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Audio: DJ Zimo 'United Sounds Of Africa Tour Mixtape'


Tuface Idibia, M.I. Abaga, Ice Prince, Brymo, J Martins, Iyanya, Jesse Jagz and Timi Dakolo round up what is basically every Naija pop fan this side of the Atlantic's dream summer tour lineup. All these guys will touch ground as the United Sounds of Africa, coming to major cities across the US and Canada. As a bonus, iROKING, the official digital partner of the US tour, has collaborated with US-based DJ Zimo for an exclusive free mixtape to celebrate the tour. The tape features the best of Nigeria’s music brotherhood represented in the tour. Get the link to the mixtape below and  see remaining tour dates and purchase tickets below.

>>>Stream United Sounds of Africa Mixtape

UNITED SOUNDS OF AFRICA TOUR DATES

TU 8/07/12 NEW YORK, NY - IRVING PLAZA Tickets

TH 8/09/12 TORONTO, ON - OPERA HOUSE Tickets

FR 8/10/12 CHICAGO, IL - HOUSE OF BLUES Tickets

SU 8/12/12 LOS ANGELES, CA - HOUSE OF BLUES Tickets

 

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