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African Folktales with Miss Jo Jo is a Webby Award-winning children's podcast of diverse short stories originating in Africa, originally passed down through generations by word of mouth. These traditional tales told with a new twist, are not only entertaining but serve to teach a lesson as well. Sometimes of a moral value and other times of survival. Tune in and share with a friend.
 
Stories are a big part of the African culture and growing up in the city of Port-Harcourt, these stories shaped my childhood. Times are different now and these bedtime stories which were passed down through generations are not as popular with children as they once were. This podcast aims to bring these stories to the new generation of African children and introduce everyone else to these wonderful stories from the motherland. The lessons and values learnt from these will never be forgotten. ...
 
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New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for ABF Fam subscribers. Today our magic jeep introduces us to a man named Chidi, who owns a magic wand that can transport him anywhere! When a neighbor ends up borrowing it without asking, it’s up to Chidi and his friend Baako to get it back. What plan will they come up with? T…
 
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for ABF Fam subscribers. Today our magic jeep visits Tanzania, where we come face-to-face with a lonely woman who wishes for someone to help with her chores. One day, she’s visited by a mysterious man who gives her magical pumpkin seeds. How will they grant the woman’s wish? Tun…
 
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for ABF Fam subscribers. Today our magic jeep visits our friend Hyena, who is determined to win the Queen’s special prize – a magical flute that plays on its own! The only problem is that in order to do so, he must find out what the secret phrase is. How will Hyena figure it out…
 
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for ABF Fam subscribers. Today our magic jeep brings us to the village where Anansi and his cousin Kofi live! Anansi suspects Kofi is keeping a secret from him, yet Kofi refuses to tell. What secret is Kofi hiding, and how will Anansi get the answer? Listen to find out!…
 
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for ABF Fam subscribers. Today our magic jeep brings us to a land where fairies use magic to make wonderful things! When Tortoise is given a magical stone, he uses it for the wrong reasons. A kind water fairy is determined to teach him a lesson with the help of Bird. How will th…
 
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for ABF Fam subscribers. Today our magic jeep takes us to a small town in Haiti, where a woman’s kindness is rewarded with three beautiful eggs. They help her buy many wonderful things like animals, plants, and land! But soon, a greedy man will demand that she give half of her b…
 
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for ABF Fam subscribers. Today our magic jeep visits Father Anansi and his son Keku, who have a very scary encounter with a dragon! When it snatches them away and locks them up in its castle, the clever Keku must find a way to save everyone. What will his plan be?…
 
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for ABF Fam subscribers. Today our magic jeep takes us on a trip to visit our old friend, Anansi the Spider! This time, Anansi wants all stories to be about him. The only problem is that King Kupo has three tasks that Anansi must complete first in order to fulfill his wish. Will…
 
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for ABF Fam subscribers. Today our magic jeep brings us to a land where everyone seems to have bad luck. No matter how hard they try to get rid of it, nothing works! It will take the smart thinking of a group of ants to break the cycle. How will they manage to do it?…
 
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for ABF Fam subscribers. Today our magic jeep visits a beautiful little farm that Squirrel’s worked hard on. He grows lots of yummy corn there – but the problem is that naughty Spider keeps stealing it! Will Spider realize what he’s doing is wrong? And will Squirrel find a way t…
 
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for ABF Fam subscribers. Today our magic jeep transports us into the woods, where Ram and Leopard are hard at work building a new home. The only problem is that they always show up at different times! What will happen when the two animals finally run into each other?…
 
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for ABF Fam subscribers. Today our magic jeep brings us to a village where animals can speak like humans! When the good Queen gets sick one day, it’s up to clever Tortoise to save the day. But how will she manage to convince the proud Elephant to help them out?…
 
Great news everyone! African Folktales is coming back with new, exciting adventures that are waiting for you just around the corner! Come join the amazing Ms. JoJo on July 19th for a new season! As we get ready for the big day, be sure to check out our previous journeys in Ms. Jojo’s magical jeep!Av ABF Creative
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to where a man named Ali wishes to set out and earn a fortune for him and his wife. After some work, Ali has enough money to buy two camels. But he soon ends up giving away his camels for some valuable advice from the fortune teller. Will this advice end up paying off for Ali? Miss JoJo is here to let you know!…
 
