Will Nigerians Read Books On Mobile Phones?

The reading culture of Nigerians has been on a steady decline for some time now.

The decline can be attributed to many factors from a tough economy to a general lack of reading interest in the younger generation.

Some have even gone as far as blaming the poor reading culture on mobile devices. 

Now there is a new app called okadabooks that is putting Nigerian books on mobile phones in a bid to get people to read on phones.

The app has a diverse collection of books from Nigerian authors and even past WAEC/JAMB questions with answers.

This all sounds like a good idea

…but the question is will Nigerians actually read and buy books on their phone and will students actually study with their phones?

Check out the app at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.okadabooks and let us know what you think about it and the Nigerian reading culture in general.

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2 thoughts on “Will Nigerians Read Books On Mobile Phones?

  1. It’s a laudable idea Unen. The age we gradualling phasing in to is fast approaching. Paper will considerably be reduced in the system for some time to come. Reading from phone is the ish… I myself cant even grab a novel and read to the end. But if i have the book on my phone, I think I will spend time looking at it….My only concern is….okadabooks is starting small but forgot to make it int’l for ppl like me to buy…

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