TOBi – The Nigerian-Canadian Artist Is ‘Werking’ His Way To Stardom
There’s only a few in this industry that can effortlessly sing and rap like iconic Drake. Out of those few is the Nigerian-Canadian star called TOBi. With music influences that cut through generations from the Fela Kuti, Majek Fashek, King Sunny Adé to the Burna Boy and Brymo of these industry, not to forget Hip-hop heavyweight like Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean and J-Cole, Tobi’s exotic sound is fresh and interesting.
Words By Sesan Adeniji
TOBi’s move to Canada alongside his family was the beginning of his journey to discovering his music.
“I think it coincides during that time because I utilized creating poetry and rap music as a coping mechanism for change,” he explains. “For me to be able to have an outlet and not to go talk to people all the time about how this was going—because my natural predisposition was introversion. So, as an introvert, having that outlet to still be able to express how I was feeling inside was almost like stumbling upon the greatest thing ever.”
Here, the buzzing talent shares exactly who he is as an artist and what his recently released Still album reveals about TOBi, the human being.
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