Toby Shang- Who is He?
Tobi Michael ADELEYE’s popular stage name “Toby Shang” is a Nigerian singer, Master of Ceremony (MC), and hypeman.
Also, He became prominent with the sound “Run this Town” which enjoyed immense airplay on radio and TV stations across Nigeria.
He was born February 6, 1994. A Yoruba by Tribe. Shang is an events compeer, video jockey and Afro-hype artiste. Shang is one of the most influential, and forerunners of Afro-Hype, a Nigerian genre for music produced by hype men.
Therefore, He is active on social media. He has 235k followers on Instagram @tobyshang and Twitter @tobyshang
Firstly, the artiste who brings creativity to the music industry as well as his talent to make his shows and events thrilling doesn’t just sing and perform but uses the microphone to thrill guests and fans, which has made him a musical movement.
After pioneering the now-defunct Surulere-based boy band “BT SQUAD” and falling in love with music at a young age, he has grown into a prolific hype man, a multi-talented entertainer, a phenomenal performer, and a skilled showman.
Also, he’s self-proclaimed is now popularly referred to as “THE BEST” by his Shangstar fans, having worked and collaborated with a couple of new generation. For instance Laycon- 2000 ft. T Shang
Afrobeats acts such as Naira Marley, Nektunes, Crayon, and Laycon, with popular lead singles to his name.
Therefore, all of Shang’s Music Tracks from the very beginning to His recent Track are as follows:
- The Best
- Afro Hype Star
- Devine (Party)
- Run This town
- Dey Play (Ginger Dem)
- Low Waist (Shedi Nla Nla)
- Idan (Talk and Do)
Furthermore, all Songs were sang in the year 2022 by Shang except for Low Waist (Shedi Nla Nla) and Idan (Talk and Do) that was sang 2023.
Once more, His recently released song, Idan (Talk and Do) was a trend “IDAN” on social media, which is a populous Nigerian slang.
Other Achievements Of Toby Shang
He has described his sound as a blend of Afrobeat/Afro-fusion with a dynamic, exciting, and stimulating tone known as hype. Consequent “Afro-Hype.” After building overwhelming anticipation and having the biggest run ever by a hype man with topmost popular trending sounds on TikTok, a globally recognised single “Run This Town”, and multiple features from various Afrobeats artistes including Naira Marley, Mavins’ Crayon, Big Brother Naija winner Laycon and many more, the Award-winning and eccentric hypeman Toby Shang releases his highly anticipated second extended playlist, “The Best” via his self-owned entertainment outlet Shang Dynasty and Azuri distro and also the Idan (Talk and Do) song as a result of “IDAN” trend in Nigeria.
Therefore, the Best EP represents advancement in Afrohype, a genre popularized by hype men that blend Afrobeat/Afrofusion with a dynamic, engaging, and stimulating tone known as “Hype.” The Best came after Toby’s first EP, Believe the Hype, which he published in 2021, was a commercial success.
Once more, the EP, which is now available on all digital streaming platforms, features Naira Marley, Poco Lee, and Rexxie.
Lastly, Shang continues to emphasize his achievement as a hype man and how he is ‘The Best’ to ‘Ever Do It’, irrespective of those who came before him or those who will come after.