Spotify, the world’s most popular global audio streaming subscription service, has launched services Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda as of 23 February.
Listeners in these countries will also have access to Spotify’s Afro genre hub that encompasses a wide range of African music, including AmaPiano Grooves, Afropop, African Heat, Phenomenal Woman. In addition, RADAR Africa, a playlist uncovering the most exciting artists on the rise from the African continent and diaspora, is part of Spotify’s global emerging artist program.
Over and above these playlists for Africa, Spotify has a playlist for any mood and moment, with billions of creator and fan built playlists to this mix.
Spotify also offers:
Spotify Free to listeners:
To build an experience that adds value to the rich African music industry and to amplify the music experience, the Spotify app is available for free to listeners in Nigeria.
Personalised music recommendations and discovery features:
Spotify’s music recommendation engine allows local listeners to enjoy personalised discovery features including Daily Mix (up to six individual playlists combining your favourite tracks with new songs we think you’ll love), Release Radar (a personalised playlist of new music based on the artists you follow and listen to most, updated every Friday) and Discover Weekly (a playlist based on your unique listening habits).
Regardless of your network connectivity, data plan, and whether or not you have the latest phone, Spotify Lite allows listeners to enjoy the full Spotify experience. Lite is a small, fast, and simplified version of our unparalleled music experience that works much like the main app.
Listeners will still be able to search and play their favorite songs and artists, save them, share with others, discover new music, and enjoy personalized playlists, but with a few extra features making it ideal for older devices and operating systems.
With Spotify Connect your phone can become your universal remote for all of your listening experience.
The platform offers tools that help artists, managers, and labels track real-time statistics for new releases, understand their audience,connect more deeply with fans, and run their business.
Spotify subscription packages for Nigeria
In Nigeria, listeners can upgrade to Spotify Premium for the ultimate Spotify experience for 900 NGN per month.
The Premium Family plan is available for 1,400 NGN for up to 6 family members living under one roof.
The Spotify Premium DUO (1,200 NGN) is a subscription plan for two people living at the same home address, which includes Duo Mix, a regularly updated playlist made just for the two subscribers to discover audio they both love and enjoy together.
Spotify Premium for Students will cost 450 NGN per month.
Over the coming days, listeners in more countries across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America will have instant access to a world of audio, and the most talented creators will be empowered to turn their passion into a profession.
The Spotify app is available to download for free or with an upgrade to Spotify Premium.