Today's story might sound a bit familiar as we have told a version of this story in the past. This story explains why jealousy and selfishness are widespread in the world. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.c…
 
Today's story takes us back to Zambia and is a story about the consequences of being selfish. Let me know any other lessons you learn by leaving a review. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrtol…
 
Today's story is from Nigeria. This story explains why there are tortoise that live on land and tortoise that live in water. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrtold Instagram: @storiesmothertol…
 
Today's story takes us back to Zambia and is the story is about why till this day, you can still hear the Jackal howling at the moon. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrtold Instagram: @stories…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to where an elephant and a hare are ready to trade some delicious items from their farm. But the hare feels guilty that he didn’t help the elephant enough, so the hare decides to take some corn and find out what he can trade it for. This leads to an exciting adventure where the hare continues to trade a number of items…
 
Time to take a trip down memory lane! Once upon a time there lived a wise man by the name of Moe. He never lied. All the people in the land, even the ones who lived hundreds of miles away, knew about him. One day, the Queen of the land was determined to trick Moe and make him lie. Will it work? Will Moe lie? Listen and find out!…
 
We take a trip down memory lane! Mr. Ananse, a mean and greedy man, collects all of the wisdom in the world and does not want to share it. Instead, he decides to keep it in a pot around his neck. One day Mr. Ananse decides to hide the pot on top of the tallest tree in the forest. However, he struggles to climb up the tree with the heavy pot. His so…
 
Take a trip down memory lane! Listen to this classic episode! Bobo, the spider prepares a meal and just as he is about to eat, he is interrupted by an unexpected guest. Bobo invites the turtle to join him, but then sends him off to wash his hands - not once, but twice. By the time the turtle returned, all the food was gone. When the tables get turn…
 
Today's story focuses on the theme of ingratitude. In this story we see how the eagle's kindness was repaid by humans. This story teaches us to do onto others as we would like them to do to us. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at http…
 
Take a trip down memory lane! Listen to this classic episode. The Lion discovers a magical world as he chases the fruit from the palm tree into a deep hole. There he finds Zebra eating all of his fruit. Zebra apologizes and agrees to give the Lion a drum, in exchange for the food. The drum provides Lion with so much food that he is able to share it…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to where the Chimpanzee wants to become the new king of the jungle. He believes that he deserves the title because he is the most like the humans. The Chimp’s friend, the Tortoise, tells him that the Lion is the king of the jungle. The Chimp gets upset and steals the Tortoise’s food. The Tortoise then decides to teach …
 
Hello, Children! Do we need some more stories? Well, Today our magic jeep takes us to a land where no stories exist. Yaz the Rabbit is very bored and will do whatever it takes to find some stories. She hears that the Sky King is keeping all of the stories for himself, so she visits him to find out how she can have the stories. The King asks her to …
 
Today's story teaches us three important rules to live a happy life according to the people of Marrakech in Morocco. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa.\ Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrtold Instagram: @storiesmothertold Black…
 
Today our magic jeep visits Anansi the Spider and his good friend Adun the Baboon. These two are very good friends and are almost as inseparable as brothers. But when they find a tree full of ripe bananas, one of them suddenly has a problem with sharing. Can you guess who? Press the play button and let me share this story with you.…
 
IMANI - FAITH - to believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. Kwanzaa Time with Aunti Oniseries ends by highlighting the 7th principle of IMANI, Faith. Based on a Native American folktale, a loving Grandfather teaches his grandchildren the importance of havin…
 
KUUMBA - CREATIVITY, to always do as much as we can, in any way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. Aunti Oni shares her creativity with her poem “Kwanzaa All The Time” Aunti invites kids to show off their creativity and rap along with her. ! To create their own poem about Kwanzaa and a shout …
 
NIA - PURPOSE, to make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. Listeners get a glimpse into the learning experience of little Nia Wilhemina on day 5 of Kwanzaa Time! Nia learns the ‘purpose’ of her name and how the determination of other African Americans sh…
 
