Grammy award-winning Afrobeats artist Mr Eazi has signed on to headline the forthcoming fifth season of The Change Africa Podcast from Nexa Media.
The season’s first episode, launched today, will feature the Nigerian artist, who will discuss his transition from international musician to helming his global media enterprise ChopLife.
The latest season of the pod digs into the stories of what producers describe as “mavericks and outliers who are forging the path for Africa’s future.”
Other guests include Dr. Mzamo Masito, director of marketing at Google. David Hundeyin, one of Nigeria’s most influential journalists. Diplomat and former deputy assistant secretary of state Akunna Cook, and Cambridge-trained scientist Tarek Mouganie, the mind behind one of Ghana’s premier nightlife spots and an emerging digital bank in Africa.
“Taking the little we have and stretching it to its maximum potential is the African spirit,” said Mr Eazi. “It’s about innovating and crafting with our resources to bring about transformative change on the continent. I see this vibrant energy in the Change Africa Podcast, which is single-minded in highlighting African change makers.”
Isaac Aboah, Change Africa Podcast Host, said: “Podcasts like the Change Africa Podcast are critical knowledge libraries for the culture. The advancements in AI mean that the gap between speech and text will soon disappear, and the insights shared by our guests will be as valuable as long-form articles or even books but with a wider reach and accessibility. The podcast inspires me as a platform for educating the world about Africa’s innovations, ambitions, and the leaders powering them.
The Change Africa Podcast is produced by Isaac Aboah and Daniel Merki and executive produced by Tim Yaw Struthers. The pod is hosted by Acast and is available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple and Spotify.
Struthers added: “The podcast ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa is finally garnering attention, with listeners from across the globe discovering the exciting, educational, insightful, and entertaining content being produced on the continent. As we launch season 5 of the Change Africa Podcast, we are delighted to welcome Mr. Eazi and our other esteemed guests to share their in-depth and unfiltered stories, which are shaping and driving the new African narrative.”