Kenyan audio production and podcast startup PortableVoices opened its first recording studio in Nairobi, which will serve as an open space for the production of encrypted digital audiobooks, podcasts and radio dramas.

PortableVoices, will be focused on audio production of African spoken word entertainment, will work with Kenyan podcasters to produce audio content for the region. 

PortableVoice new podcasts include five new podcasts – Burudani Express, Talanta Viwanjani, Campus Diaries, Africa Startup Roundup, and Motherhood. Which have all gained dedicated audiences.

The podcasts are distributed through the company’s website and other streaming platforms like Soundcloud. Founder Allan Niongira said the studio will serve as an open space for publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, and business information providers to produce high quality encrypted digital audiobooks, podcasts and radio dramas. 

“Audio format is proving quite lucrative. It is time for marketers to crystallise the sense that podcasting or audio content is an important and powerful marketing platform. Companies should start exploring the business potential of sound through audio branding,” said Niongira.

PortableVoices has also introduced Creatives Club, a community of audio content creators in Kenya. Members can join the club by paying a monthly fee and will, in turn, get weekly recording sessions, voice acting and podcast training, and access to more paying clients. The club is open to both students and freelancers.