Nigerian technopreneurs, Chidi and Chika Nwaogwu who co-founded indigenous social network LAGBook, has launched ‘Playfre’, a new platform where Nigerians and the rest of Africans can access millions of music for free. The application is the very first indigenous music streaming platform with more than 45 million songs.
According to Chika Nwaogwu, “We have been developing what will become Africa’s first solution to Spotify. We at Playfre are attempting to bring more the 45 million songs available to Spotify at no charge, with the same Spotify experience and guess what? We did it, it’s a reality!.”
He further explained that the big music streaming platform still charges monthly to stream unlimited music which sounds awful to Nigerians.
He stressed the reason among many others to what led to the creation of Playfre.
Chika mentioned that lots of popular music streaming platform have not yet been opened to most African countries due to lack of strength in the intellectual property policies existing in this part of the world. Playfre’s Android Mobile App is available for free download on Google Play Store. He concluded that Playfre will be rolling out Playfre for Artiste service, a service that will let all musicians get their songs in the platform at no cost.
Nigerian technopreneurs, Chidi and Chika Nwaogwu who co-founded indigenous social network LAGBook, started the social networking in April 2010 while studying as undergraduates at the University of Lagos widely known as Unilag. LAGBook was created to serve as an exclusive network for their institution, Unilag . Today, the network has grown outside the campus range, accounting for over a million users.
Since inception the company has worked with the likes of multinational companies as Etisalat and Blackberry, to mention a few.