Unleash Africa Podcast-logo

Unleash Africa Podcast

3 Favorites

More Information


United States


The Author, John Akhile, is a man of varied entrepreneurial accomplishment in several fields. His range of interest includes fields as diverse from one another as; international trade, real estate and restaurants, demonstrating his keen interest in international affairs and in the cultural underpinnings of society. In many respects he is as a true “Renaissance” man because he has great depth of knowledge and command in many diverse fields. However his central passion has been the African continent and people, having concentrated on the issues hindering development and growth in African countries for more than more three decades. It has led to one self-published book and “Unleashed.”






The Correct Path for Long-term Sustainable, Regenerative Development for African Countries

Depending on one’s experiences and expertise, the solution to sustainable and regenerative development for the African continent may vary. In this episode, the Unleash Africa Podcast features a special guest, Liz Grossman, along with the Unleashed marketing team to discuss the correct path to such a goal. Liz Grossman is an educator, communicator, relationship manager and strategic thinker in Africa and the United States. She has a Masters in International Education Policy from the Harvard...

Duration: 01:05:18

A Grand Economic Strategy is the First Step to Economic Prosperity for African Countries

Many African nations rely too heavily on aid money to keep their nations afloat, and even with that money, too many citizens are stuck in abject poverty. It is time for leaders of African nations to step up and find ways to generate their own income and employ their mass numbers of young, unemployed people. In today’s podcast, our host, John Akhile Sr. author of Unleashed: A New Paradigm with the World discusses the importance of initiating manufacturing and processing for exports to spark...

Duration: 00:29:03

How to Expand Intra-African Trade

For decades, African nations have talked about the importance of intra-African trade, but have overwhelmingly not yet been able to make trade throughout the continent a reality. There are real challenges that hinder intra-African trade, but they are not such a hindrance that a resolution cannot be found. In this episode, host John Akhile, author of Unleashed: a New Paradigm of African Trade with the World, discusses what challenges are impeding intra-African trade. He focuses on the main...

Duration: 00:29:20

Agenda for Change for Africa Part II

Promoting a book like Unleashed: a New Paradigm of African Trade with the World takes a lot of time, dedication, and creativity. In the second part of a two-part series, the members of the Unleashed team join our host, John Akhile in a thoughtful discussion of the book and what they are doing to share the powerful work with the world. With the African continent being responsible for only two percent of global trade, there is much potential for growth for each African nation which will not...

Duration: 00:40:35

Road to Prosperity for African Countries

What will it take for African nations to become economically successful? In this episode, Unleash Africa explores the benefits of deploying the large labor force that is available across the African continent. Host, John Akhile, author of Unleashed: a New Paradigm of African Trade with the World, discusses the importance of governments deciding to implement export-oriented industrialization. With governments taking action and taking the lead in this shift, they must inform the public and...

Duration: 00:28:33

Exporting for Success

In today’s episode, host John Akhile, author of Unleashed: A New Paradigm of African Trade with the World, discusses the first steps any African nation should take to figure out how to generate a flow of hard currency into its country and become an exportation-oriented country. He argues that all African nations can be successful in this way although the application may differ from country to country based on population and resources. But the key message is that every African nation can do...

Duration: 00:26:36

Change Makers Needed in Africa

Strong, focused leaders who are “Change makers,” are the answer African countries need to transform their economic destiny and become powerful trading nations. Change makers exemplify Benjamin Disraeli’s quote that “nothing can stop a human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.” By bringing concentrated resolve into play, leaders of African nations can tackle the myriad of challenges that face their countries. Today’s episode focuses on using export-oriented...

Duration: 00:26:36

Using “Concentrated Resolve” to Solve Problems in African countries

In this episode, John Akhile discusses how African countries should focus on "concentrated resolve" in order to become more export oriented societies and grow their economy.

Duration: 00:27:42

African Countries Cannot Prosper as Consumer Societies, Part II

In this episode, John Akhile continues the discussion of how import substitution industrialization is not a viable solution for the success of African economies. Listen to some of the alternative solutions to the problems that African countries are facing and how implementing these can help the continent rise to be a global power as the "work force" of the world.

Duration: 00:36:32

African Countries Cannot Prosper as Consumer Societies

In this first episode, our host John Akhile discusses how the majority of African countries are too reliant on foreign manufacturing for their finished goods. He uncovers this notion by outlining the tactic of import substitution industrialization and how it is an unfit strategy for the long term growth and development of Africa. Please enjoy and let us know your thoughts on this topic.

Duration: 00:27:41