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Imad Elsheikh

Imad Elsheikh is the man behind Pique, an online platform for emerging artists. While Pique was initially built around 15-second clips of each artist, in collaboration with Bell, it has since expanded into a central hub for events and exposure for creatives based within and beyond Toronto.

Imad Elsheikh and his platform Pique have a combined following of 7k with good engagement on each account. Each post averages 330 likes and 14 comments, with videos peaking at almost 800 views.

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Zachary Roher

If you have been seeing boobs everywhere, it’s likely thanks to Zachary Roher, the Cultural Curator, Artist Manager and Clothing Designer at the helm of Collectif NUDE. In addition to designing their signature boob merch, sold at Urban Outfitters and seen everywhere, Collectif Nude manages a growing roster of artists and hosts dope parties that have featured the likes of ASAP Mob, Kaytranada and Ravyn Lenae.

Stats: Combined following of over 5k (collectifnude + personal acct).

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Jayemkayem

Jayemkayem is a DJ, writer, and marketing consultant committed to amplifying good music and underrepresented voices. After thriving through Toronto’s DJ scene she created her own community radio project Istolethesoul, which hosts pop-up broadcasts around Toronto. Between pop-ups she still spins her own well-rounded mixes around the city, where she plays everything from rap, trap and grime to drill, garage and bass.

Stats: 8691 Instagram followers.



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Paul Pusha

Paul Pusha

Paul Pusha is a creative consultant and accessory designer living and working in NYC. After a career in fashion, where he worked for the likes of Alife and Hood By Air, he transitioned into consulting and designing masks and jewelry because he believed that they were better suited for his skills. Today, he runs AK Cartel, where he sells bags, chains, masks and bustiers, which merge high fashion and hypebeast seamlessly.

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Olivia Seally

Olivia Seally

Olivia Seally is a multi-talented brand strategist and content creator, with a background in collage, photography and event production. While she is currently based in Toronto, she has deep roots in New York and dope connections to show for it. She currently runs Freshmen Friday, a creative agency dedicated to connecting people, venues and brands to their communities.

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Karim Olen Ash

Karim Olen Ash

Karim Olen Ash is a Toronto-based DJ and content creator who has established himself as a staple in Toronto’s emerging art scene, and is gradually taking his influence beyond his hometown and into other markets. In addition to DJing, Karim curates events with Something Special and is one of the creative heads of Freshman Friday!

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