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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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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…
 
Today's story is from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. This is an origin story on how Yorubaland came to be. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Places to read: African myths by Husain, Shahrukh Want to support the podcast? You can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesmthrto…
 
Today our magic jeep brings us to where a goat is traveling with her daughter. But as they travel there are many dangers. Other animals want to eat them. The goat decides to teach her daughter a nice trick to scare away the wicked predators. Come and let me tell you how the goat and her daughter ended up living safely together! Support for African …
 
Today's story takes us back to the Ashanti tribe in Ghana. In this story we follow Anansi whose greed is discovered by his family. We also see how they decided to teach him a lesson. 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…
 
Today's story is from the Maasai tribe of Kenya. It shows how bravery can come from the most unlikely places 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 …
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to a place where a chief loves him some good stories. Just like you! But this chief issues a challenge for someone to tell him the longest story ever. Nobody thinks this is possible, until a young storyteller named Mo shows up. Does Mo really know the longest story in the world? Let me share this story with you, I prom…
 
Today our magic jeep takes where a farmer named Musa and his wife have just had a cute baby boy. Musa must feed his wife to keep her strong and healthy, but on his way home from buying their favorite meal, Musa is chased by hyenas. Musa must offer them the food he bought so they will leave him alone, but what will he cook for his wife now? Let me t…
 
Today's story is from the Efik-Ibibio people of Cross Rivers State in Nigeria. This story follows the cunning nature of Effiong and how he used his wit to pay off his debt. Moral Lesson: Be careful who you lend your money to. I hope you enjoy this piece of our history. Sit back and Relax, let me take you back to Africa. Places to read: African folk…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to where a Warthog has built a nice big house. But the Warthog sees the Lion from one of our old stories and he becomes very scared. The Warthog runs into his home and decides to try out an old trick he heard from the Jackal, not knowing that the Lion has a very good memory. In this story, I will teach you why the Wart…
 
Today's story is from South Sudan and in this story, the clever Fox saves the reckless Monkey from being Lion food 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 Hi…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to a kingdom where a cruel king gives Walu the impossible task of creating a living, breathing man. Walu is scared of what the king will do when he cannot finish his task, until he crosses paths with the local madman. Can Walu pull off the impossible? Or will he need some help? Don’t hesitate to press play and let me t…
 
Today our Magic Jeep takes us to a jungle where an elephant and a hippo are the strongest in the land. They have gathered all the food for themselves because they are so strong. But one tortoise will use the strength of his mind to teach the hippo and the elephant to be kinder to all of the other animals in the jungle. How does one little tortoise …
 
Today's story is a very popular Nigerian Story. It teaches the valuable lesson of contentment. 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: http…
 
Today's story is one from Western Uganda and shows us why the people stopped believing in Goddess Nyabinghyi. 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 Mighty Angwech and More: Female Legends from Ugandan folklore: BOOK 1 Want to support the podcast? You can b…
 
Today our magic jeep takes us to where a crown bird and a hare are going on a special journey to visit the hare’s uncle. The hare and the crown bird decide to race to the house and find out who will make it there first. But as they race to where the uncle lives, they pass a mysterious woman who needs their help. This results in one of the friends s…
 
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 …
 
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