Pair of Brampton rappers up for same two Juno Awards

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Published February 16, 2024 at 9:52 am

Brampton rappers Haviah Mighty (left) and TOBi (right) are both up for the same two awards at the 2024 Juno Awards.

Odds are that Brampton hip-hop and reggae fans will have bragging rights after the 2024 Juno Awards as several artists from the Flower City are up for the same awards.

There are only a few weeks left before Halifax hosts this year’s Juno Awards ceremony, celebrating the work of Canadian recording artists in categories ranging from classical, hip-hop, rock, reggae and more.

But a pair of Brampton rappers will be in good company at the awards show next month as they’re both up for the same two trophies, along with three reggae artists also in the running for the same trophy.

Both Haviah Mighty and TOBi, two rappers from Brampton, have been nominated for Rap Album/EP of the Year and Rap Single Of The Year, while Brampton reggae performers Exco Levi, Kirk Diamond & Finn, and Omega Mighty are all up for Reggae Recording of the Year.

Some of the nominees aren’t new to the Junos or awards circuit, like Polaris Prize winner Haviah Mighty, who was also nominated for Best International Flow at the 2022 BET HipHop Awards.

Nigerian-born and Brampton-raised TOBi is looking for a repeat performance after winning Rap Album/EP of the Year for his three-song release Shall I Continue? in 2023. Diamond was also a winner at last year’s awards for Reggae Recording of the Year for his track Reggae Party, beating out fellow Brampton walk of fame inductee Exco Levi.

Rounding out the Brampton nominees this year is producer Wondagurl, up for the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award for collaborations with American rapper Travis Scott.

On top of all the acts from Brampton headed to the Junos, local music teacher Zeda Ali will also be at the ceremony and could come back with a $10,000 prize and the title of Canada’s music teacher of the year.

You can see how Brampton’s nominees do against each other and their competition from elsewhere in the country during the Juno Awards, broadcast on March 24 from the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.

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