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Welcome Afri-WATU!  Part 2 of the truly awesome Benin Empire!! As we close out on this civilisation, I still feel like we have genially just skimmed the surface...but that is ok as I know you are all going to do your own deeper research, yes? There is so much out there, and when you think you have read it all...even more comes to the surface. It was a wonderful journey to go on! Remember to check out Part 1 if you haven't already! As always, huge THANKS to Lee Kanyottu for delivering as always and making me sound good! Until next time, Mubarikiwe! Music Credits-TBC --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
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! Music Credits-TBC --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
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! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
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! Music Credits-TBC --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
Afri-WATU! Part 2 of the IFE is here! We are back with the mighty Ife and the rich rich history of this civilisation.  It was such a wonder to study, and there was sooooo much to cover, I hope my Yoruba fam will forgive me for missing any of their favourite parts...but share with us, yes!  As always, huge THANKS to Lee Kanyottu for delivering as always and making me sound good! We would love to hear your feedback! Remember to follow us @AfriWetu on Twitter & IG and subscribe to our YouTube channel also @AfriWetu. Credits - Podcast Producer: Lee Kanyottu. Creative Producer: Big City Ltd. Recorded at - Big City Studios Until next time, Mubarikiwe! Music Credits-TBC --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
Afri-WATU! A New Civilisation is here! Welcome back to explore or history, as we travel to the Ife Kingdom, there was so much to pack in that this is part 1 of 2! And it was A LOT of information. It is all very fascinating this I promise you and I hope it inspires you to read up. So tune in and absorb all the wonderful history, yes!  To my Yoruba....forgive the mispronunciation! As always, huge THANKS to Lee Kanyottu for delivering as always and making me sound good! We would love to hear your feedback! Remember to follow us @AfriWetu on Twitter & IG.  Credits - Podcast Producer: Lee Kanyottu. Creative Producer: Big City Ltd. Recorded at - Big City Studios Until next time, Mubarikiwe! Music Credits-TBC --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
Afri-WATU! How Now! Welcome back to the the past to meet one of the most important people of our history, the Nok. There are so many things and highlights that could be mentioned, from how they leap frogged a WHOLE Age, to their genius and beautiful creations still marvelled at today, to the impact they had on future great civilisations to the fact that till present day we are still discovering more and more about them....but why cram it all her when you can just tune in and get the low down. As always, huge THANKS to Lee Kanyottu for delivering as always and making me sound good! Until next time, Mubarikiwe! Music Credits-TBC --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
Welcome Back Afri-WATU! It's the very FIRST Legend of Season 3! And honestly....it had to be Yea Ashantewaa, the phenomenal woman of the Ashanti Empire - as we celebrate International Women's Day / Month and the theme is Break The Bias.....and Yea was truly a woman who did exactly that, again we say....Legend. We have the distinct pleasure of hosting Angie Gachui as our Guest Narrator! Only she could have rocked Yaa's story this well, and we are soooooo grateful to her lending her soulful voice to AfriWetu yet again. Asante Angie! As always, huge THANKS to Lee Kanyottu for delivering as always and making us sound good! Until next time, Mubarikiwe! Music Credits-TBC --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
Welcome back for Part 2 of the Amazing ASHANTI EMPIRE! We conclude the story of this civilisation, and what a fun one it was! And there was sooooo much more that could have been added, but nowhere near enough time to do it justice, so look at this as the highlights of the Empire. My West African fam...I hope you feel I did justice to your ancestors, your feedback is welcome! (PS - forgive the mispronunciation!) A HUGE ASANTE to Lee Kanyottu who, as always, has delivered on the production & makes me sound good…(All spoken word mistakes are mine and mine alone!) You can leave a voice message on the Anchor App (podcast platform), would love to hear your feedback!  Remember to follow us @AfriWetu on our socials.  Credits - Podcast Producer: Lee Kanyottu. Creative Producer: Big City Ltd. Recorded at - Big City Studios. Mubarikiwe! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
AFRI-WATU WE'RE BAAAACK!!!! What better way to start the THIRD season than with the Amazing ASHANTI EMPIRE! And you know cos it is such a historical giant that this needs not one but TWO parts. My West African fam...AfriWetu has ushered in our new season with you, I hope you feel I did justice to your ancestors, your feedback is welcome! (PS - forgive the mispronunciation!) A HUGE ASANTE to Lee Kanyottu who, as always, has delivered on the production & makes me sound good…(All spoken word mistakes are mine and mine alone!) You can leave a voice message on the Anchor App (podcast platform), would love to hear your feedback! Remember to follow us @AfriWetu on Twitter & IG. Credits - Podcast Producer: Lee Kanyottu. Creative Producer: Big City Ltd. Recorded at - Big City Studios. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
AfriWetu S3 Prologue

