VENTURES AFRICA – iROKOtv, the world’s largest online distributor of Nigerian movies, Tuesday announced the launch of a brand new mobile app in an exclusive partnership with global phone manufacturer, Nokia.
The app has been designed to give iROKOtv PLUS subscribers and fans of Nigeria’s movie industry, Nollywood, mobile access to Nigerian movies on Nokia Windows Phone 8 devices for the first three months, after user sign-up.
The mobile app is also available to Nokia customers who already have a subscription on iROKOtv PLUS.
In addition, the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 provides customers with a number of additional features to give a host of extras that include behind-the-scenes films from movie sets, interviews with Nollywood stars and news and gossip from the world of entertainment.
Speaking on the development, Head of Business Development for iROKO Partners, Africa, Adibeli Nduka-Agwu said: “The iROKOtv app is a fantastic addition to the ‘Nokia Collections within the Widows Phone Store’.
Head, Ecosystem Developer Experience (EDX), Nokia West Africa, Teemu Kiijärvi said the iROKOtv app is one of the more interesting additions to the Nokia Lumia device, which lovers of Nollywood will very much appreciate.
“This is one of the ways through which Nokia is championing and encouraging the development of local apps in the region and Nigeria as well.” he said.
Accoding to the official statement, the partnership also extends to iROKO Partners’ music site, iROKING. Nokia Asha users will also have access to over 35,000 tracks from 400+ recording artistes on the go via Nokia Browser.