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 Nigeria entertainment world.
In the outside world, there are so many music services dedicated to making every music lover engaged to their passion with all ease. Most of these services are established in the form of websites and mobile apps.
The issue is, the prominent ones of these music services like Spotify and Tidal are yet to find their way to our country. 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 are awesome Naija music apps from the companies that employed our countrymen who understand our music style.
List Of The Top 6 Naija Music Apps
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 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.
4. Google Play Music
Though Google Play music app is not particularly a music streaming app like EPOH Music and it is not particularly for Nigeria alone. Just like everything from the amazing search giant, it is still an amazing mobile music app. The pleasing and fluid user interface of the app makes me abandon my phone’s default player.
I don’t need to start explaining how popular this app is as you will well agree with me it is not the most popular music app on this list alone but one of the most popular of all the music apps out there.
If you are an android user and the app does not come pre-installed on your phone already, then you can download it from Google Play Store here. Fortunately, the app is even available for iOS users despite the fact that it is an app from Google itself.
5. All Naija Music
This is just a simple app that compiles music from all popular naija music websites like Notjustok, Naijaloaded and TooXclusive. It has all the latest naija music that is trending for the listening pleasure of music lovers. The app saves you the stress of jumping from one music blog to another. Apart from music tracks, you can also get fresh and up-to-date gossips on your favourite artist. The app is simply a mini studio.
6. 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.