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A monumental monetization change is coming to Africa’s content creation ecosystem with the launch of Mafans, a subscription-based platform that allows African content creators (musicians, celebrities, influencers, comedians, entertainers, mentors, and creators from all genres) to convert their social media followers into paying fans to have the first taste of their works and exclusive access to their lives and arts.
Social media has grown and become a primary source of income across the world to most influencers and social media celebrities. Yet, Africans still find it difficult to benefit from the opportunities that come with owning a social media account or having a huge following. With Mafans, Africans can harness the full potential of social media; with no content restriction, full accessibility and control of their data, and they can earn real income from their followers, fans, and subscribers without any interference.
According to the founders, IKOCHAP AGENCY, “we live in a generation where our mobile phones are virtually an entire corporation, a tool so powerful that anyone who can use any platform out there: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, can make real money and have an exciting life, as we can see with many social media millionaires out there.
“We came to see how easy it was for most of our western friends to generate income from social media,” Founder, Mafans said. However, trying to do the same for most Africans yielded little if any results at all because “we realized Africans have these limitations that prevent them from benefiting from similar advantages since these systems are not built with Africans in mind.” He added.
Mafans allows every African with an active follower base on any social media platform to create and own a verified account that will allow their fans to subscribe and access exclusive content on a subscription basis.
The platform, however, doesn’t just open African social media influencers, celebrities, entertainers, and content creators to income-earning opportunities. It also allows those in other parts of the world to benefit from Africa because Mafans goes beyond the normal standards of payments.
“We’re adding a means where Africans can use local payment methods to pay or access content from those in the West who can also access content from those in Africa,” the founder, said in an interview.
How does Mafans work?
Users on Mafans can either be content creators or fans (followers) and must be 18 years of age and above. Content creators on Mafans must have a verified Prymefans account and payout information (M-pesa, bank, mobile money, Bitcoin, or direct transfer with Western Union, etc) to receive their monthly payments.
With an account on Mafans, content creators can create and publish any form of content in any genre, allowing their fans to consume that content. Content creators also decide if their content is free or paid for which their fans pay a monthly subscription fee to access.
“They decide who consumes their content, when they consume it, and how they consume it, which is something we really need at this time.”
On the other hand, followers have access to wallets that allow them to subscribe to a particular content creator’s account to have access to their content.
Who can use Mafans?
Everyone with a smartphone can access Mafans through its web platform, https://mafans.co.ke. Android smartphone users can easily get the Mafans app once they open the Mafans website while iOS users have the option to use its very responsive web application.
From musicians, entertainers, influencers, to those who love to share workout tips and a mentor who loves to share secrets to success to adult entertainers, models who are obsessed about their sexy bodies, chefs who love to share recipes and delicious cuisines, an expert Forex trader who wants to share trading secrets, etc.
Mafans allows content creators from a wide range of genres to create and share any type of content on its platform. It, however, strictly monitors shared content to ensure a safe, creative, and fun environment for anyone using the platform.
How content creators earn on Mafans
Content creators on Mafans make money by allowing their followers (fans) to subscribe to their content either monthly, every three months, or own a free account, on tips, via their stores, etc.
They get to decide whether or not their content is free or paid for. For one thing, these are exclusive contents they won’t be sharing on any other platform or give first look to a chosen few before reaching the rest of the world, allowing them to choose a payout option that works for them. Think mobile money wallets, M-Pesa, Airtel Money, Bank Pay, Visa Card, PayPal etc.
At the end of each successful transaction, content creators will be able to withdraw the money instantly as generated from their content. All the Mafans platform does with its