Ntwali Kayijaho, a rapper based in Edmonton decided to shoot his shot as he asked a stranger to let him use his beautiful red convertible for a video shoot. The answer was yes.
The 26-year-old Rwandan born rapper had been searching for a vintage car to use in a video shoot for months but according to him, whenever he spotted one he liked, he’d lose it in traffic.
However, in June he finally saw a red 1969 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible parked outside the Sugar Bowl restaurant in south-central Edmonton. The car belonged to one Adam Kaminski.
Kaminski was in a lunch meeting with colleagues at the restaurant and when it was time to leave he noticed a note Tucker under his windshield wiper.
“First thing that popped into my head was somebody hit my car,” Kaminski said. “So I was a little upset at first.”
However, instead of apologies about his car being hit, what he saw was a beautiful request from Kayijaho asking to lend his car for a music video. He took the letter home and showed it to his family. “My daughter thought it was super cool and said, ‘You’ve got to do this,'” he said.
He reached out to the rapper and agreed to let him use the car for the video.
Kayijaho said he was cautiously optimistic about it all working out.
“I wasn’t sure it was going to happen yet, so my excitement was also mixed with fear and worry, like what if it falls through?” he said.
The video was shot a couple months ago and posted on YouTube on October 23. In the video, you see Kayijaho in the red convertible driving down the familiar streets of central Edmonton.
Check it out below