From entrepreneurship to women’s empowerment, from building peaceful societies to the rising popularity of the Basketball Africa League, Claude Grunitzky’s Limitless Africa podcast  addresses issues that matter to Africa’s young people.

In its inaugural 2022–2023 season, Limitless Africa delivered 30 15-minute episodes in multiple languages to tens of thousands of people. In Africa, the show is also broadcast to radio audiences numbering in the millions.

“It’s really important to champion the youth and give them a platform where they can talk about the issues that are important to them, and also to the world,” said Grunitzky, an entrepreneur raised in Togo and the U.S.

Too often, he adds, young people are “perceived just as victims or recipients of information.” He noted that Africa’s youth will likely have greater global influence as their numbers continue to rise.

People under 25 make up 60% of Africa’s population, which is projected to nearly double to 2.5 billion  by 2050. And young Africans are expected to account for 42% of global youth by 2030, according to the World Economic Forum.

Limitless’ mantra, “Let Africans have their say,” mirrors the goal of Grunitzky’s company True Africa, which seeks “to tell the story of young Africans and how we can champion their creativity and their innovations on a global scale,” he says. Each episode hosts three guests and addresses complex topics such as advancing human rights, global health or gender relations.

“We were able to bring in speakers who were able to speak about why African feminism is different, and how women feel about their role in society and business,” said Grunitzky, who hosts episodes in English and French himself. Limitless Africa is produced in Nairobi, Johannesburg, London, Paris and New York. It reaches both Africans and those in the African diaspora.