Spotify to launch in 40 additional African countries

The streaming platform was previously accessible in only 5 African countries and is now set to launch into 40 additional countries including Kenya, Angola, Benin, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and more.

Spotify will be expanding into 85 new markets across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. The announcement was made on its online event titled “Stream On”. Previously only available in South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia, Spotify will now be available in 40 additional countries including Kenya, Angola, Benin, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Gabon, Nigeria and more.

The chief premium business officer of Spotify, Alex Norstrom, stated, “Together these markets represent more than a billion people, with nearly half of them already using the Internet. Some of the places we’re going like Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nigeria have the fastest growing Internet populations in the world.”

Spotify will be expanding in the following African countries Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.