Radio snub inspires the birth of The 20th Avenue Podcast


A magazine podcast which focuses on various issues of interest was birthed five years ago after the founder Dumisani Ncube tried knocking on a number of radio stations for a programme but was told that his accent is too African.

“They told me I do not have a radio voice which led me to create my own platform. It was supposed to be an online radio station but I decided to follow the podcast route,” Ncube who is also 360 media content developer told Arts & Culture in an interview. With podcasting now increasingly growing in prominence, Ncube added that he launched The 20th Avenue Podcast four years ago when the podcasting practice was not yet common locally but was a big thing overseas. He said at the time he had hope of seeing it grow locally.

He was glad that currently Botswana has a number of podcasters that are doing an awesome job. Looking back, Ncube said in its first two years of inception his podcast hit the ground running, because it was one of the first in the country. “It featured local and international big shots such as Donald Molosi, Scar, Kast, Jay Jay Okocha and Bonang Matheba.

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