This Week In Podcasting / African Podcast News 17 June

Welcome to This Week In Podcasting / African Podcast News, your source for the latest updates in the podcasting world. Join us as we explore the dynamic realm of Nigerian podcasting, filled with exciting news of awards, inspiring hosts, virtual conferences, global summits, and the remarkable cultural impact they bring. 

#1: DStv Content Creator Awards Spotify Podcast of the Year Award Category

Get ready for the DStv Content Creator Awards, where your podcast could win the coveted Spotify Podcast of the Year Award! Submit two of your most amazing episodes aired between April 2022 and April 2023, and you could be in for a chance to shine. Hurry, the deadline for entries is June 19, 2023. Don’t miss out on this thrilling opportunity to showcase your podcasting talent!

#2: Podcast Host Phil Chard Inspires Entrepreneurs

Phil Chard, the co-host of 2 Broke Twimbos podcast and former Podcast Sessions cover star, has been recognized as one of the top 100 inspiring African entrepreneurs on the prestigious African Founders Conglomerate list. As the Managing Director of Point Black Africa, Phil continues to make waves in the podcasting world and serves as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs across the continent.

#3: She Podcasts Live Virtual Conference 

Join the She Podcasts Live Virtual event from June 20-22, the ultimate conference for women and non-binary audio creators. Discover strategies for starting, growing, and monetizing your podcast, with sessions covering grants, sponsorships, video, branding, SEO, and social media. Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity to elevate your podcasting journey!

#4: Unleashing the Power of Podcasting: Global Podcast Summit 

Breaking Boundaries in Podcasting: The Inaugural Global Podcast Summit Connects Creators and Industry Leaders in Mexico City. From June 15-16, the event provided a platform for creators to network, forge international connections, and celebrate the diverse voices that shape the dynamic landscape of podcasting. Sonoro, in collaboration with The Podcast Academy, proudly hosted this groundbreaking event

#5: How Podcasting is Transforming Nigeria’s Cultural Landscape”

The Republic explores the remarkable growth and influence of podcasting in Nigeria in an article titled “The Imminent Rise of ‘Podcastars”. Despite initial challenges, podcasters have emerged as influential storytellers, discussing social issues and shaping Nigerian culture. The rise of podcast stars, both within Nigeria and in the diaspora, has further elevated the popularity and reach of Nigerian podcasts. Some well know diaspora stars include the likes of The Receipts Podcast, hosted by Tolani Shoneye, Audrey Indome, and Milena Sanchez; 3 Shots of Tequila (hosted by Marvin Abbey, Keith Dube and Tazer Black), 90’s Baby Show (hosted by Fred Santana and Temi ‘Alchemy’ Oladimeji) and Rhymeshe (hosted by Teeyana Aromi, Cee Valentina and Ray Sang). 

While monetisation remains a challenge, the transformative impact of podcasts on Nigerian society is undeniable.

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