| By Chinwe Okafor |
MAHINDRA Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile financial and value added services solutions, has been nominated for the prestigious AfricaCom awards. The AfricaCom award was recognized as the premier accolade for service providers operating in Africa’s digital market. Over the past years, Mahindra Comviva had emerged as one of the largest music aggregators in the African continent, having collaborated with over 70 content partners including local and international content providers/copyright bodies/ local artists and production houses in the region.
Manoranjan Mohapatra, chief executive officer, CEO, Mahindra Comviva said: “With early market maturity setting in Africa, service providers are looking for ways to diversify their revenue streams. Digital entertainment and financial services are the critical sources of accelerated revenue growth. The nomination for digital music and mobile money service is a testimonial of our ability to deliver compelling and market relevant innovative solutions.”
Mahindra Comviva was shortlisted as the best digital music initiative category for its digital music library services and best mobile money service for EcoCash, a mobile payment service offered by Econet and powered by its mobiquity® mMoney. The winners will be announced at the AfricaCom 2013 show in Cape Town on November 13.
Currently, Mahindra Comviva owns rights for over 170,000 unique music tracks in African, Arabic and International categories, spanning multiple popular genres including hip hop, pop, inspirational, classical, hip life, humor, football chants, R n B, gospel, jazz, rock, devotional, reggae and retro.
— Oct. 28, 2013 @ 01:00 GMT