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In 2019, Adrian Daniels had a brainwave to launch a podcast platform to showcase Ghanaian excellence to the world. The internet is already crowded with content from Ghana: YouTube, Social Media pages, etc. However, after hosting 2x Networking Events during Christmas 2018 & 2019 in Accra for the Global African Diaspora, Adrian noticed a lack and desire for networking, whilst meeting many creatives and entrepreneurs from around the globe. In January 2020, The Sound of Accra Podcast was born. Powerful interviews with Top Founders, Entrepreneurs and Creatives from Ghanaian heritage or interest, leaving listeners with meaningful takeaways for life, business and career. New episodes weekly. YT: https://www.youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast IG: https://instagram.com/thesoundofaccra LT: https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod

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In 2019, Adrian Daniels had a brainwave to launch a podcast platform to showcase Ghanaian excellence to the world. The internet is already crowded with content from Ghana: YouTube, Social Media pages, etc. However, after hosting 2x Networking Events during Christmas 2018 & 2019 in Accra for the Global African Diaspora, Adrian noticed a lack and desire for networking, whilst meeting many creatives and entrepreneurs from around the globe. In January 2020, The Sound of Accra Podcast was born. Powerful interviews with Top Founders, Entrepreneurs and Creatives from Ghanaian heritage or interest, leaving listeners with meaningful takeaways for life, business and career. New episodes weekly. YT: https://www.youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast IG: https://instagram.com/thesoundofaccra LT: https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod

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English


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Fintech Fridays #4 | Ghana is fast moving to the forefront of Cryptocurrency adoption finds new Binance survey

7/19/2024
On the fourth edition of Fintech Friday, we're diving into the exciting world of cryptocurrency adoption in one of Africa's leading countries, Ghana. In this episode, we'll explore how Ghana has emerged as a fast-growing economy and a hub for technology and startups, with a notable surge in smartphone adoption. We'll also delve into the results of a recent Binance and Pulse survey, revealing Ghana’s position as a front-runner in cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption on the continent. Join us as we discuss the potential impact of this trend on Ghana's financial landscape and what it means for the future of digital finance in Ghana. Quote from Operations Manager of Binance Africa, Yande Nomvete: “Our pulse survey really underscores how Ghana is embracing blockchain technology and how open they are to engaging on the topic,” says Yande Nomvete, Operations Manager for Binance in Africa. “The quiz achieved more than 20,000 impressions with a reach of more than 20,000 users over a three-day period, which is exceptional.” The quiz was designed to unpack some of the core beliefs and understandings held by users in the region. From asking how important it is to have financial literacy in the context of cryptocurrency to unpacking how cryptocurrency can positively impact financial adoption in Africa, the survey prioritised core issues affecting companies and consumers. More than 50% of respondents believed that the significance of financial literacy in the context of cryptocurrency meant having an understanding of market trends, avoiding investment scams, and making informed decisions, highlighting a deep awareness of the rigour required to make the right investment choices with this currency. More than 70% of respondents believe that cryptocurrency can positively impact financial inclusion in Africa by fostering innovation in the fintech sector and promoting economic growth, and yet the vast majority (more than 70%) are aware that using cryptocurrency requires vigilance and an awareness of security protocols. “It was impressive how many respondents chose the correct security answers to questions around best security practices and approaches,” says Nomvete. “For example, when asked what was not a recommended security practice for cryptocurrency users, more than 70% said sharing private keys with friends. Users in the region also immediately identified the importance of anti-money laundering (AML) best practices in mitigating fraud, and the value of doing extensive research into reputable cryptocurrency exchanges before handing over their funds (60%).” Ghana has a solid understanding of cryptocurrencies and the importance of building up a portfolio with a trusted service provider that has a reliable and proven reputation. Binance is determined to play a role in driving the adoption of trusted, reliable, and accessible cryptocurrency to the global market. Understanding the importance of crypto and how it can benefit the economy is key to ensuring growth, and working with a platform that prioritises security is essential to building a thriving portfolio. Binance has strict protocols, follows industry-leading technical measures, provides advanced data privacy tools, and has embedded security into the foundations of the organisation. “Our understanding of the market wedded to the impressive cryptocurrency savvy of Ghanaian users equals long-term success for investors in this country,” Reference links from today's episode: https://watra.org/ghana/

Duration:00:06:18

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How they built Ghana's Biggest Podcast Empire in 8 years: The GCR Story x Cyril Kwadzo | S6 Ep.8

7/17/2024
In this episode, Adrian Daniels sits down with Cyril Kwadzo, co-founder and CEO of Gold Coast Report (GCR), Ghana's largest podcast network. They discuss the origins and growth of GCR, the challenges and triumphs of building a podcast network in Ghana, and the importance of consistency and community in podcasting. Cyril shares insights into the network's popular shows, the significance of live events, and the strategic partnerships that have helped GCR thrive. This episode offers a deep dive into the podcasting landscape in Ghana and the innovative approaches GCR employs to engage and grow its audience. Sponsors Season 6 Sponsors: Workspace Global (connects you to remote creative teams that offer a variety of design, digital and development services to help you build and grow your brand.). Get your FREE 7 day trial here. Our partners Start a profitable business with Skool: https://thesoundofaccra.com/skool Free Podcast course: https://skl.sh/2TRY0fN Start or uplevel a podcast: https://www.atozpodcasting.com Fresh Bread, Catering and Food Processing in Accra: https://ebatfoods.com/ Ghana's First Super App: https://shaqexpress.com/ Rent anything in the UK: https://fatllama.com/r/adri-6451b Timestamps / Topics 0:00 Incremental Improvement in Podcast Production 18:31 Challenges of Podcasting in Africa 26:44 Mosaic's Evolution and Impact 33:32 Ghana's Podcasting Landscape 35:50 GCR Labs and Podcast Optimization 37:57 Highlights of GCR's Journey 42:04 Building a Sustainable Podcast Network 46:34 Monetization Strategies for Podcasts in Ghana Watch season 6 episode 6 with Andrews Asare: https://youtu.be/Mgl1llxTW98?si=fAjHGS7qb9pLLBXd Catch up with Season 5 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnqpgGxTAXg&list=PLJUVirAfWnNoGiJNHHWm6aYTUUberuD5V Listen to the podcast on other platforms https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod Social Media and Website YouTube: https://youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com Instagram:

