Funafric Launches music and video website in Lagos
A website known as funafric, one of the first African music and video download service, has been launched in Lagos. The site will provide a unique platform for African music and videos on its website, www.funafric.com.
During a demonstration at a news conference in Lagos, the General Manager, Funafric, Aramide Paul-Taiwo, said major recording labels like premier records, Sony music, Westside Music, Storm Records and other independent organisations have already signed up for the service and their catalogues have been uploaded, adding that currently, Funafric is in the process of signing up recording labels in other African countries to boost the wide appeal of the platform.
Said she: "Now African has a voice on the World Wide Web and that voice is www.funafric.com". The company says that it hhas reached rights agreements covering both Nigeria and the UK.
The spokesman for Funafric, and one of the directors, Ayo Bankole, explained that Funafric is the outcome of two years of hard work by web developers, business managers, internationals payment platforms, records labels collecting societies, artistes, banks, lawyers and other stakeholders in the industry. According to him, www.funafric.com is now the number one destination for African music and videos on the internet. He explained that customers can now buy music by using their MasterCard, Visa card or Inter-switch card safely on the Internet. With huge investments in robust digital security protocols to ensure that the cardholders can use his card safely and that the music and video are protected, Funafric's operation is also open to right owners to monitor their content.