African-owned music streaming platforms have been growing since startups emerged. They may be far from Spotify and Apple music’s mark but are putting in the work. African-owned music streaming platforms only span across a couple of countries. Applemusic avails its service in over 160 countries, housing over 50 million songs. Streaming platforms have a long way to go but their efforts are not unseen. Below are top 5 African-owned music streaming platforms making a mark so far.
Mziki – Music For Africa
Mziki offers its platform for African music as well. The app enables users to download, share and stream music. To their credit is over one million installs since they launched in 2014. The platform is South-African owned and is now popular among other African nations.
udux music is a subscription-based music store and streaming service platform. It was introduced for android phones only. The store has over fifty thousand installs since the launch date. uduX allows Artists, DJs, Labels, and Aggregators to maximize revenue on their content across Africa and beyond.
Mdundo Music App is the number 1 streaming service in Tanzania, Kenya & Uganda. Their website mdundo.com amassed 2.5 Million, active users.
Boomplay formerly called Boom player music is a music streaming app. It was first launched exclusively on Tecno phones. Not long after, it became a force in the industry and more popular among music consumers. Although a subscription platform, it offers free streaming on its user-friendly interface. Boomplay has over 44 million active users since its availability on play store.
MTN Music Time
Music Time is a music streaming service owned by the telecom company, MTN. The app is still in development but has over half a million installs on play store. They offer a pay as you go option.