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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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We are back in Ghana today with the greedy Anansi. In this story, Anansi's greed leads to his end. 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: …
 
Great news everybody! African Folktales is coming back, and there are even more new adventures with the amazing Ms. JoJo just around the corner. But, you’re going to have to wait one more week for the newest episode to be released. Meanwhile, you can listen to this “Welcome Back” episode that previews some of the great moments that will be shared i…
 
Today's story is a traditional Zulu story and follows a lazy hunter who came up with a way to get food without working. This story also shows us some of the consequences of laziness. 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.buy…
 
Make sure to join the African Folktales email club: abfc.co/folktales and find out when Ms. JoJo will be returning! Hey family and friends, what's the word? My name is Aunti Oni, and I’m Ms. JoJo’s favorite Aunti. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite stories while Ms. JoJo is on vacation exploring in her Magic Jeep! Little Crow thinks hi…
 
Today we revisit Anansi in another story of greed and cunning. In this story, Anansi gets a taste of his own medicine. 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…
 
Join the African Folktales email club: abfc.co/folktales and find out when season two will start! Hey family and friends, what's the word? My name is Aunti Oni, and I’m Ms. JoJo’s favorite Aunti. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite stories while Ms. JoJo is on vacation exploring in her Magic Jeep! Listen closely to why it’s never a good…
 
Today's story is an important one that teaches us to be kind. This story shows us how words can hurt and to be careful with what we say about others. This is a popular story among the people of Morocco. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa.\ Places to read: MOROCCAN FOLKTALES: THE 24 MOST BE…
 
Make sure to join the African Folktales email club: abfc.co/folktales and find out when Ms. JoJo will be returning! Hey family and friends, what's the word? My name is Aunti Oni, and I’m Ms. JoJo’s favorite Aunti. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite stories while Ms. JoJo is on vacation exploring in her Magic Jeep! Did you ever wonder w…
 
Today's story follows the tricky Hare. In this story we see how the lazy Hare tries to trick the other animals in order to benefit from their hardwork. 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 I…
 
Today's story follows the greedy tortoise and how his jealousy put him and his family in a whole lot of trouble. 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 Hist…
 
Join the African Folktales email club: abfc.co/folktales and find out when season two will start! Hey family and friends, what's the word? My name is Aunti Oni, and I’m Ms. JoJo’s favorite Aunti. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite stories while Ms. JoJo is on vacation exploring in her Magic Jeep! Are you using your imagination? I hope …
 
Today's story takes us back to Zambia and is all about how Monkeys came to exist 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.com/storiesmthrtold Places to read: https://totemnetwork.blogspot.com/2020/10/…
 
Today's story takes us back to Ghana and traces the sequence of events that led to the first mushrooms. 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 K…
 
Join the African Folktales email club: abfc.co/folktales and find out when season two will start! Hey family and friends, what's the word? My name is Aunti Oni, and I’m Ms. JoJo’s favorite Aunti. I’m going to share with you some of my favorite stories while Ms. JoJo is on vacation exploring in her Magic Jeep! Today let's find out what happens when …
 
Today's story is quite a popular one and is from the Central African country of cameroon. It is the story of how everyone ended up drinking water at the chief's feast. The Moral of this story is that we should not attempt to fool people or we may also fool ourselves. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you ba…
 
Hello my little ones! I hope you've enjoyed the adventures so far in our first season. What an exciting year of journeys, learning, and fun it was! I will be heading on a vacation in my magic jeep looking for all new adventures to take you on in September! But don’t worry! My Aunti Oni will be stepping in for the summer to share some incredible fol…
 
Today's story is about Atile who created the first Ugandan brew and how it came to be wide spread. 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: …
 
Today marks ONE YEAR since this podcast was created and to celebrate I have decided to release an extra story. This story is about how the tortoise lost all his hair due to his greed. I hope you enjoy the story and I want to thank every single person who has listened to the podcast and supported in one way or another. I am extremely grateful, you a…
 
Today's story is from Northern Sudan and displays themes of greed and wisdom. The wise fox was able to think quickly to avoid being food to the greedy lion. 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/storiesmthrt…
 
Today's story is a Maasai story from Kenya and is all about the origin of cattle. This story explains why cattle is so important to the Maasai tribe and how the Dorobos were cursed to wander. 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:…
 
Today's story shows how the intelligence of Kweku Tsin helped save a lot of people and gave him the powers of the sun. 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…
 
Today's story is all about the importance of hard work. In this story we see how a rich merchant tricked his sons into giving up laziness and in return reap the rewards of hard work. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Some places to read this story: The Last Storytellers: https://amzn.to/…
 
