This question has come up several times but it is really hard to know the kind of mobile apps Nigerians like. For most Nigerian app developers who want to create apps that have Nigerian context or purposely target Nigerians, it is important to ask yourself this question.
Understanding your target users and their market are very important in mobile app development. Personally I feel that this question is very broad and in that sense it is difficult to narrow the answer down.
The way I handle this kind of question might be different from other people but since this information is important for us in mobile app community, I will like others to contribute their thought on this.
I have done some research in different mobile app stores and looked at Nigerian apps that have best download rates and I was able to come up with the following.
Mobile Social Networking App
This is a common app you will see in most mobile devices in Nigeria
Mobile Chat apps
No doubt, Nigerians like socializing whether on a serious issues or trivial issues.
Mobile News App
May be I will say there is never a dull moment in Nigeria when it comes to how different news comes out in Nigeria on a daily bases.
Mobile Video App (For Movies)
We love entertainment most especially when it comes to our own Nollywood movies
Mobile Music App
Our music industry is a blast and nothing is as fun as having good Naija music on your mobile
Although I know there are many Nigerians that love mobile games but we haven’t seen many Nigerian developers in this area.
Education Mobile App
It is not yet where I will like it to be but I hope in near future most Nigerians will fall in love with education applications.
I know this is not a complete list but this list serves as an idea for the kind of mobile apps that Nigerians usually have on their phone.
If there is any category of apps that you will like to include, we will like to hear about it