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Mama Sunshine on WMATA

TolumiDE featured on WMATA – Washington Metropolitan Area Transit @metroforward Be Vigilant Campaign. You may catch Mama Sunshine music on metro train or bus in the DMV area. Remember Let’s keep each other safe. If you see something such as unattended bag say something. Use iamVigilant hastag and stay vigilant when riding on the Bus and Metro Train in Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland DMV regions.

New Album: Mama Sunshine!

TolumiDE brings warmth to World Kindness Day with “Mama Sunshine”.

Unveiled in TolumiDE “Mama Sunshine” album is a well rounded cultural experience as TolumiDE sings in English and native language Yoruba, and collaborates with major African talents -Toby Foyeh (Nigeria), who co-wrote Mama Sunshine and Ikoyi Ikeja and Jaja Basheghezi (Congo) who worked with TolumiDE to Producer the music. Listeners journey through themes of encouragement, self-assurance, survival, nostalgia and love in an extended acoustic version of Your Arms produced with Grammy nominated  James McKinney. Your Arms (Fun Mi Layo), the album’s first single, is continuing to make waves on various playlists and was followed up with a music video for an Afro-soul dance version of the song set in Nassau, Bahamas providing the perfect backdrop to display happy love and the alluring lyrics of the hook “Fun Mi Layo,” which translates to “You give me joy.” TolumiDE says “the songs featured share hopes and realities of living as a women and an African in diaspora”. She shares “Mama Sunshine as an appetizer placed in an intimate setting to get taste buds ready for the main course coming soon in ‘Suya Soul’ music album.

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PRESS: TolumiDE feature at PensEyeView.com

Some artists craft their musical concoction with research, and study – others play the tune that’s rolling through their heads. Our latest feature however, Mrs. TolumiDE, has gathered her influence by immersing herself in it, traveling the globe to gather the ingredients in her unique Suya Soul sound, a contemporary fusion of Soul, Indie-pop, and African music.

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Music Video: Your Arms


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.

New Music: Beautiful

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.