Oakland-born D’Wayne Wiggins — nationally famous for his work with musical group Tony! Toni! Toné! — has produced a TV ad encouraging voters to support Oakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan, her campaign announced Monday.
The 30-second spot is set to the music of “Feels Good,” a chart-topping single produced by Tony! Toni! Toné! in 1990.
Wiggins stars in the 30-second spot, which shows him on a bicycle when he sees Kaplan — also on a bicycle — and excitedly greets her. The two cycle around Oakland together before stopping in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.
“Oakland is my home,” Wiggins said. “And I want Rebecca to be my mayor. I was born here — and I’ve never seen a sharper, more effective and more compassionate leader. She doesn’t just care about one neighborhood — she’ll be a mayor for the whole city. That’s what we need right now.”
Wiggins was born in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood of West Oakland. He attended Castlemont High School in East Oakland.
Viewed the ad at www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2ATKdL3LA0&feature=youtu.be