Speaking to TechMoran, Balogun Danjuma CEO 9jabookings.com said, “The major aim and objective of the website is to enable talents and Nigerian celebrities get more performance opportunities at shows and events across Nigeria. The website is a one click access to booking talents and celebrities. Whenever and wherever you are, so far you have internet or mobile access; you can book artistes for your wedding, birthday party and various social events. Everything happens right there at your fingertips.
By cutting off all the middlemen, 9jabookings aims to help users plan or book the entertainment services of any top band, musician, comedian or celebrity in the country. Targeting the over 100, 000 Nigerian celebrities in the country and more coming up everyday, the startup says booking Nigerian artistes is a very lucrative one as many Hip-hop acts charge as much as 2million naira for a 15minutes performance.
The platform is not short of clients, the firm says the entire Nigerian populace is it’s target market, but priorities are being given to corporate bodies and private individuals. The firm says the platform will also artistes get more performance at shows and events and reduce booking scams and hassles associated with booking artistes.