Duration:00:54:58

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The Cultural Renaissance and Global Prominence of Accra | Dawn Dickson (S6 Clips)

7/13/2024
Dawn shares her experiences and insights as a bridge between the diaspora and Africa, particularly focusing on Ghana. We delve into the cultural renaissance and global prominence of Ghana, comparing it to the growth of Atlanta in the early 2000s. We explore the differences between living in Accra and Lagos, and the thriving business and networking opportunities in Ghana. Dawn also shares her experiences in Rwanda, emphasizing the importance of authenticity when sharing advice and comparing the differences between Rwanda and Ghana in terms of culture, government, and lifestyle. We also touch on the upcoming bi-continental lifestyle event aimed at providing insight on thriving in Ghana beyond tourism. Sponsors Season 6 Sponsors: Workspace Global (connects you to remote creative teams that offer a variety of design, digital and development services to help you build and grow your brand.). Get your FREE 7 day trial here. Follow Dawn Dickson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dawnwdickson/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/dawndickson Website: https://dawndickson.me/ Our partners Start a profitable business with Skool: https://thesoundofaccra.com/skool Free Podcast course: https://skl.sh/2TRY0fN Start or uplevel a podcast: https://www.atozpodcasting.com Fresh Bread, Catering and Food Processing in Accra: https://ebatfoods.com/ Ghana's First Super App: https://shaqexpress.com/ Rent anything in the UK: https://fatllama.com/r/adri-6451b Today's episode show notes https://thesoundofaccra.com/dawndickson Watch season 6 episode 6 with Andrews Asare: https://youtu.be/Mgl1llxTW98?si=fAjHGS7qb9pLLBXd Catch up with Season 5 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnqpgGxTAXg&list=PLJUVirAfWnNoGiJNHHWm6aYTUUberuD5V Listen to the podcast on other platforms https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod Social Media and Website YouTube: https://youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast Website:

Duration:00:07:35

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Starting a Podcast in Ghana (Joy FM Geek Squad Interview) Part 2 - How to monetise your Podcast

7/11/2024
In Part 2 of our interview with Joy FM Geek Squad show in Ghana hosted by Adobea Biritwum, Joseph Inti, host of Sincerely Accra, and Adrian Daniels, host and producer of Sound of Accra, share their insights on growing and monetising a podcast. They emphasise the importance of community engagement, consistency, and leveraging social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. Joseph highlights the value of responding to every comment and giving shout-outs to followers, while Adrian discusses traditional advertising and live shows as revenue streams. They also compare the flexibility of podcasts to traditional radio, noting that podcasts can be consumed anytime, anywhere. The episode concludes with practical advice for aspiring podcasters, including the significance of having a clear purpose, choosing the right format, and maintaining a regular release schedule. Watch the YouTube version by clicking here. Timestamps 00:00 Introduction and Guest Introduction 00:20 Focusing on Community and Social Media 01:48 Engaging with Listeners and Building Community 01:58 Monetising Your Podcast 02:38 Advertising and Revenue Streams 04:12 Differences Between Podcasts and Radio 06:15 Advantages of Podcasts Over Radio 07:16 Consistency and Frequency in Podcasting 09:34 Importance of Consistency 10:01 Determining Your Podcast's Purpose 12:01 Choosing the Right Format and Concept 14:34 Key Considerations for Starting a Podcast 15:28 Challenges in Podcasting in Ghana 17:09 Technical and Logistical Issues 18:22 Transportation and Timing Challenges Watch season 6 episode 1 with Twi Learning Center: https://youtu.be/6kuFxHScmLk?si=RjHXBeaT1eQHFzKV Catch up with Season 5 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnqpgGxTAXg&list=PLJUVirAfWnNoGiJNHHWm6aYTUUberuD5V Listen to the podcast on other platforms https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod Social Media YouTube: https://youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesoundofaccra/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thesoundofaccra Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesoundofaccra Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/thesoundofaccra Linkedin: https://gh.linkedin.com/company/the-sound-of-accra Support the show

Duration:00:19:06

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Bridging the African Diaspora via Entrepreneurship and Real Estate x Dawn Dickson | S6 Ep.7

