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Finally, Linda Ikeji’s Blog is getting a makeover

Finally, Linda Ikeji’s Blog is getting a makeover

Jump into any Nigerian forum and it is 100% certain you’ll find people gossiping about how poorly designed Linda Ikeji’s gossip blog is, with ‘experts’ offering tips on how Aunty Linda can make the site look good. Aunty Linda has finally decided to give the blog a makeover, ditching Blogger, Google’s blog-publishing service, altogether and

TECNO’s Boom Player gets new name, new features

Boom Player, a music download and streaming platform from the stables of mobile phone manufacturer TECNO, has been renamed and updated with new features. Launched on the Play Store in April last year, Boom Player aims to deliver the best African and International music while also building a sustainable digital music ecosystem for African artists. It

Fashpa’s CEO launches vlog to share entrepreneurial journey

Her name’s Honey Ogundeyi and she has been running Fashpa, an e-commerce platform for shopping African fashion for really cheap, for more than three years now. While Honey considers herself pretty young in the entrepreneurial space in Nigeria, she thinks she has learnt a gang load of stuffs in the course of building and running

Kwesé TV to air NBA Africa Game 2017 this August

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have announced Econet’s unique Pay TV service, Kwesé TV will air the NBA Africa Game 2017. The game, to hold on August 5 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa, will see Team Africa and Team World play in support of UNICEF, the Nelson

iROKOtv to debut data-free movie downloads next month

Jason Njoku, co-founder of African entertainment and tech company, iROKO has announced data-free movie downloads for all subscribers will be launched on February 1, 2017. In his Beyond Data Medium post a while back, Jason fingered cost of data in Nigeria as one of the reasons why folks don’t download movies, and stated plans were

Ringier Africa launches Pulse in East Africa

Ringier Africa, a leading diversified digital media company in Africa, has announced the launch of P Live, a new independent, nonpartisan news and entertainment publisher, in East Africa. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, P Live will partner leading local and international publishers to bring the East African region up-to-the-minute, 24/7 live content. This will include everything from breaking local

ChopUp officially launches street football game, Monkey Post

ChopUp, a leading Nigerian mobile gaming company, has announced the official launch of Monkey Post, a street football game – Nigerians are familiar with it – that has no rules. First announced last year, Monkey Post is street football on steroids. It has no rules; no throw-ins, no penalties, no red cards, no corner kicks,

Edtech startup, Edusko launches still animated series in Nigeria

Edusko, a leading edtech startup that connects parents and students with good and affordable schools within and outside Africa, has launched a still animated series in Nigeria. Titled “Family and School Matters”, its aim is to help Nigerian parents and educators understand parenting, child education, school issues and other related matters in a fun, illustrative

Amazon Prime Video now available in 51 African countries

Amazon, an American e-commerce giant, has announced the launch of Prime Video in 51 African countries, including Nigeria, South Africa and South Sudan. An Internet video on demand service, Prime Video offers access to digital movies and TV shows with a monthly membership. For an introductory price of $2.99 (or €2.99) per month for the

ShowMax Android app now supports Android TV devices

ShowMax, a South African subscription-based video-on-demand service, has released an upgraded version of its Android app which supports Android TV devices. This gives two new ways to watch ShowMax – either through a compatible Android media player or on a smart TV running Android TV software. The main additions to the new ShowMax Android app

TECNO signs phone, tablet deal with Manchester City

TECNO, Africa’s leading mobile phone brand, has announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with English Premier League club, Manchester City. The deal makes TECNO the club’s official phone and tablet partner, and will see the two combine on marketing and advertising campaigns around the world. “We are delighted to welcome TECNO Mobile to Manchester City’s

Afrostream is now available in 24 African countries

Afrostream, a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, has launched its services in 24 countries across French-speaking Africa. The countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Cormoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar,

Kwesé to launch African version of ESPN app next year

As part of the sports content deal signed with ESPN, Kwesé, a unique Pay TV service from Econet, will launch the African version of the ESPN app/website. The site will combine ESPN’s industry-leading coverage of global sports and world-class digital platform with local African sports news, analysis and perspectives from Kwesé. The site will feature

Econet’s Kwesé signs sports content deal with ESPN

Since launch sometimes last year, Kwesé, a unique Pay TV service from Econet, has signed a couple of content deals for the pleasure of its viewers across Africa. It acquired the rights to air Premier League matches across sub-Saharan Africa in March 2016, and partnered ESPN Media Distribution in July 2016 to air NFL matches.

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Ericsson signs multiple content deals for SVOD service, NuVu

Subscribers of NuVu, a subscription-based video-on-demand (VOD) service, will now have access to new, fresh content as Ericsson has announced the signing of multiple content deals for the service. Ericsson has acquired more than 2,500 hours of content from international distributors including Viacom (MTV, BET, Nickelodeon), MGM, CBS, Al Jazeera, DHX Media and Mattel. Titles

ROK Studios to launch a channel on DStv this November

On November 1, 2016, ROK Studios, a leading African film and television studio and production house, will launch a channel on DStv, a digital satellite TV with presence across Africa. The new channel will launch with ROK Studios’ exclusively-produced content, including “Festac Town,” “Banks Chronicles” and “Bloodline” and will be available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and

Wizkid-produced “One Dance” is now the most streamed song on Spotify

Hey Surulere, your home boy Wizkid is on the news…again! The Wizkid-produced One Dance, a song from Drake’s fourth studio album, Views is now the most streamed song on Spotify, a commercial music streaming, podcast and video service. The song has amassed over 880 million individual streams on Spotify, displacing Major Lazer’s hit, “Lean On,” which used to be

Netflix partners Spectranet to deploy server in Lagos

Netflix has announced the deployment of a dedicated server in Lagos, Nigeria in partnership with Spectranet, a leading Internet service provider in the country. The server, which is the first in the whole of West Africa, will hold the entire Netflix content library, providing Spectranet’s customers with the best streaming experience and performance. “Because we focus

YouTube Kids now available in parts of Africa

YouTube Kids, an app for kids to find videos on topics they want to explore with their parents, is now available in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The app contains family-friendly content from creators around the world, and key features to make the whole experience worthwhile for kids. The app is

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