Our work in


Our work in


Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with almost half of the population under the age of 18. It is also highly diverse, with more than 500 ethnic groups and languages. This makes for a very rich and dynamic media landscape, characterized by entrepreneurship, new technologies and social media, as well as a growing number of university- and community-based radio stations. We started working in Nigeria in 2018 through a strategic partnership with the Institute for Media and Society. We've worked with Pyxera Global and TechnoServe on the Rockefeller Foundation’s innovative post-harvest loss program, focusing on the tomato value chain. We're now focused on our work with GIZ, the German development agency, and their Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector.

Currently based in Abuja, with offices in Kano and Jos, we’re working with dynamic local stations to reach diverse audiences with programming on food waste, climate change and better agriculture. We’ve seen no limit to the response from audiences, as these programs are also some of our most interactive ever, with thousands of rural Africans responding to interactive radio programming using our mobile phone technology. We currently work in nine Nigerian states: Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, Nasarawa, Oyo, Ogun and Cross River.

Our reach


13 million potential listeners

By combining radio coverage maps with population density information, we estimate that our partner stations in Nigeria have a combined potential audience of more than 13 million people.



Feature projects

Feature publications

2016 | Brochure

Getting results with interactive radio

2010 | Project Brief

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Profiles for Progress

2016 | Thematic Briefing

Thematic briefing note: Promoting gender equality through knowledge and information

Country snapshot

163rd on the Human Development Index

213,401,323 total population

47% rural population

35% employment in agriculture

25% rural access to electricity

53% women’s literacy rate

Source: UNDP, World Bank

Staple crops

Cassava, yam, cocoyam, maize, sorghum, rice, millet, cowpea, groundnut, soybean

Our work in Nigeria

82 Broadcasting partners

1985 First broadcasting partner joined

2018 Country office opened

2018 First radio project


6A Embu Street, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria

Tel/Fax: +234 803 865 5487


Project broadcast languages

Hausa, Yoruba

Digital solutions at work



On the air

Radio Marketplace

Radio Marketplace


Participatory Radio Campaign

Community Listening Group

Community Listener Group