7/4/2024
In this episode, Adrian sits down with the incredible Dawn Dickson who has been building companies for 23 years; A 6-time founder, entrepreneur, speaker and real estate investor, sharing her journey and passion for building bridges between the diaspora and Africa, particularly Ghana. We discussed: Popcom Sponsors Season 6 Sponsors: Workspace Global (connects you to remote creative teams that offer a variety of design, digital and development services to help you build and grow your brand.). Get your FREE 7 day trial here. Follow Dawn Dickson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dawnwdickson/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/dawndickson Website: https://dawndickson.me/ Our partners Start a profitable business with Skool: https://thesoundofaccra.com/skool Free Podcast course: https://skl.sh/2TRY0fN Start or uplevel a podcast: https://www.atozpodcasting.com Fresh Bread, Catering and Food Processing in Accra: https://ebatfoods.com/ Ghana's First Super App: https://shaqexpress.com/ Rent anything in the UK: https://fatllama.com/r/adri-6451b Today's episode show notes https://thesoundofaccra.com/dawndickson Timestamps / Topics 00:00 Intro 04:38 Dawns passion for Africa 07:27 Lagos always present, chose Ghana for connections. 10:15 Popcom: Innovative vending machine integrates digital technology. 14:31 US citizen residing in Ghana, seeking dual life. 16:31 Choosing expertise over location for professional focus. 21:59 Helping others invest and avoid scams. 23:41 Ghanaians own land 27:46 Outro Watch season 6 episode 6 with Andrews Asare: https://youtu.be/Mgl1llxTW98?si=fAjHGS7qb9pLLBXd Catch up with Season 5 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnqpgGxTAXg&list=PLJUVirAfWnNoGiJNHHWm6aYTUUberuD5V Listen to the podcast on other platforms https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod Social Media and Website YouTube:

Duration:00:30:31

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Trailblazing the Barbering Industry in Ghana x Andrews Asare (Andis Barber) | S6 Ep.6

6/27/2024
In episode 6 of Season 6, Adrian interviews Andrew Asare (aka Andis Barber). We had the pleasure of speaking to the legendary barber, entrepreneur, and multi-award-winning barber, Andrew Asare. Andrew shares insights into his journey from humble beginnings in Ghana to becoming a prominent figure in the barbering industry. He discusses his dedication to changing lives through his work and his commitment to giving back to his community. From uplifting stories to industry challenges and future aspirations, Andrew's passion for his craft shines through. Join us as we delve into the world of barbering with Andis Baba and discover the inspirational journey behind the clippers and scissors. In this episode you'll learn: -How Andrew embraces Innovation and The future of the Ghanaian barbering industry - Franchising and Investment in the Ghanaian barbering industry - Continuous learning and growth Sponsors Season 6 Sponsors: Workspace Global (connects you to remote creative teams that offer a variety of design, digital and development services to help you build and grow your brand.). Get your FREE 7 day trial here. Follow Andrew Asare (Andis Barber) Our partners Start a profitable business with Skool: https://thesoundofaccra.com/skool Free Podcast course: https://skl.sh/2TRY0fN Start or uplevel a podcast: https://www.atozpodcasting.com Fresh Bread, Catering and Food Processing in Accra: https://ebatfoods.com/ Ghana's First Super App: https://shaqexpress.com/ Rent anything in the UK: https://fatllama.com/r/adri-6451b Today's episode show notes https://www.thesoundofaccra.com/andisbarber Timestamps / Topics 00:00 Intro 03:55 Andrew Asare talks about his platform for barbers 08:26 Digital skills essential. 11:04 Barber Industry challenges in Accra are growth and equipment usage. 14:31 Increase skills, gain respect, charge more barber fees. 17:51 Free barber franchise opportunity available for investment. 20:27 Travel, learn, teach in UK, Canada, US as a Barber 24:24 Outro Watch season 6 episode 5 with Rochelle: https://youtu.be/1a7GJi9025Q Catch up with Season 5 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnqpgGxTAXg&list=PLJUVirAfWnNoGiJNHHWm6aYTUUberuD5V Listen to the podcast on other platforms https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod Social Media and Website YouTube:

Duration:00:25:23

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How Workspace Global is Revolutionising Creative Services - A Conversation with Sydney Sam (Live Q&A)

6/25/2024
Full interview from the Live Q&A with Sydney Sam, Founder of Workspace Global. Adrian Daniels engages with Sydney Sam, the founder of Workspace Global, a SaaS platform designed to support entrepreneurs and small businesses with creative and development needs. Born and raised in Ghana, Sydney shares his journey from Ghana to building a tech-driven company that offers subscription-based access to a full creative team, including designers, writers, and social media managers, worldwide. The discussion covers the evolution of Workspace Global, its unique value proposition compared to platforms like Fiverr and Upwork, and the company's commitment to providing high-quality, affordable services. Sydney also highlights the importance of supporting African talent and the company's future plans, including expanding services and customer base. Listeners are invited to try Workspace Global for free with a special offer. Learn about Sydney's story and more about how you can access top design and dev teams instantly on subscription, at an affordable rate. Sponsors Season 6 Sponsors: Workspace Global (connects you to remote creative teams that offer a variety of design, digital and development services to help you build and grow your brand.). Get your FREE 7 day trial here. Follow Sydney Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sydneyscottsam/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sydney-scott-sam/ Our partners Start a profitable business with Skool: https://thesoundofaccra.com/skool Free Podcast course: https://skl.sh/2TRY0fN Start or uplevel a podcast: https://www.atozpodcasting.com Fresh Bread, Catering and Food Processing in Accra: https://ebatfoods.com/ Ghana's First Super App: https://shaqexpress.com/ Rent anything in the UK: https://fatllama.com/r/adri-6451b Timestamps / Topics 00:00:00: Introduction and Live Stream Setup 00:01:20: Guest Introduction - Sydney Sam in Cape Town 00:04:34: Sydney's Background and Early Entrepreneurship 00:07:08: Challenges Faced by Entrepreneurs and Freelancers 00:10:12: The Concept Behind Workspace Global 00:11:40: Evolution of Workspace Global 00:15:22: Types of Services Offered by Workspace Global 00:18:11: Unique Features and Benefits of Workspace Global 00:20:42: Future Goals and Vision for Workspace Global 00:23:21: Team Structure and Remote Work Management 00:25:53:...

