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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

The Sound of Accra Podcast Adrian Daniels

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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

    Ghana's Farms to Accra's Markets: Ghana's Biggest Honey Producer & Accra's Hottest Agritech Entrepreneur | S6 Ep. 4

    Ghana's Farms to Accra's Markets: Ghana's Biggest Honey Producer & Accra's Hottest Agritech Entrepreneur | S6 Ep. 4

    Adrian is joined by two friends who are some promising young and up and coming Entrepreneurs in Ghana from the Agriculture space; Nana Kofi of Merdeo Foods and Gideon Awelana-Bulase of The Honey Palace. Join us as we explore the challenges and opportunities in the agricultural industry, the impact of technology, real estate, and climate change on farming, and the innovative solutions these entrepreneurs are bringing to the table. From supply chain issues to exciting expansion plans, get ready for an eye-opening conversation that will leave you inspired and informed about the future of agriculture in Africa.
    Gideon Bulase was born and raised in Achimota, Ghana. His passion for business and entrepreneurship began when he met a cousin at Achimota Mall who introduced him to the world of honey production. Intrigued by the idea, he accompanied his cousin to the market to buy ingredients and learned more about the honey business. From that moment on, Gideon was hooked. He began to research and study the honey industry, eventually starting his own small honey production business. Today, Gideon is a successful entrepreneur and proud owner of a thriving honey business, thanks to that chance encounter at Achimota Mall.
    Nana Kofi launched Merdeo Foods, a procurement platform linking farmers with urban vendors in Accra and providing data solutions, on back of being a University student, following his national service completed with ZeePay.
    In this episode you will learn:

    - The impact of technology penetration and slow acceptance in the agricultural industry.
    - The encroachment of real estate development on farmlands and the potential for future food scarcity.
    - The influence of climate change on agriculture and the hope offered by advancements like vertical farming.
    - The encouragement for entrepreneurs to enter the agriculture industry to address the current challenges.
    - The challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship in agriculture, demanding a realistic mindset.

    Timestamps
    00:00 Intro
    04:12 Founder of Merdeo Foods connecting farmers & vendors.
    06:21 Ghanaian business and mentoring young entrepreneurs.
    12:29 Frustration with unreliable pricing, entrepreneurial mindset focus.
    14:50 Warehouse adding wind turbine for produce preservation
    16:59 Unique, affordable digital POS system for restaurants.
    20:04 Bees feed on various tree sources. Monoflora honey.
    25:46 Supply chain challenges, including government compliance issues.
    26:47 Beehive funding, challenges, expansion in farming operations.
    29:36 Starting day early, prioritizing meetings, valuing training.
    35:23 Encouraging technology growth, but acceptance is slow.
    36:51 Warning of hot 2025; hope in technology
    40:02 Entrepreneurship is hard but rewarding. Accept it.
    44:16 Outro

    Special thanks to Workspace Global
    Season 6 Sponsors: Workspace Global (connects you to remote creative teams that offer a variety of design, digital and development services to help you build and grow your brand.)

    Follow Gideon and The Honey Palace

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gideon-awelana-buluse-494699182/
    Instagram: a href="https://www.instagram.com/the_honeypalace/" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 46 min
    Empowering African Real Estate Investors with Data Analytics - A Conversation with Henry Asenso

    Empowering African Real Estate Investors with Data Analytics - A Conversation with Henry Asenso

    Henry Asenso is the founder and CEO of Kuro Africa Analytics. He is a UK-based professional who has been juggling his day job with his work alongside Kuro Africa for the past 3 to 4 years. Recently, he has been working with web developers to build an intuitive platform for Real Estate investors in Ghana and the African continent. Kuro Africa is Ghana's first real estate investment platform leveraging data and analytics.

    In this episode we discuss:
    The importance of generating revenue and demonstrating proof of concept before seeking investment We'll learn about Kura's core features, the team's bootstrapped approach, and the unique qualities of African talent in the tech space. A deep-dive into the details of Kuro Africa's intuitive user interface, the platform's real estate insights and affordability measures, and its potential to provide a holistic decision-making tool for real estate and business investmentsMore on Henry's personal life and background

    Visit Kuro Africa: https://kuroafrica.com

    Timestamps

    00:00 Expanding skills during COVID, planning relocation to Ghana.
    04:21 Exciting development in Ghana's real estate market.
    09:49 Measuring affordability, assessing infrastructure, and conducting research.
    11:19 Team handles data cleaning and dashboard construction.
    14:45 Bootstrapped startup success without raising substantial funds.
    19:21 Seeking talent from university professors for technology.
    21:19 Younger generation adept at global tech innovation.
    26:01 Real estate trends, demographics, facilities and construction.
    27:01 Summary: Results overview on Achimota real estate database.
    32:53 Positive feedback on user-friendly platform design.
    34:16 Outro

