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Tinie and Sofia Reyes Turn up the Festival Heat for ‘Whoppa'

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Black Dog Films Meji Alabi directed Tinie and Mexican popstar Sofia Reyes through the streets of Mexico City

Tinie and Sofia Reyes Turn up the Festival Heat for ‘Whoppa'

Black Dog Films director Meji Alabi has turned up the heat with Tinie for new single ‘Whoppa’, Teaming up with Mexican popstar Sofia Reyes and Columbian artist Farina for a track that channels festival spirit for the ’lost summer’ of 2020. Bringing the three high-octane artists together, the vibrant video was filmed in the streets of Mexico City.

Speaking about ‘Whoppa’, Tinie says: “Coming from a small council estate in South London I’ve always had the ambition to make World music. I’ve expressed this on similar sounds like ‘Mamacita’ with Wiz Kid, and three albums in, I’ve finally got the opportunity to work with incredible artists like Sofia and Farina. Something about Latin and Afro-Latin culture resonates with me, maybe the vibrancy, dance, and musicality of it reminds me of what I love about my own culture. And this time around it's all about doing and celebrating what I love.”

The most streamed artist in Mexico, the inimitable Sofia Reyes lends her talent as a multilingual, record-breaking Latin pop sensation. On Whoppa, Tinie joins Sofia and Colombian powerhouse Farina for the first time. With over 436 million YouTube views and co-signs from the likes of Maluma, Blueface, J Alvarez and Miky Woodz, Farina is considered one of the pioneers of reggaeton music - marking the collaboration as one formidable grouping.

Black Dog Films producer Nancy Ryan said “the three artists contributed massively to a positive atmosphere on set, on what was a long day/night shoot. Our main producer at TPO Mexico, Gabriela Barraza, was well known to RSA and Black Dog so I knew that we were in safe hands. Every crew member we worked with was at the top of their game. There was a lot to juggle but ultimately Meji handled it flawlessly and that definitely shows in the end result”.

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Director: Meji Alabi


Production Company: Black Dog Films

Label: Disturbing London

Producer: Nancy Ryan

Executive Producer: Martin Roker

Commissioner: Sam Seager

DOP: Stefan Yap

Service Company: TPO Mexico

Producer: Gabriela Barraza

Line Producer: Chavi Prieto

Production Coordinator: Lizy Ruiz

1st AD: Emilio Tuero

Steady Cam: Paco Ramirez


Production Designer: Luis Luino

Costume Designer: Gamaliel Islas

Make Up and Hair Designer: Sandra Migueli

Stylist: Violetta Kassapi


Editor: Charlie Rothberg at Stitch/Homespun


Colourist: Jonny Tully at Big Buoy

Producer: Hannah Whitehill

VFX: Simon Dewey @ We Are Covert

Genres: Music performance, People

Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music Videos

RSA Films, Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:53:20 GMT