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Nigerian Mobile Phones Go ‘Religious’

by Medindia Content Team on  December 16, 2007 at 2:19 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
The South African mobile telephony provider MTN has just launched a series of "Islamic ringtones" in Nigeria, targeting the West African country's some 70 million Muslims.

"Go express your faith," urges MTN in a full-page newspaper advertisement for its "Islamic melodies".
Nigerian Mobile Phones Go ‘Religious’
Nigerian Mobile Phones Go ‘Religious’
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For 200 naira (1.7 dollars/1.16 euros) the faithful can download religious chants such as "Allah's Care", Allah's Exaltation", "Prayer against Poverty", "Prayer for Guidance" or "Prayer for Humility."

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With the big Christian and Muslim holidays falling at around the same time this year, MTN, is also offering a selection of Christian themes such as the carol "Silent Night", remixed with a disco beat.

Source: AFP
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