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Refreshing Afro-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 love and inspiration full of groovy soul afropop gospel and reggae jazz sounds.

 “She hopes to invigorate soul music with a fresh ethnic sound that enlightens listeners about contemporary African culture and brings sentimental grooves to 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

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

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

Festivals performance repertoire

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

MEDIA

Management & Bookings: mgmt @tolumidemusic.com