African News and Entertainment Platforms Delivering Content to the Masses

Mobile news, music, sport, and games are now staples on mobile devices across the continent so we take a look at five African News and Entertainment Platforms shortlisted for an Award – Maria Ukpere 

Bounce News Nigeria

Bounce is your personal news service – as you read, it personalizes your feed by learning what you like and recommending everyday stories that matter to YOU. Bounce lets you own your experience by choosing your interests. So you’ll get important breaking news, big political matters, as well as must-know sport, entertainment, music, fashion & health stories that are relevant to you. All these stories are from the best Nigerian and international news sources, and all in one place.

Jokko TextSenegal

Jokko Text is the new online music service that allows fans to make money by sharing their favorite music from upcoming artists then adding and selling them by SMS. Jokko Text is available in 50 countries, transactions may be made by credit card anywhere in the world.

Vodacom Music! South Africa

Vodacom music! is the latest innovation in music entertainment brought to you by Vodacom. You now have access to millions of songs and albums to download whenever you want in your own time and listen to at your leisure.

Vodacom Games!South Africa

With Vodacom games! mobile entertainment has never been so simple: no registration, no credit card … and free to browse, with Vodacom Games you can download all the games you want for your smartphone or tablet, get access to thousands of the hottest games, download or play as much as you can and Vodacom live!! is free to browse and games are free to download.


Sportsie is a premium destination for Sports fans covering Football & Cricket. It includes live scores, commentary, news, video highlights, social news from players to  WAGs! It also includes real-time predictions and fantasy games which fans can play with friends and other fans and be part of the action.

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