Country Profile – Nigeria 2022
The number of internet users in Nigeria is soaring. Could this mean a boost to digital music in a country where streaming income is still very low?
June 20, 2022
Independent music firm Empire launches Empire Africa
Its main office will be in Lagos, Nigeria, with plans to operate across countries including Ghana, South Africa and the Ivory Coast.
February 22, 2022
African music service Mdundo ended 2021 with 13.3m users
African service Mdundo has published its latest financial results, revealing that it added seven million monthly users during the period.
February 8, 2022
YouTube to livestream the final night of Wizkid’s UK tour
Wizkid was one of the early Afrobeats artists to gain prominence globally, both through collaborations with western artists and through organic growth of his own fanbase.
November 29, 2021
Open call :: Creative Enterprise Support Programme in Nigeria
We're teaming up with iManage Africa's Godwin Tom for the British Council's Creative Enterprise Support Programme for Music, for existing and potential music entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
November 26, 2021
Digital Marketing Manager – Chocolate City – Nigeria or remote with similar time zone
Chocolate City music is an industry leader in the African music and seeks to provide a world-class service designed to help artists grow their careers We also provide Label Services under the umbrella of Alternative Distribution...
October 26, 2021
Audiomack signs data bundle deal with telco MTN in Nigeria
Streaming service Audiomack has been setting its sights strongly on Africa in recent times, and its latest deal continues that expansion. The company is working with telco MTN Nigeria on an ‘Audiomack+MTN Data Bundle’...
April 23, 2021
Artist Wisekid sparks fake album row with ‘Lasgidi Made’
The latest controversy around ‘fake’ albums is kicking up a rumpus in Nigeria. An artist called Wisekid released an album called ‘Lasgidi Made’, which started generating millions of streams. The only...
April 12, 2021
Music Ally Startup Files: Freeme invests in Afrobeats’ bright future
Freeme - pronounced “free me” - is an independent distributor & label services company based in Lagos. Founder and CEO Michael Ugwu has international industry experience: he was previously general manager at Sony Music...
March 23, 2021
Nigerian musicians await resolution in battle of the PROs
In January 2019 during a panel on Africa’s music industries at NY:LON Connect, Chocolate City group’s Aibee Abidoye talked about one of the challenges in Nigeria: competing collecting societies causing confusion...
January 25, 2021
Apple Music syndicates radio shows to Cool FM in Nigeria
Apple Music was the first global music streaming service to have its own live radio station built in. Now expanded to a suite of stations, some of its shows are now being syndicated to traditional radio stations. Well, one...
January 22, 2021
Why Nigeria has ‘massive’ potential for music streaming
Recorded music revenue in Nigeria will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 5.6% over the next five years to reach $40m in 2023, according to PwC, which is tipping the country to be the world’s fastest-growing Entertainment...
May 7, 2020