BBC Hausa, the Hausa-language offering from BBC World Service, has launched an app that is available to mobile users worldwide.
Created in collaboration with US-based developer AudioNow, the app contains radio content that can be accessed through an in-app audio player. Top news stories can also be read in the app.
BBC Hausa editor Jimeh Saleh said: “We know a lot of our audience and young people now use their mobile phones and apps on a daily basis and for accessing news. We are excited that the BBC Hausa app will allow users to enjoy our content at their own convenience and on the platform they are most familiar with.”
Alexandra Moe, VP of strategic partnerships at AudioNow, added: “We are delighted to develop an app for the BBC Hausa service, expanding reach and connectivity for popular BBC programming to Hausa listeners in Africa and abroad.”
BBC Hausa has been providing content for West Africans for 60 years. It reaches 27 million people weekly via TV, radio and the internet.