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“Big blend of African World Music, Funky Reggae, Neo-soul and Jazz. TolumiDE music band is fusion of Cultural Fun and High energy performance. An ever present lead female vocalist using bilingual lyrics, into a friendlier foundation of melodic soulful tunes.

Mama Sunshine – Acoustic Album 2018

Suya Soul – Upcoming Album 2020

Bio

Born in Toronto and raised in Lagos, TolumiDE moved to back to Canada at the age of 18 and became immersed in all forms of the creative arts while studying 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 native language and rhythm.

TolumiDE debuted with her EP Specialty, earning accolades to include a Nigerian Entertainment award for Best Female R&B artist, and concert show openings with Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa, Salif Keita and P-Square. Now working on the sophomore album “Suya Soul” (follow-up to debut full length My Love), TolumiDE 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.

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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 

•  “Your Arms (Fun Mi Layo)” is a love song that 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

• “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

• “As the title track (and current single) demonstrates, the 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


Festivals

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

over 10k streams

FACEBOOK

89k likes

YOUTUBE

over 100k views

INSTAGRAM

12k followers


Live Performance

Management & Bookings: mgmt @tolumidemusic.com