Best podcasts to stay informed about the African tech ecosystem

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The African tech ecosystem has grown in recent years, with the sector generating a wide range of news, conversations and interesting topics around fundraising, acquisitions, mergers, unicorns and much more. By BD Funding Tracker, a total of $3.5 billion was raised by the continent in 2022.

Podcasts have become a major medium for fueling these conversations, globally and also in Africa. Considering people’s on-demand lifestyle, it’s no surprise that podcasts have become favorites audio industry – not only for consumers and content creators, but also for advertising platforms.

According to a report published According to market research outlet Research and Market, the global podcasting market size is expected to reach $41.8 billion by 2026, with market growth of 24.6% CAGR. The report also states that the projected success is primarily due to the accessible nature of the medium and increased at-home viewing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you want to stay up to date with what’s happening in the African tech ecosystem, here are the best podcasts to listen to. Let’s go!

Inside the Techosystem

Host: David (Chuka) Nwadiogbu and Emmanuel Awotunde

Duration: 90 minutes

Category: Technology, entrepreneurship

Inside the Techosystem is a technology podcast bringing you fun and informative topics on technology and its ecosystem in Nigeria. It targets developers, designers, machine learning engineers, founders, community managers, and other technology enthusiasts and professionals.

The podcast covers technology and its ecosystem in Nigeria. You’ll hear interesting and insightful topics and stories from the hosts and other professionals in the tech ecosystem.

Afrobility

Hosts: Olumide Ogunsanwo and Bankole Makanju

Duration: 120 minutes

Category: Technology and business

The Afrobility Podcast features stories and analysis on African technology companies, sectors and 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 as of this year, it has been releasing new episodes every month. This podcast does not yet have a dedicated studio, but it offers excellent audio quality.

Mashstartups

Host: Mashudu Modau

Duration: 50 minutes

Category: Technology, marketing and entrepreneurship

A podcast for Africa’s opportunity seekers, problem solvers, future creators, world builders and entrepreneurs. Mashstartups explores the practical learnings and candid journeys of Africa’s emerging entrepreneurs and creators.

The Mashstartup Podcast features the most talented creators, most influential entrepreneurs, and most successful professionals with the goal of providing you with ideas and tactics to help you build what you believe in. Youth entrepreneurship evangelist Mashudu Modau is an influential voice in the small business community.

Technical bytes

Host: Damilare and Omoruyi

Duration: 80 minutes

Category: Technology

Tech Bytes is a quick summary of everything exciting in the tech space in Africa. From startup announcements to new inventions and the latest happenings in the social space.

The TechNext-hosted podcast shares conversations about industry trends and explores what’s happening in the news. They also bring in experts to share their opinions on the big news of the week.

The reversal

Host: Justin Norman

Duration: 30 minutes

Category: Tech, entrepreneurship, business

The Flip is a podcast where industry professionals share their insights on sales, operations, marketing and revenue. The editorial-style podcast explores contextually relevant ideas from entrepreneurs and investors who are changing the status quo in Africa.

The name “The Flip” comes from the opportunity to flip the script: challenge some of the pervasive narratives about entrepreneurship, challenge the omnipresence of Silicon Valley thought leadership, and champion entrepreneurs who are building a future inspired by Africa.

Some of the notable guests are Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola, co-founder and 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 to engage in discussions about finance and technology in Africa. Listeners can expect thought-provoking discussions, in-depth analysis and valuable insights on 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 were featured on the show include Wole Ayodele, CEO of Fincra, and Dickson Nsofor, CEO of Kora. Although it doesn’t have a dedicated studio, this tech podcast guarantees top-notch audio quality, ensuring a smooth listening experience for its audience.

TechPoint Podcast

Hosts: Emmanuel Paul, Oluwanifemi Kolawole and Chimgozirim Nwokoma

Duration: 50 minutes

Category: Technology

The Techpoint Africa podcast brings you the week’s most important stories on startups, technology and innovation in Africa.

The podcast, which is an extension of the media company, covers current affairs topics and other major talking points in the Nigerian tech ecosystem.

Honorable mention

BDTalks

Host: Benjamindada.com

Duration: 60 minutes

Category: Technology, Finance, Investment and Business

Although currently hosted on Twitter, BDTalks is an extension of Bendada.com. The Briefing Conversations provide in-depth analysis of the latest news and insight into recent events, and dig deeper into the conversations driving the industry across the African tech ecosystem.

The program examines topics related to entrepreneurship, venture capital, tech talent, and other current trends in the tech ecosystem. Those featured include Olumide Soyombo, co-founder of Bluechip Technologies and founder of Voltron Capital; Peace Itimi; Expert in digital marketing and growth; Oluwatosin Olaseinde, founder of Money Africa and Ladda

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