Duration:01:00:39

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Being a Mompreneur, Realities of Ghana & Building an Empire x Rochelle B. | S6 Ep.5

6/20/2024
In episode 5, Adrian interviews Rochelle, a content creator and entrepreneur who relocated to Accra, Ghana. Rochelle shares her journey of moving to Ghana three years ago and starting a successful restaurant, Crazy Burger, with her partner. The conversation delves into the challenges and rewards of balancing motherhood, content creation, and entrepreneurship. In this episode you'll learn: -Rochelle's approach to maintaining authenticity in her vlogs - The importance of being genuine, and her strategies for growing her online presence - The cultural and professional differences she has encountered in Ghana compared to the West - Her plans to expand Crazy Burger to Lagos, Nigeria, and her thoughts on the future of content creation and entrepreneurship. Sponsors Season 6 Sponsors: Workspace Global (connects you to remote creative teams that offer a variety of design, digital and development services to help you build and grow your brand.). Get your FREE 7 day trial here. Follow Rochelle Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rochelleofficially/ X (Twitter): https://x.com/rochelleclarke_ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ @RochelleOfficially Our partners Start a profitable business with Skool: https://thesoundofaccra.com/skool Free Podcast course: https://skl.sh/2TRY0fN Start or uplevel a podcast: https://www.atozpodcasting.com Fresh Bread, Catering and Food Processing in Accra: https://ebatfoods.com/ Ghana's First Super App: https://shaqexpress.com/ Rent anything in the UK: https://fatllama.com/r/adri-6451b Today's episode show notes https://www.thesoundofaccra.com/rochelle Timestamps / Topics 00:00: Intro 00:52 About Rochelle 01:53 Rochelle's Background and Move to Ghana 02:25 Locations of Crazy Burger 03:35 Balancing Personal and Business Life 05:04 Rochelle's Approach to Social Media and Business 05:51 Key Principles for Growing a Social Media Following 07:29 Importance of Authenticity in Content Creation 08:41 Balancing Motherhood and Content Creation 09:41 Impact of Motherhood on Career and Business 12:27 Inspiration from Children for Business Ventures 14:14 Expansion Plans for Crazy Burger 17:08 Leveraging Influence for Business 18:00 Creating Content in Ghana vs. Other Locations 19:11 Avoiding Being Boxed into a Single Content Niche 21:25 Challenges of Being an Entrepreneur in Ghana 22:48 Service and...

Duration:00:42:11

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Ghana's Farms to Accra's Markets: Ghana's Biggest Honey Producer & Accra's Hottest Agritech Entrepreneur | S6 Ep. 4

6/13/2024
Adrian is joined by two friends who are some promising young and up and coming Entrepreneurs in Ghana from the Agriculture space; Nana Kofi of Merdeo Foods and Gideon Awelana-Bulase of The Honey Palace. Join us as we explore the challenges and opportunities in the agricultural industry, the impact of technology, real estate, and climate change on farming, and the innovative solutions these entrepreneurs are bringing to the table. From supply chain issues to exciting expansion plans, get ready for an eye-opening conversation that will leave you inspired and informed about the future of agriculture in Africa. Gideon Bulase was born and raised in Achimota, Ghana. His passion for business and entrepreneurship began when he met a cousin at Achimota Mall who introduced him to the world of honey production. Intrigued by the idea, he accompanied his cousin to the market to buy ingredients and learned more about the honey business. From that moment on, Gideon was hooked. He began to research and study the honey industry, eventually starting his own small honey production business. Today, Gideon is a successful entrepreneur and proud owner of a thriving honey business, thanks to that chance encounter at Achimota Mall. Nana Kofi launched Merdeo Foods, a procurement platform linking farmers with urban vendors in Accra and providing data solutions, on back of being a University student, following his national service completed with ZeePay. In this episode you will learn: - The impact of technology penetration and slow acceptance in the agricultural industry. - The encroachment of real estate development on farmlands and the potential for future food scarcity. - The influence of climate change on agriculture and the hope offered by advancements like vertical farming. - The encouragement for entrepreneurs to enter the agriculture industry to address the current challenges. - The challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship in agriculture, demanding a realistic mindset. Timestamps 00:00 Intro 04:12 Founder of Merdeo Foods connecting farmers & vendors. 06:21 Ghanaian business and mentoring young entrepreneurs. 12:29 Frustration with unreliable pricing, entrepreneurial mindset focus. 14:50 Warehouse adding wind turbine for produce preservation 16:59 Unique, affordable digital POS system for restaurants. 20:04 Bees feed on various tree sources. Monoflora honey. 25:46 Supply chain challenges, including government compliance issues. 26:47 Beehive funding, challenges, expansion in farming operations. 29:36 Starting day early, prioritizing meetings, valuing training. 35:23 Encouraging technology growth, but acceptance is slow. 36:51 Warning of hot 2025; hope in technology 40:02 Entrepreneurship is hard but rewarding. Accept it. 44:16 Outro Special thanks to Workspace Global Season 6 Sponsors: Workspace Global (connects you to remote creative teams that offer a variety of design, digital and development services to help you build and grow your brand.) Follow Gideon and The Honey Palace Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gideon-awelana-buluse-494699182/ Instagram:

Duration:00:46:08

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Empowering African Real Estate Investors with Data Analytics - A Conversation with Henry Asenso

