11th, 2018


This episode, Osarumen talks to us about his new venture,

He evaluates companies and technology for a living and he now shares many of …

News Update October 28th 2018

October 29th, 2018


Hello All! Follow us @podsaveafrica on Insta.

Enjoy this episode of news updates where we discuss everything from Ethiopia's strides in creating …

African Anonymous - The first time I got In trouble

October 21st, 2018


This Episode is brought to you by Asa Afrique. This brand sources and sells some of the most beautiful designs from the African Continent. Please …

Episode 48 - ChinAfrica

October 14th, 2018


Let's Talk about China,

This episode we layout the arguments for whether or not China is good for the African Continent.

Enjoy! and while you are …

Season 3 and Your Summer Recap

October 7th, 2018



Welcome to season 3 y'all, we are happy to be back. We decided to start you off with a recap news update. Lot's happened this summer and we wanted to bring you up to speed with the news.

Please Enjoy and …

Osarumen - The Thinker

September 23rd, 2018


Follow us @p0dsaveafrica!

Got to chat with Osarumen about his life. He has had a fascinating journey thus far and in this episode he details …

Nyema Igwe - The Builder

September 9th, 2018


Follow us on Twitter! @p0dsaveafrica!

Nyema is a fashion retail startup founder! She connects her customers to African creators using her platform. …

Chiimeh CMD - The Changer

September 2nd, 2018


First things first, follow us @p0dsaveafrica on twitter!

I got to chat with Chiimeh CMD, we discussed a framework for creating change and how he has …

Mpumi Nobiva - The Uplifter

August 26th, 2018


Meet Mpumi,

She helps to connect people to their purpose and has committed her life to helping people share their stories. To say her life has had …

Season 2.5 Episode 1 : Iko, The Uniter

August 19th, 2018



Well partly. The team at Pod Save Africa has spent the last few weeks (really months) taking a break from the podcast to refresh ourselves and our content. We have missed you dearly and as we move into the …

Episode 46 - Season 2 Finale

April 16th, 2018


Listen to the end for a special announcement.

One year ago, I sat in the living room of my apartment with one of my very good friends to discuss corruption on the african continent. It was a discussion that had happened …

La Grande Afrique

April 8th, 2018


This episode,

I get to chat with Kamila Yusuf. We discuss storytelling, the dangers of letting others tell our stories and the magazine she helps run …

Proceed with Caution : Your April 1st News Update

April 3rd, 2018


Our show note this week is dedicated to Winnie Mandela and the tremendous life you lived. Sacrificing much of your own life for the liberation of others. Rest in Power Mama.

Have a look at stories on everything over the …

Wakanda appropriation is this?

March 26th, 2018


Have you worn a dashiki recently without knowing where it came from?

Do you mispronounce every African Name you have ever come across?

We at Pod Save Africa have an exciting and informative episode here for you!

My …

Australia's Home Affairs Minister Is A Racist Moron - March 18 News Update

March 18th, 2018



Its your news update for March 18th.

We bring to you a well roasted blend of positive and concerning news on things you should know from every …

Death By Ambition : The African Dream

March 12th, 2018


Hi its Akinade here,

Today I share one of my most treasured truths.

I talk about what it means to grow up as a young African whose I identity is formed around his dream to make life better for his community.

I hope my …

March 4th News Update - Just show that you care

March 4th, 2018


This week we bring to you the latest news stories from the past two weeks.

Jong Massaquoi joins us in the delivery of this news update. We talk about how leaders show that they care about their people in trying times. …

Internationalism : Differences

February 25th, 2018



We just need you to know that you are wonderful.

Welcome to Part 2 of our series on Internationalism.

Kayode Odumboni moved to America to get his …

Episode 38 - Wakanda Forever

February 20th, 2018


What would you do if your 36 Million of your hard earned Wakandandian dollars were swallowed by a snake?

This episode we discussed the change of power …

Best Of Both Worlds : African And American

February 11th, 2018


We are beginning a series on Internationalism drawn from an organized discussion put together by Adora Namigadde called Low-key ted talks.

Adora begins the series by telling the story of her struggle with place and its …

Feb 4th News Update - Do We Even Own Our Own Home?

February 4th, 2018


Kenya has two Presidents , well sort of.

This week we discussed the passing of Hugh Masekela, the political situation in Kenya, China's relationship …

Episode 35 - I belong to everyone and I belong to no one

January 30th, 2018


The immortal words of President Buhari on his inaugural speech struck a chord with many.

