Between Chinese smartphone makers placing Android phones in every Nigerian hand with down-to-the-earth pricing and telcos beating data pricing to death, music streaming is catching on pretty nicely in Nigeria.
The music streaming dream of Spotify is not here yet, but here are a couple apps already doing a decent job in Nigeria. This is a list of mobile apps designed and developed by local developers primarily for the Nigerian audience.
Star Music app from the Nigerian Breweries, which produces a the Star beer, allows users to stream and download songs from local artistes and also watch music videos. The app also doubles as an entertainment news board for the Nigerian entertainment scene, with gists and features on local artistes and the industry.
iRoking is the music services division of the iROKO partners, same guys behind iROKOtv. The music app allows users download latest releases from Nigerian music artistes, download music videos and share tracks. iROKING also features an offline listening option that comes with its premium subscription.
NotJuskOk from NotJustOk.com, allows free music streaming and download straight from the NotJustOk.com website. NotJustOk is a local aggregator and independent promoter of Nigerian acts and songs. The app allows users discover new songs via curated playlists which can be edited to personal fancy by users.
Spinlet lists releases from African artistes. Spinlet has a free offer with limited ad-supported access to its catalogue and a premium service that grants unlimited access and offline listening.
5. Wynk Music
Wynk Music indexes over 20 million songs and and music videos from local and international music artistes. The app allows free streaming and is currently being promoted by local telco, Airtel Nigeria.
6. MTN Music+
Music+ is the installment of another local telco, MTN, into music streaming in Nigeria. MTN announced the app along with a web version in 2014. Music+ lists only songs by Nigerian artistes and allows for streaming with options to buy songs off the platform onto a device.
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