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Juls Is In Great Company In the Half-Animated Video For ‘My Wave’

London-based Ghanaian artist and producer Juls jus dropped the visuals for his single “My Wave,” and we're totally here for them.

London-based Ghanaian artist and producer Juls just released the visuals for his single “My Wave,” and we're totally here for them.

In the video, the artist can be seen having a great time photographing and dancing with four women dressed in dashikis and other African-inspired prints.

“My Wave” is a dance floor packer of note, as it boasts a catchy afrobeats instrumental which the artist adorns with lovey-dovey vocals. The track feature Nigeria's buzzing Odunsi The Engine and Sona.

The song is from Juls’ latest album Leap of Faith, a record which put him at the forefront of the alternative afrobeats movement.

Watch the video for “My Wave,” premiering here with us today, above and cop Leap of Faith here.


Photo: Mariela Alvarez.

Interview: ÌFÉ Blends Music & Religion to Honor Those Who Have Died During the Pandemic

Producer and percussionist Otura Mun talks about his latest EP, The Living Dead, and how he traces the influences of West Africa in his new work.

There are bands that open up a spiritual world through their music. ÌFÉ is one example. An electro-futurist band that fuses Afro-Cuban rhythms and Jamaican dancehall with Yoruba mystical voices. With the success of their 2017 debut album "IIII+IIII" (pronounced Eji-Ogbe), ÌFÉ has reached an audience that is looking for Caribbean and contemporary sounds.

The Puerto Rican-based band just released a new EP, The Living Dead- Ashé Bogbo Egun, that aims to heal and honor those who have died during this pandemic. Otura Mun, the band leader, is an African-American producer and percussionist, who began a personal journey about a decade ago, when he landed in San Juan, and decided to move there. He learned Spanish, dug deep into his African ancestry and started to practice the Yoruba-Caribbean religion of Santería.

ÌFÉ, which means "love and expansion" in Yoruba, ties two worlds, music and religion, artistically. This new EP modernized prayer songs to hopefully make them more accessible to a younger generation. OkayAfrica spoke with Otura Mun on his latest work.

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