    Social Media
    Let us know your thoughts! Join the conversation on our Social Media handles: @thesoundofaccra
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    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thesoundofaccra
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    Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/thesoundofaccra
    Linkedin: https://gh.linkedin.com/company/the-sound-of-accra

    Resources
    Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com
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    • 34 min
    Ghanaian Cedi on Weakest Run since 1994, reports Bloomberg (Fintech Fridays #4)

    Ghanaian Cedi on Weakest Run since 1994, reports Bloomberg (Fintech Fridays #4)

    On Today's Fintech Friday edition, Adrian explores the Ghanaian Cedis reaching an all time low of one pound sterling to eighteen point seventy-five Cedis (£1 to GHC 18.75 Cedis).
    Bloomberg reports:
    "Ghana’s cedi is in a record-breaking weakening cycle. The currency hasn’t gained versus the dollar in the past 22 trading sessions, the longest streak according to data compiled by Bloomberg going back to 1994. The cedi traded 0.3% weaker at 13.9310 by 1 p.m. in London. It’s declined 14% this year, a slump beaten only by currencies that have been devalued, including the Egyptian pound and Nigerian naira."

    Dr Andrews Ayiku also writes:
    "The falling cedi has made it more difficult for SMEs to function successfully and compete in the market.These enterprises frequently operate with thin profit margins and insufficient means to hedge against currency changes, making them more vulnerable to the negative effects of the cedi’s depreciation."
    How the declining Cedi is impacting businesses:

    Increased production costsCredit Loan difficulty Challenges with cash flowVolatility in input pricesDecreased competitiveness in export marketsInflationary pressures

    Listen to previous Fintech Friday Episodes:
    Fintech Friday #3 | Empowering Women in Crypto and Fostering Financial Inclusion | Yande Namvete (Binance Africa)

    Fintech Fridays #2 | Funding Raised by Start-ups in Ghana and Africa since 2019 | Biggest African Startup Deals of 2023

    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

    Social Media
    Let us know your thoughts! Join the conversation on our Social Media handles: @thesoundofaccra

    YouTube: https://youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesoundofaccra/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thesoundofaccra
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesoundofaccra
    Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/thesoundofaccra
    Linkedin: https://gh.linkedin.com/company/the-sound-of-accra

    Resources
    Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com
    Start a profitable business with Skool: a...

    • 4 min
    Navigating Ghana's Property Landscape: A Special Conversation with Samuel Leeds

    Navigating Ghana's Property Landscape: A Special Conversation with Samuel Leeds

    In this special interview on The Sound of Accra Podcast, Adrian sits down with property millionaire Samuel Leeds. He is an experienced property investor, TV Landlord and entrepreneur with a passion for big dreams and aspirations. His advice to start small and build up comes from his own experience in making mistakes on first projects and the huge amount of planning required for large ventures. 


    We dive into Samuel’s experiences and observations in Ghana, exploring the country’s development, investment opportunities, and challenges in the real estate industry. From discussing the benefits of traveling to Accra to the intricacies of property ownership and renting, this engaging conversation covers a wide range of topics. Furthermore, we explore his involvement in property investments and his dedication to helping others achieve financial freedom through real estate. This is an enlightening discussion that encapsulates the essence of investment in Africa and beyond.

    • 39 min
    The Future of African Entrepreneurship x Amma Gyampo | S6 Ep.3

    The Future of African Entrepreneurship x Amma Gyampo | S6 Ep.3

    Adrian is joined by Amma Gyampo, co-founder and CEO of ScaleUpAfrica, for an enlightening conversation about entrepreneurship, innovation, and the unique challenges and opportunities facing Africa. Together, Adrian and Amma delve into the world of impact investing, the importance of job creation, and the crucial role of the youth demographic in shaping the future of the continent. They also explore the impact of COVID-19 on Africa and discuss potential solutions and opportunities for growth.

    • 37 min
    Shaping Journalism and Impactful Broadcasting in Ghana x Carlton Cofie (Asaase Radio 99.5) | S6 Ep.2

    Shaping Journalism and Impactful Broadcasting in Ghana x Carlton Cofie (Asaase Radio 99.5) | S6 Ep.2

    Adrian sits down with Carlton Cofie, Editor of Asaase Radio 99.5 in today’s episode. In this captivating interview, Carlton recounts his journey from teaching broadcast journalism to shaping the next generation of reporters in Ghana.

    From discussing the impact of storytelling and the challenges of the evolving news industry to reminiscing about his time in London, this episode is packed with wisdom and insights.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Nikelicious ,

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!

efuastar ,

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.

BurjLass ,

Amazing

Thanks for insightful content

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