After Spotify launched in Nigeria, It was easy to pay for and renew your Spotify Subscription with any MasterCard or Visa debit card issued by Nigerian banks.
The reverse has been the case recently. I have accounts with GTBank, Zenith Bank, Access Bank, Kuda Bank and Barter, none of their debit cards or virtual cards worked when I tried to renew my Spotify subscription.
I have discovered a solution to this.
In this article, you will learn how to renew your Spotify subscription in Nigeria with ease.
To renew your Spotify subscription, you have to follow the steps below;
- Open a Gomoney account.
- Upgrade your Gomoney account.
- Request for a Gomoney virtual card.
- Fund your Gomoney account
- Renew your Spotify subscription with Gomoney virtual card.
Let’s get started with each step above.
Table of Contents
Open a Gomoney account
Visit https://gomoney.global/app to download the Gomoney app. You can also go to your app store to download Gomoney.
See the logo below to be sure you download the right one.
After downloading, create an account. You can use my referral code “chrisa” in the option for referral code.
You will need to provide your BVN and other basic details to complete your registration.
Upgrade your Gomoney account
Once you complete the first stage of the Gomoney registration, you will be upgraded to the Tier 2 level.
As a Tier 2 user, you will be issued a Gomoney account number, you can send and receive money but you won’t be able to apply for a Gomoney virtual card.
Hence, you need to upgrade to Tier 3.
You can do this by verifying your account with a valid means of identification.
Gomoney accepts the following identity cards;
- NIN slip.
- NIN card. (mine wasn’t accepted though)
- Voters card.
- International passport.
Open the Gomoney app, click on the user icon to access the settings.
Click on upgrade your account.
Take a selfie of yourself then snap and upload your means of identification.
While taking the selfie, I observed that you need to take the camera a bit far from your face before you will be instructed to blink your eye slowly.
**Gomoney really needs to work on the app.
Your means of identification has to be clear enough.
If your means of identification is accepted, you will be notified almost immediately. If your identity card or slip was rejected after the first trial, it takes Gomoney 48 hours to verify when you reupload.
Once you are done with this step, proceed to the next step.
Request for a Gomoney Virtual card
We will use the Gomoney Virtual card to renew our Spotify subscription.
Open the Gomoney app.
On the tab that shows your account balance, swipe to the left to reveal the card options.
Click on “Get a virtual card”.
Within a few minutes, you will be notified that your card is ready.
Fund your Gomoney account
You can fund your Gomoney account by transferring money from your other bank accounts to your Gomoney account.
While the Gomoney app is open, click on the user icon to access the settings page.
Click on your name to view your Gomoney account number.
Now open your mobile banking app and transfer the Spotify renewal amount to your Gomoney account.
The money should reflect in your account almost immediately.
How to Renew Spotify Subscription in Nigeria
For now, the only card that works with Spotify is the Gomoney virtual card. Once you have completed the steps above and gotten your virtual card, you can proceed to the next step.
Open the Spotify app.
If your subscription has expired, you will be prompted to add a new card.
Click on add a new card and enter your Gomoney Virtual card details. You can also visit the Spotify premium plan page, select the plan you want.
Enter your card details and click on submit when you are done.
Your Gomoney account will be charged and your subscription will be renewed instantly.
At the time this article was written, this method worked perfectly fine.
I hope you have learnt how to renew your Spotify subscription in Nigeria.
My favourite Spotify plan is the family plan that costs 1,400 Naira, it allows me to add 5 other family members so they can enjoy Spotify with me.
What’s your favourite Spotify plan?
Let me know in the comment section.
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