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Prism Prize Video: Justin Nozuka & Mahalia - No One But You

The 2021 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was recently awarded to Theo Kapodistrias, for his clip for Haviah Mighty’s Thirteen. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the prize, including this one from a Toronto pop songsmith and a British guest vocalist.

Justin Nozuka & Mahalia - No One But You

Born the first of seven children, Justin Nozuka is a multi talented singer/songwriter, born in New York and now residing in Canada. Nozuka has been in the music scene for quite some time. He started writing his first songs at the age of 12, with songs from his debut Holly written as early as the age of 15. Nozuka has a ton of accomplishments under his belt, including being featured on K’naan’s 2018 reworked version of Wavin’ Flag. This new song is Nozuka’s first release since 2018.

His counterpart on the single is Mahalia Burkmar, aka Mahalia. She is a Jamaican-British singer, songwriter, and actress who has released several EPs and two full-length albums. Mahalia reached out to Justin via Instagram DM and the rest is well… you know!

The pair have come together to create the single No One But You, which was written about a connection Nozuka had when he first laid eyes on a particular someone. The visuals for the video, which was directed by Julia Hendrickson, sees the two subjects alone simply being in the presence of one another. Although there is minimal movement or communication between the two, you can sense all the love and infatuation just by their touch. You can feel the love and the closeness, you get a glimpse into the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

Justin / Justin Nozuka 

Stef / Stephanie Margeth

Director / Julia Hendrickson

Producer / Lucy Cameron

Cinematographer / Catherine Lutes 

Art director / Hayley O’Byrne

Wardrobe stylist / Shelby Fenlon

1st assistant camera / Matthew Veen 

2nd assistant camera / Felipe Lopez Gomez

Gaffer / Kay Grospe

Key grip / Todd Thompson

Production assistant / Raghav Khanna

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