Podcasting has become a powerful medium for storytelling, education, and entertainment, allowing voices from diverse backgrounds to reach global audiences.
In Nigeria, a vibrant community of podcasters have emerged, reshaping podcast with innovative content and unique perspectives. These Nigerian podcasters make podcasting impressive and worth our time.
1. Osagie Alonge, Steve Dede and Ayomide Tayo – Loose Talk Podcast
The hosts of Loose Talk Podcast, were initially known for their insightful discussions on pop culture, music, and entertainment in Nigeria. Having delved into the tech industry, as Osagie Alonge, became the Director of Marketing at Kippa, Steve Dede, Editor-in-Chief at tech company Fincra, and Ayomide Tayo, a Journalist, they now discuss politics, commerce, fame, and tech.
With engaging interviews and thought-provoking debates, Loose Talk has become a must-listen for Nigerians.
2. Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru-Demuren – The Wrap Up with Toolz
Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru-Demuren, a respected media personality, hosts The Wrap Up with Toolz, a podcast exploring diverse topics from relationships to societal issues. Known for her warm and engaging style, Toolz, along with her celebrity guests, leads discussions on societal issues, pop culture, relationships, and fashion.
The show combines fun, drinking games, and candid conversations, providing suggestions and opinions tailored for young, hip, and upwardly mobile Nigerians. The podcast offers an intimate space where celebrities share personal, unheard stories, making it a favorite among listeners seeking relatable and entertaining content.
3. Fred Santana, Temi Alchemy and VP – 90s Baby Show
Fred Santana, Temi Alchemy, and VP co-host the 90s Baby Show, infusing it with humor and profound insights. This podcast serves as a rich tapestry, delving into diverse subjects such as pop culture, social issues, and personal experiences. Its resonance lies in capturing the essence of young Nigerians grappling with the intricacies of adulthood in our fast-evolving society.
The show is an immersive exploration into the psyche of a 90s baby, offering listeners a unique perspective on their experiences. The hosts navigate through topical global issues while endeavoring to bridge the generational gap between the youth and older generations.
4. Fisayo Fosudo – Fisayo Explains
Fisayo Fosudo, a passionate tech enthusiast and prolific content creator, takes the helm at “Fisayo Explains,” a podcast tailored specifically for the average Nigerian. With a mission to demystify intricate technological concepts, Fisayo utilizes his expertise to unravel the complexities of tech for his audience.
Through a blend of accessible explanations and in-depth expert interviews, he not only simplifies but also illuminates complex tech subjects. Fostering understanding, Fisayo empowers his listeners with invaluable knowledge, enabling them to navigate the digital landscape with confidence and expertise.
5. Folu Storms – Ada Afoluwake Ogunkeye
Folu Storms, a highly skilled media personality, takes the helm at the “Items Podcast” under the moniker Ada Afoluwake Ogunkeye. Folu delves deep into the narratives woven around ordinary objects and daily experiences.
Her dulcet tones and masterful storytelling techniques serve as a magnet, drawing listeners into the enchanting world she creates. With a blend of soothing voice modulation and profound insights, Folu effortlessly transforms mundane subjects into riveting tales, making the seemingly ordinary aspects of life utterly fascinating for her captivated audience.
6. Tobe Nwigwe – The Tobe Nwigwe Podcast
Tobe Nwigwe, a dynamic Nigerian-American rapper and dedicated activist, assumes the role of host in “The Tobe Nwigwe Podcast.” In this transformative platform, Tobe transcends the boundaries of music, culture, and social issues, weaving his unique perspective into the fabric of each episode.
With an unparalleled mastery of storytelling and lyrical brilliance, he crafts a compelling narrative that resonates deeply with listeners. Tobe’s podcast becomes a powerful conduit, enabling him to establish profound connections with his audience, stirring emotions, and sparking thoughtful reflections on the intricate layers of music, culture, and societal concerns.
7. Chude Jideonwo – WithChude
Chude Jideonwo, a well-known media expert, runs the WithChude podcast. This podcast is all about mental health, discovering oneself, and growing as a person. Chude talks to people from different backgrounds, having deep and understanding conversations.
These interviews give helpful advice and inspire listeners to take care of their mental and emotional health, encouraging personal growth and self-discovery.
8. Jola Ayeye and FK Abudu – I Said What I Said Podcast
Jola Ayeye and FK Abudu host the “I Said What I Said Podcast,” exhibiting a commendable talent for conversation. Their unique appeal lies in their adept use of humor, even when delving into somber topics like the Lekki Toll Gate Massacre, demonstrating a rare ability to balance gravitas with lightheartedness. Their episodes are infused with relatable stories and personal experiences, fostering a strong sense of connection with their audience.
What sets them apart is their discerning eye for selecting guests, ensuring diverse perspectives and enriching discussions. Their insightful questions and skillful direction guide conversations seamlessly, elevating the podcast to a level akin to seasoned talk show hosts.
9. Emmanuel Taymesan – Tea With Tay Podcast
Emmanuel Taymesan, the charismatic host of the “Tea With Tay Podcast,” curates a delightful experience for listeners seeking engaging conversations. In this show, Taymesan dives into a wide range of societal issues and personal experiences every week, delivering a perfect blend of entertainment and insightful discussion.
What sets this show apart is its unique blend of fun and depth, transforming serious topics into enjoyable yet thought-provoking discussions. Taymesan’s talent shines as he hosts beloved celebrities, providing an exclusive glimpse into their lives. The podcast’s charm lies in its diverse array of guests, each with intriguing stories, offering varied perspectives. Taymesan masterfully captures the essence of “getting the tea,” creating an engaging platform where listeners can delve into societal intricacies and personal narratives with entertainment and depth.
10. Ayomide Tayo and Ugochi Anyanwu – 234 Essential
Ayomide Tayo (aot2) and Ugochi Anyanwu invite you on an exciting adventure in the “234 Essential” podcast. Together, they explore not only the latest trends in Nigerian pop culture, music, movies, and more but also dive deeper into the bigger picture.
This podcast goes beyond social media buzz, offering accurate historical and societal context to the online trends. It’s a unique opportunity to understand the roots of what’s popular and explore the rich cultural landscape of Nigeria. Plus, this podcast is an original creation from Global Village, ensuring high-quality content for every listener.
These Nigerian podcasters have created meaningful connections with their audiences. Through their diverse content and authentic voices, they have reshaped the podcasting world in Nigeria and beyond.
As we celebrate these pioneers and innovators, let’s continue to support and engage with their podcasts, fostering a culture of meaningful dialogue and understanding in our society.