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Refreshing Soul Singer-Songwriter to hit the R&B Afropop scene”

Award winning Artist and globetrotter TolumiDE takes audiences away to a tropical oasis filled with sweet inspirational soulful vocals, warm bilingual lyrics, contemporary African rhythms with danceable grooves. Her accolades include Best R&B Female Artist at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards and latest single ‘Throwback’ peaked at #3 on the Global Top Independent airplay chart.

A rising singer-songwriter born in Toronto, raised in Lagos and now in Washington, D.C., TolumiDE cites music influences as Sade, Brandy, Mary Mary, Onyeka Onyeka Owenu; and her upcoming album ‘Suya Soul’ promises to invigorate the music scene with fresh ethnic sounds of life and love with groovy soul, afropop, gospel and reggae & jazz sounds.

 “A fresh afro-soul sound that enlightens listeners and brings sentimental grooves to both old and youthful audiences”. – TolumiDE

 “Catchy classic R&B vibe with African percussive trimmings entitled “Throwback. – SoulTracks

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Press

• “International singer-songwriter TolumiDE is back on the music scene with a new single “Your Arms,” from her highly anticipated EP, Mama Sunshine.” – Rolling out 

• “Big blend of Afro-pop, funky reggae, neo-soul and jazz prove to be an entertaining brew for urban gospel’s newcomer . . . She’s able to take the musical DNA of Taio Cruz and the ease of Oleta Adams, while injecting more of her heritage using bilingual lyrics, into a friendlier foundation of melodic pop and R&B balladry. . .” – Hifimagazine

• “Album combines the vibrancy of African polyrhythm, explosive techno and TolumiDE’s fetching African accent with lyrics that uplift, empower and inspire while remaining grounded in the realities of modern life.” –  The Black Gospel

•  “Gets listeners moving to the groove and fills us with joy. Her saccharine vocals coat the track as she serenades us about the feeling of a healthy love.” – Bluntiq

Management & Bookings: mgmt @tolumidemusic.com

Recent Performances

26th September 2021
ANYA by Vivien Fashion Show Bridal Collection, Sterling, VA

25th September 2021
Afropolitan Jollof Cook-off Festival, Karma DC Live Music – Washington, DC

24th September 2021
Art All Night – Festival – Washington, DC

18th September 2021
H Street Festival – Washington City, DC

13th February 2021
Africa Rise Benefit Concert – BET International

22nd February 2020
Black History Month Celebration – Annapolis Area Christian School – Severn, MD

22nd February 2019
Headline – Suya Soul Music – Intersections Festival – Atlas Performing Arts Center

15th December 2018
Open for Les Nubians – Howard Theatre – Washington, DC

 “a big blend of Afro-pop, neo-soul , gospel and funky reggae … – EPK Press Reviews

Festival Performances

Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington, DC
MusikFest – Bethlehem, PA
202 Create Arts and Music Festival – Washington, DC
African American Heritage Festival – Baltimore, MD
Artscape – Baltimore, MD
New World Nigeria Cultural Festival – London, United KingdomMusic & Lyrics – Lagos, Nigeria
FestAfrica – Silver Spring, MD
Toronto Jazz Festival – Toronto, Canada
Vancouver Jazz Festival – Vancouver, Canada
Gullah Festival – Beaufort, SC

Venues

Howard Theater- Washington, DC (Opening Performer for Les Nubians)
Blues Alley – Washington, DC (Headline Show)
National Museum of African Art – Smithsonian Institution – Washington, DC
Filmore – Silver Spring, MD
Harvard University – Boston, MA
Nigerian Embassy – Washington, DC
Visual Collaborative – Washington.DC

TV

• Voice of America, FOX45, MTV Base, Channel O (South Africa), Trace TV (France), BET International (Europe), Channels TV, Soundcity, Nigezie (Nigeria), Music Music, Afrotainment, Amet (Canada), MTV Base, Channel O (South Africa), Trace TV (France), BET International (Europe), Channels TV, Soundcity, Nigezie (Nigeria), Afrotainment, Amet (Canada), Fox 45 Morning News Show, Gospel Music Channel (USA), CBN – Turning Point, ONE Gospel, HiponTV, MBOA TV

Radio/Online

WEAA 88.1FM (USA), Smooth FM, Inspiration FM, (Lagos), Cool FM (Abuja), G98.7FM, CHRY, CIUT, CLKN, (Toronto).Publication: Genevive Magazine, Bella Naija, NotJustok, The D.C. Examiner, The Afro American, TheBlackGospelBlog.com, EURWeb.com, GospelPundit.com.

Awards and Recognition

International Women Achievers Awards – Entertainment Award Recipient (2013)
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Nominee – Best International Artist (2013)
KORA Awards Nominee – Best Female Artist Diaspora – USA (2012)
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Nominee – Best U.S. Based Artist (2012)
MOAMA – Africa Music Video Awards Nominee – Best Diaspora Song (2011)
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Nominee – Best Female U.S. Based Artist (2011)
WAMA (Washington Area Musicians) Nominee – Inspirational Vocalist & Recording (2011)
Channel O Music Video Award Nominee – Most Gifted RnB (2010)
Covenant Awards (Canada) Nominee – Urban/RnB/Soul Album of the Year (2010)
Artscape SOUND-OFF Competition Winner – Charm City Stage Headliner (2010)
African Heritage Award Winner – Outstanding African Artist (2009)
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Winner – Best Female R&B Artist (2006)

Digital

SPOTIFY

10k+ streams

FACEBOOK

89k likes

YOUTUBE

100k+ views

INSTAGRAM

10k+ followers

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