Skip to main content
African in the Diaspora

African in the Diaspora

By Olubanjo Adigun
We are not African because we are born in Africa, we are African because Africa was born in us.
Explore the way of life, the music, food and the culture of the African, people and communities in the Diaspora .
A people without the knowledge of their past is like a tree without Roots
Listen on Spotify
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo


Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo


Spotify Logo


Afro Pop with The Bukaman
African popular music (also styled Afropop,  Afro-pop or Afro pop), like African traditional music,  is vast and varied. Most contemporary genres of African popular music  build on cross-pollination with western popular music. Many genres of popular music like blues, jazz, afrobeats, salsa, zouk, and rumba derive to varying degrees on musical traditions from Africa, taken to  the Americas by enslaved Africans. These rhythms and sounds have  subsequently been adapted by newer genres like rock, and rhythm and blues. Likewise, African popular music has adopted elements, particularly the musical instruments and recording studio techniques of western music. The term does not refer to a specific  style or sound but is used as a general term for African popular music.
June 12, 2021
Bi- Okoto Presents Irin Ajo (The Joutney)
“Irin Ajo” is about the journey of human existence, even in our confused  state of mind, as we love and hate, “Irin Ajo” tells us that we all  have the responsibility of making things right. Finding out what those  are will be the beginning…“Irin Ajo” is the beginning of a journey we  all must take In this production of Irin Ajo, Bi-Okoto is proud to collaborate with the Footprints of David Art Academy, the Ijolomo Dance Company led by Rasheed Ibrahim and Theatre Centrik led by Tony Biyi Boyede.  All of these organizations are based in  Nigeria.   The artists from these  amazing academies will be virtually  transported and included in this production! Footprints of David is an art academy established on 30th December 2005. They teach  toddlers and teenagers how to harness their creative side in the form of  arts, drama and dance. Ijolomo Dance Company was founded in 2017 in Lagos with the aim of working with young ,  talented and creative minds who have chosen “ART” as their field and  especially dance as their specialty area.  Ijolomo dance company uses  dance, poetry and music to educate and inform and also inspire it’s  audience. Theatre Centrik is led by Tony Biyi Boyede.  Biyi is an accomplished Nigerian artist  now living in the United States.  He is a director, dancer, teacher,  drummer, acrobat, producer, write , choreographer … you name it!!   He  has performed with a myriad of choirs and dance companies including the  Nigerian Choir, Laz Ekwueme and Angel Voices just to mention a few.   We  are proud to have him on stage for this production!
June 04, 2021
African in the Diaspora Music
The best of African music on African in the Diaspora 
May 22, 2021
Out of many, ONE (A message by Prophet Mike Baptist at Cherubim & Sheraphim Church, ICM Cincinnati, Ohio)
I.C.M A true rendezvous of all Christians with one faith, love, and interest towards diligently worshiping the one and only Almighty God. Out of many, ONE A message by Prophet Mike Baptist at Cherubim & Seraphim Church, ICM Cincinnati, Ohio. Bible Reverences Samuel 16, vs 1—16 Romans 12, vs 1—21 Isaiah 43, vs 18 & 19 Deuteronomy 1, vs 6 Exodus, 17 vs 15 Psalm 16, vs 5 Hebrews 1 vs 9
May 15, 2021
Zeynab Habib
Zeynab Habib (born Oloukèmi Zeynab Abibou; September 25, 1975) is a Yoruba Beninese singer of world music born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. She won the Kora Awards in 2005 in the Category  Best Female Artist in West Africa and has been Unicef's National Goodwill Ambassador since 2007. Zeynab's father was an electronics engineer and her mother was a  trader. She is the eighth child to her parents and was raised in a large  Muslim family with more than 16 other siblings. Growing up, Zeynab engaged herself in music related school  competitions. She later enrolled at the General Education College of  Allada in 1993. Although she completed the series A at her senior  secondary school, she dropped out to pursue a career in music. She then started to make local stage appearances including hosting a  Karaoke Bar at the Alex's Hotel in Cotonou, Benin for more than a year. Zeynab received international recognition for her music including  from UNICEF. As of October 2015, she was the national ambassador for  UNICEF in Benin. During a music recital in 2005, she caught the attention of the  Super Quartz orchestra who later recruited her to sing for them. This  opened up opportunity for her to meet and partner with notable musicians  of that time including Fifi Rafiatou, Awilo Logomba, Jacky Rapon, Jimmy  Hope, Nel Oliver (fespam, Congo), Back Médio, KiriKanta and Madou Isbat
