MTN to up African music offering

first_img“With Africa’s mobile penetration now at approximately 50% of the 1-billion population, MTN sees a huge opportunity in music content being delivered on people’s mobile handsets via our www.mtnplay.com digital content portal.” Christian de Faria, MTN’s senior vice president for innovation, says there is a growing demand for digital content in Africa: “More and more people in Africa and in the developed world are going online for entertainment content,” he said in a statement earlier this month. “We are delighted to work with MTN Play to deliver this content to the rest of Africa.” CCA has a substantial catalogue of African musical content by artists in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya – among others. It also has rights to exclusive video content featuring a host of popular African artists, including Hugh Masekela, Fela Kuti and Busi Mhlongo. 23 June 2011 “Connect Africa is passionate about music from our continent,” said CCA managing director Antos Stella. “We have always strived to be ahead of the pack when it comes to representing African music, offering our artists and labels a bouquet of services from content to marketing, sponsorship and digital management. Vast catalogue of African music He explained that the African consumer, with an estimated spending power of US$1.4-trillion by 2020, has become highly aspirational with a taste for world-class goods and services over the last few years. Pan-African mobile operator MTN has teamed up with Content Connect Africa (CCA), an aggregator and provider of on and off-portal content, to offer a wider variety of African music to its customers across the continent. CCA’s vast catalogue includes recording labels such as AS Entertainment, Godfather (specialising in Nigerian content), Al Records (East and West Africa content) and Soulistic Music, which features top DJs like Black Coffee. Growing demand for digital content Through its deal with CCA, MTN will offer a wide selection of music content, which will be available either as full tracks or caller tunes. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Here is your horoscope for the day: December 26, 2014

first_imgARIESYou achieve victory in competitive ventures after a period of difficulty today. There is gain in business, success in assignments and love in personal relationships to rejuvenate your self-esteem and confidence. This is a good time to attempt difficult tasks. Lucky number 6. Colour red.TAURUS You handle difficult situations with practical wisdom and subtlety today. You are able to manage things well with a firm and clear perspective, indicating priorities and goals. Mental stress can manifest health problems so avoid it. Enjoy celebrations! Lucky number 7. Colour blue. GEMINILet go the past, especially hurtful relationships and memories. A professional opportunity should be considered seriously before you make plans for the future. It’s important not to repeat old patterns or mistakes. Money transactions go smoothly and honestly. Lucky number 3. Colour green. CANCERRelationships are sealed and promises are fulfilled today. Work and pleasure can be combined today as you enjoy what you do immensely. You are nearer to actualizing an important personal plan. Trust your feelings and intuition about people and situations. Lucky number 1. Colour lotus pink.LEOYou are practical and grounded while dealing with business, finances and property matters today. You are emotional and spiritual in relationships, and family matters. You are inspired by divine wisdom and insight as you toil persistently to achieve targets. Lucky number 5. Colour brown. VIRGO You are youthful and intense in all areas of life but mask passion with a calm surface. Your mystical personality attracts some interesting people. You achieve success with your own wisdom and resources. A personal involvement has qualities of love and freedom. Lucky number 8. Colour blue.advertisementLIBRAProfessional success is on the cards! Power and influence help you turn things around in the business area. You are noble and generous in family situations. Beware of friends who are conceited due to wealth and position. Art, music, and sport can be engaging. Lucky number 6. Colour pink. SCORPIO You tend to be busy with professional matters as you build up your commercial aspects, reputation and stability. You may start new ventures and make plans for the future that are exiting and lucrative. Spend quality time with family and children. Lucky number 3. Colour tomato red.SAGITTARIUS Nine Cups full of light bring happiness in personal relationships and satisfaction in professional ventures. Physical well-being allows you to indulge in sporty activity and exciting pastimes. You are lucky in love today and can expect some surprises. Lucky number 9. Colour pink.CAPRICORNMaterial gain is on the cards today. You retain a position of power at work and affirm personal commitments with promise. Labour to business goals brings wealth. Your investments and plans prove to be gainful, be it buying property or starting a venture. Lucky number 1. Colour green.AQUARIUS ‘The Queen of Wands’ allows you to achieve success with energy and calm authority. You adapt well to new situations and developments. You can be impatient of opposition at home or in the work area, as you need authority to express leadership qualities. Lucky number 8. Colour crimson. PISCES You may feel insecure while the changes are taking place but a detached view allows you another perspective. New developments prove to be more positive and progressive. It’s best to meet changes halfway and flow with them rather than resist them. Lucky number 16. Colour fiery red.last_img read more