This article contains a list of the best Naija Music Apps to download on Android and iOS (iPhone) devices. Nigerians are no doubt lovers of good music. This is why it is indisputable that over the years, the music industry has surpassed all of its other counterparts including movies (Nollywood) in the Nigerian entertainment world.
In the outside world, there are so many music services dedicated to making every music lover engaged with their passion with all ease. Most of these services are established in the form of websites and mobile apps.
So, on this note, I have researched and assembled a list of the top music services to help you take your listening experience to the next level. These awesome Naija music apps you will find in the article on Naijaknowhow host some of the best Nigerian songs ranging from Afrobeat, Rap, High-life, Afro-fusion and many more.
List of the Top Naija Music Apps to Download in Nigeria
Spotify is one of the most favoured online music streaming apps in Nigeria and it is very popular among young people. This music app is equipped with playback and shuffle features, this application offers millions of interesting songs with different genres and the most updated Nigerian Afrobeats songs.
You can listen to various types of songs for free on Spotify. However, this free service will make you a little annoyed with advertisements. To be safe from advertising, you can use the paid Spotify service. So, the songs that you download can be listened to offline. If you’re seriously looking for the best mobile application to enjoy Nigerian songs, then Spotify is one of the top Naija music apps available on Android and iOS app stores.
2. Apple Music
Apple Music is one of the most popular music streaming services in the world, especially for iOS smartphone users. This music app contains a collection of tens of millions of songs, radio shows and other audio content. However, Apple Music is not free, you must subscribe first before enjoying audio content in this one application. But one thing is certain, Apple Music is an app loved by many and it certainly stands as one of the most preferred Naija music apps if you want to enjoy the best of Nigerian songs.
Audiomack is a free music streaming and discovery platform that allows artists to share their music and fans to discover new artists, songs, albums, mixtapes and many more. It provides streaming and free download access to the newest and hottest tracks, right at your fingertips. If you prefer to listen to music offline, there is a guide that explains how to download and play Audiomack songs offline on your phone.
This app is free to use except that it serves you adverts on a regular basis. However, there is a plan which allows you to eliminate ads completely and to accomplish that, you will have to pay a small subscription fee monthly for an ad-free version of the app.
The Wynk Music App was brought to the Nigerian audience in February 2015, when it was Launched in February 2015 by Airtel Nigeria. The app came with more than 20 million songs with some of the tracks suited for the Nigerian music playlist.
Wynk app came with a standard and premium package. As a first-time premium user, you get to benefit from a one-month trial as long as you continue on a 15 days renewal service. The premium package is available for Nigerian subscribers at low prices. You can purchase a daily plan for 90 Naira, a standard weekly plan for N350, a premium weekly plan is N500 and the Standard and premium monthly plan costs N560 and N900 respectively.
Wynk also offers attractive prices for Nigerian subscribers. There is a daily plan costing N90, a weekly plan (standard is N350 and premium is N500) and a monthly plan (standard is N560 and premium is N900). This app has had installations of between 100,000 to 500,000 on the Google Play Store. With Airtel as the owner of this service, this app is going places.
In case you were wondering, the benefit of purchasing a premium package is that you can use your subscription on 3 separate devices. You can also benefit from a free one-month trial, as long as you renew the service after the first 15 days.
This is a music app like no other. The Mooditt App gave an entirely new approach to the way music is streamed in Nigeria. The special algorithm used in the app allows users to smartly classify songs based on their mood. That way, the music can help you select, classify and arrange music tracks to match your emotion at any time. Now, if you are happy or angry, all you need to do is make the right selection for your mood in the app, and music tracks that match your mood will be listed for you to enjoy. This perhaps the first and only music app with this offer.
Mooditt App also lets you create a custom playlist, share songs with friends and family, play puzzle games and many more. You have to subscribe to the premium service in order to be able to download songs through the app.
The app is quite popular with over 500,000 installations, 32,000 song download and a number 1 rank as the top music app on Google Play Store for more than 6 months in 2015. The over 42 million page views and 2 million unique sessions record is definitely no small fit. This app is just great.
I first came to know about Spinlet on a television advert by one of the kings of Nigerian music, 2face Idibia (a.k.a 2baba). The app has been up and on the run since it was first launched in May 2012. Spinlet proudly offers a wide range of music and provides access to local content. the app is endearing as its major focus is on African music, particularly Nigerian tracks.
Spinlet employed a simple model of monetization. Its free service allows you to stream from a limited collection of music with ads playing occasionally. The premium service subscribers can download music tracks, listen offline and have access to an unlimited music collection with no ad.
Spinlet is equally popular with a total figure of 2million downloads across all devices.
Musically quoted Nkiru Balonwu, the CEO of Spinlet to have said: The Spinlet app is available for download on Google Play Store, Apple Appstore, and the Blackberry App World.
7. YouTube Music
YouTube Music app is not a music-streaming app like EPOH Music and it is not particularly for Nigeria alone. You could say, YouTube Music is one of the largest music player applications in the world that can be accessed free of charge. The songs are also free, however, there will definitely be some annoying advertisements. Initially, it was Google Play Music before it was discontinued. This music player application is not so complicated to use.
One thing to take note of is that you need to subscribe to YouTube Music Premium so as to listen to songs offline without being interrupted by advertisements. You can get one free month of Music Premium to listen ad-free, offline, and with your screen locked, then pay just $9.99 a month. Not only to listen to songs, but this application also provides good video clips that you can enjoy.
8. EPOH Music App
Epoh Music app is a music streaming App exclusive to Nigeria. The app provides one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Nigerian Music online. This is a world-class Nigerian Music streaming right from West Africa (Nigeria).
They are one of the newest in the game of music streaming but provide virtually all genre of music in Africa ranging from Afro Jazz to Afro-Fusion, AfroBeatz to Afro Hip-Hop, Afro Juju to RnB and Neo-Soul; The App houses thousands of tracks from albums across Nigerian Music: Like party stomping tunes from old skool albums of Eddy Remedy, Sound Sultan, Seun Kuti, Duncan Mighty, Tuface Idibia, MoHits Records, with also a good drop of AfroBeatz albums like Awele and Flavour, Ala Owerri, Sammie Okposo, gospel albums, Reggae, and many more on the Epoh Music App.
The Nigerian market for music has been evolving and will continue to explode. This is the mobile age where technology brings everything to your smartphone. If you’ve not tried any of the above music services, you’d better do, so you will not be missing out.