May 08, 2021
Prof PLO Lumumba on Decolonization of Religion, Culture and Economy
6TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE PROGRAMME  THEME : Decolonization of Religion, Culture and Economy KEYNOTE SPEAKER :Prof. PLO Lumumba Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba (born 17 July 1962) is a Kenyan who served as the Director of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commissionfrom September 2010 to August 2011. Since 2014, Lumumba has been the Director of The Kenya School of Law. An eloquent lawyer, Lumumba earned his LL.B and LL.M degrees at the University of Nairobi. His LL.M thesis is titled National Security And Fundamental Rights. Additionally, Lumumba holds a PhD in Laws of the Sea from the University of Ghent in Belgium. Lumumba is a staunch Pan-Africanistand has delivered several powerful speeches alluding to or about African solutions to African problems. He is an admirer of Patrice Lumumba and Thomas Sankara, the assassinated revolutionary leaders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burkina Faso, respectively. Lumumba has referred to and quoted them several times in his speeches. Lumumba is also remembered for his emotion-laden and energetic speech in Uganda at the third Anti-Corruption Convention. On August 28, 2015, the PAV Ansah Foundation invited Lumumba to speak at the 2015 PAVA Forum on Good Governance and tiop, Whither Africa? Courtesy WIKIPEDIA
April 23, 2021
Our conversation with Hannarich Asiedu. Author, Speaker, Life Coach and Philanthropist
Hannarich Asiedu Author, Speaker, Life Coach I Love to Write, Speak, Coach, and Giveback to Society. I have a bachelor’s in English and French from the University of Ghana and have been in management positions handling corporate relations for almost a decade. I do not consider myself to be perfect or to have achieved the highest level in life. However, I have won some victories on this journey of life. My heart breaks when I see people enduring challenges that I have already overcome. It is out of this place of brokenness and passion for helping others overcome those challenges that I write my books, blogs, speaking engagements, coaching, and others. Raised by a single mother, I understand how challenging life can get. I donate a percentage of my earnings to fund non-profits in Ghana as part of my corporate responsibility. Contacts Website Phone Number 469-258-2213 Facebook
April 15, 2021
African Reggae
Playing the best of African Reggae music
April 10, 2021
The Resurrection Episode
We  are approaching the most celebratory weekend in all of history: the  death and resurrection of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago, that forever  shifted eternity. We call the day of Jesus’ death “Good Friday”. They  beat, flogged, and nailed Jesus to a cross to suffer a painful death.  His followers cried out as they saw the one who they thought would save  them die. The promised Messiah was dead, and everyone lost all hope.  This doesn’t sound like a very good Friday. But it didn’t end there.  What appeared to be the most devastating day in history became the  greatest day in history. On the third day since his death, they found  the tomb empty. No one had taken His body; he was, and is, alive. He defeated the grave, conquered our sin, and set us free. Now that is a good Friday. The  death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is significant. Without it we  would be spiritually dead, broken, and hopeless, eternally separated  from the God of love. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to make a way. Romans 6:23 says, “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord
April 02, 2021
Love Vibrations (African Love songs)
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words and music remaining a core part of our lives. Love is a Beautiful thing African in the Diaspora featured in Feedspot Top 20 African Diaspora Podcasts
March 28, 2021
Sister Comfort Nabi Mbeng
I am the first seed of 7 siblings, born into a typical low income self employed fashion design Baptist Christains. Born in Beilo Kom in the North West region, raised in the South West region of Cameroon and later moved to South Africa via road across 5 different African countries. I lived in South Africa for 23 years where I conceived and gave birth to my son. Growing up as a child I was always attracted to music. I listened to Miriam Makheba's music always as well as other music and I always told myself when I grow up I want to be like her. As a child I would gather the kids in my community and pretend as though I was on the stage with a spoon representing a microphone and sing some church songs and they will cheer me. In my secondary school I tried joining the choir but was never given the chance but in high school I was welcomed into the choir where I did sometimes play the drums as well. After my A'levels