The African Podcast and Voice Awards: See the full list of podcast winners. Life With Lebang wins Podcast of the Year.

The long-awaited Africa’s first audio industry award, the African Podcast and Voice Award ceremony held on the 23rd of September, 2023.

During the ceremony, everyone’s favorite podcasts were recognized as the best in the industry. Life With Lebang hosted by Lebang Kgosana has won the title of Podcast of the Year, as determined by votes and a committee of judges. Other winners include Mothers By Grace Podcast hosted by Wacu, Charlene, and Kadzo for the Rising Talent of the year, That Zed Podcast for Lifestyle and Entertainment also The More Sibyl Podcast won the Diasporan Podcast of the year!.

Take a look at the full list of APVA Awards winners (Podcast Category) below.

Podcast of the Year

  • Joseph Nti & Kwame Asante Ofori  (Sincerely Accra)
  • Naomi Grewan (Radio Workshop)
  • Lebang Kgosana (Life With Lebang) – Winner
  • Akumu Fiona/Claire Baker (The Yes Girls Podcast)
  • Joey Akan (Afrobeats Intelligence)

Diasporan Podcast of the Year

  • Terser Adamu (Unlocking Africa)
  • Charmaine Hunzwi (Can We Talk About It?! Podcast)
  • Mo! Sibyl (The More Sibyl Podcast) – Winner
  • Sambaza (Sambaza podcast)
  • Toddre’ Monier (BLAXIT 2 Africa)
  • Nancy Mulemwa Siisii (Concrete Pastures Podcast)

Rising Talent of the Year

  • Wacu, Charlene, and Kadzo (Mothers By Grace) – Winner
  • Baaba and Queen (Hairpins & Straights)
  • Sakina Shabani (Sakina Speaks)
  • Isaac Ssebulime and Isa Saava (Kraze Podcast)
  • Jessica Oguh (Twenty Somethings Rant)
  • Sally Kuria (Mama Tales Podcast)

Lifestyle and Entertainment

  • Terence Mentor (Have You Asked Your Dad)
  • Tiyan Omo-Idehen (The LadiesHive with TeeYarn Podcast)
  • Ifeanyi Ibegbunam (Surviving Eko with Fecko)
  • Barret Edelstein (Celeb Savant)
  • Kalenga Chambatu (That Zed Podcast) – Winner


  • Mayowa Idowu, TMT Ayorinde and Koj (Submarine and a Roach)
  • Aderonke Adewoyin Adeolu (Absolute GhenGhen Rebranded)
  • Emmanuel Ideboghie (Larks)
  • Adebayo Oduwole (What A Joke) Winner 


  • Gcina Mhlophe (African Story Magic with Gcina Mhlophe) – Winner
  • Aderonke Adewoyin Adeolu (Yoruba Folktale)
  • 808 Xtra (808 Xtra)
  • Charles Jnr Akano (Comnerdic Podcast)


  • Collins Tarus (Bullish Banter Podcast) 
  • Justin Harrison (The Hustle with Justin Harrison) – Winner
  • Chukwunonso Mordi (Investment terms)


  • Kristin Miles (Law & Omen)
  • Bella Monsoon (Murder and Mayhem)
  • Nicole Engelbrecht (True Crime South Africa) – Winner


  • Chibuike Enwerem (Brodd Talk)
  • Join Kay O, Corey, Crack, Kawawa, Van Gelder and Smyly (After the Whistle Podcast)
  • Paulo Dias (Working Title FC) – Winner
  • Tyron Barnard (Hockey the Podcast)

Society and Culture

  • Sesi and Heleemah (Oriire)
  • James Muhuthu (Blaze Talks Podcast)
  • Leslie Kasumba (The Africa Whisperer)
  • Susan Kaittany (Dangerously Honest with Susan Kaittany)
  • Chulu Chansa (Africana Woman with Chulu) Winner


