Rajan Gahunia is fast becoming the most popular Raptors fans. He made the headlines in April with a music track titled Northside Since 95, the track is a tribute to the year Canada’s lone basketball team was launched.
He is a Brampton-based man who is big on acting, music and basketball—the three sides of Rajan Gahunia. His music video “Northside Since 95? has gone viral.
Being on TV and doing interviews is what surprised me the most,” Gahunia revealed. “One day I’m recording a song and editing the video in my bedroom, the next week I’m rescheduling my exams just to make it downtown Toronto for interviews. “To be honest, I didn’t expect much from the video,” Gahunia added. “I wanted to release the song solely because I have a love for the Raptors, but to my surprise every media outlet in Toronto ended up covering the song—the response has been amazing and I’m nothing but grateful.”
“Writing the song took less than a week,” Gahunia explained. “I wanted to incorporate player’s names in a creative and catchy way without it sounding corny. I shot the video at school, and edited it within three days.”
The track was mixed and mastered by Dominic “Dot” Okune, composed by Manu Bhullar, and produced by MSB. Popular YouTuber Harjit Bhandal shot the music video.
It was Gahunia’s father who encouraged him to create the Raptors anthem. That was a great idea, everyone loved the track.
He wants to make a difference with his music and send a positive message. He hopes to tour the world, perform for the masses and be able to support his family with his dreams.
Rajan—along with other local talents— recently opened for Drake at Ryerson University. Drake was the surprise performer at the ‘6 Cent Concert’ series organized by the Ryerson Student’s Union and, needless to say, students were ecstatic. – CINEWS