The questions is has he lived up to the hype and what does …

January 21st News Update - To shower or to wash my car? That, is the question.

January 22nd, 2018


Welcome back!

This week we share an update on the water crisis in South Africa, Fulani herdsmen clashes with farmers in Nigeria and many other news …

Tech Saves Africa Part 2 : Basic but Difficult

January 14th, 2018



Welcome back.

Today we continue our discussion on tech ideas that can significantly improve countries on the African Continent. We discuss many of the realities facing tech founders today and many of the hurdles to …

January 7th News Update - Progress sometimes comes in little steps.

January 7th, 2018


Happy New Year!!

We are excited to be back with you this year.

We talk about closed torture camps, ebola corruption, Bitcoins and Fatwas and so much …

December 23rd News Update - Don't sleep on that new Nile X.

December 25th, 2017


Merry Christmas!!

From our PSA family, we wish you and yours a throughly enjoyable Christmas holiday full of abundant Joy.

We strive to keep you …

Tech Saves Africa (Part 1)

December 17th, 2017


From sliced bread to the industrial revolution, technology is often the means by which nations and societies develop and advance grow significantly.

December 10th News Update - Modern Day Slavery and the Sins of our Incompetence.

December 10th, 2017


Hello friends,

Its a new month and we are excited to bring you the news from the past month. It has been one heck of a month. We often find ourselves a little behind the news cycle so we have decided to bring you the …

Curating Our Stories, Content:ng

December 4th, 2017


One of the most important elements of advanced societies is record keeping. For a long time this has primarily been done by outsiders looking into the African Continent.

During our short break, I got to discuss with …

Museveni, Spin Kicks, Uganda, Old Men And Power - Episode 27

November 27th, 2017


This is our 27th Episode.

We are thankful for our listeners, you drive us, motivate us and show us that someone else cares like we do.

This Episode, …

We Are Back! Season 2! November News Update : It is all about Uncle Bob Mugabe.

November 19th, 2017


And we are Back!! It's Season 2!! (Insert dance music)

We have missed you.

It has been popping on the continent so we decided to start off with a News update to get you up to date with the news from the past month.

Ify …

Season One Recap : What Are You Most Optimistic About?

October 8th, 2017


Welcome dearest Listener!


It is the end of Season One of Pod Save Africa. We will be right back in about a month while we work on our editing and line up many more stories and episodes for you. We asked many of our …

Episode 25 - Electricity : The sacrifices we made at the altar of light

October 2nd, 2017



Have you ever wondered why you slept so many nights without the breeze from a fan or air conditioner keeping you cool? Have you ever wondered …

Episode 24 - September Monthly News Update - "My Friends Go To Your Countries To Get Rich"

September 24th, 2017


Welcome to Episode 24!

First of all, shoutout to you! yes you! Thank you for listening and caring. We at PSA love you or as the kids say; we "heart" …

Episode 23 - Our Love For It Brought Us Together

September 17th, 2017


First things first!

Follow us @p0dSaveAfrica on twitter.

Welcome to Episode 23! (Jordan Episode)

In honor of this sports related episode number. We …

Episode 22 - Dictatorial Benevolence?

September 10th, 2017


Welcome to Episode 22

Rwanda has been the focus of a lot of attention recently. The extension of President Kagame's time as leader of the nation has drawn a lot of criticism and support. Today, Audace Nakeshimana gives …

Episode 21 - "They Drive Us, They Serve Us, They Clean Our Things"

September 3rd, 2017


Welcome back!


It is episode 21! I continue my conversation with the incredible Professor Vaughan. As a recap, Olufemi Vaughan is the Alfred Sargent Lee & Mary Ames Lee Professor of African Studies at Amherst …

Episode 20 - Our Very Own Truths

August 27th, 2017


It's my pleasure to announce that the podcast has officially reached 10,000 Listens! Thank you for your support and continue to listen and share!


It is episode 20! I have an incredibly accomplished and esteemed …

Episode 19 - Politically Inclined!

August 20th, 2017


Welcome to Episode 19!

Timi Akindele and I discuss politics candidly. He is one of the most politically inclined people I know and he shares his …

Episode 18 - What's The Worst Thing To Ever Happen To You?

August 13th, 2017


Welcome to Episode 18!

At age 4 Habibo was alone herding livestock far away from her family for six months. In her teens she was a refugee from the war in Somalia. She learn't english at age 22. She shares with us her …

Episode 17 - The Will Of The People : Kenya's Election

August 6th, 2017


Welcome to Episode 17!