6/6/2024
Henry Asenso is the founder and CEO of Kuro Africa Analytics. He is a UK-based professional who has been juggling his day job with his work alongside Kuro Africa for the past 3 to 4 years. Recently, he has been working with web developers to build an intuitive platform for Real Estate investors in Ghana and the African continent. Kuro Africa is Ghana's first real estate investment platform leveraging data and analytics. In this episode we discuss: Visit Kuro Africa: https://kuroafrica.com Timestamps 00:00 Expanding skills during COVID, planning relocation to Ghana. 04:21 Exciting development in Ghana's real estate market. 09:49 Measuring affordability, assessing infrastructure, and conducting research. 11:19 Team handles data cleaning and dashboard construction. 14:45 Bootstrapped startup success without raising substantial funds. 19:21 Seeking talent from university professors for technology. 21:19 Younger generation adept at global tech innovation. 26:01 Real estate trends, demographics, facilities and construction. 27:01 Summary: Results overview on Achimota real estate database. 32:53 Positive feedback on user-friendly platform design. 34:16 Outro Social Media Let us know your thoughts! Join the conversation on our Social Media handles: @thesoundofaccra YouTube: https://youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesoundofaccra/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thesoundofaccra Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesoundofaccra Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/thesoundofaccra Linkedin: https://gh.linkedin.com/company/the-sound-of-accra Resources Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com Start a profitable business with Skool: https://thesoundofaccra.com/skool Rent anything in the UK:

Duration:00:34:43

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Ghanaian Cedi on Weakest Run since 1994, reports Bloomberg (Fintech Fridays #4)

5/31/2024
On Today's Fintech Friday edition, Adrian explores the Ghanaian Cedis reaching an all time low of one pound sterling to eighteen point seventy-five Cedis (£1 to GHC 18.75 Cedis). Bloomberg reports: "Ghana’s cedi is in a record-breaking weakening cycle. The currency hasn’t gained versus the dollar in the past 22 trading sessions, the longest streak according to data compiled by Bloomberg going back to 1994. The cedi traded 0.3% weaker at 13.9310 by 1 p.m. in London. It’s declined 14% this year, a slump beaten only by currencies that have been devalued, including the Egyptian pound and Nigerian naira." Dr Andrews Ayiku also writes: "The falling cedi has made it more difficult for SMEs to function successfully and compete in the market.These enterprises frequently operate with thin profit margins and insufficient means to hedge against currency changes, making them more vulnerable to the negative effects of the cedi’s depreciation." How the declining Cedi is impacting businesses: Listen to previous Fintech Friday Episodes: Fintech Friday #3 | Empowering Women in Crypto and Fostering Financial Inclusion | Yande Namvete (Binance Africa) Fintech Fridays #2 | Funding Raised by Start-ups in Ghana and Africa since 2019 | Biggest African Startup Deals of 2023 Fintech Fridays #1 | MoMo in Ghana hits a Trillion | Bank of Ghana suspends transfer services | Cedis depreciates in time for December in Ghana tourists | Car Loans to be available through Ghana Card Social Media Let us know your thoughts! Join the conversation on our Social Media handles: @thesoundofaccra YouTube: https://youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesoundofaccra/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thesoundofaccra Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesoundofaccra Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/thesoundofaccra Linkedin: https://gh.linkedin.com/company/the-sound-of-accra Resources Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com Start a profitable business with Skool:

Duration:00:04:53

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Navigating Ghana's Property Landscape: A Special Conversation with Samuel Leeds

5/23/2024
In this special interview on The Sound of Accra Podcast, Adrian sits down with property millionaire Samuel Leeds. He is an experienced property investor, TV Landlord and entrepreneur with a passion for big dreams and aspirations. His advice to start small and build up comes from his own experience in making mistakes on first projects and the huge amount of planning required for large ventures. We dive into Samuel's experiences and observations in Ghana, exploring the country's development, investment opportunities, and challenges in the real estate industry. From discussing the benefits of traveling to Accra to the intricacies of property ownership and renting, this engaging conversation covers a wide range of topics. Furthermore, we explore his involvement in property investments and his dedication to helping others achieve financial freedom through real estate. This is an enlightening discussion that encapsulates the essence of investment in Africa and beyond. We uncover: Ghana: Leeds highlights the country's development, accessibility for investment, and its increasing appeal as a holiday destination Real Estate: We discuss diverse property investment strategies, challenges, and success stories, offering valuable insights for aspiring investors Global Expansion: Samuel shares his experiences in investing in various countries across the world, emphasising the importance of strategic diversification and mitigating risks. Today's Episode Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com/samuelleeds Connect with Samuel Leeds on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samuelleeds/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuel-leeds/ Website: https://www.samuelleeds.com/ Attend one of Samuel Leeds Property Crash Courses in 2024. Tickets only £1 Rent to Rent Crash Course May 17th - 25th: https://www.samuelleeds.com/tour/rent-to-rent-crash-course/ Deal Sourcing Crash Course June 21st-29th: https://www.samuelleeds.com/tour/deal-sourcing-crash-course/ Property Investors Crash Course July 19th-27th: https://www.samuelleeds.com/tour/property-investors-crash-course/ Our Partners and Free Resources Start a profitable business with Skool: https://thesoundofaccra.com/skool Rent anything in the UK: https://fatllama.com/r/adri-6451b Free Podcast course: https://skl.sh/2TRY0fN Start or uplevel a podcast: https://www.atozpodcasting.com Fresh Bread, Catering and Food Processing in Accra: https://ebatfoods.com/ Ghana's First Super App: https://shaqexpress.com/ Topics (Timestamps) 00:00 Intro 05:01 Start small, build up for ambitious projects. 08:44 Experience and knowledge are more important than money. 10:46 Investing in Ghana is accessible and easy. 13:12 Discussion on Ghanaian diaspora and property affordability. 16:15 Rich people busy, investing, facing hierarchy. 22:32 Diversifying investments strategically with full control. 23:30 Smart move to invest in trustworthy

