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Rooted In Our Story.
Celebrating Africa's History, People, Culture & Folklore.
Follow us @AfriWetu on Twitter & IG.
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Rooted In Our Story.
Celebrating Africa's History, People, Culture & Folklore.
Follow us @AfriWetu on Twitter & IG.
©AfriWetu Ltd All Rights Reserved.

Disclaimer & Fair Use Statement
All AfriWetu Ltd platform material may in certain circumstances contain copyrighted source material, the use of which may not have been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. This material is used to illustrate, enhance and for the benefit of the AfriWetu Ltd platform - purposed as a social, cultural and educational tool. The material contained is distributed without profit.

    AfriWetu S3Ep12 - Benin Empire Pt1 (Civilisations)

    AfriWetu S3Ep12 - Benin Empire Pt1 (Civilisations)

    Welcome Afri-WATU! 

    Part 1 of the truly magnificent Benin Empire!!

    Everything you have heard of how great it was, is true....seriously it is. The research and reams and reams of material on this Empire is so very rich and was such a joy to go through, I hope you are inspired to go off and check it out.

    As always, huge THANKS to Lee Kanyottu for delivering as always and making me sound good!

    Remember to come back for Part 2 in a couple of weeks!

    Until next time,

    Mubarikiwe!

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    • 43 min
    AfriWetu S3Ep11 - Laibon Mbatian (Legends)

    AfriWetu S3Ep11 - Laibon Mbatian (Legends)

    AfriWATU! Welcome to a Legends Episode!

    We are going to the land of the Maasai in East Africa, to meet a Laibon who was such a legend, that has a mountain peak (on Mt Kenya) named after him.... Mbatian Ole Supeet!

    He was a leader and revered legend not just in death but even when he was alive. His story is such a dope one and really resonates with many other cultures as well.

    This also means that this is a...Guest Narrator show, we have in studio, Kaima Mwiti, a good friend and supporter of the show from the start, who very graciously leant us his voice.

    As always, huge THANKS to Lee Kanyottu for delivering and making us sound podcast worthy!

    Until next time,

    Mubarikiwe!


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    • 21 min
    AfriWetu S3Ep10 - Ngola Nzinga (Legends)

    AfriWetu S3Ep10 - Ngola Nzinga (Legends)

    AfriWATU! Welcome to an AWESOME Legends Episode!

    We are going to the land of the Ndongo to meet one of the most iconic women in history, globally, Ngola Nzinga!

    This phenomenal woman is such an inspiration to many and her story still resonates today in Angola and the world. Her determination to fight for her people for decades against the invaders and her astute nature was a class above the rest. She truly was a legend.

    As you well know, this also means that this is a Guest Narrator show, and AfriWetu is so honoured to have a real life weaver of stories and truth sayer...Mwihaki of Paukwa Stories. Mwihaki does such an amazing job, as is expected, and it was such a joy to host her, FINALLY on AfriWetu.

    As always, huge THANKS to Lee Kanyottu for delivering, especially this one which was a tough one to produce! Yes still making us sound podcast worthy!

    Until next time,

    Mubarikiwe!

    Music Credits-TBC




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    • 39 min
    AfriWetu S3Ep9 - Ndongo Kingdom (Civilisations)

    AfriWetu S3Ep9 - Ndongo Kingdom (Civilisations)

    AfriWatu! It's a new dawn good people!

    Welcome Back!

    Presenting a new civilisation for you all, the NDONGO kingdom, for your listening pleasure. The history in this kingdom was action packed and full of wonder. As usual it was such a joy to delve into the past, and getting to learn more about this civilisation, I hope you feel as immersed in this history as I did. 

    As always, huge THANKS to Lee Kanyottu for delivering as always and making me sound good!

    Until next time,

    Mubarikiwe!

    Music Credits-TBC




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    • 27 min
    AfriWetu S3E8 - Kuba Kingdom (Civilisations)

    AfriWetu S3E8 - Kuba Kingdom (Civilisations)

    AfriWATU! Welcome back to another great African civilisation episode!

    This time we head to Central Africa to meet the Kuba Kingdom. One of the most iconic civilisations in terms of its impact on culture globally in so many different ways.

    Once again our African ancestors were such a joy to visit, to step back into time and experience the rich heritage. As usual I do hope that this spurns you on to do your own research. To my Kuba fam, please hit us up on our socials with your thoughts and the correct pronunciations of the Kuba terms! 

    As always, huge THANKS to Lee Kanyottu for delivering as always and making me sound good!

    Until next time,

    Mubarikiwe!

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    • 41 min
    AfriWetu S3E7 - Ndebele Kingdom (Civilisations)

    AfriWetu S3E7 - Ndebele Kingdom (Civilisations)

    Welcome back Afri-WATU to a great African kingdom - the Ndebele Kingdom. 

    I have to say, this was one of those kingdoms I was really looking forward to learning about, and it did not disappoint. It was short lived but truly packed one heck of a punch, and rightly so....How you ask? Tune in and find out more!

    As always, huge THANKS to Lee Kanyottu for delivering as always and making me sound good!

    Until next time,

    Mubarikiwe!

    Music Credits-TBC


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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

LM Daini ,

Entertaining and well researched history

History told in a fun and concise way, without losing any information integrity. Brilliant.

Gathoni K ,

Gathoni K

Love the background music and narration. So good to take us back to our own history and hopefully we can start to reclaim our history back.
My favourite part of the podcast is the way it keeps you listening and entertained in keeping with african oratory story telling. Makes me feel like I am sitting at the story tellers feet with all us listeners sitting around a fire and just listening to great story telling!

Noni MR ,

Awesome

Finally a podcast that helps make African history easy to listen to, understand and enjoy. This is a great initiative. Africa rise up!

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