MENA region’s streaming and music platform Anghami has announced its partnership with Wajeez to expand its audio catalogue with audible book summaries.
According to Anghami, its long-term strategic partnership with Wajeez will cement its commitment to enriching its user experience by creating and promoting world-class Arabic content while diversifying its offering to give people more of what they want.
Anghami users can access a library of non-fiction book summaries from Wajeez’s catalogue, including 3,500 audio summaries of popular, local, regional, and international books. The extended features will be available as an add-on subscription within Anghami’s platform.
Refresh our proposition with unique features
“The art of storytelling is a historic, cultural cornerstone in the Arab world. Our partnership with fast-growing startups like Wajeez marks a defining chapter for us as we collectively aim to leverage the full potential of audio content,” said Elie Habib, co-founder and chief technology officer at Anghami. “This collaboration is testament to our commitment to continuously refresh our proposition with unique features, while enabling our 72 million-plus users to easily access the most comprehensive selection of content in one place. We will continue to enrich our community with new ways to experience distinctive content, explore new creators, and expand their world.”
Catering to regional audiences, Wajeez is MENA based platform that enables users to read or listen to specially curated 15-minute summaries of books & novels & podcasts in Arabic.
Vision to spread culture and knowledge
Commenting on the agreement, Rami Abu Jbara, chief content officer and co-founder of Wajeez said: “Our partnership with Anghami, the region’s leading streaming platform, reinforces our vision to spread culture and knowledge on the widest possible scale in the Arab world, because we believe that the knowledge gained from reading constitutes awareness, which is a fundamental pillar for the renaissance, advancement and civilization of people.”
The announcement of Anghami’s partnership with Wajeez follows its recent acquisition of spotlight events and expansion into live events and concerts.