UJAMAA- COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS - to build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together. Listeners will experience the true story of a businesswoman, Maggie Lena Walker.,1864-1934 Miss Walker was the first African American owner of a bank, newspaper, and department store in Richmond, Virginia. Enjoy learni…
 
Today's story is from the Nuer people of Sudan. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrtold Instagram: @storiesmothertold Black History For Kids: https://tuntimo.com/ If there are any stories you w…
 
UJIMA: COLLECTIVE WORK & RESPONSIBILITY - to build and maintain our community together and make our sister's and brother's problems our problems and to solve them together. In this episode of Kwanzaa Time! w Aunti Oni travels to North Philly where young brother Kai practices UJIMA, the 3rd principle of Kwanzaa. His first haircut changes his life, a…
 
Today's story is from the Efik-Ibibio people of Nigeria. This is a story of why thunder and lightning live in the sky. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrtold Instagram: @storiesmothertold Blac…
 
Kujichagulia-SELF DETERMINATION, to define ourselves, speak for ourselves, instead of being defined and spoken for by others. Day 2 of Kwanzaa Time! continues with the story of Kuji. A young man whose attitude of determination and willingness to serve others, won the respect of his teacher, and his classmates. STORY CREDIT: KUJI'S CHOICE - by Oni L…
 
UMOJA - UNITY, to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. This delightful Day 1 of Kwanzaa Time! Aunti Oni tells of Mr. Anthologist, who travels from North America to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe to learn the ways of the people. But what Mr. Anthologists learned was a lesson - in sharing, caring, and unity. STORY CREDIT: UBU…
 
Today our magic jeep brings us back to Anansi the Spider who will learn another important lesson. Anansi is visited by his good friend the turtle who shows up at Anansi’s house just in time for dinner. The turtle asks if he can be Anansi’s guest for dinner, and Anansi agrees. But the turtle never gets to enjoy a single bite thanks to Anansi’s antic…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to the stubborn farmer who takes the word of his precious cow over the word of his children. This results in the farmer sending away his sons, and the sons begin to learn more skills on their own. One day, the farmer figures out the truth about the cow and he begins to miss his sons that he sent away. Will they be reun…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to a faraway village where a young man wants nothing more than to become a fisherman. His father is reluctant to let him as he thinks his son will not be successful. One day, the father agrees to let his son become a fisherman. But a big storm comes to the village and wrecks everything. The fisherman later catches a fi…
 
Today our magic jeep arrives in a place where a bat is going on a journey to visit his father-in-law, but he needs help to carry all of his things. The mother sheep agrees to let her young lamb journey with the bat, but the bat isn’t too kind to his young companion. The mother lamb seeks the advice of the tortoise, and the tortoise decides to teach…
 
Today's story takes us back to Zambia and is from the Baila people. This story is about the first murder and also tells about the curse placed on humans to continue killing each other. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.b…
 
Today's story is a Togolese one that touches on themes of Jealousy, Love and selflessness. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Places to read: African folktales by Ceni, A; Chiuppi, Lorena Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrtold …
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to a place where there isn’t much food for everyone. The tortoise sees that their friend, the dog, is very well fed. The tortoise asks the dog’s secret source of food but the dog does not share his secret. One day, the tortoise follows the dog and finds out the secret of the dog and the farmer’s harvest. Will the torto…
 
Today our magic jeep brings to a princess who is due to be married. The only problem is that she has fallen in love with two strong men. One of them is called Fire and the other is called Rain. Both men must pull out all the stops to win the princess’s heart. Who will win the contest between Fire and Rain? Support for African Folktales with Miss Jo…
 
Today's story is one that follows the wicked Shark and clever Monkey. It shows that we should never judge anyone by their looks, beautiful people can do horrible things. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Places to read: East African folktales : from the voice of Mukamba by Kĩtukũ, Vinc…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to where a tortoise finds a big egg on her travels. She wants to bake her a cake using the eggs but she has no way to do so. She decides to promise a nearby family to bake them the cake if they provide the tools and ingredients, but later on, the tortoise runs away with the cake. When the tortoise finds the leopard’s h…
 
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