TechInAfrica — A media production and podcast startup Portable Voices has announced a partnership with Afripods, an African focused platform for podcasters headquartered in Nairobi.
Portable Voices is a Kenyan-based audio production startup with a specialization in the production of Pan-African audiobooks, podcasts, educational content. The startup aims at increasing access to information and knowledge in Africa.
Founded by Henrik Barck, Afripods is an innovative, functional, and user-friendly platform for podcast creators, listeners, and advertisers built to amplify the voices of Africa and facilitate the creation of new revenue channels for its podcast partners.
With the collaboration, Afripods will distribute podcasts produced by Portable Voices Podcast Network. Portable Voices will also produce future “Afripods Original” podcasts alongside Afripods.
Allan Niongira, Portable Voices Founder said, ‘We’re excited about this new partnership with Afripods. Podcast consumption is really growing in Kenya and across Africa, this new partnership allows us to continue producing more local podcasts. With Afripods as our distribution partner, we will be able to reach more listeners across the region.”
“We are very happy about this partnership with Portable Voices which is our very first such agreement. Allan with his team has made a great impression on me and we look forward to working closely with his team under our “Afripods Studios” concept going forward,” Henrik Barck, Founder & CEO of Afripods added.
There has been a steady rise in podcasts in Africa so far. Podcasts have become a mainstream way for people and even businesses to share their message globally.
“This data is a clear indication of how huge the market for podcasts is especially in Africa. Audio format is proving to be quite lucrative and is time for marketers to crystallize the sense that podcasting or audio content is an important and powerful marketing platform’’ Nixon Kanali, Portable Voices Co-founder said.
Portable Voices opened its first podcast recording studio in Nairobi in May 2019. The studio exists as an open space for publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, and business information providers to produce high quality encrypted digital audiobooks, podcasts and radio programs. Portable Voices has also announced it plans to expand and modernize the studio to cater to the increasing demand for its audio services.