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Here's a Raw Afro-Electronic Mix From Odile Myrtil

"Ezili II is a musical world tour that reconciles the Caribbean and African identity," she tells us.

Odile Myrtil is a Montréal-based singer, DJ, and artist exploring experimental club music. She's also a resident of the city's Moonshine Collective, which features acts like Pierre Kwenders.

In her latest mix, Ezili II, Myrtil presents a dark electronic excursion into the sounds of the Caribbean and West Africa.

The mix, which we're premiering today, kicks off with a raw & aggressive section and then seamlessly blends into increasingly laid-back tracks from the likes of Olamide and others. Most notably: it was inspired by a Haitian Voudou spirit figure.


"Ezili II is a musical world tour that reconciles the Caribbean and African identity," Odile Myrtil tells OkayAfrica. "The first half starts on a high energy BPM, featuring my favorites tracks by musicians of the Afro Diaspora I love, like Cooly G and Roska."

"The second part is slower paced, providing a sexy, low-key and fun island vibe to sail on, with tracks from Olamide or Shannon, an amazing MC from Martinique. I really wanted to embody in sound the complex personality of Haitian Vodou loa Erzulie, a mother figure that represents vengeance, rage and also freedom."

Get into the 56-minute mix below and grab Moonshine Collective's latest drop, SMS For Location, Vol. 2, here.

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Josh2funny Is the Nigerian Comedian Inspiring Global Trends

The internet sensation speaks to OkayAfrica about his journey, the several comedy personalities he's created over the years, creating the viral #DontLeaveMe challenge, and being properly credited for his work.

Nigeria's pool of social media comedians is ever increasing, and this is backed by the heavy consumption of online content by Nigerians and the quick rise to stardom of viral internet sensations. Although these internet sensations easily transition into stage comedians and online influencers, more often than not. they fade away as quickly as they rise to prominence. Variety is the only way to remain relevant. The audience has become ever so demanding of new creative ventures and they are fed by the immediacy the internet offers.

Josh Alfred, otherwise known as Josh2funny, has had an unusual path to internet comedy fame. He began his online comedy journey after failing in his stand-up comedy foray. Inspired by the vast consumption of social media comedy content, Josh2funny made his first skit in 2016—a short dry humour video which he comically slapped his friend into a state of perpetual confusion.

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