"Tvorchi" is a Ukrainian electronic music duo originating from Ternopil, formed in 2018. The duo consists of producer Andrii Hutsuliak (born 21 February 1996) and vocalist Jimoh Augustus Kehinde (alias Jeffery Kenny; born 30 September 1997). They have released four studio albums: "The Parts" (2018), "Disco Lights" (2019), "13 Waves" (2020), and "Road" (2020). They represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, where they placed sixth in the final with their song "Heart of Steel", accumulating 243 points.
The history of Tvorchi begins with Andrii Hutsuliak and Jimoh Augustus Kehinde meeting as students at Ternopil National Medical University's Faculty of Pharmacy. On 30 May 2017, they released their debut single "Slow", followed by "You" on 4 September of the same year.
Tvorchi's debut album, "The Parts", was released on 2 February 2018. Their popularity grew, and they released a music video for "Molodist" on 20 September 2018. Their second album, "Disco Lights", was released on 14 February 2019, with the music video for "Believe" releasing on 21 February. Despite its modest budget of $100, the "Believe" music video garnered significant views on YouTube and the song climbed to the 9th position on Google Play charts in Ukraine.
Throughout the summer of that year, Tvorchi performed at several music festivals including Faine Misto, Atlas Weekend, and Ukrainian Song Project. On 9 September, they released the single "Ne tantsiuiu". In February 2020, they participated in Vidbir with the song "Bonfire", securing fourth place in the final.
Their music video for "Mova tila", a song from the "Disco Lights" album, premiered in May 2020. In September 2020, Tvorchi released their third album, "13 Waves", which was recorded remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The album gained significant traction, amassing over two million plays on music platforms in its first week of release. In December 2020, they won the "Culture Ukraine" online music award in two categories and received nominations at the YUNA 2021 Music Awards in four categories.
In December 2022, Tvorchi won Vidbir 2023, earning them the right to represent Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with their winning song "Heart of Steel". Prior to their Eurovision performance, their hometown of Ternopil was hit by Russian missile attacks, leading the duo to display a makeshift sign with 'Ternopil' during the broadcast. The duo also engaged in a charitable initiative to raise funds for incubators in Ukraine, aiming to support premature babies.