African Folktales with Miss Jo Jo

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Traditional Bedtime Stories for the Modern Kid

  • 14 minutes 24 seconds

    Today our magic jeep visits a couple and their dog from a faraway land! Make sure to listen closely for the bell. The bell will ring when I say the “Magic Word of the Story.” Listen all the way to the end to discover if you guessed it correctly, and have fun!

    26 March 2024, 7:00 am
  • 8 minutes 52 seconds
    The Goat and Her Young Ones

    Today our magic jeep takes us to visit a Mother Goat and her kids, who live in a beautiful house right by the mountains. When Mother Goat needs to gather grass, she leaves the young ones at home and warns them not to open the door for anyone who doesn’t know her special song. But when sneaky Hyena figures it out, what happens next? Tune in to find out!

    21 March 2024, 7:00 am
  • 8 minutes 3 seconds
    How Tomatoes First Grew

    Today our magic jeep brings us to a land where everyone seems to have bad luck. No matter how hard they try to get rid of it, nothing works! It will take the smart thinking of a group of ants to break the cycle. How will they manage to do it?

    12 March 2024, 12:07 pm
  • 12 minutes 20 seconds
    Why The Lizard Continually Moves His Head Up and Down

    Today our magic jeep visits our friend Hyena, who is determined to win the Queen’s special prize – a magical flute that plays on its own! The only problem is that in order to do so, he must find out what the secret phrase is. How will Hyena figure it out? Come along on our adventure to see what he thinks of!

    5 March 2024, 12:49 pm
  • 12 minutes 14 seconds
    The Hawks and the Crows

    Today our magic jeep travels back to a time when crows and hawks played together. We’ll meet Koongoo′roo, the captain of the crows, and Mway′way, leader of the hawks. When the two sides are caught up in a game of steal-the-bottlecap, the crows realize there are far too many hawks to defeat. Clever Koongoo′roo must then come up with a way for his team to win. What does he have planned? Join Miss Jo Jo to find out!

    27 February 2024, 8:00 am
  • 15 minutes 33 seconds
    The Daughter of the Sword

    Today our magic jeep travels to a distant kingdom, where we’ll meet a spoiled princess named Hadiza. After she demands more and more gold from her father, trouble arises when the king’s warriors steal gold from a terrible monster. It’s up to Hadiza to make things right again…but will she succeed? Listen to find out what happens next!

    20 February 2024, 8:00 am
  • 6 minutes 15 seconds
    Don't Shake Hands With Everybody

    Today we are bubbling our way to Frogs farm! We see how a kind act went too far. Find out how one frog got so excited to say thank you to everyone that it backfired. Is it better to sometimes work smarter than harder?

    13 February 2024, 8:00 am
  • 9 minutes 48 seconds
    Why the Moon and the Stars Receive their Light from the Sun

    Today our magic jeep visits Father Anansi and his son Keku, who have a very scary encounter with a dragon! When it snatches them away and locks them up in its castle, the clever Keku must find a way to save everyone. What will his plan be?

    6 February 2024, 4:38 pm
  • 7 minutes 3 seconds
    Why the Warthog Gets Around on His Knees

    Today our magic jeep takes us to where a Warthog has built a nice big house. But the Warthog sees the Lion from one of our old stories and he becomes very scared. The Warthog runs into his home and decides to try out an old trick he heard from the Jackal, not knowing that the Lion has a very good memory. In this story, I will teach you why the Warthog likes to be on the ground!

    30 January 2024, 10:00 am
  • 8 minutes 52 seconds
    A Good Fortune in Camels

    Today our magic jeep takes us to where a man named Ali wishes to set out and earn a fortune for him and his wife. After some work, Ali has enough money to buy two camels. But he soon ends up giving away his camels for some valuable advice from the fortune teller. Will this advice end up paying off for Ali? Miss JoJo is here to let you know!

    23 January 2024, 2:29 pm
  • 10 minutes 41 seconds
    Younde Goes To Town

    Today our magic jeep takes us to Accra! We follow a young man who learns about a mysterious person. Yonde goes on a long adventure and learns some valuable lessons along the way. Is having all the money in the world really that important. Can money buy happiness?

    16 January 2024, 1:07 pm
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