Meet the Y57 Team: Mirelle Mokhtar

Mirelle Mokhtar

Hey Mirelle! Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m Mirelle Mokhtar, and I recently graduated from SFU with a degree in Communications and I live in Vancouver B.C. I’m a singer-songwriter and I’m currently working on my music – coming up with tunes and what not. I recently started posting covers on YouTube! When I’m not working on music, I’m hiking – I have plans to climb some gnarly mountains soon!

Choose three words to describe you.

Resilient, ambitious, and outgoing.

Why did you join Y57?

Since the age of 9, I remember, I always wanted to be a radio host. I love talking so much and telling stories. I just knew that being on the radio was what I wanted to do.

What do you do at Y57?

I’m a radio host; I get to invite music guests for interviews on the show. I’m also one of the music producers with Y57, and I make weekly playlists for the show as well.

What is your favourite part about being part of Y57?

I love discovering new music and getting a chance to talk to musicians who truly are so passionate about what they do – so inspiring. I love how fun it is. It’s always a good time in the studio with the team!

Give yourself a nickname in relation to what you do on the show:

Afro Host Girl!

What is your ultimate life goal?

To create and inspire.

What are three things that you cannot live without?

I can’t live without music, a camera, and adventuring.

What is your biggest fear?

Being attacked by a bear!!!!

Which celebrity would play you in the movie about you, Mirelle?

Will Smith!!!

Make a 5-song playlist of your favourite songs!

“Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” by John Mayer

“Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley

“The Night We Met”  by Lord Huron

“Kill Em with Kindness” by Selena Gomez

“ILYSB” by Lany

What social media can people find you at?

Instagram: @afromountaingirl

Twitter: @mirellemokhtar

YouTube: @ Mirelle Mokhtar


This is part of a series that introduces you to the members of our Y57 team, which came together on January 3, 2017. Check out our other team members’ profiles here! 

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