Akon To Buy 50% Of African Music Download Service


Senegalese-American singer Akon has announced  he would purchase 50 per cent of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago.

Africa’s first home-grown platform for legal music downloads, Musik Bi launched in Senegal in February 2016 with a mission to promote African artists, pay them properly, and fight internet piracy.

Akon announced in Dakar yesterday that he would become the majority shareholder in the service, describing Musik Bi as “the platform of the future”.

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