Kenyan Namulanta Kombo wins BBC Podcast Competition

Kenyan, Namulanta Kombo won the first BBC World Service International Podcast Competition.

The competition, open to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya received over 1,000 entries submitted from non-broadcast/podcast professionals.

According to BBC, most of the entries were witty, fun and creative but in the end, Kombo’s “To My Daughter” emerged at the top.

BBC World Service International Podcast Winner’s Benefits

The winning podcast will become part of the BBC World Service program, and will be streamed across the world.

Kombo’s “To My Daughter” will have access to the BBC in-house production team, who have produced 13 award-winning global podcasts.

About Namulanta Kombo

Namulanta Kombo is a development worker, with a passion for Children.

She has spent nine years in the development sector assisting the government in monitoring policy work relating to Children.

“To My Daughter” Podcast

To My Daughter will be developed into a 15 part series.

The stories are based on her letters to her daughter.

“I think I won because this was inspired by me having my own child, and I feel that I put that sentiment, that need for her and that want for her into my submission and into the thought process of what I would like it to look like.”

The 38-year-old added “So I think that played a major factor; it’s so personal to me, and in the same breath, I feel like it can support and help so many women across the world,”

To My Daughter Podcast is scheduled to launch in December 2021.

The second edition of the competition returns early 2022 – with details of eligible countries to follow.