Technology company Mondia and e-commerce platform Jumia have today announced the launch of Jumia Games, an entertainment category on the JumiaPay App.
In its first phase, the fully branded gaming portal is available in only five of Africa’s major economies, including Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya and Ghana, with plans to expand the service to Jumia’s customers in Tunisia and Côte d’Ivoire over the next few months.
With the subscription-based service, JumiaPay consumers will have full access to Jumia Games with thousands of games such as CR7, Ben10, Tom and Jerry and Cartoon Network games.
“The gaming industry is expected to grow at a CGAR [compound annual growth rate] of 12% until 2025, and with more than 200 million Africans who are below the age of 35, the continent has tremendous potential in the mobile gaming segment,” said Dr Amadeo Rahmann, CEO of Mondia, a company with offices in Nigeria and Pakistan.
“This deal with Jumia further reinforces our reputation for delivering the best and latest digital entertainment to consumers. Our extensive expertise in the digital space puts us in a unique position to help brands transform their online customer experience and thereby help with customer retention and acquiring new customers,” he added.
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Sami Louali – Executive Vice President Financial Services at Jumia Group said, “We have always been at the forefront of providing our consumers with the latest and best products and services. With the launch of this new category on JumiaPay App
, we are providing our consumers with an exciting digital gaming and entertainment experience. With the help of our partner, Mondia, consumers can enjoy entertainment services through our JumiaPay App in addition to other digital and financial services”. s
The partnership with Jumia falls under Mondia’s enterprise vertical which aims to help companies capitalise on the digital relationships they have with their customers, in this case Jumia Games pivoting on the market penetration of JumiaPay.
Subscriptions to Jumia Games gives customers unlimited access to all games with prices starting from €1.5 (KES 191.5 at current rate) per month.