Shopé's new song, RISING, is serving as the soundtrack to Andre's quest for gold as he competes at the current Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. The Canadian star athlete has already claimed a bronze medal in the Mens 100m, and is set to run for gold in the Men's 200m on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Having won his semi-final race and in so doing, setting a new Canadian record and personal best of 19.73s, Andre is a favourite in the upcoming race.
In response to the placement and Andre's outstanding performance so far, Shopé simply said,
"Honoured to soundtrack his journey 🙏🏾...one of my missions is to amplify the voices of those in the diaspora, so being a Nigerian-Canadian, it gives me great pleasure to have my song represent the best of both parts of my cultural identity, Nigeria and Canada".
UPDATE: Andre went on to win the gold medal in the Men's 200m Finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and in the process set a new Canadian record and personal best of 19.62 seconds. Watch the race below, courtesy of CBC.