Norwegian artist Tooji, who represented his country at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan, has released his latest single: Say yeah.
Say yeah is an up-tempo dance-song, and following Tooji‘s earlier singles such as Father, it conveys a powerful message about discrimination, violence, (self-)acceptance and equality. The video of Say yeah is accompanied by a quote of American psychologist and founder of the Nonviolent Communication-technique, Marshall B. Rosenberg, who passed away on 7 February 2015:
All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people.
View Tooji’s official videoclip of Say yeah here:
Also check out Tooji’s performance at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. He finished 26th in the grand final, earning 7 points, with the song Stay:
Tooji (born Touraj Keshtkar, Shiraz, Iran, 1987) is a Norwegian-Iranian artist, model and television host. Having a background in child welfare and child protection, Tooji became known to the wider Norwegian public as the host of Super Saturday and Tooji’s Top 10 on MTV Norway.
He competed in, and eventually won, the Norwegeian preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodi Grand Prix 2012. He represented Norway at Eurovision 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, with the song Stay. He presented the Norwegian votes during the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. He is also co-host of Melodi Grand Prix Junior in Norway.
Tooji resides is Stockholm, Sweden, to work on his musical career. The artist came out as gay in June 2015, and since then he is an advocate for equality and acceptance of minority groups.