Opera Mini users can now, for free, listen to and download music from the most recognized artists in the following countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Users can start listening to their favorite music as soon as they open the browser. Mdundo will be displaying the 100 most popular songs in the country according to the geographical location of the user. Users will be able to switch between news and music.
Opera hopes to expand the functionalities of Opera Mini and bring African music to its users. Its popular and fast lightweight browser used by more than 100 million people around the world.
Its success builds upon its great ability to speed up browsing while also saving up to 90% of data when browsing with its unique compression feature enabled.
Speaking during the signing of the agreement, Martin Nielsen, CEO of Mdudo said Mdundo has become one of the leading streaming music services in Africa after its release in Kenya in 2013.
“Mdundo has changed the way people listen to music on their smartphones,” said Michael Gray, Product Director of Opera Mini Africa. “Now with Mdundo support in Opera Mini, music lovers can access a catalog that includes the best local artists, the most popular songs in their country, and the fastest-growing independent local artist platform.”
Through this partnership, Opera seeks to expand the functionalities of Opera Mini and bring African music fans closer to their favorite songs.
“With the inclusion of Mdundo’s music catalog in Opera Mini, African artists will also increase their chances of being discovered among the massive Opera Mini user base in Africa,” continued Martin Nielsen, CEO Mdundo. “This will bring them more streams, more downloads, and the opportunity to get new fans”.