FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM COMING SOON
ANNOUNCED IN THE LINE-UP FOR 2022 AFROCHELLA THIS DECEMBER
[New York, NY – December 1, 2022] Today, Nigerian born, Toronto-based artist TOBi drops his new single and visualizer “Hoodwinked” via Same Plate Entertainment/RCA Records – click here to listen/watch. This latest single, in addition to his previous singles “Flowers” (click here to listen/watch) and “She Loves Me” (click here to listen/watch), will be on this forthcoming album coming soon. It was also announced that TOBi will be performing at Afrochella this December.
Listen/Watch “Hoodwinked” HERE
TOBi on his single “Hoodwinked”: “The character in the song is a child that upon witnessing issues in the home, it affects how he sees the world. He has a general distrust for systems and adults. What happens when the veil is lifted? As he gets older, he starts to see things for what they really are. He’s on a quest for truth. A very challenging quest. Process these complex emotions with big energy and set yourself free.”
Recently, TOBi released his elevated COLORS performance of “Flowers” and his song “Move” was featured on Netflix’s buzzing new movie release Do Revenge starring Camila Mendes (Riverdale) and Maya Hawke (Stranger Things). Prior to these recent singles, he released his Alex Goose-produced single and video “Before We Panic” featuring Mikky Ekko (written for Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Drake), which was a prelude to his forthcoming album. The artistic visual was shot and directed by Dom McLennon (BROCKHAMPTON) and Jeremy Grier.
Stay tuned for more from TOBi coming soon.
Buy/Stream/Watch “She Loves Me”:
Buy/Stream/Watch “Before We Panic”:
Keep Up with TOBi:
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Nigerian-born, Toronto-based recording artist TOBi is thewinner of the 2021 JUNO Award for “Best Rap Recording of the Year” for his latest projectElements, Vol. 1. Elements blends hip-hop, R&B, soul, grime & Afrobeats and features some of TOBi’s favorite producers and musicians worldwide, embodying the sounds and music that have influenced his artistry. Prior to this album, TOBi released his debut STILL in May 2019, exploring themes of vulnerability, post traumatic growth, self-reflection and masculinity in his time emigrating from Nigeria to Canada.
Voted by Complex Magazine as “a top artist to watch” TOBi has received critical praise from Interview Magazine, Pitchfork, Vogue, Teen Vogue, L’Officiel, Paper, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Clash, OkayAfrica, Flaunt, Exclaim!, Refinery29, Essential Homme, COLORS, and many more.
In 2020, TOBi signed with Same Plate Entertainment/RCA Records and in 2021 his single “Whoa” with fellow Torontonian rapper Jazz Cartier was released to critical praise. “Whoa” follows a slew of tracks released over the summer including “Off The Drugs” with Mick Jenkins, “Come As You Are” featuring Baby Rose and “Don’t Touch!,” which was praised by Complex for its “smooth production…elevating [TOBi’s] empowered musings on the hairy side of the Black experience to new heights.” TOBi, who was nominated for the 2022 JUNO Awards, has continually released music including his Shall I Continue? bundle, Too Hot (Maxi Single) bundle and single “That’s Alright” this past year. Most recently, TOBi dropped the single and video for “Before We Panic” – a prelude that set the tone for his new music. Now ready to share that music with his fans, TOBi shares “Flowers,” the first single off his forthcoming album coming soon.