as I awaited to go into the university I taught in secondary school and whiles there I formed a choir. Whiles working in Yaounde Cameroon as a senior research technician, now I know it was the Holy Spirit that led me to form an all female acapela group. I discussed the idea with a close friend at the time and she ralied 4 other females and the group was born. TS. This group later represented Cameroon in South Africa in 1995. Now that I write I hear the Holy Spirit reminding me as to why I got hooked to Mama Africa Miriam Makheba of South Africa. After about a decade and half the desire to come up with a solo Gospel Album never departed from me and so in 2015 I started working on my solo Album which was released in April of 2017. No one in my blood family believed in me except my little sister Mildred who never stopped encouraging me. Since then I have never stopped believing in me and day after day the Lord keeps on ordering me steps up this point and further.  For further information email me at Top 20 African Podcast You Must Follow In 2021
March 28, 2021
Blazing Afrobeats
Afrobeat is a music genre which involves the combination of elements of West African musical styles such as fuji music and highlife with American jazz and later soul and funk influences, with a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion. The term was coined in the 1960s by Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Fela Kuti, who is responsible for pioneering and popularizing the style both within and outside Nigeria. The artists we are playing for this podcast are the ones following in his footsteps from across Africa.
March 13, 2021
The Man Behind The Voice
The man behind the voice interview with the host of Africans in the Diaspora Olubanjo (the Bukaman) Adigun. Th e interview was done by Mrs Marsheen Adigun my wife,  my lover, my better half my partner for life.  Thank you very much for doing this for us.
March 07, 2021
Ijo-Ugo Celebrates Black Hisory Month
IJO  UGO PERFORMING ARTS  is dedicated to expressing the diversity of  African culture through dance, music and drumming. Its performances are  community base and educational. This month they celebrated Black History Virtually in Cincinnati Ohio. This podcast was recorded at the event.  
March 04, 2021
Mike Lenga
Owale Born in the village call Kananga located in the Congo D.R.C...I am from the tribe Tetela. In which our quote said "we are not slave"and Music been my drug since the age of 11. I describe my Music as a tool to Pass a messages on all my songs and let my mind to stay open as a non-slave. Music is Life behind imagination
February 26, 2021
Bolojo Music
Bolojo Music is a typically traditional music from The Nagot-Yoruba's origin. Bolojo can be found in Republic of Benin and Ogun state in southwestern Nigeria, western Yoruba speaking people of Ketu, Egbado, Ohori, and Anago.
February 12, 2021
Afro Vibrations
Afro Vibrations
February 06, 2021
From Kenya to America (African in the Diaspora)
From Kenya to America ( a discussion with our brother and Elder Mr Titus Nzioki owner & proprietor of Kilimanjaro African Heritage store)
January 30, 2021
Afro Pop #2
Bringing you the best of African music.
January 23, 2021
Afro Pop
Music across Africa
January 16, 2021
.African Gospel Reggae music (Buchi)
African Gospel Reggae music featuring Buchi
January 09, 2021
Nigerian Music from the 30s and 50s
Nostalgic sound of yester years Music has been part of our culture and heritage for years. Thanks to the new technology we are now able to enjoy this beautiful art from the past 
December 31, 2020
Christmas Episode
Christmas music from Nigeria celebrating Keresimesi (Christmas)
December 24, 2020
Praise Party music for African in the Diaspora
African Gospel Praise party 
December 19, 2020
African In The Diaspora
Best of African and World Beat with The Bukaman Olubanjo Adigun
December 10, 2020
The conflct between the Tigray people and Ehtopia govt
What the Medias are not telling us.  Hear directly from the source. Recorded live  on Afrikan Village Buka with Olubanjo Adigun on WAIF 88.3fm in Cincinnati, Ohio
December 07, 2020
Friday Vibes Part 2
Islamic music for Friday listening enjoyment.
October 17, 2020
Friday Vibes Part 1
Islamic music for your Friday listening enjoyment..
October 17, 2020
Nostalgic sound of yesteryear
Music of Africa from yesteryear.
September 04, 2020
TGIF With DJ Buka
TGIF with DJ Buka
May 23, 2020
African in the Diaspora
Live from my home office
April 09, 2020
African music in the Diaspora
Collaboration with Afrikan Village Buka on WAIF 88.3 fm.
April 09, 2020
New Year new beginning.
New year’s message by Prophet Michael Baptist at International Christian Ministry, Cincinnati,Ohio
January 06, 2020
Music that influence you as African in the Diaspora
African music and its influence on the African in the Diaspora
December 15, 2019
African in the Diaspora first episode
Signature tune
November 30, 2019