Duration:00:39:57

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The Future of African Entrepreneurship x Amma Gyampo | S6 Ep.3

5/16/2024
Adrian is joined by Amma Gyampo, co-founder and CEO of ScaleUpAfrica, for an enlightening conversation about entrepreneurship, innovation, and the unique challenges and opportunities facing Africa. Together, Adrian and Amma delve into the world of impact investing, the importance of job creation, and the crucial role of the youth demographic in shaping the future of the continent. They also explore the impact of COVID-19 on Africa and discuss potential solutions and opportunities for growth. Season 6 Sponsors: Workspace Global (connects you to remote creative teams that offer a variety of design, digital and development services to help you build and grow your brand.) Watch season 6 episode 1 with Twi Learning Center: https://youtu.be/6kuFxHScmLk?si=RjHXBeaT1eQHFzKV Catch up with Season 5 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnqpgGxTAXg&list=PLJUVirAfWnNoGiJNHHWm6aYTUUberuD5V Listen to the podcast on other platforms https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod Social Media YouTube: https://youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesoundofaccra/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thesoundofaccra Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesoundofaccra Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/thesoundofaccra Linkedin: https://gh.linkedin.com/company/the-sound-of-accra Support the show https://www.paypal.me/gofundad Get in Touch Website: https://www.thesoundofaccra.com Contact: https://thesoundofaccra.com/contact Email: info[at]thesoundofaccra.com About The Sound of Accra Podcast Our mission is always the same, to promote Global Ghanaian excellence. And always to bring you closer to Accra, whenever you are, with powerful stories that make you want to take action in your career, business or personal life. For almost 5 years, we have been championing global Ghanaian founders, entrepreneurship and Creators through podcasting. We've achieved 10s of thousands of audio downloads worldwide and published well over 150 episodes to date. It's our mission to grow and establish global audience, and become a go-to resource for learning about...

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Shaping Journalism and Impactful Broadcasting in Ghana x Carlton Cofie (Asaase Radio 99.5) | S6 Ep.2

5/8/2024
Adrian sits down with Carlton Cofie, Editor of Asaase Radio 99.5 in today’s episode. In this captivating interview, Carlton recounts his journey from teaching broadcast journalism to shaping the next generation of reporters in Ghana. From discussing the impact of storytelling and the challenges of the evolving news industry to reminiscing about his time in London, this episode is packed with wisdom and insights. We uncover: Today's Episode Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com/asradio Season 6 Sponsors: Workspace Global (connects you to remote creative teams that offer a variety of design, digital and development services to help you build and grow your brand.) $50 off coupon for first 5 listeners SOATOPLISTENER_1 SOATOPLISTENER_2 SOATOPLISTENER_3 SOATOPLISTENER_4 SOATOPLISTENER_5 Our Partners and Free resources Start a profitable business with Skool: https://thesoundofaccra.com/skool Rent anything in the UK: https://fatllama.com/r/adri-6451b Free Podcast course: https://skl.sh/2TRY0fN Start or uplevel a podcast: https://www.atozpodcasting.com Fresh Bread, Catering and Food Processing in Accra: https://ebatfoods.com/ Ghana's First Super App: https://shaqexpress.com/ Connect with Carlton Cofie Email: carltoncofie@gmail.com Facebook: Carlton Cofie Topics (Timestamps): 00:00 Intro 04:07 Feeling trapped in academia, industry's broadcasting challenges 07:07 Teaching and guiding colleagues in newsroom skills 12:12 Praising skills, discussing media trends, and future 13:32 People want on-demand content and news 16:27 Traditional media can thrive alongside digital media 19:59 Media arts school prepared for online and broadcast 25:31 Exciting career capturing rising stars'...

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Glovo leaves Ghana | What this means for the Food Delivery Industry in Ghana? (PodBites Ep. 44)

5/6/2024
Glovo the multinational food delivery app leaves the Ghanaian market - What does this mean for the Food Delivery Industry in Ghana? Watch our interview with Menufinder Africa founder, Alex Darko: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnqpgGxTAXg&list=PLJUVirAfWnNoGiJNHHWm6aYTUUberuD5V Subscribe to Season 6 for our interview with Anthony, Founder of Shaq Express: https://youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast Listen to our PodBite on Vodafone leaving Ghana: https://open.spotify.com/episode/070u0WFQUzEJrMK3pSgs1Z Listen to the podcast on other platforms https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod Social Media YouTube: https://youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesoundofaccra/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thesoundofaccra Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesoundofaccra Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/thesoundofaccra Linkedin: https://gh.linkedin.com/company/the-sound-of-accra Support the show https://www.paypal.me/gofundad Listen to more episodes below https://thesoundofaccrapodcast.podbean.com/ All other links https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod About The Sound of Accra Podcast Our mission is always the same, to promote Global Ghanaian excellence. And always to bring you closer to Accra, whenever you are, with powerful stories that make you want to take action in your career, business or personal life. For almost 5 years, we have been championing global Ghanaian founders, entrepreneurship and Creators through podcasting. We've achieved 10s of thousands of audio downloads worldwide and published well over 150 episodes to date. It's our mission to grow and establish global audience, and become a go-to resource for learning about native and diasporan Ghanaian Creators, Entrepreneurs and Founders worldwide. I'm kindly asking for your help. Yes, all of you. To leave a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, the most popular podcast platforms that you all listen to us on : If you have feedback for our shows or would like to share what you would like to hear from The Sound of Accra Podcast, please email info@thesoundofaccra.com

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The Role of Twi in Shaping Ghanaian Culture and Identity x Twi Learning Center | S6 Ep.1 (Premiere)

