In 2019, Adrian Daniels had a brainwave to launch a podcast platform to showcase Ghanaian excellence to the world. The internet is already crowded with content from Ghana: YouTube, Social Media pages, etc. However, after hosting 2x Networking Events during Christmas 2018 & 2019 in Accra for the Global African Diaspora, Adrian noticed a lack and desire for networking, whilst meeting many creatives and entrepreneurs from around the globe. In January 2020, The Sound of Accra Podcast was born. Powerful interviews with Top Founders, Entrepreneurs and Creatives from Ghanaian heritage or interest, leaving listeners with meaningful takeaways for life, business and career. New episodes weekly. YT: https://www.youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast IG: https://instagram.com/thesoundofaccra LT: https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod
Fintech Fridays #1 | MoMo in Ghana hits a Trillion | Bank of Ghana suspends transfer services | Cedis depreciates in time for December in Ghana tourists | Car Loans to be available through Ghana Card
Today’s topics on Fintech Friday include: Cedis depreciates to 15 Cedis since March 2023, MoMo transactions in Ghana hits a trillion Cedis, BoG suspends money transfers for some fintech companies and Car Loans to be available through Ghana Card.
Ghanaian-Canadian Skincare Line Selling in Worlds Biggest Stores | A Conversation with Naana Daniels
Adrian talks to Naana Daniels, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Honam Naturals. The founder’s Ghanaian heritage inspired the brand’s conception in 2017 and they’re dedicated to championing glowing skin. At Honam Naturals, they believe that everyone deserves to feel beautiful in their own skin, and that’s why they offer a wide range of skincare products for all skin types.
Honam Naturals is a skincare line for all skin types that practices sustainable and non-toxic living. Their product packing was a thoughtful choice, by using eco-friendly, recyclable packaging. Established in 2017, the founder’s struggle with Lupus and Scleroderma is the driving force that led to the creation of Honam Naturals. They understand the importance of non-toxic living and sustainability, which is why they’ve made it our mission to offer products that are not only good for your skin but also good for the environment.
The brand is now being stocked in the likes of Walmart, Amazon and TJ Maxx Stores!
Building the Largest Library of African Audio Stories on Earth | A Conversation with Molly Jensen
Adrian talks to Molly Jensen, the Chief Executive Officer of Afripods, a free pan-African podcast hosting platform building the largest library of African audio stories on the planet, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
With the ability to categorize in over 50 languages and with content from over 30 countries including that from individual podcasters, radio stations and media houses, Afripods is the home for African podcasting across the continent and within the Diaspora.
Quitting Six Figure Job at Hulu in Los Angeles, to work for the Amazon of Africa, Jumia.
In this short clip, Adrian speaks to Joannes ”Joe” Hotagua, founder of Authentic African and Startup Advisor and mentor, about what led to his decision to leave his high paying job working in digital advertising for American streaming giant, Hulu, owned by Walt Disney, to relocating to Accra, Ghana, to join E-Commerce Marketplace, Jumia.
In this podcast highlight clip we discuss:
- Similarities and differences between working for Hulu vs working for Jumia
- Silicon Valley and the African Tech Industry
- Moving to Ghana from L.A. to learn and not earn, and to make a positive impact on the African Continent
-Lack of diversity in Silicon Valley
-Applying knowledge gained from Hulu to Jumia and Africa
The Digital Africa Gold Rush & Startups x Joannes Hotagua | S5 Ep.8
This week, Adrian speaks to Joannes ”Joe” Hotagua, founder of Authentic African, a platform that helps African Artisans sell their products around the world. Joannes also owns the popular Authentic African YouTube channel and instagram page.
In this episode:
-Joannes takes us on a journey through his own entrepreneurial endeavours, from starting an e-commerce store selling African products to his transition into content creation on platforms like Instagram and YouTube
-We’ll delve into the reasons behind Joannes’shift in focus, his exploration of the African tech industry, and the opportunities it holds for both startup founders and investors alike.
-Throughout the episode, Joannes shares his experiences and insights, highlighting the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the tech industry and the power of storytelling to make a positive impact.
-We’ll also learn about Joannes’ day job, working with brands to find their audiences online, and how their expertise in marketing and content creation has shaped their entrepreneurial journey.
So whether you’re a startup founder, an aspiring investor, or simply interested in the digital Africa gold rush, this episode is sure to provide valuable insights and inspiration.
Creating Short Films & Catchy Web Stories with a Twist | A Conversation with Isaac Ameyaw
Adrian has a conversation with British-Ghanaian creative filmmaker and writer, Isaac Ameyaw, founder of Ike Motivation Media.
Isaac is known for creating short web films online, mainly featured on YouTube, that tell short stories that we can all relate to in life. What makes them unique is they always have a twist to them!
Showcasing African Excellence
I love this podcast because it represents the best of Africa. For too long the media has been inundated with negative news about Africa, but this podcast champions, celebrates and showcases the best of the continent! And it’s really insightful and entertaining. Highly recommend!
Nice, informative, a nice listen while learning
This was enjoyable, from the perspective of getting to know more about Ghana, through the eyes of its people.
Very relaxing; I found that the time passed by rather quickly.
I like the niche, too - I haven't heard of many people doing what he's doing in such a fun, interesting way. I like the unificatin and celebration of Ghanaian (and by extension, West African) culture.
Thanks for insightful content