Kardinal Offishall gets star on Canada’s Walk of Fame

Kardinal Offishall

Kardinal Offishall, multi-award-winning Canadian music icon, producer, A&R executive, champion of emerging homegrown talent, and philanthropist is this year’s recipient of the Allan Slaight Music Impact Honour, an annual recognition that celebrates the achievements of Canadian musicians who have used their voices and talent to inspire and drive positive impact in the music industry.

The talented hip-hop artist will be honoured at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Canada’s Walk of Fame during a star-studded tribute to the 2023 Inductees and Honourees at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

Kardinal is respected as one of Canada’s most innovative talents. His has collaborated with global superstars such as Akon, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna, and was the first Canadian rapper to top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. He did it with his monster classic “Dangerous”. His talents now extend beyond the music industry, adding TV star to his repertoire as a judge on Canada’s Got Talent.

Kardinal’s philanthropic work includes Kardi Christmas Party charity event, raising thousands for community initiatives and causes such as 30-elephants.com, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), The Breast Cancer Society of Canada, and Free The Children. He’s a founding member of Advance, a non-profit Canadian Black Music Business Collective that advocates, mentors, supports and provides tangible opportunities for Black community members working in all areas of the Canadian music industry.

“I am thrilled to hear that Kardinal Offishall will be receiving the Allan Slaight Music Impact Honour this year,” says Gary Slaight, President & CEO of The Slaight Family Foundation. “Kardi, in his way, has pushed for the betterment of new artists, raised money to help those in need, and accomplished greatness in his career. For all of this, I am proud to say I have known Kardi for many years and that I genuinely can’t think of anyone more deserving to receive this special recognition.”

Canada’s Walk of Fame has over 200 inductions to date, with stars having a permanent place of tribute on the streets of Toronto’s Entertainment District. For a complete list of Inductees along with more information on Canada’s Walk of Fame visit: www.canadaswalkoffame.com