D.O. Duane Gibson - SupportHER (Allie) Award

Motivational Speaker, Rapper

Duane Gibson, aka D.O., is a two-time Guinness World Record-setting rapper, author, music executive and motivational speaker who has inspired hundreds of thousands of youth since 2001.

He set a Guinness World Record by freestyling for 8 hours and 45 minutes and has performed worldwide, performing multiple tours in Asia, Europe, United States and touring nationally in Canada.

Gibson has performed more than 3500 shows at schools across Canada. In 2023, D.O. completed a 100-show cross-Canada Black Canadian history school tour, including a virtual conference, which was attended by over one hundred thousand youth from across Canada. He has been profiled on CBC, City TV News, Global, Toronto Star, and even guest co-hosted Entertainment Tonight.

Gibson co-founded the Northern Power Summit – a Hip-Hop conference based in Toronto. The conference launched its sixth edition in November 2022.

As a music executive, Gibson has helped over fifty artists secure hundreds of grants for recording and touring and coordinated over one hundred performance opportunities for artists internationally.

D.O. has had Snoop Dogg provide him with freestyle topics, had several videos play on MuchMusic, and Drake even appeared in one.

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