“If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die…” is one of the most famous Shakespearean quote from his book Twelfth Night.
Music has long been a powerful tool for various kinds of expressions, and with the help of technology, it is now an integral part of our lives. Avid music listeners who tend to form a sort of attachment with the art understand the utter importance of on-the-go listening either from a smartphone or iPod. Fortunately, there are now tons of music streaming apps with services -free, paid or both- to choose from.
The essential thing about these apps is that none of them require downloading or take up valuable storage space on your device. Not all of them are available in all locations across the world, but Jovago.com, Africa’s no. 1 online hotel booking portal has selected 3 of these music streaming apps that make it easier for music lovers in Nigeria to enjoy the songs at their fingertips.
Most music lovers who live in Nigeria or enjoy Nigerian music must have come across ORIN at one point or another. A music app developed by Ayeni Adekunle with an aim to “revolutionize the audiovisual streaming experience and business model for the considerable African music market”, ORIN offers one of the largest selections of Nigerian music that you can listen to for free. It also has data gathering and analytics features that let you discover new tunes automatically, stream them and also engage in a form of social networking. The app is available on PC, Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms.
A premium application developed telecommunications giant, Airtel, WYNK offers its users unlimited access to stream, download and create exclusive music playlists across all genres, including Nigerian and foreign music. According to the, Chief Commercial officer at Airtel Nigeria, the app underlines the company’s commitment to provide exclusive and exceptional entertainment packages for customers and offers a bouquet of refreshing options which gives users the opportunity to access a variety of local and international music, and also create playlists which suit them. The app is available on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac Operating Systems.
iROKING is quite popular on the local music scene, with several artistes and DJs using the service to share their music with their fans and the world. The free Android app, features an extensive database of musicians, their bios and details on albums released; as well as a search functionality that allows users explore music based on genre and ratings.