Kenya is having its presidential election on Tuesday the 8th of August.

A former prime minister runs against an Incumbent president. Kenyan Lawyers, Alex Mwakichako and Alex Kadiba , take opposing …

Episode 16 - A President Cannot Save Us

July 30th, 2017


Welcome to Episode 16!

First of all, I encourage you to rate the podcast on iTunes if you like it, it helps more people find the podcast!

Nigeria's president has been missing for about 70 days. Ayobami Adekojo talks to us …

Episode 15 - Don't Let Things Happen To You. Get Up And Make Them Happen

July 23rd, 2017


Welcome to Episode 15!

This time, we have a life coach and motivational speaker Wisdom Primus sharing his thoughts and his experience on finding …

Episode 14 : Monthly News Update - China's Military Base In Africa

July 16th, 2017



I hope you like our new Logo.

Welcome back to Pod Save Africa. This episode, I will be updating you on the news on the African Continent. The goal is to bring us closer by having a better understanding of the many …

Episode 13 - We Are Selling Our Future In Exchange For Foreign Aid.

July 9th, 2017


Welcome to Episode 13!

First of all, I encourage you to rate the podcast on iTunes if you like it, it helps more people find the podcast!

Erick Nganyange discusses Foreign aid with us. It is a big part of our …

Episode 12 - The Young African Woman On Marriage Part 2

July 2nd, 2017


Welcome to Episode 12!

Thanks for coming.

Today, we continue our discussion on marriage. Oyinkan, Kachi, Kelechi, Ene and Ayo give their views and perspectives on Marriage to the Young African Woman. As an additional …

Episode 11 - Anybody can get married (The Young African Woman On Marriage Part 1)

June 26th, 2017


Welcome to Episode 11!

This episode, we discuss another set of perspectives on the topic of marriage. Oyinkan, Kachi, Kelechi, Ene and Ayo give their views and perspectives on Marriage to the Young African Woman. We …

Episode 10 - Why do you want to get Married? (The Young African Man on marriage - Part 2)

June 18th, 2017


Welcome to Episode 10!

On this episode, we continue our round table conversation about marriage. James Mwakichako, Irewole Akande and Damilola …

Episode 9 - Don't date till you are married (The Young African Man on marriage - Part 1)

June 11th, 2017


Welcome to Episode 9!

On this episode, we have a round table conversation about marriage. James Mwakichako, Irewole Akande and Damilola Obashoro join …

Episode 8 - What Do You Know About Gabon?

June 4th, 2017


Welcome to Episode 8!

On this listen, Naila Opiangah tells us about her home country, Gabon. We discuss its history, the present state of affairs and a future powered by education.

I hope you enjoy! Please don't forget to …

Episode 7 - Poverty: Prioritizing Our Problems

May 28th, 2017


Welcome to Episode 7!

Emmanuel Klu talks to us about a different way to look at poverty. We discuss foreign aid and its role in the seemingly …

Episode 6 - Liberia: The Root Of The Past

May 21st, 2017


Welcome to Episode 6!

On this Episode, We switch things up a little bit and add more of a storytelling/history lesson angle to the episode. Raymond Weah, talks to us about Liberia's History and the consequential effects …

Episode 5 -It's Easy To Rule People Who Don't Know How To Be Ruled-

May 15th, 2017


Welcome to Episode 5!

On this Episode, Moyo Orekoya discusses civics and the systems we have for electing leadership. He also shares some of his "heretical" ideas on new ways for electing our leaders and keeping people …

Episode 4 - The Balance Of Building A Future

May 8th, 2017


Welcome to Episode 4!

On this Episode, Chizara Nwaogwugwu discusses with us about the many balances one has to maintain when trying to bring change as …

Episode 3 - Rwanda : Dark Pasts And Bright Futures

April 30th, 2017


Welcome to the Third Episode of Pod Save Africa.

On this Episode Iris Uwizeyimana talks to us about Rwanda, the aftermath of the genocide, the potential for a greater future and the lessons of the past.

Please enjoy and …

Episode 2 - So You Want To Move Back To Africa?

April 23rd, 2017


Welcome to the Second Episode of Pod Save Africa

On this Episode, Jong Massaquoi talks to us about the experience of moving back to Africa.

Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy and share.

(Intro and Outro track : …

Episode 1 - Big Thief Vs. Little Thief

April 16th, 2017


First episode of Pod Save Africa.

Here, I (Akinade Aderele) and James Mwakichako discuss theft, corruption, the culture that lets it thrive and how we …

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