Curious minds looking for stories that excite and resonate with them, now have a new ally in social audio, Jamit.
Touted as the B.E.T of podcasts, Jamit is a new social audio platform focused on taking authentic stories to a global audience. The podcast platform which earlier in the year launched its services in San Francisco, California is now set to launch fully in Nigeria spreading its operations globally. Jamit features podcasts produced by creators from different backgrounds and cultures who are willing to lend out their voices, speaking on a variety of topics from religion, comedy and love to history, politics and science. Subscribers can also get their weekly fix of exciting, inspiring and thought provoking topics from Jamit originals such as What a Joke, The Life of Testimony, Date Sex and Love, Almost Legend, Citizen Z, Cheap Talk, The Afropolitan Podcast and more.
Over the years podcasts have gained popularity because of the timeless art of storytelling. But despite the growing popularity of podcasts, the podosphere still remains predominantly white. Moreover, although research indicates a growth in black listenership, one of the most popular podcasting platform, iTunes’ Top 100 chart is dominated by shows featuring white hosts.
There is hope for a growing black podcast audience and black podcast creators as Jamit is rewriting a new narrative for podcasts. The company is motivated by its mission to build the future of storytelling by enabling diverse storytellers connect with an enthusiastic audience to support them and also make it much easier for them to get discovered globally.
Software and Audio Engineer, Ike Orizu and Stanley Agbadugo are the masterminds behind Jamit. The duo are also the Founders of TruSpot, the first African music platform which played a huge role in the growth and breakthrough of AfroBeats. When asked about the motivation for creating Jamit, Orizu explained: “I want to amplify diverse voices worldwide and increase their representation in the social audio and creator economy space.”
Jamit podcasts platform is easy to use. Users can discover audio stories by topic or by entering a creator’s username. Podcasts can be streamed from a computer or by downloading the free app available in the App store and Google Playstore. All that is required is to sign up and subscribe to favorite podcasts.
Although still in its infancy, Jamit welcomes podcast submissions from creators worldwide, who are passionate about storytelling and want to connect and share their stories with an attentive audience.