As the cliche goes, “if you want to hide something from the black man, hide it in a book”. This saying sums up the reading habits of Ghanaians and Africans in general.
But technology has brought an opportunity to change a lot including this notion. Technology provides the advantage of blending fun with all activities including reading.
In view of this, Ama Dadson and her team introduced AkooBooks.
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In 2004, Akoobooks was conceptualized when Ama Dadson’s mother Nana Dadson lost her eyesight. Nana Dadson was a children’s book author.
AkooBooks began as African Audio Publishers, a books-on-cassette tape service for distributing African books to the blind and visually impaired.
Over time, coupled with the rapid growth of access to the internet, the explosion of African writing talent created an opportunity to offer new digital publishing services to a global community.
Ama Dadson has said on various social media platforms she has signed up for that she is “Passionate about harnessing technology to place Africa in the global tech scene.” and this is made manifest by the various audio services Akoobooks audio presents including:
- Audio 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
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