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Who Are Simfy Africa?

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Simfy Africa

Simfy Africa (ayoba) is a music streaming service that offers a vast library of local and international music to its users in South Africa. It allows users to stream music online and offline, create playlists, and discover new music. Simfy Africa offers a variety of subscription plans to cater to different user needs and budgets.

A music streaming service is a platform that allows users to listen to music over the internet without downloading it onto their device. Users can access a vast library of music and create playlists, and the service usually requires a subscription fee.

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Simfy Music

Simfy Music was a music subscription service available in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland that offered a web-based service and clients for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry, as well as social networking features. It had content from major record labels and aggregators. However, in May 2015, Simfy changed its music catalog and redirected users to Deezer, and according to Bundesanzeiger, the company has been in liquidation since April 2015.

Simfy Africa (ayoba) has continued to operate and was bought by MTN Group in 2018. The CEO is Burak Akinci. 

Simfy Africa


Deezer is a music streaming service that offers access to a large library of music for subscribers to stream and listen to on demand. It was founded in France in 2007 and is now available in over 180 countries worldwide.

MTN Group

MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications company headquartered in South Africa. It operates in several African and Middle Eastern countries, providing mobile and fixed-line telephone services, internet services, and digital products and services.

Features Of Simfy Africa

So, you are probably wondering what the features of Simfy Africa, so here they are below. 

  • Access to a large library of local and international music
  • Ability to create and share playlists
  • Offline listening mode
  • High-quality audio streaming
  • Personalized recommendations based on listening habits
  • Integration with social media platforms
  • Availability on multiple devices

There is a Simfy Africa app available for download on both the App Store and Google Play Store.

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Summary – Simfy Africa

Simfy Africa’s goal is to create a large digital community in Africa and beyond by providing affordable and relevant offerings and platforms that cater to the needs of smartphone users.

You can learn more about Simfy Africa on their website here


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