IT NEWS NIGERIA:
Nigerian computer programmer; Chika Nwaogu has successfully created the first Indigenous music streaming platform with over 45 millions songs that can really compete with the likes of Spotify and Deezer.
“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” Chika said while speaking on why he embarked on creating Playfre.
“We have been developing what will become Africa’s first real answer to Spotify. We at Playfre are trying to bring the over 45 million songs on Spotify to you at no charge, with the same Spotify experience and guess what? We did it!” Chika added.
Launched on May 1, 2019, Playfre lets its listeners play over 45 million songs for free while still keeping that awesome Spotify experience everybody loves. Playfre (pronounced playfree) is the first African music streaming platform that has over 40 million songs.
Playfre is a Nigerian based audio streaming platform that lets users listen to millions of music for free. With over 45 million songs in its database, Playfre is Africa’s largest music streaming platform.
Before Playfre, Chika Nwaogu have created, grown and sold two successful internet startups which include LAGbook; the African social network that hit a million registered users in 2013.
Playfre will be releasing it’s android and iOS apps later in the month and will also be rolling out services like “Playfre for Artists” which will let musicians get their songs on Playfre at no cost.