IfooAfrica launched on October 1st 2014. It is an audio-based platform set to revolutionise the African art of storytelling.
Most Africans grew up on tales by moonlight, folklore told from generations to generations, which have since been abandoned with the advent of technology.
The site allows uses registered on the site to share their originally created audio story with the IfooAfrica community. The site is also open to varying story styles from comedy, fiction, spoken word to poetry and narratives. IfooAfrica is proudly birthed in Nigeria and made for Africa in African voices. The creators 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.
As part of its launch in Nigeria, IfooAfrica is running a monthly Upload, Share and Cash Out competition that will last 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 ad hoc basis in the Listen, Comment and Win competition.
Popular celebrities, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Kate Henshaw and Uti Nwachukwu have loaned their voices to the first story uploaded onto the platform titled Sexual Harassment written by Joy Bewaji and produced by David Jones David.
Listeners are invited to log on to www.ifooafrica.com listen to the story, answer the question asked at the end and leave a comment. If your comment is liked as the best at the end of October, you win a brand new Swatch wristwatch.
What are you waiting for? Have you been aching to share your write ups? This is the time to do it and it won’t cost a thing. It doesn’t have to be ‘professional’, you can choose from the array of devices in the market; phone, tablet or a computer. IfooAfrica looks forward to hearing what you have come up with.
The website is www.ifooafrica.com and follow them on Twitter @IfooAfrica