Top 12 Countdown, Loose Talk are the most listened to podcasts in Nigeria – and they both have less than 5k at their highest

The Loose Talk podcast has one too many cusswords. In which case of course, its hosts will say ‘yeah that’s deliberate – that’s the kind of show’. To which we would say – yeah we know, but when the F-bombs just feel gratuitous, then it grates rather than gratifies.

Anyway, pet peeve out of the way, and alliterations done, let’s be sure to say – this is a good podcast. Osagie Alonge is always a good listen, and his team yarns a good tale. Even the producer chimes in (the only she in the mix) and everything is both consequential and dressed-down.

1,857 listens though is the highest it gets – after we audited all 24 episodes. Which of course looks tiny if you’re comparing it with every single podcast in United States territory, but is pretty darn huge when you look at Nigeria’s landscape (and we should know, we just launched an entire podcast operation this month).

Top 12 Countdown with Cobhams Asuquo

Perhaps the highest-listens-for-a-podcast-that’s-made-in-Nigeria award will go to the Top 12 Countdown, which is hosted by producer and performer, Cobhams Asuquo.

As you would expect, thoroughly well produced, and another side of Cobhams you generally don’t see in a country that insists on presenting him only as a morality tale. But, sum-total on this popular podcast hosted by a popular person? 2,394.

Nigerians maul down video content that consumes their data, even when its watery and watered down passed-on okrika humour. So what’s going on here? Or maybe we missed out some other higher-number made-in-Nigeria podcasts? We doubt it, but do share if you find.

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