9janimi Channel

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9janimi Channel
9janimi Channel New Logo (2014).png
Type of businessPrivate
Available inEnglish[1]
FoundedLagos, Nigeria in 2010[2]
HeadquartersLagos, Nigeria.[3]
Country of originNigeria Nigeria[4]
OwnertheMedia 360 Company[5]
Founder(s)Soltesh Iyere (CEO)
IndustryMusic,[6] Movies
ServicesMusic & Movies streaming
Current statusActive
Native client(s) onWeb, Android and iOS
Written inPHP

9janimi Channel is a web/mobile-based Music and Movies streaming service[8] serving a hybrid of paid and free contents to users. The service was launched in 2010[9] by Nigerian startup theMedia 360 Company Ltd.[10] Its primary content is Afro pop music.

The main services are music and movie streaming.[11][12] There are two subscription tiers: The Freemium (free) and Premium (paid) offerings. The service is available on Web and via mobile apps.[13]

The channel pays royalties to artists.[14] The service allows artists keep 75% of their songs proceeds through its Fair Trade Streaming agreement.[15]

9janimi[16][17] is a Yoruba phrase, which means "I’m a Nigerian".


9janimi Channel[18] was established in 2010 in Lagos, Nigeria by Soltesh Iyere.[19] The service received substantial funding in early 2013 by theMedia 360 Company Limited.[20] To further assist in the expansion of the streaming service in Africa, they've also partnered with Bashro Beats[21] in the United Kingdom to deliver services to Nigerians there. The Channel was formerly an online compendium of hip hop news, gossip and top-ten music charts.[22][23] With singer-songwriter Halle Mordu[24][25][26] and model Idia Aisien are its brand ambassadors.[9][27][28][29]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Nominated - New Media Broad Awards 2014[30][31]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "9janimi Channel - Press". Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  2. ^ "CrunchBase: 9janimi Channel". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  3. ^ "9janimi Channel launches new music streaming app". Naij. Sola Bodunrin. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Online Music: 9janimi Channel Offers Artistes Platform To Earn Royalties". Channels TV. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  5. ^ "9janimi Channel - Music In Africa". Retrieved 2015-02-25.
  6. ^ "Site Info - 9janimi.com". w3techs. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  7. ^ "About Us".
  8. ^ a b "9janimi Channel Berths". The Nation (Nigeria).
  9. ^ "Indigenous streaming service to reward music acts on platform". Pulse Nigeria. Gbenga Bada. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  10. ^ "9janimi Channel beefs up platform with new features". The Nation (Nigeria).
  11. ^ "9janimi Channel braces up for new media". Daylight.ng. Archived from the original on 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  12. ^ "9janimi Channel: A Spotify For Nollywood". Apex Nolly.
  13. ^ "9janimi Channel to pay royalty to artistes". The Nation (Nigeria).
  14. ^ "NCC proposes digital piracy bill to National Assembly". Premium Times. Retrieved 2015-05-27.
  15. ^ "9janimi Channel debuts to pay artistes royalties". The Daily Independent (Lagos). Archived from the original on 2015-09-19. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  16. ^ "9janimi Channel Beta to offer unlimited music on the go!". Mix Naija. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  17. ^ "9janimi Channel to pay artistes royalties". Vanguard (Nigeria). Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  18. ^ "9janimi Channel Says The Streaming Service Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg". For Naija.
  19. ^ "CrunchBase: theMedia 360 Company". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  20. ^ "9janimi Channel takes operations abroad". The Nation (Nigeria).
  21. ^ "Olamide's Lagos Boys Tops 9janimi Music Chart".
  22. ^ "9janimi Channel: The Rise Of A Streaming Music Service In Africa". African Seer.
  23. ^ "Why I sing more about love — Halle, Nigeria's Janet Jackson". Vanguard (Nigeria).
  24. ^ "I always challenge the guys, says Halle, Nigeria's Janet Jackson". Vanguard (Nigeria).
  25. ^ "I can be a pain in the butt - Halle Ihmordu". Vanguard (Nigeria).
  26. ^ "9janimi Music Channel Makes Waves". Entertainment Express. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
  27. ^ "9janimi Channel plans to rejuvenate music streaming in Nigeria". Somtoo - Africa's Tech Hub.
  28. ^ "9janimi Channel: Evolving through the entrepreneurship ecosystem". Today News Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2016-10-12. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  29. ^ "9janimi Channel Wants to Offer Artistes Better Value". Tech Cabal.
  30. ^ "9janimi Channel wants musicians in Nigeria to earn from their work". Tech Moran. Archived from the original on 2016-03-13. Retrieved 2016-03-02.

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