AfriWetu S3 Prologue

2022-01-2505:11

Welcome to SEASON 3 & truly thank you for tuning in!  We are about to start out journey to meet our ancestors of this wonderful African continent full of wonderous stories of excellence and richness is EVERY aspect. AfriWetu is so piviledged to share more our African History, Culture, People and Folklore.  Today is a Karibu to the AfriWetu world, it is a but a short wait until we are back in a copule of weeks with our first pre-colonial civilisation so..... Until next time,  Mubarikiwe! Link to the Visual Capitalist maps of Africa: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/map-true-size-of-africa/ https://www.visualcapitalist.com/mercator-map-true-size-of-countries/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
MAMBO Afri-WATU! It is the Wrap up episode for the series, as we break off for the holidays, before the next series, Series 3, starts next year! AfriWetu is so pleased to present our Guest Host to whom the podcast has been handed over for today - Sophia Muthoni Kamere! She had total control and did a fantastic job as I knew she would.  This series was full on and AfriWetu wants to say Thank You for staying on, tuning in and supporting this show and truly it is a joy to bring our ancestros stories to life for you all. We shall be back next year to do it ALLL over again!  Enjoy the wrap up and until next time..... Stay Rooted In YOUR Story Na  Mubarikiwe --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
Welcome back AfriWATU! It's the penultimate episode, S2 Ep20! And what better way to close out the storytelling than welcoming the famous Legend, the one and only Queen Makeda of Sheba.  Queen Makeda's story resonates across many different civilisations, she is found in African, Arabic and Jewish texts as a legend. But the roots are here on our African continent. Books, poems, paintings, movies and many other art forms celebrate this legend, so she had to be a part of the AfriWetu Legend series because this is an African story that has captured the globe.  I am sooooo excited to invite to the mic, our special Guest Narrator, my sister Noni! Who did a great job. And as always, huge THANKS to Lee Kanyottu for delivering as always and making us sound good!  Until next time,  Mubarikiwe! Music Credits-TBC --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
Afri-WATU! Welcome back! We travel back to Kenya, to hear a short tale from the Agikuyu people. It is therefore a Guest Narrator episode with none other that a returning voice, Muthoni Kamere!!! Muthoni did AfriWetu a true solid, she will be back as the interviewer at the end of this series, as we recap the series just for you! We shall also answer any burning questions you may have, so hit us up on our socials, send an email to afriwetu@gmail.com OR send a voice note! Please send them in by 30th November :) Thank you to Lee Kanyottu for delivering as always and making us sound good! Until next time Mubarikiwe! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
Afri-WATU! It is the final part of the Awesome AXUM Empire!  Now good news / bad news...this is a real deep academic dive into this Empire, and I promise you will get lost from time to time, but dont worry it is sooooo worth it to get into this study of the Axum...thats the good news.. The bad news, this is the last civilisation of this series and there are only two more AfriWetu episodes before we close out the stories :( Savour every minute with us in this magical space, going back in time to meet the ancestors. Learn about the great conquests and some facts that will astound you and hopefully challenge you to dig deeper. My African fam from this region...give us a shout on our interwebs @AfriWetu with the proper pronounciations (because this host messed some up) and more fun facts about the Empire. As usual HUGE thanks to the best podcast producer Lee Kanyottu of Big City Studios for doing a great job in making this academic episode run smoothly just for you listeners. Remember to follow us @AfriWetu on Twitter & IG. Credits - Podcast Producer: Lee Kanyottu. Creative Producer: Big City Ltd. Recorded at: Big City Studios Music Credits to follow soon :) Until next time Mubarikiwe! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
Welcome back Afri-WATU to Part 1 of the Axum Empire! This was such a great civilisation to study, there is literally reams of information out there abbout it. It is also one where AfriWetu does refer to non-African states that Axum had contact with, but as usual the core is our African story.  Afri-WATU this one you will have to listen to a few times, because it has A LOT of academic information so pay attention! There may be a test later! Ok kidding. As usual please forgive my mispronounciation of any words, share the correct ones using the Anchor voice message, send a voice note to our socials or email us!  As always a huge ASANTE to Lee Kanyottu who DELIVERED as always on the production & makes me sound good…(All spoken word mistakes are mine & mine alone!) Remember to follow us @AfriWetu on Twitter & IG. Email: karibu@afriwetu.com Credits - Podcast Producer: Lee Kanyottu. Creative Producer: Big City Ltd. Recorded at - Big City Studios --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
Hello Listeners! It’s S2 Episode 16!  Thank you & Weclome Back! Today we meet Suni Ali of the Songhai Empire a mighty military man whose story could only be told by our Guest Narrator Njora! Njora is a good friend of AfriWetu and it is always always such a joy to have him wax lyrical on the pod. Here he does true justice to the great Sunni Ali who set the foundation of what was one of the largest and powerful Empires in the world. One that spanned eight modern day nations, so not a small feat.  Tune in and remember to follow Njora on his social media handles - Twitter and IG @elsaphan_njora. This version is sourced from the links shared below:  https://biography.yourdictionary.com/sunni-ali https://www.thoughtco.com/biography-sonni-ali-44234 Huge thank you to Lee Kanyottu - who makes me sound good…(All spoken word mistakes are mine & mine alone!) You can leave a voice message on the Anchor App (podcast platform), would love to hear your feedback! Remember to follow us @AfriWetu on Twitter & IG. Credits - Podcast Producer: Lee Kanyottu. Creative Producer: Big City Ltd. Recorded at - Big City Studios. Until next time, Mubarikiwe. Music Credits: 1. Mamadou Diabate - Tunga Album 2. Relaxing Soft Kora Music For Meditation..From West Africa - Baohum 3.Musical Traditions in Mali - Instruments4Africa 4. The Sunjata Story - Glimpse of a Mande Epic - The Centre of Sound Communities 5. Toumani Diabete & Ballake Sissoko - 1999 Recital duo de kora 6. Jola Cultural Dance in Berrending Gambia 7. Griot Tradition of West Africa - Sibo Bangoura 8. Ballake Sissoko featuring Sona Jobarteh - Djourou --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/afriwetu/message
Comments (2)

Denis Malembeka

For the legends series can I request an episode on Mwenda Msiri, a Nyamwezi merchant? I promise, his story is way more dramatic than Mirambo's.

Dec 2nd
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Manka Kariuki

I love this channel. So informative. I look forward to more episodes

Apr 7th
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