iROKING, GoMetro, Bring New Experience To South African Rail Travel

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VENTURES AFRICA – iROKO Partners, the world’s largest online distributor of African music & movies on Tuesday announced an exciting new partnership with GoMetro, a mobile site launched in September 2012 by mobi.lity in collaboration with Metrorail, a South African commuter rail agency.

The brand new GoMetro mobile site provides commuters with real-time train schedules, timetable deviations, schedule changes and platform changes – to provide users with an enhanced digital resource for their daily commute. Also, from the 31st of October, GoMetro mobile users will be able to listen to, watch, download and share free of charge, the freshest tunes out there, anytime, anywhere through iROKING’s exclusive mobile site.

Adi Nduka-Agwu, iROKO Partners’ Head of Business Development for Africa says: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with GoMetro on this new project – it symbolises how we want to work with tech and entertainment companies across Africa. In addition to GoMetro users being able to keep on top of their travel plans on the mobile site, they will also have the ultimate soundtrack for their journey… ”

The new year-long partnership will revolutionise daily commute for over 3 million daily South African railway users, enabling them also to share their favourite music playlist with the rest of the world through major social networking sites.

Justin Coetzee of GoMetro capped the excitement saying that “public transport just got cooler with GoMetro and iROKING.”

iROKING is West Africa’s number one music distribution platform, with over 35,0000 tunes from 400 artists. The company also manages the YouTube channels of over 80 artists, delivering 15 million video views on average a month and over 130,000,000 views across its pages.