News Brief

Listen to DJ Supernova’s Mashup of “Nalingi” by Manu WorldStar and Pharrell’s “Number One”

Is Nalingi really number one?

DJ Supernova is on a roll with these mashups. Right after mashing up AKA and Kiddominant's "Fela In Versace" with Lupe Fiasco's "Kick Push" last week, the DJ just dropped another unlikely combination of songs.


"Nalingi," Manu WorldStar's breakout pop crossover single was huge last year. The song, which combined pop and Afrobeats, resonated with many fans across the continent.

Listen to DJ SuperNova's Mashup of AKA's "Fela In Versace" and Lupe Fiasco's "Kick Push"

In DJ Supernova's latest mashup, Manu WorldStar's smooth vocals about a woman he's in love with, find a new home on Pharrell Williams and Kanye West's 2006 hit "Number One" from Pharrell's In My Mind album.

The question is do the two pop hits that are more than a decade apart gel well?

Listen to the mashup below, and decide for yourself.

Interview
Photo courtesy of Josh2funny.

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.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Interview: Praiz On His Gut Instinct to Release 'To The Moon'

The Nigerian artist talks to us about his intimate new EP from his home in Lagos.