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Scottie Beam And Sylvia Obell Open Up About Their Departure From Netflix And Inking A Deal With Issa Rae’s Raedio

When Black women link up, the magic happens. And Scottie Beam and Sylvia Obell are proof. The best friend duo debuted their “Okay, Now Listen” podcast on Netflix’s Strong Black Lead in 2020, delivering raw conversations ranging from dealing with the stages of heartbreak to bouncing back from career failures. Plus, guests included the likes of Zendaya, Nia Long, Damson Idris, and more.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 27, 2023

Issa Rae's 'Me Season' Continues As Raedio Snags Worldwide Multi-Project Deal With Audible

Issa Rae said it was her “me season.” In yet another deal that serves the Black creative community, Issa Rae proves that it’s her winning season even with the series ending of the beloved “Insecure.” In a press release provided to AfroTech, the creator’s company Raedio has announced that it has closed in on a worldwide multi-project development deal with Audible.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 21, 2022

Issa Rae's Raedio Inks Historic Record Deal With 'The Read’ For Original Comedy Album

This week, Issa Rae’s audio-everywhere company Raedio announced that it has joined forces with award-winning podcast duo, The Read, to bring a historic, first-of-its-kind record deal to life for an upcoming original comedy album. Shadow and Act confirmed the news with the company, which revealed plans to release the new full-length project — executive produced by Raedio president Benoni Tagoe, Rae, The Read’s (Kid Fury and Crissle) and talent manager Alexandra Rago — featuring both commentary on historic pop culture moments from The Read along with original music from today’s most prolific artists. For nearly a decade, entertainment and podcast personalities Kid Fury and Crissle, formally and jointly known as The Read, have amassed a huge following of listeners and supporters through their unfiltered opinions that have taken the industry by storm. As one of the more prominent players amid the podcast era, The Read has made a huge impact in the way that audiences consume and resonate...

Njera Perkins

Apr 28, 2021