TalkingBookz set to Redefine Book Reading and Publication in Africa



A Nigerian based startup –TalkingBookz,which is already making impact as one of the promising Startups in Africa, recently launched its flagship products.

As Nigeria’s first major audio book online store and publisher, TalkingBookz provides users with unlimited downloads to 3000+ audiobooks including many international bestsellers. Ultimately, TalkingBookz’s vision is to be the #1 publisher and retailer of African authored audiobooks in the World… think iTunes for African classics like “Things Fall Apart”; offering indigenous content to Africa and the rest of the world.

With support from Passion Incubator, the TalkingBookz team spent the last year building its business and online platform.

“The typical TalkingBookz user is one who travels a lot or spends a lot of time commuting. Other uses revolve around lifestyle activities such as exercising, relaxing, cooking, cleaning, e.t.c and individuals whose jobs involve repetitive manual tasks”, Says Talking Bookz CEO and Co-founder, Kolapo Ogungbile.

According to Kolapo, “We currently have over 10 categories of books, ranging from Religion, Fiction, Memoirs/Biographies, Business, Management, Self-help, Children Literature, and Health & Wellness; on., there is a book for every type of users. Also, our books are affordable as each audiobook sells between 500 Naira to 6000 Naira”

“TalkingBookz seeks to disrupt the traditional book publishing market and redefine how Africans consume books” says Aransiola Damilola the Co-founder and COO of TalkingBookz.



Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at) On Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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