Uganda has become the second country in Africa that TIDAL is launching, after South Africa. The global music and video streaming platform, TIDAL will form a partnership with mobile & fixed telecommunications company, MTN.“Africa is a continent that has long been an inspiration for music heard around the world and TIDAL is excited to highlight the vibrant musicians on our platform. TIDAL is also thrilled to bring a new wave of digital music to Uganda as part of this collaboration,” said Lior Tibon, COO TIDAL.
Also, Damian Marley, a TIDAL artist-owner described the launch as a wonderful development for Africa, “I remember hearing stories about my father’s records being destroyed once they got to Africa. They didn’t want the people to hear the message in the music. What a beautiful day it is now when Africa will not only have access to my family’s music but to all music that exists.”
— billboard (@billboard) August 22, 2018
With Jay Z’s streaming service launching in S.A and Uganda, it’s only a matter of time before they set up shop in Nigeria, so let’s keep our fingers crossed.