5/2/2024
In our Season 6 opener, Adrian sits down with Emmanuel Amoh-Obeng, Founder of Twi Learning Center, to explore the importance of preserving language and culture, with a focus on the Ghanaian Twi language. They discuss the language courses available at the Twi Learning Center and the impact of understanding and adapting to Ghanaian culture in both business and everyday life. Emmanuel shares his experiences and the journey of starting the online school, with a focus on connecting people to their roots and maintaining the authenticity of Ghanaian languages. The conversation delves into the significance of language and culture in shaping identity, financial decisions, and everyday life for Ghanaians and returning expats. Join us as we delve into the rich traditions and the vital role of language preservation in shaping a thriving community. In this episode you are going to learn: Special Episode Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com/tlc Season 6 Sponsors: Workspace Global (connects you to remote creative teams that offer a variety of design, digital and development services to help you build and grow your brand.) $50 off coupon for first 5 listeners: SOATOPLISTENER_1 SOATOPLISTENER_2 SOATOPLISTENER_3 SOATOPLISTENER_4 SOATOPLISTENER_5 More Links Start a profitable business with Skool: https://thesoundofaccra.com/skool Rent anything in the UK: https://fatllama.com/r/adri-6451b Free Podcast course: https://skl.sh/2TRY0fN Start or uplevel a podcast: https://www.atozpodcasting.com Topics: 00:00 Intro 03:21 Twi Learning Centre chosen for its cultural significance 07:27 Understanding language requires learning its aspects professionally 09:54 TLC provides support for education and resources 15:39 Losing language means losing identity, communication essential. 16:57 Preserve culture and language for future generations 20:51 Multiple courses focusing on language acquisition techniques. 24:58 Helping people connect to their roots, worldwide 26:39 Passionate about language and culture, discussing tree's...

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Season 6 Official Podcast Audio Trailer | The Sound of Accra Podcast

4/24/2024
Season 6 Official Podcast Audio Trailer of The Sound of Accra Podcast includes fantastic Ghanaian-focused voices disrupting and pioneering various top industries including Ghana Real Estate, Tech, Property, Entrepreneurship, Agriculture, Fashion & Media. Guest line up include Anthony Owusu-Ansah, Christina Carmel, Rocky Dawuni, Gideon Awelana Bulase, Dawn Dickson, Emmanuel Amoh-Obeng, Amma Gyampo, Andis Barber, Hanna Atiase, Rochelle B, Cyril Kwadzo, Carlton Coffie, Nana Boateng and many more. Social Media YouTube: https://youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesoundofaccra/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thesoundofaccra Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesoundofaccra Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/thesoundofaccra Linkedin: https://gh.linkedin.com/company/the-sound-of-accra Support the show https://www.paypal.me/gofundad Listen to more episodes below https://thesoundofaccrapodcast.podbean.com/ All other links https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod About The Sound of Accra Podcast Our mission is always the same, to promote Global Ghanaian excellence. And always to bring you closer to Accra, whenever you are, with powerful stories that make you want to take action in your career, business or personal life. For 4 years, we have been championing Ghanaian business, entrepreneurship and Creators through podcasting. To this date, we've achieved 10s of thousands of audio downloads worldwide and published well over a 150 episodes. We are trying to grow our global audience and reach more people and become an established brand in a go to resource for learning about native and diasporan Ghanaian Creators, entrepreneurs and founders worldwide. I'm kindly asking for your help. Yes, all of you. To leave a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, the most popular podcast platforms that you all listen to us on. If you have feedback for our shows or would like to share what you would like to hear from The Sound of Accra Podcast, please email info@thesoundofaccra.com

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Fintech Friday #3 | Empowering Women in Crypto and Fostering Financial Inclusion | Yande Namvete (Binance Africa)

4/12/2024
In this episode, Adrian speaks to Operations Manager of Binance Africa, Yande Namvete. She provides valuable insights into the company's efforts to educate and empower women in the crypto space. With a focus on Africa's growing role in cryptocurrency adoption, Yande shares her experiencs and discusses Binance's initiatives to promote financial inclusion and education across the continent. From her time in Italy to her work in Cape Town, Yande's journey showcases the global reach and impact of the crypto industry. Join us as we explore the transformative potential of crypto and the evolving landscape of digital finance in Africa and beyond. Visit Binance Africa: https://www.instagram.com/binanceafrica_/ Connect with Yande on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yande-nomvete/ Visit Binance website: https://www.binance.com/ Timestamps 00:00 Building crypto in Africa. 03:15 Tech companies favour remote work post-pandemic. 09:23 Ghana sees increasing crypto adoption for payments. 10:17 Crypto gaining popularity in Ghana, solving payment issues. 14:03 Studied in Italy, joined crypto exchange team. 17:14 Africa becoming a hub for crypto industry. 22:07 Technology adoption depends on actual use cases. 26:38 Binance Academy offers free cryptocurrency courses, engagement. 28:26 Binance offers fun, user-friendly platform with rewards. 32:42 Encouraging crypto participation. 35:04 Outro Let us know your thoughts! Join the conversation on our Social Media handles @thesoundofaccra on all platforms and @thesoundofaccrapodcast for TikTok and YouTube! Social Media YouTube: https://youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesoundofaccra/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thesoundofaccra Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesoundofaccra Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/thesoundofaccra Linkedin: https://gh.linkedin.com/company/the-sound-of-accra Support the show https://www.paypal.me/gofundad Listen to more episodes below https://thesoundofaccrapodcast.podbean.com/ All other links https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod About The Sound of Accra Podcast Our mission is always the same, to promote Global Ghanaian excellence. And always to bring you closer to Accra, whenever you are, with powerful stories that make you want to take action in your career, business or personal life. For 4 years, we have been championing Ghanaian business, entrepreneurship and Creators through podcasting. To this date, we've achieved 10s of thousands of audio downloads worldwide and published well over a 150 episodes. We are trying to grow our global audience and reach more people and become an established brand in a go to resource for learning about native and diasporan Ghanaian Creators, entrepreneurs and founders worldwide. I'm kindly asking for your help. Yes, all of you. To leave a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, the most popular podcast platforms that you all listen to us on. If you have feedback for...

