Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you DEFINITELY know the majority if not all of the musical legends that Toronto’s very own, 6ix god…Drake, brought together last night…all on one stage…for his OVO All Canadian North Stars show. A night that Drake himself dubbed, “the best night of my life,” rightfully so…because it was a night to remember. Thankfully, we got you the inside scoop… up close and personal, right from Drake’s very own music venue, History, inside their stage right VIP box, all thanks to our friends at Nobis.
Announced only 3-days ago, via Drake’s Instagram post, the OVO All Canadian North Star line up was made up of Toronto, let alone Canadian, musical legends. People who Drake himself, countlessly mentioned inspired him through the years and that he looks up to. Including our August 2021 cover star, Shawn Desman of This is Radio Club, for their hit of the summer, “Hey Now Iko Iko” which they actually just re-recorded in Spanish and is making WAVESS on the charts. Whom Drake shared via his IG stories that many forget that he was the one that first put Toronto on the map–and we couldn’t agree more. Who’s performance literally got the whole room singing along and bopping to the music. Rocking an epic outfit styled by none-other than Nobis’ brand director himself, Sharad Mohan. Giving us some reminiscence of our neon green cover look and sporting their iconic Serge Ibaka collaboration tactical vest with neon green detailing, and matching hat.
Bringing back all the childhood memories, hit after hit, from the opening performance by Maestro Fresh Wes, to Desman’s “Let’s go,” Jully Black, dubbed the Queen of Toronto, slaying it with an epic performance of Nas’ track, “If heaven was a mile away,” that got the whole audience fired up… and more. Not one performance did disappoint. As well as Glenn Lewis, the fellas from In Essence, Drake’s “first girlfriend,” as he called her…Keshia Chanté, K-OS whom Drake come out and joined on stage for one of his own musical numbers… and all leading up to the “ultimate Toronto legend himself,” as introduced by the 6ix god himself…Kardinal Offishall–and MORE!
The energy in the room was electric, and Drake was smiling literally ear to ear. Even when he was hanging out from his booth, you could see him thumping up again the side board to “make some noise.” The emotions were overflowing in the room and the crowd was eating it all up. I sure know I did.
But the line up didn’t end there… there was more, and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Drake has yet another surprise up his sleeve with a guest performance by the Canadian legend, Nelly Furtado… who Drake is later seen in a story hugging back stage and even joined her on stage to chime in on her track, “Fly like a bird.”
Truly a night to remember.