Startup Profile: AkooBooks Audio — A Premier Publisher and Digital Distributor of African Audiobooks

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It is often said that to hide Gold from an African, place it inside a book.

In this modern era of smart devices, with the internet revolutionizing the way information is consumed, coupled with the rapid pace and short attention span of readers on the web, it is imperative that new and creative ways are derived to feed the ever-hungry reading population.

One startup looking to fill this spot and serve the African readership market is AkooBooks Audio.

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Positioning itself as a premier publisher and digital distributor of African Audiobooks, the startup is aimed at providing African publishers and writers with a platform to transform their books into digital audio consumable products and reach as many listeners as possible on mobile devices.

Founded under the renowned idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, Founder Institute,  AkooBooks audio offers a wide range of audio services, notable amongst them include:

  • Audio Production
  • Post-Production
  • Distribution of African spoken word to Original Content creation.
  • Licensing African audiobook deals
  • Selling & Digital Distribution of audio books
  • Producing audiobooks
  • Casting, Narration, Writing, Translation and Mastering

With platforms like, AudioShelf SA posing as formidable competitors, one would wonder the need to have another publisher join the audiobook industry.

Akoobook Audio clearly holds a competitive advantage of having a deeper understanding of the problem African writers and publishers face from limited distribution, low knowledge of digital book products/markets through to the abysmally low levels of literacy, the company is thereby looking to translate these insights into innovative audio products reaching millions of new readers worldwide.

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Also backed by a superb team of a passionate book and creative professionals with problem-solving abilities unique to the African scene, coupled with the right tactics to gain the startup the much-needed traction and growth.

The team at AkooBooks Audio comprises:

  • Ama Dadson – Founder & CEO AkooBooks Audio
  • Elliot Agyare – CEO Smartline Publishers, Co-Founder
  • Amba Mpoke-Bigg, Editor in Chief, PRO
  • Eibhlin Ni Chleirigh, Developer/Designer/Visual Communications
  • Akosua Busia  – Actress, Author, Creative Director
  • Kweku Boateng Ankomah – Helen o Grady Drama Academy, Accra
  • Esi Tawia Addo-Ashong – Company Secretary

Within its short time of existence prior to the launch of their first audiobook, AkooBook participated and won first place in the iSPACE Foundation Pitch Zone held on Friday 25th November 2017.


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Ama Dadson (LEFT), CEO of AkooBooks Audio receiving her prize on behalf of the team


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iSPACE Foundation Pitch Zone won by AkooBooks Audio


With the release of their first book due in December, be sure to join the new wave of  African voices powered by Africa’s premier audiobook company.

Hurry now and be part of the first 300 customers to SIGNUP for a special 25% discount on Annual Membership

Head over to their website NOW and to get the latest information on their upcoming launch and other activities.

To get in touch with AkooBook Audio contact them on phone +233 244 012 670 and follow them on social media

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