Nigerian music streaming service Playfre has announced that it is launching in thirteen more African countries.
Those include Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Liberia, Mauritius, Malawi, Eswatini and Tunisia.
Playfre, which launched in May 2019, is currently the largest African music streaming service in terms of catalog size, averaging around 250 streams per registered user, according to the company.
“We are gradually expanding to countries where there are demands for a service like Playfre. We intend to serve the African continent for now before expanding to include countries outside the continent,” says Playfre co-founder and CEO, Chika Nwaogu.
“Spotify and many other big music streaming platforms have not yet opened their doors to most African countries because of the weak intellectual property laws in these parts of the world, thus making these awesome apps unavailable to the African demographic. Those who have opened their doors to us, still charge monthly to stream unlimited music,” says Nwaogu.
“We have been developing what will become Africa’s first real answer to Spotify. We at Playfre are trying to bring the over 50 million songs on Spotify to you at no charge, with the same Spotify experience and guess what? We did it.”
Playfre is available for download on Android smartphones from the Google Play Store.
Source: IT News Africa