Today's story shows us how the thoughtlessness of humans led to the Sky being moved very far away. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Instagram: @storiesmothertold Black History For Kids: https://tuntimo.com/ Kindle: https://amzn.to/3t6SIfE Kindle Unimited Free Trial (affiliate link): htt…
 
Today's episode takes us to the Northern parts of Nigeria. This story shows us how a gullible rich man gets taken advantage of by 3 rascals. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Instagram: @storiesmothertold Where To Read (Amazon Affiliate links): African Folk Tales - Hugh Vernon-Jackson Pa…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to learn about a special shovel that’s one of a kind. In the beginning, there was only one shovel in the world, and men worked their fields with a knife. Today we learn a very special lesson about all the great inventions in our community. But always make sure not to take advantage of the situation! Story sourced from …
 
Today's story is one from The Congo. In this story, we see how a sly man took advantage of the ignorance of the leopard and crocodile. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Black History For Kids: https://tuntimo.com/ Kindle Unimited Free Trial (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3vbcokm Place…
 
Today's episode takes us back to Ghana. We will be sharing an Anansi story which is very popular among the Ashanti people. In this story, the cunning Anansi is caught in his greed. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Black History For Kids: https://tuntimo.com/ Kindle Unimited Free Trial (…
 
Today's episode is is from Central Uganda. This story introduces us to the Nakku, powerful women who were the right hand advisors of the King. The themes of bravery and loyalty as well as its rewards are explored in this story. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Some places to read this s…
 
Today our magic jeep visits a greedy spider who can't make a decision! Anansi the spider can’t decide which feast he wants to attend? Anansi tries his best to attend both feasts at the same time. Will this plan work? Or should he just stick to having one meal? Plus, what are the consequences from Anansi's choices? Story sourced from Harold Courland…
 
Today our magic jeep is cruising to a grassy field to watch a hunter sleep under a tree! Long ago a wicked and lazy hunter was sitting under a tree. He was thinking that it was too difficult to hunt in the hot weather and look for prey in the bushes. Did the hunter get what he wanted? Or did his lazy ways get in the way. Plus, how does this all imp…
 
Today we will be visiting the Northern parts of Sudan This story explores the consequences of greed and why we should always keep our word. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Some places to read this story: https://munazaki.com/2016/05/12/the-wise-man-of-the-village/ Kindle Unimited Free …
 
Today our magic jeep is cruising through a forest! We follow a frog who seems nice and innocent. It is said that once in the old days, the frog was teased by other animals of the forest because she had no tail. She was deeply embarrassed, so she went to the sky god to see if a tail could be given to her. Will it work out? Listen and find out!…
 
Today we will be going through another Moroccan tale. This story explores the formation of the Sahara and is also a great reminder that lies have consequences. It shows us how little things can build up and result in big consequences. Like the saying goes "Small drops of water make a mighty ocean" or in this case, tiny grains of sand make a mighty …
 
For today's episode, we will be visiting the Luhya people in Kenya. This story is a great reminder that you cannot please everybody all the time. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Some places to read this story: http://www.johntyman.com/africa/folk/#8 Kindle Unimited Free Trial (affiliat…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to a forest where there was a big fight about who was the oldest animal. Once upon a time the animals of the fields and the forest had a great argument about which of them was the oldest and deserved the most respect. Can you guess which animal is the most respected and oldest in the group? Listen and find out! Story s…
 
Today's story will be taking place in the East African country of Tanzania. This story explains the reason why Kites stay away from crows. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Instagram: @storiesmothertold Where To Read: https://storiesguide.com/en/node/2595 Kindle Unimited Free Trial (affi…
 
Once upon a time there lived a poor man named Abby. He was clever and often made jokes at rich people and even at the Chief. One day the Chief wanted Abby to build him a house in the sky. Is it even possible to build a house in the sky? Will Abby be able to do it? Or will Abby find a way to trick the Chief and not have to do the work?…
 
Today's episode takes us to the Northern parts of Nigeria. This is a story about Muhammadu and how he became the Galadima of his town. Thios story also shows how jealousy and evil deeds have consequences. ** The term Galadima is a chieftaincy title in the emirates of Katsina State, northern Nigeria I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit ba…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to a land with a very clever and smart Jackal. One day when the Jackal was moving through the land he came across a great Lion! The Jackal was scared for his life, he thought the Lion might eat him. So our clever and smart Jackal devised a plan to trick the Lion. Will it work? Listen and find out!…
 
Today's episode takes us to the Democratic Republic of Congo. In this story the turtle's greed gets the better of him. Similar to Anansi, the Turtle/Tortoise is a very cunning creature and in this story we see him display this. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Instagram: @storiesmothert…
 
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