Toronto born Nigerian Singer-Songwriter Artist TolumiDE (pronounced toe-lu-mee-day) describes her music as “Suya Soul” and her debut album, ‘My Love’ reflects the phrase as a sonic cross-cultural blend of Neo-Soul Inspiration and Afro-pop World music with mainly English lyrics and a touch of African Spice in the form of language and rhythm. Influenced by acts within R&B, Gospel and Classic Soul genres such as Anita Baker, Sade, Stevie Wonder, Winans, and Africa Pop stars as, Onyeka Owenu, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Angélique Kidjo, TolumiDE has evolved as a Female Vocalist with audience grabbing performances, rave reviews and multiple awards making her mark within the the world of Contemporary RnB - Alternative Soul.
The York University graduate, Best Female R&B recipient for Nigeria Entertainment Awards and former Soul singer for four time Canadian Reggae Music Award nominated group ‘Women Ah Run Tings’ got her big break as a solo artist after releasing her album and the accompanying Music Video, for the title track ‘My Love’ directed by Tayo Abereoje from Black Royal Pictures which received rotation numerous Urban television media Africa and Europe and earned numerous award recognitions including Channel O Music Video Awards (South Africa) Most Gifted RnB nomination.
Not resting on accolades of her releases Specialty (2008) and My Love (2010), in Valentines 2012, BET International 106 & Park exclusively premiered ‘For Me’ music video, the lead single from forthcoming deluxe release. By spring, the nationally distributed single ‘For Me’ peaked at #42 on Music Choice (R&B/Soul) charts, #32 at Top Indie Charts and #85 at National airplay top 100 Digital Radio Tracker Charts. With a performance repertoire alongside international acts Burning Spear, Salif Keïta, D-banj, Beenie Man; and feature appearances during 2012 Olympics London at Theatre Royal, The vibrant Artist and Contempo Fashionista is determined to stay true to her media label as a bright star from the motherland.
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