•The launch was an intimate event filled with laughter, snacks and stories with the vocal Adele Onyango as the MC for the night.
•This year the Dada podcast has expanded and will be implemented in Uganda and South Africa as well.
Semabox on 2nd June launched their second edition of the Dada podcast incubator programme which targets women and non-gendered people.
The launch was an intimate event filled with laughter, snacks and stories with the vocal Adele Onyango as the MC for the night.
Semabox is Kenya’s first specialist podcasting studio that provides digital media creation tools to African creators who are reshaping the narratives around Africa.
Its project, the Dada Podcast Incubator 2nd Cohort is the world’s first podcast and digital media incubation program specifically set for women and non-binary people.
The Dada podcast project is anchored on the belief that stories and storytelling can change the world.
With the goal to discover, develop and offer a platform where women and non-binary people from Africa whose stories and storytelling ideas can resonate globally.
During the launch, they unveiled their theme for this year as “A story only you can tell” encouraging podcasts to sign up for the project to help their voices be heard.
Semabox production manager, Doris Onyango while speaking on the importance of the podcast project said, “ with the wave of everybody trying to find a space on the digital airwaves, there is a lot of inauthenticity which we the audience can tell when a story is not originally ours, especially women in the global south.”
Adding that it is quite surprising how people try to speak about us, and tell our stories like we have no agency and no voice however, over time it has been noted that the most prolific storytellers are African women.
The first-ever cohort of the Dada Podcast Incubator was launched last year in collaboration with Baraza Media Lab and featured 8 extraordinary podcast projects majorly from Kenya.
After the launch, the 8 collaborating podcasts from last year were presented with bouquets of roses to appreciate them as the cake was cut to commemorate the launch and appreciate the attendees.
This year the Dada podcast has expanded and will be implemented in Uganda and South Africa as well.
The main goal is to encompass diversity and representation, in order to bring in different ideas and perspectives for better problem-solving and to open dialogues that promote creativity in a blend of cultures.