ayoba is an instant messaging app powered by MTN.

With ayoba you can chat with anyone regardless of whether they have the ayoba app or not.

Users who do not have the app but receive an SMS from an ayoba user will be able to respond via SMS and it will display within the ayoba user’s chat in the app.

ayoba is available on Android devices (iOS to come later).

ayoba Features

Free to use

ayoba is free to use. You need data to send messages and files to your contacts, but some networks (e.g. MTN) may provide this data for free too

Sharing is caring

Share videos, images, audio, and other files with your contacts.

Quick connect

Use your existing address book to quickly and easily connect you with your contacts


Ayoba also supports both voice and video calls using your data connection.

Chat now

Instantly send and receive text and voice messages with any of your contacts.


End-to-end encryption means that messages in a conversation cannot be read by anyone else.

Chat with everyone

Send SMS text messages with anyone in your contact list, regardless of whether they’ve installed Ayoba or not

Let's Meet

Share your real-time location with your Ayoba contacts

Group chat

The more the merrier! Set up group chats to easily communicate with friends and family in a single chat

MusicTime®️ channel

Free access to listen to 200 songs in 10 playlists within ayoba