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Prism Prize Eligible Video: Mister Nobu - Best of Me

The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the Prize, including this one from the Toronto-based co-founder of the famed Choir! Choir! Choir!

Prism Prize Eligible Video: Mister Nobu - Best of Me

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The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the Prize, including this one from the Toronto-based co-founder of the famed Choir! Choir! Choir!


Mister Nobu - Best of Me

Mister Nobu is the solo project of Nobu Adilman, the co-founder and director of Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! Nobu has recently begun creating his own music with the release of his first album, TAVIE. The album features 12 tracks, which chart the highs and lows of an emotional relationship.

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The visuals for his video for Best of Me, a song about his father who died over 10 years ago, shows the emotion he’s conveying in lyrics that are brought to vivid life in the clip. It opens with a turtle swimming in the ocean, and one can only assume that it’s a symbol to his father. The video is full of stunning visuals, mixed in with crossfades of Nobu on the beach, contemplating. 

Director: Romeo Candido

Editor: Michael Leblanc

Colour: Milo Saly/SIM International

Made possible by Jennifer Ouano

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The singer opened up about her decade-long struggle with the rare neurological disorder in Tuesday night's (June 11) primetime NBC special.

Celine Dion was so desperate to alleviate the pain from severe muscle spasms during her secret, nearly two-decade-long battle with the rare neurological and autoimmune disease Stiff-Person Syndrome that she took near-lethal doses of Valium in search of relief. In her one-hour primetime NBC special on Tuesday night (June 11), Dion said she took up to 90 milligrams of the medication used to treat anxiety, seizures and muscle spasms, an amount that is more than twice the recommended daily dose.

“I did not know, honestly, that it could kill me. I would take, for example before a performance, 20 milligrams of Valium, and then just walking from my dressing room to backstage — it was gone,” Dion said of the instant pain relief the medication offered at levels, however that “could have been fatal” if she’d continued at that pace. “At one point, the thing is, that my body got used to it at 20 and 30 and 40 [milligrams] until it went up. And I needed that. It was relaxing my whole body. For two weeks, for a month, the show would go on… but then you get used to [and] it doesn’t work anymore.”

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