Here Are Some Of the Most Used Apps in Nigeria

Back in 2009, Apple routinely used the slogan “there’s an app for that” in its TV commercials. Later, the company even patented the slogan – by this time, it has become a running joke among smartphone users. Now, more than a decade later, smartphone apps have become the center of our digital lives – especially now that the ongoing pandemic has shut down half the world around us.

Not all apps are created equal, though. Games are, in general, considered the most-downloaded smartphone apps around the world – but they are not topping the download charts in Nigeria. Their numbers pale in comparison with some of the most-used smartphone services out there.

5. WhatsApp Business

WhatsApp Business

Security and privacy are at the core of our digital lives, no matter if it’s for work or in everyday life. And this is what WhatsApp, Facebook’s encrypted communications service offers its users.

WhatsApp Business is the company-facing version of the popular communications app that offers users the chance to have a business presence on the network. It comes with a special set of tools for businesses – support for landlines, business messaging, and profiles – on top of the traditional WhatsApp suite.

4. JUMIA Online Shopping

Jumia app

JUMIA’s easy-to-use mobile shopping app is among the most-downloaded ones in Nigeria today – not having to browse a crowded store is a boon, especially when there’s a virus spreading around.

With smartphones slowly becoming the most-used storefront, it’s not a surprise that shopping apps are becoming the most-used ones all around.

3. Audiomack: Download New Music Offline Free


Streaming has become the go-to means of listening to music for pretty much everyone with an internet connection – so it shouldn’t be a surprise that a music streaming app is the third-most-downloaded one in Nigeria today.

Audiomack provides free (or paid) streaming and offline listening services to its users, covering every genre from hip hop to afrobeat.

2. GOCASH-Quick Online Loans APP in Nigeria


Smartphones are slowly becoming the finance hubs of our digital lives, always at hand, offering quick access to our money – and, apparently, our loans.

Launched this September, the GOCASH app has quickly become one of the most-downloaded apps in Nigeria.

1. WhatsApp Messenger


WhatsApp Messenger is currently the most-downloaded Android app in Nigeria. Facebook’s end-user-facing encrypted messaging service doesn’t only offer free instant messaging and voice calls but it also works on feature phones, making it the perfect choice for our modern digital life.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that it’s the most downloaded Android app in Nigeria today.

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