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With nearly three million followers on TikTok and several celebrity endorsements, 23-year-old Nigerian Canadian rapper Akintoye is an internet sensation. In his music, he is vulnerable and introspective about his mental health struggles. He inspires others to take their wellbeing seriously. As Akintoye climbs the music industry ladder, he still makes space to encourage young people to express themselves through art.
Ian Keteku is a writer and multimedia artist. He’s directed projects for TVO, CBC, PBS and Sesame Street. An award-winning poet, Keteku is the 2010 World Poetry Slam Champion.