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A Guide to Starting a Podcast in Ghana (Adrian's Interview including Joseph Nti of Sincerely Accra with Joy FM Geek Squad show)

4/3/2024
Adrian Daniels of The Sound of Accra Podcast, joins Sincerely Accra's Joseph Nti and host Adobea Biritwum, on Joy FM's Geek Squad Radio panel, discussing the ultimate guide to Starting a Podcast in Ghana. Watch the video on Joy FM's channel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWzSD7w164k&t=27s This is audio taken from Joy FM Geek Squad Show Timestamps Conversation about starting a podcast in Ghana 02:46 Podcasting evolution to video production 07:18 Podcasts offer a unique, informal way to consume content. 09:20 Starting a successful podcast requires dedication and a unique point of view 13:13 Starting a podcast on a budget 15:18 Podcast consumption in Ghana is rising with increased interest in creating and consuming content. 18:51 Ghanaian podcast consumption is on the rise 20:34 Podcasts provide convenience and flexibility for listeners. 25:05 Podcasts combine the best of radio with added convenience 26:56 Key considerations for starting a podcast 30:16 Consider your podcast goals and format carefully. 31:53 Starting a podcast in Ghana 35:20 Challenges in monetising and promoting podcasts. 37:16 Enable Stalling Device Protection on iPhone for enhanced security 40:51 Engage with listeners to grow community and monetize through various methods 43:00 Starting a podcast requires considering production costs and team resources 46:22 Let us know your thoughts! Join the conversation on our Social Media handles @thesoundofaccra on all platforms and @thesoundofaccrapodcast for TikTok and YouTube! Social Media YouTube: https://youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesoundofaccra/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thesoundofaccra Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesoundofaccra Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/thesoundofaccra Linkedin: https://gh.linkedin.com/company/the-sound-of-accra Support the show https://www.paypal.me/gofundad Listen to more episodes below https://thesoundofaccrapodcast.podbean.com/ All other links https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod About The Sound of Accra Podcast Our mission is always the same, to promote Global Ghanaian excellence. And always to bring you closer to Accra, whenever you are, with powerful stories that make you want to take action in your career, business or personal life. For 4 years, we have been championing Ghanaian business, entrepreneurship and Creators through podcasting. To this date, we've achieved 10s of thousands of audio downloads worldwide and published well over a 150 episodes. We are trying to grow our global audience and reach more people and become an established brand in a go to resource for learning about native and diasporan Ghanaian Creators, entrepreneurs and founders worldwide. I'm kindly asking for your help. Yes, all of you. To leave a review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, the most...

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Ghana emerging as a Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Hub | Carlita Cash

3/20/2024
In this clip, we delve deep into an insightful discussion about Ghana's readiness for Web3, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency. Listen to the full conversation here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7u3xUZywIc41H68yQSGEhH Our dialogue springs from an interview with Del Titus, a strong evangelist in Ghana's Web3 space. Discover how global tech giants like Google and Twitter have set up headquarters in Accra, with other tech companies following suit and establishing themselves in Ghana. We explore why Africa, and Ghana specifically, are considered ready for these emerging technologies. Learn how the fresh African market and up-and-coming Ghanaian startups are helping the region delve into this industry and why it is essential. With less than 1% of the world invested in cryptocurrency, we are still in the early stages, and Africa's potential is incredible. Our guest Carlita Cash discusses their recent trip to Ghana and their observations about the growing interest, both in business and tourism. Drawing parallels to Dubai, currently a crypto hub, we identify how Ghana could also reach these heights. Hear about Ghanaians discovering alternative income sources during the 2020-2021 lockdown period through buying, selling, and trading crypto. We also touch on the digitalization trends in Ghana, across government entities, banks, and mobile money transfer platforms, indicating a likely future transition into crypto. Learn how the increasing access to the internet and smartphones is boosting these developments and making big waves in the crypto world. Follow Carlita Cash on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cashcarlita Let us know your thoughts! Join the conversation on our Social Media handles @thesoundofaccra on all platforms and @thesoundofaccrapodcast for TikTok and YouTube! Social Media YouTube: https://youtube.com/thesoundofaccrapodcast Website: https://thesoundofaccra.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesoundofaccra/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thesoundofaccra Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesoundofaccra Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/thesoundofaccra Linkedin: https://gh.linkedin.com/company/the-sound-of-accra Support the show https://www.paypal.me/gofundad Listen to more episodes below https://thesoundofaccrapodcast.podbean.com/ All other links https://linktr.ee/thesoundofaccrapod About The Sound of Accra Podcast Our mission is always the same, to promote Global Ghanaian excellence. And always to bring you closer to Accra, whenever you are, with powerful stories that make you want to take action in your career, business or personal life. For 4 years, we have been championing Ghanaian business, entrepreneurship and Creators through podcasting. To this date, we've achieved 10s of thousands of audio downloads worldwide and published well over a 150 episodes. We are trying to grow our global audience and reach more people and become an established brand in a go to resource for learning about native and diasporan Ghanaian Creators, entrepreneurs and founders worldwide. I'm kindly asking for your help. Yes, all of you. To leave a review on...

Duration:00:07:21