Refreshing soul singer-songwriter influenced by afropop, highlife, gospel and throwback R&B.”

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.

 “Her sweet soulful vocals, warm lyrics and groovy contemporary African rhythms creates a sound of her own which she aptly calls ‘Suya Soul’ – music flavored with spicy grooves to make you move.  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



• “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

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

Festival Performances

Performances 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

17th June, 2023
Freedom Fest, Celebration for Juneteeth, Wheaton, MD
21st April, 2023
Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Bethesda, MD

16th October 2022
Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, DC
1st October 2022
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art – Washington, DC
25th September 2022
Celebrate Africa – Festival – Bladensburg Waterfront Park, MD
4th August 2022
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, MD
9th July 2022
Toby Foyeh & Orchestra Africa UK Tour
Vortex, London, UK
25th June 2022
Summer Mercado Festival – Takoma Langley, MD
March 19th 2022
Open for Such – City WInery – Washington, DC
March 5th 2022
Worcester BrickBox Theater, MA
Feb 12th February 2022
Loyola University, MD

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


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


• 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


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)



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