It is no news that the Nigerian mobile phone market has smartphones running on the android operating system owned by Google as one of the dominating phone. While the exact number of android phones in Nigeria is not known, it has been estimated that there are about 15 million smartphones in Nigeria out of which most are android smartphones.
While the dominating apps on the smartphones are foreign developed, there are a number of android application developed by Nigerians for Nigerians and the top 10 most popular Nigerian apps on the Google playstore will be discussed in this article.
CHANNELS TV APP
Channels TV has the reputation of being the best TV in Nigeria for 8 good years, this had led to the station been popular. Currently, the channels TV app boast of having over 1 million downloads on the Google playstore. The app has features such as the iwitness, livetv, headlines, top stories, etc.
If it comes to online newspaper, Naij is one of the most popular. Slowly and steadily, it had walked it way from the bottom up to the top.The app also had been downloaded over one million times.
GTbank is unarguably one of the best and most popular banks in Nigeria. In fact, the bank has nothing less than 5 million customers. This had led to their app been popular on Google Playstore. The app can be used for account management, fund transfer and many other things.
IROKO TV APP
IrokoTV has one of the biggest collections of Nollywood movies and series on the internet. This large collection has led to the massive downloads of its app. The apps installation is quick and ones a movie is downloaded, it can be watch offline without data.
Konga is one of the biggest online market place in Nigeria with goods cutting across different categories such as electronics, fashion products, books, etc. the app is one of the most loved tools used by the online shoppers in Nigeria to access this online market place. The apps is easy to use and secured making it one of the best in the country.
This app was developed by the owners of the Iroko TV and it is the music arm of the nollywood giant. The app has a collection of African music that sure will keep you entertained.
This is one app every Nigerian should have. It consists of a lot one need to know about the constitution. This app is up-to-date and it covers all areas of the constitution from general provisions to fundamental objectives down to fundamental rights.
PIDGIN BIBLE APP
This is self-explanatory; it is a Bible written in Pidgin English. The pidgin bible has Cameroon Pidgin Bible, Ghana Pidgin Bible, Papua New Guinea TokPisin Pidgin Bible and many other forms of pidgin. The app has bookmarking enabled which make it easier to locate your favourite verse.
Jobberman is the number one online destination for job seeker. The website list out available job offers as well as career advice and all that. The popularity of their website led to the popularity of the app.
Howfar is the Nigerian version of whatsapp. Though the app is not that popular amongs Nigerian, it is cool and developed by a Nigerian.