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Prism Prize Eligible Video: TOBi - 24 (Toronto Remix)

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 a fast-rising Nigerian-Canadian R&B artist.

Prism Prize Eligible Video: TOBi - 24 (Toronto Remix)

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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 a fast-rising Nigerian-Canadian R&B artist.


TOBi - 24 (Toronto Remix)

TOBi (born Oluwatobi Feyisara Ajibolade) has been making a name for himself in the past year. Born in Nigeria, his father moved him to Ottawa, ON when he was just 9 years old. Despite his parents “normal” jobs of a bank teller and a lawyer, music was no stranger in their home. 

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2020 was the breakthrough year for TOBi. After releasing his debut album STILL in 2019, he brought that same energy in 2020 with STILL+” later following with new album Elements Vol. 1 (which can only be assumed to have an addition!). 

TOBi is a proud Canadian, and his video for 24 (Toronto Remix) shows that to the fullest. Featuring a number of homegrown talents including Haviah Mighty, Jazz Cartier, SHAD, and Ejjii Smith, this video is truly an ode to Toronto.

Filmed in different locations of the city, “this video welcomes the mind of artists who are pushing back against societal norms and making a statement that we are more than our expectations,” says 26-year-old TOBi. “I took the opportunity to aim at changing the narratives that have existed before we were born, especially as it relates to Toronto.”

Directed by Kit Weyman 

Executive Producer Director X

Executive Producer Taj Critchlow

Head of Production Adam Palmer

Executive Assistant Dean Rosen

Supervising Producers Carina Mak 

Producer Nate Burland 

PM Jamie Chirico

Jr. PC Kofi Ampofo

DOP Alimzhan Sabir

Cam Op Jeremy Cherpit

1st AC Teo Weyman

2nd AC Khal Dun

Key Grip Artur Vestein 

MUA Temi Shobowale

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MUA Omega Mighty

Key PA Joel Pantalone 

Production Assistant DeeJay Jaramillo 

BTS photos Charlie Lindsay

Dancers Fizz Oladiran

Dancers Nathaniel Scarlette

Dancers Xavier Tu

Dancers Treanna Billings-Shaw

Dancers Thandiwe Gregg

Mini Shad Peyton McLean

Dancers Cheyenne Goolcharan 

Dancers Deion Rojas

Dancers Fritz Honrado 

Dancers Paul Mula 

Dancers JP Manabat 

Dancers Yohance Guthrie 

Dancers Matthew Morales 

Dancers Gloria Rome

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Farouq Habibi Muradi 

Ali Khurshid

Glenda McClean

Ontario Camera 

Dan the Man

Mom and Dad

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