Nigerian R&B artist TolumiDE (toe-lu-mee-day) releases a tropical new music video for her Afro-soul hit “Your Arms (Fun Mi Layo).” Nassau, Bahamas provides the perfect, colorful backdrop for the journey of love that the two main characters in the video embark on. The video follows this newly loved up couple as they dance their way around the island and share in happiness, ultimately culminating in a proposal. TolumiDE herself also makes a few appearances throughout the video finding joy on her own, dancing and exploring the beautiful island. The visuals go hand in hand with the the song’s lyrics “Fun Mi Layo,” which can be translated to “You give me joy.”
TolumiDE’s smooth vocals quietly open up the infectious love song. Backed by a bubbly, Afro-infused pop beat, she sings about the awakening feeling of finding love and accepting its pleasures and securities. There’s this sense of easy love that makes it impossible not to smile and dance along. “Your Arms” is the first glimpse of what we can expect from TolumiDE’s upcoming album Suya Soul.
Nigerian Soul Singer-Songwriter, TolumiDE’s smooth vocals in “Beautiful” awakens the song with a soulful energy, synthesized bass and ethnic rhythm. She expresses the heartfelt characteristics of genuine friendship and love with English lyrics and the phrase “Ore Mi” which means ‘My friend” in Yoruba language. There’s a sense of joy and affirmation that makes it impossible not to sing along. Drawing inspiration from her personal experience, she shares “I wrote the song feeling really grateful for my friends”. Beautiful, the second single and follow up to her summer tune Your Arms (Fun Mi Layo), is an enlightening expectation for TolumiDE’s upcoming sophomore album release ‘Suya Soul’ – a phrase she coined to describe her endeavor to compliment soul music with her African heritage using bilingual lyrics and dynamic rhythms.
Celebrating Black History Month, on February 22nd TolumiDE performs LIVE with full band for album launch concert at Intersections Festival hosted by Atlas in Washington, DC. ” I had an amazing time performing at Atlas with the band and sharing the Mama Sunshine T-shirts I designed which are currently available at TolumiDEmusic.com/shop ” – TolumiDE
(August 30, 2019) Toronto-born and Lagos, Nigeria-raised singer TolumiDE (pronounced toe-lu-mee-day) moved back to Canada at the age of 18 and became immersed in all forms of the creative arts while studying Fine Art at York University and singing with an all female reggae band. Shortly after moving to the United States to pursue a career in graphic design, TolumiDE solo performances began to bubble at open mics, festivals and weddings. She quickly garnered a following for her sweet vocal presence and intimate songwriting. She compliments soul music with a fusion of her Nigerian heritage and explores themes of life, love, laughter and inspiration with mainly English lyrics and a touch of African spice in form of rhythm and native Yorùbá language.
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