Boomplay Music becomes the first on demand music streaming and downloading app to win AppsAfrica Innovation Award

Africa’s fastest growing music streaming and download platform – Boomplay has been feted in the just concluded AppsAfrica Awards.

AppsAfrica is the leading pan-African technology news portal and advisory service dedicated to delivering the latest insights on mobile, tech and innovation in Africa.

The AppsAfrica Awards aim to celebrate and connect the best in the African mobile and tech ecosystem with global players. The award is recognized as the premier accolade for anyone operating in Africa’s digital market.

Boomplay beats the competition

AppsAfrica award Boomplay Music won

The independent panel of industry experts at the AppsAfrica Awards determined that Boomplay Music is the best music application which gives easy access to millions of songs, videos and entertainment buzz.

Boomplay won AppsAfrica Awards for the ‘Best African App’ on Monday November 6th 2017 at the award gala in Cape Town, South Africa.

Nominated in the same category was Carter – SA, Asorbia – Ghana, Truecaller Africa and Feastfox – SA. Boomplay Music led the pack in the category to become the first on demand music streaming and downloading app to ever win the award.

Beautiful user interface and innovations

You can download Vivian’s new song ‘Chingi Changa’ on Boomplay Music

The key factors that made Boomplay Music app win AppsAfrica Award include; its ease of use and beautiful user interface and innovations, particularly its significant impact in making music easily accessible to millions of Africans and ultimately driving more customers to mobile music consumption.

Boomplay’s beautiful user interface and innovations also helps in curbing piracy through smart business strategies and ensuring intellectual property is duly protected using both technical and commercial efforts. Boomplay sees to it that content providers are able to make revenues off their music sales.


16 million users

Out of 16 million Boomplay users, 5 Million users downloaded the app from Google Play Store

These factors are the reason why Boomplay has recorded an increase in the number of people who use it. As at October 2017, Boomplay Music users have increased to 16 million, compared to 6 million at the end of 2016.

Meanwhile, the Monthly Active Users have also increased to 9 million, up from only 2 million in the same period in 2016. According to Joe He, Managing Director of Boomplay Music, over 2 million users are now using the app to listen to music, watch videos and read news every day.

“Bagging the award for the best African app showcases our renewed efforts to build a sustainable ecosystem for content providers, while ensuring that content consumption is a walk in the park for our users. The growth we have experienced in only a little over two years is super impressive. On behalf of Boomplay Music, we are emboldened by this recognition and will continue to sharpen our focus towards confronting digital content consumption challenges with new and adaptive innovations through technology,” Managing Director of Boomplay Music, Joe He said while commenting on the AppsAfrica award.

Boomplay Music app is currently available for all android devices in the Google Play Store and will be available for iOS users in the year 2018.


Africa’s premier music Service Boomplay Music scoops up Kenya’s finest talents as it enters local market (Photos)

Sauti Sol, Avril, Fena Gitu, Kristoff and King Kaka are the Kenyan music heavyweights whose songs are being hosted by Boomplay Music.

Boomplay is a digital music service that gives artists a source of revenue as the users get to access their music at a fee.

Boomplay Music has partnered with local CMO’s, namely KAMP, PRISK and Audio Visual Society Kenya to help support local artists by providing a platform for artists to avail their music to their fans and to be consumed legally.

The greatest advantage of the platform is that it promotes transparency since the artist manages their own account and can log in and check on the performance of their tracks.

“What we aim to achieve is to give artists a transparent platform where they can easily promote and monetize their musical works, we consider ourselves a bridge between the artist and the fan by offering a platform where the music lover can have direct access to everything music.” Chinasa Udeala, Regional Director E.A commented.

First launched in Nigeria, 2015, Boomplay Music (initially called Boom player) has over 8.9 million total users, 4.8 million monthly active users and 1 million daily active users, it is the No. 1 yet the fastest growing music app in Africa. Users can stream songs and videos at no charge, pay a fee for downloads or pay a reasonable daily, weekly, monthly or yearly subscription fee to save songs & videos for offline play; Boomplay Music supports all kinds of payment methods including mobile money, airtime or debit cards.

Boomplay Music currently hosts over 14,000 artists from across the globe; most of the artists are from Sub-Saharan Africa.

They include 2Face Idibia, P-Square, Davido and Wizkid from Nigeria, Sauti Sol, Avril, Fena Gitu, Kristoff and King Kaka from Kenya, Diamond Platnumz, Vanessa Mdee, Shetta, Barnaba and Ommy Dimpoz from Tanzania and R2Bees, Efya, Tinny, Stonebwoy and Becca from Ghana among many others.

Boomplay Music has teams in Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania to ensure local representation and support. The Ghana team will be in place by Q2 – 2017 with expansion plans set for Uganda, South Africa, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon by 2018

With over 7 million music and video streams monthly, it’s no surprise that over 2 million audio and video tracks are downloaded monthly.

Boomplay Music is available on Google Play Store for all Android devices and non-Android users can visit to enjoy all the features available on the app. It is preloaded on all TECNO and Itel devices.