Meet the Team

Meet the amazing people behind the scenes

Creative Director

Bidemi Adedire


Bidemi Adedire is a Communications and Idea Strategist and Marketing Automation enthusiast. She considers herself a lifelong learner and believes that ideas and creativity rule the world.

Bidemi specializes in leveraging digital tools to effectively communicate and build platforms, set up systems, and deliver solutions that are audience-centered.

She is the founder of The Association of African Podcasters and Voice Artists, a fierce adolescent health and women’s empowerment advocate, an avid podcaster, and the coordinator of the African Podcast and Voice Awards.


Gracie Imo

Community Manager

Gracie Imo is the creative force behind the award-winning Grow&Glow Podcast. Alongside her podcasting journey, She is deeply involved in podcast management, leveraging my expertise to assist fellow creators in finding their unique voice and managing their shows effectively. Beyond the mic, She indulges in my love for exploring and cherishing moments with family and friends. 

Kolawole Adedire

IT Operations & Website Manager

Kolawole is an experienced website designer who’s passionate about creating captivating online experiences. With over 7 years of web design expertise, his specialty is merging creativity with functionality to deliver visually stunning and user-friendly websites across diverse industries.

He focuses on ensuring that all APVA sites are being updated timely and making sure branding and security of the platform is top notch at all times

Abimbola Babatunde

Comminucations Intern

Abimbola Babatunde is the Communications Intern at APVA. Her role is to curate a variety of opportunities, events, jobs, and resources for podcasters, spoken word artists, voice-over artists, and creatives across Africa.

She gathers and filters through these opportunities, ensuring they align with the audience’s interests and aspirations.

She is the bridge that links talents and opportunities within the Africa landscape.

Creative Partners

Tony Doe

Creative Partner - Podcast

Tony Onwuchekwa aka Tony Doe is a Radio and Podcast Consultant, with years of experience On-Air, in Production, And In Management For Multi-Format Radio Stations.

He’s the Country Representative of the Association of Podcasters and Voice-Over Artistes [APVA], a growing community looking to give credit and much-needed attention to unique African voice talents, (podcasts, voice-over artists, spoken word artists, poets, and more) and He’s the Operations lead/Instructor at the Broadcast Radio Masterclass [BRMC].

He consults for Afripods a Kenyan-based podcast technology company.”

Tolulope Kolade

Creative Partner - Voice Over

Tolu aka T-Code is a Nigerian Voiceover Artist and Podcaster.

Country Representatives

Kui Mwai

Country Rep Kenya

Kui Mwai is a journalist, producer and podcaster who’s committed to telling stories close to her heart that are underrepresented in the media. She works at Blavity as a news writer, and as a freelancer, has written for publications like VOGUE, ESSENCE, Bustle, Refinery29, Cosmopolitan and ELLE UK, and many more. 

Kui has also had the pleasure of working in several writers rooms as a screenwriter for established and up-and-coming Showmax projects, including Big Girl Small World and Single Kiasi. Her passion for the industry led her to create Karibu Productions, a production company committed to championing nuanced and authentic Kenyan stories that are underrepresented in the media. 

Vicente Paxtomas

Country Rep Angola

Vicente is a podcast producer and host with a passion for storytelling and audio production. He is also a skilled editor, writer, and Network Administrator and system analyst.

Richard Coleman Udoh

Country Rep Nigeria

A multifaceted digital creator, podcast host, and voice-over artist known for his magnetic presence and insightful discussions on Richie’s Talk Zone. With a captivating voice and dynamic energy, Richie serves as both a Master of Ceremony and a guiding voice in the quest for personal growth and a positive mindset. Join him on this transformative journey, where every episode, event, and endeavor invites audiences worldwide to explore new horizons and embrace the power of potential.

Muzhinga Kankinda

Country Rep Zambia

Muzhinga Kankinda is a burgeoning powerhouse in the realm of media and communication, emanating from the bustling heart of Lusaka, Zambia. Muzhinga’s passion for storytelling and solutions journalism, coupled with her ability to captivate audiences, positions her not merely as a communicator, but as a researcher who breathes life into stories and unlocks new avenues of knowledge and possibility.

Gina Margaret Tiger

Country Rep South Africa

Top 25 Exceptional Women In Digital Award, Head of Video Marketing – The Ethical Agency, Be Digital Creative – Founder, Director of Marketing – Ojimah, Podcast Creator & Host – A 1000 Voices Podcast, Speaker, Author.


Audrey Odogu

Event Host

Audrey Akpevwe Odogu has over 10 years of working as a social development professional. Her work in the social development sector specifically focused on Education, Volunteer Management, Youth Unemployment (TIVET), Unemployment, Cervical Cancer and issues affecting women across Africa.

She enjoys volunteering and has done so for Slum2School Africa, Global Shapers (Lagos Hub), Sustyvibe ( women development team), Health Emergency Initiative, Kaiser Foundation for Social Development, Obodo Support Group ( Ndidi Health Services LTD) to mention a few.

Audrey is driven by her commitment to eradicating cervical cancer through her advocacy platform called Save the Cervix Initiative. Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of death in women, and one day she hopes to witness a completely liberated and equal society. She plans to continue her work in gender equity with a focus on advocacy for women, women’s health and volunteerism respectively.

Deborah Oiza Yusuf

Event Host

Deborah Oiza Yusuf is a seasoned Voice talent skilled in narrations, e-learning, commercials, documentaries, audiobooks, etc.

She has over 5 years experience as being an On-Air Personality, has worked with several media establishments both on radio and TV in South-West, Nigeria.

Holds a degree in Mass Communication and several certificates in media and journalism. An alumnus of Voice Over Workshop.

She is the Voice of Wildlife Weekly, a Wildlife podcast for International NGO, WildAid, headquartered in California, and also voiced the audiobook “OMOH” written by Dr. Omoayena Odunbaku, Human Settlements Officer with the UN Habitat, amongst other voice works to her credit.

She is an environmental advocate and gender advocacy catalyst.

Gwenevier Ehimen Lem

Event Host

Mosimiloluwa D. Kupoluyi

Editorial Assistant

Mosimiloluwa is a professional freelance writer, specializing in a variety of content, from blog posts to scripts. She has four years of experience and certifications from Google and a Gold Award from the Royal Commonwealth Society, for excellence in writing. She’s a highly-skilled writer who has mastered the art of writing compelling and engaging content. She’s also the official scriptwriter for Shorts By APVA and a brand ambassador at Happivibe Services

Stecy Yongo

Content Curator

Stecy was born and raised in Kenya, She finished my Diploma in 2023 yet to graduate this year with a major in Film technology

Rejoice Nathan

Research Assistant

A dynamic media enthusiast with a robust background in orchestrating media environments for organizations.

Recognized for exceptional organizational skills, strategic planning, and adept management of media communications.

As a creative mind, She excels as a scriptwriter, consistently bringing extraordinary narratives to life.

Her unique blend of vision and execution adds depth and impact to storytelling.

Happiness Stephen

Email Marketer

Happiness is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A top-rated Email marketer with two years of experience.

Habu Efonya Faith

Content writer

A student, writer: fiction, nonfiction, a researcher and advocate for human rights.

Rose Wanjiku Nyaga

Email Marketer

Results- oriented Email Marketing Coordinator with a proven track record of driving customer engagement and conversion rates through targeted email campaigns. Skilled in implementing A/B testing campaign strategies to improve email performance metrics and overall campaigns effectiveness. Collaborative and detail- oriented, with a strong focus on email aesthetics and brand consistency to enhance customer experience.