  • Hafeestonova Onitilo (Cha Cha Music Review)
  • Joey Akan (Afrobeats Intelligence)
  • In’utu J. Mubanga (Bulela Podcast)
  • Paulo Dias (That 80s show) – Winner
  • Kimani Maina (A Taste of Afrika)
  • Isshak Abdullai (Fishing For Fame)


  • Adejumoke George Ayodele (Date sex and Love Podcast)
  • Biva (Hello 20)
  • Wacu, Charlene, and Kadzo (Mothers By Grace Podcast)
  • Ademorayo Apara (Staying Married) – Winner


  • Sesi Zamba (Oriire)
  • Chukwunonso Mordi (Igbo Folktale)
  • Kimani Maina (A Taste Of Afrika) – Winner

News and Current Affairs 

  • Aderonke Adewoyin Adeolu (Lifestyle Central)
  • Titilope Fadare (Premium Times Podcast) – Winner
  • Olumuyiwa Olowogboyega (Tech Cabal Weekly Podcast)
  • Chromez and Fanatik (Raw conversations with Chromez and Fanatik)


  • Abeedah Alabi Nigeria (The Purple Teens Podcast)
  • Sinmiloluwa Omole (Strip Talk)
  • Vicky Karuga (EI Simplified)
  • Adebayo Oduwole (What a Joke podcast) – Winner

Career and Entrepreneurship

  • Erik Kruger and John Sanei (The Expansive) – Winner
  • Justin Harrison (The Hustle with Justin Harrison)
  • Kemeshi Samuel (Made In Africa)
  • Anesu Chikumba (Building African Brands)
  • FabulousJulian (Entrepreneurs Showcase)
  • Sandra Chuma (The WORTHY Podcast with Sandra Chuma)


  • Susan Kaittany (Dangerously Honest with Susan Kaittany)
  • Ejiro (Stretch Street Podcast)
  • Charity Awiti (Unspoken Podcast By Awino Awiti) – Winner
  • Modiegi Mashamaite (Transitioning)
  • Ozioma Anioji (Rooted and Robust Podcast)
  • Nozibele Qamngana-Mayaba (Don’t hold back: say it loud!)

Advocacy and Social Change

  • Podvise Podcast (Podvise) – Winner
  • Deborah Oyedijo (Deep Dive With Deborah)
  • Kimani Maina (A Taste Of Afrika)

Children’s Podcast

  • KaBrazen Consortium (KaBrazen) – Winner
  • Lebang Kgosana (Life With Lebang)
  • Tonye-Faloghi and Ugo Ekezie (Represented Podcast – Storybooks for African Kids)

Spirituality Podcast

  • Adanna Onyinye (Rays of Hope with Adanna) – Winner
  • Caleb M.k (Thebl_indeye podcast)
  • Fumnanya Ikechukwu (WUCBAG)

Health and Wellness Podcast

  • Chulu Chansa (Africana Woman)
  • Nozibele Qamngana-Mayaba (Don’t hold back: say it loud!)
  • Chukwunonso Mordi (Wellness in 60 seconds) – Winner
  • Chishimba Kachasa (Kachihande podcast)

Technology and Innovation

  • Jessy Lesley (Tech Talk Afrika) – Winner
  • Tech Nova (What’s Your Story)
  • Olumuyiwa Olowogboyega (Tech Cabal Weekly Podcast)
  • Africa Tech news (Africa Tech news)
  • Erik Kruger and John Sanei (The Expansive)

Podcast art of the year

  • Charmaine Hunzwi (Can we talk about it?)
  • Susan Kaittany (Dangerously Honest)
  • KaBrazen Consortium (KaBrazen)
  • Gcina Mhlophe (African Story Magic with Gcina Mhlophe)
  • Jessica Oguh (Twenty Somethings Rant)
  • Ifeanyi Ibegbunam (Surviving Eko with Fecko) – Winner

Watch the award ceremony here and watch out for the 2024 edition if you’d like to be a part of this!

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