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Nigeria Almost Decides

26:08 | Feb 17th

The national electoral commission in Nigeria announced that it would be postponing its scheduled elections 4 hours from when the first votes were expected to be cast. We talk about it. Listen and enjoy, follow us on instagram @podsaveafrica.

Karo Omu - Free Sanitary Aid

56:28 | Feb 3rd

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 improve the situation for women...Show More

News Sprint - Sudan, Nairobi, Nigeria And Zimbabwe

20:26 | Jan 27th

Hello All! On this news update, we discuss the ongoing protests in Sudan and Zimbabwe while addressing the Nigerian Elections and the current situation there. Please Rate us on iTunes! Please follow us @podsaveafrica on Instagram, we will love you ...Show More

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

34:47 | Jan 13th

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/ avoid those haters, we have prepared news update on the African just for you to stay caught up whi...Show More

Pod Save Africa, New Year New We

47:17 | Jan 7th

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, We take a good look at the past year and review some of our highlights from the year 2018. Thank you...Show More

Mr Jackson On Cameroon, Qaddafi, Kagame And Love

46:18 | Dec 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 Continent as it is and as it was. He shares his unique takes on the structural relationships and pre...Show More

Is Monogamy Un-african? - The African Debates

1:07:20 | Dec 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 individuals shared their opposing perspectives on the topic and it made for a very lively and enjoyable ...Show More

The Candidates For The Nigerian 2019 Elections

1:08:43 | Nov 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 to moderate and record one of our conversations about the upcoming Nigerian presidential elections....Show More

The Subtext

46:17 | Nov 11th, 2018

This episode, Osarumen talks to us about his new venture, subtext.io. He evaluates companies and technology for a living and he now shares many of his thoughts on technology and companies via this new medium. You can signup for this at thesubtext...Show More

News Update October 28th 2018

28:42 | Oct 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 gender balanced leadership to Kanye west giving Uganda's president Museveni some Yeezy's Enjoy.

African Anonymous - The first time I got In trouble

25:40 | Oct 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 check them out at asaafrique.com and @asaafrique. Welcome to Africans Anonymous. It is a sporadic seri...Show More

Episode 48 - ChinAfrica

17:46 | Oct 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 enjoying follow us @podsaveafrica on Instagram. We *Heart* You

Season 3 and Your Summer Recap

46:59 | Oct 7th, 2018

WE ARE BACK!!!! 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 Follow us on Instagram @pod...Show More

Osarumen - The Thinker

33:44 | Sep 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 everything from dropping out of school, becoming a composer, editing for a tech news outlet and arriving at ...Show More

Nyema Igwe - The Builder

37:19 | Sep 9th, 2018

Follow us on Twitter! @p0dsaveafrica! Nyema is a fashion retail startup founder! She connects her customers to African creators using her platform. Today she discusses with me her experience thus far! Your Proverb of the week. Burundi Proverb - Ub...Show More

Chiimeh CMD - The Changer

43:52 | Sep 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 applied it in his life thus far. Please enjoy this enriching road trip conversation I got to have wi...Show More

Mpumi Nobiva - The Uplifter

49:36 | Aug 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 grand twists and turns would be an understatement. She lost her mother at a young age and ended up bei...Show More

Season 2.5 Episode 1 : Iko, The Uniter

35:04 | Aug 19th, 2018

WE ARE BACK!! 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 new season, we'd like to shar...Show More

Episode 46 - Season 2 Finale

14:35 | Apr 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 countless times but the diffe...Show More

La Grande Afrique

1:12:43 | Apr 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 called La Grande Afrique. She shares some insightful hot takes in this episode. Have a listen. Sh...Show More

Proceed with Caution : Your April 1st News Update

1:12:43 | Apr 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 past two weeks ranging from n...Show More

Wakanda appropriation is this?

44:11 | Mar 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 guest today is the resplenden...Show More

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

1:08:14 | Mar 18th, 2018

Hello! 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 coast of the greatest continent on earth. Mining rights in DRC, South African farmland, Uncle bo...Show More

Death By Ambition : The African Dream

39:44 | Mar 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 thoughts find a place to res...Show More

March 4th News Update - Just show that you care

31:19 | Mar 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. We also discuss the African Un...Show More

Internationalism : Differences

39:44 | Feb 25th, 2018

Ayy!! 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 PHD a few months ago. He is an astute observer and uses his experience to facilitate this conve...Show More

Episode 38 - Wakanda Forever

56:43 | Feb 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 in South Africa, the resignation of the Ethiopian PM, one really absurd robbery and of course the ...Show More

Best Of Both Worlds : African And American

23:11 | Feb 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 consequences in her life. ...Show More

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

35:09 | Feb 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 with the African Union and more. Have a listen and please enjoy. Follow us on twitter @p0dsaveafr...Show More

