As Apple’s iTunes finally launches in Africa, what are the implications for homegrown African music download services?
Finally, after many years of waiting for those of us who would prefer to buy authentic and high quality digital music downloads, Apple’s iTunes finally launched in a good number of African markets yesterday. More specifically, the list of countries in Africa where iTunes is now available includes the following:
Kenya leads the world in mobile money. This is a fact as over 18 million mobile subscribers are signed up for Safaricom’s wildly successful M-Pesa offering. It’s hard to imagine that just a few years ago although Safaricom’s M-Pesa was just taking off and most of the Banks in Kenya
There is no denying that Safaricom is easily one of Kenya’s most innovative companies, even if its DNA is ultimately rooted in technology. It seems just like the other day when mobile telephony became widely available to the masses in Kenya at the cusp of the Millennium when Safaricom and