Popular celebrities, Kate Henshaw, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha and Uti Nwachukwu have added their voices to the first story uploaded onto the newly-launched IfooAfrica, a brand new audio-based online platform.
The trio added their voices to a story titled “Sexual Harassment” written by Joy Bewaji and produced by David Jones David.
IfooAfrica is an online platform bringing back the African art form of storytelling. It allows users registered on the site to share their originally created audio story with the IfooAfrica community
Stories could be anything the storyteller wants to share like dramas, folktales, comedy, fiction, spoken word, poetry and narratives.
It aims to create an online community of African storytellers told in their own individual and unique voices.
“We believe that even though our histories and journeys might be different, our stories are very similar. The platform intends to be both educative and entertaining while fostering stronger African unity via voice,” a statement from the platform reads.
IfooAfrica was founded in Nigeria on 1 October, and it will gradually make inroads into other countries on the continent.
As part of its launch in Nigeria, IfooAfrica will run a monthly Upload, Share and Cash Out competition that will run for 12 months.
This competition allows storytellers to upload their originally created short audio story (10 minutes or less), share with the IfooAfrica community who will listen and vote. Any story that has the highest number of votes at the end of the month will be awarded N25,000.
The listeners are not left behind, as they will have an opportunity to win fabulous prizes on an adhoc basis in the Listen, Comment and Win competition.