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

33:04 | Jan 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 the future of Nigerian Politics possibly look like in light of the upcoming 2019 elections. I discu...Show More

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

1:01:04 | Jan 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 stories. Please enjoy, and give us feedback on our episodes by contacting us on twitter @p0dsaveafri...Show More

Tech Saves Africa Part 2 : Basic but Difficult

58:12 | Jan 14th, 2018

Hello, 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 founding successful enterp...Show More

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

38:39 | Jan 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 more. Please enjoy, share and subscribe. Come interact with us on twitter @p0dsaveAfrica and as ...Show More

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

47:00 | Dec 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 updated so here are the news items you should be paying attention to from the African continent. Com...Show More

Tech Saves Africa (Part 1)

44:51 | Dec 17th, 2017

From sliced bread to the industrial revolution, technology is often the means by which nations and societies develop and advance grow significantly. Today, Opemipo Aikomo, Korede Aderele and Segun Bash share their ideas on what Tech improvements cou...Show More

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

1:12:31 | Dec 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 news a little more frequently tw...Show More

Curating Our Stories, Content:ng

59:02 | Dec 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 Benjamin Adelegan about how his ...Show More

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

56:00 | Nov 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, Adora Namigadde talks to us about the context within which the sublime spin kick in the Ugandan Pa...Show More

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

1:22:26 | Nov 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 and Kansola join my dream t...Show More

Season One Recap : What Are You Most Optimistic About?

17:03 | Oct 8th, 2017

Welcome dearest Listener! We <3 U 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 guests what they are opti...Show More

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

1:28:33 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Hello! 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 why you use so many candles and lanterns? Well welcome to Episode 25 where I, and the brilliant c...Show More

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

22:34 | Sep 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" you. Follow us @p0dSaveAfrica on twitter. It is time for your Monthly news update! Much to addres...Show More

Episode 23 - Our Love For It Brought Us Together

54:36 | Sep 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 shall be talking about sports, not basketball because its bourgeois. (You'll get it when you listen...Show More

Episode 22 - Dictatorial Benevolence?

23:48 | Sep 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 us a lesser solicited perspect...Show More

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

1:07:32 | Sep 3rd, 2017

Welcome back! Whoop! 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 College. We discuss some of the o...Show More

Episode 20 - Our Very Own Truths

1:01:26 | Aug 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! Whoop! It is episode 20! I have an incredibly accomplished and esteemed guest on the podcast today. O...Show More

Episode 19 - Politically Inclined!

38:45 | Aug 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 journey thus far and some of his ideas for how we can all get engaged. I hope you enjoy! Please don't f...Show More

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

38:25 | Aug 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 experiences and how they have i...Show More

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

54:41 | Aug 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 sides on a debate to discus...Show More

Episode 16 - A President Cannot Save Us

44:57 | Jul 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 about the state of the cur...Show More

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

55:19 | Jul 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 purpose, evolving as a person and how we carry our purpose to a continent that needs it. He also tells u...Show More

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

27:51 | Jul 16th, 2017

Hello! 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 issues that are affecting u...Show More

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

39:54 | Jul 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 international identity as a continent a...Show More

Episode 12 - The Young African Woman On Marriage Part 2

35:45 | Jul 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 note, Kelechi also runs a pod c...Show More

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

37:05 | Jun 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 discuss readiness, societal influ...Show More

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

42:10 | Jun 18th, 2017

Welcome to Episode 10! On this episode, we continue our round table conversation about marriage. James Mwakichako, Irewole Akande and Damilola Obashoro join me to discuss marriage from the millennial African Man's perspective. We talk about cultural...Show More

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

32:43 | Jun 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 me to discuss marriage from the millennial African Man's perspective. We talk about cultural issues...Show More

Episode 8 - What Do You Know About Gabon?

26:31 | Jun 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 share, like and subscribe!...Show More

Episode 7 - Poverty: Prioritizing Our Problems

40:00 | 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 incessant cycle of poverty. We also discuss how creating a self supporting and self sufficient continent wo...Show More

Episode 6 - Liberia: The Root Of The Past

33:05 | 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 of returned slaves. We also d...Show More

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

30:52 | 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 engaged in the political proce...Show More

Episode 4 - The Balance Of Building A Future

29:35 | 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 a returnee to Nigeria. We discuss culture, business, finance and much more. Chizy uses the word A...Show More

Episode 3 - Rwanda : Dark Pasts And Bright Futures

24:25 | Apr 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 share. Also feel free to sh...Show More

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

30:08 | Apr 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 : Majek Fashek - African Un...Show More

Episode 1 - Big Thief Vs. Little Thief

23:42 | Apr 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 get to a future with much less corruption. (Intro and Outro track : Majek Fashek - African Unity...Show More