Africa's tech ecosystem has grown in recent years with the sector generating a wide range of interesting news, conversations, and topics around fundraising, acquisitions, mergers, unicorns, and much more. Per BD Funding Tracker, a total of $3.5 billion was raised by the continent in 2022.
Podcasts have risen as a major medium to drive these conversations, globally and also in Africa. Considering people’s on-demand lifestyles, it’s not surprising that podcasts have become favourites of the audio realm — not only for consumers and content creators but also for advertising platforms.
According to a report published by market research store Research and Market, the Global Podcasting Market size is expected to balloon to $41.8 billion by 2026 at a market growth of 24.6% CAGR. The report also states that the projected success is mainly due to the accessible nature of the medium and the rise of at-home listening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are interested in staying up to date on what’s happening in the African tech ecosystem, here are the top podcasts to listen to. Let’s dive in!
Inside the Techosystem
Host: David (Chuka) Nwadiogbu and Emmanuel Awotunde
Duration: 90 minutes
Category: Technology, entrepreneurship
Inside the Techosystem is a tech podcast bringing you fun and insightful topics about tech and its ecosystem in Nigeria. It targets developers, designers, machine learning engineers, founders, community leads, and other tech enthusiasts and professionals.
The podcast covers tech and its ecosystem in Nigeria. On it, you'll hear interesting, insightful topics and stories by the hosts and other professionals in the tech ecosystem.
Host: Olumide Ogunsanwo & Bankole Makanju
Duration: 120 minutes
Category: Technology and business
The Afrobility podcast offers stories and analyses of African technology companies, sectors & business models. Listeners can expect discussions on the African startup ecosystem, business models, policies, and regulations.
With a current episode count of 63, the tech podcast used to release new episodes twice a month, but since this year, it has released new episodes every month. This podcast does not have a dedicated studio yet, but it has great audio quality.
Host: Mashudu Modau
Duration: 50 minutes
Category: Technology, marketing, and entrepreneurship
A podcast for Africa's opportunity seekers, problem solvers, future shapers, world builders, and entrepreneurs. Mashstartups explores practical learnings and candid journeys of Africa's emerging entrepreneurs and creators.
The Mashstartup Podcast profiles the most talented creators, impactful entrepreneurs & high-performing professionals with the purpose of driving insights and tactics to help you build what you believe in. Youth entrepreneurship evangelist Mashudu Modau is an influential voice in the small business community.
Host: Damilare and Omoruyi
Duration: 80 minutes
Tech Bytes is a brief round-up of everything exciting about the tech space across Africa. From startup announcements to new inventions and the latest happenings in the social space.
The podcast hosted by TechNext shares industry-trending conversations and explores the news within the news. They also bring experts to share opinions about major news for the week.
Host: Justin Norman
Duration: 30 minutes
Category: Tech, entrepreneurship, business
The Flip is a podcast where industry professionals share their insights into sales, operations, marketing, and revenue. The editorial-style podcast explores contextually relevant insights from entrepreneurs and investors who are changing the status quo in Africa.
The name "The Flip" comes from the opportunity to flip the script – question some of the pervasive narratives on entrepreneurship, challenge the ubiquity of Silicon Valley thought leadership, and champion the entrepreneurs building a future inspired by Africa.
Some of the notable guests are Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola, co-founder & CEO of Flutterwave; Yele Bademosi, CEO and co-founder of Nestcoin; Jason Njoku, co-founder and CEO of iROKOtv.
The Open Africa Podcast
Host: Furo, Nosa, and ‘Laolu
Duration: 60 minutes
Category: Technology and Finance
The Open Africa podcast serves as a platform for engaging in discussions on finance and technology in Africa. Listeners can expect thought-provoking discussions, in-depth analyses, and valuable insights into the intersection of finance and technology in Africa. With a current episode count of 54, the podcast typically releases new episodes every month.
Industry players who have been featured in the show include Wole Ayodele, CEO of Fincra, and Dickson Nsofor, CEO of Kora. Despite not having a dedicated studio, this tech podcast ensures top-notch audio quality, ensuring a seamless listening experience for its audience.
Host: Emmanuel Paul, Oluwanifemi Kolawole, and Chimgozirim Nwokoma
Duration: 50 minutes
The Techpoint Africa Podcast brings you the most important stories of the week on startups, technology and innovation in Africa.
The podcast which is an extension of the media firm covers hot topics and other major discussion points in Nigeria's tech ecosystem.
Duration: 60 minutes
Category: Technology, Finance, Investing and Business
Although currently hosted on Twitter, BDTalks is an extension of Bendada.com. Conversations on the talk provide an in-depth analysis of breaking news, and insights into recent happenings, and delve deep into industry-driving conversations in Africa’s tech ecosystem.
The program examines topics around entrepreneurship, venture capital, tech talents, and other hot trends in the tech ecosystem. Some of the people that have been featured include Olumide Soyombo, Co-founder of Bluechip Technologies and founder of Voltron Capital; Peace Itimi; Digital Marketing and Growth Expert; Oluwatosin Olaseinde, founder of Money Africa and Ladda