Born in Toronto, raised in Lagos, and currently, in Washington- D.C., TolumiDE exudes great lyric finesse, eclectic style, dynamic performance energy sharing the music she describes as “Suya Soul’ – a contemporary cross-cultural blend of R&B and Highlife with musicians as a solo artist with rhythmic dance moves and fun audience interaction. Award-winning Artist and globetrotter TolumiDE takes audiences away to a tropical oasis filled with Sweet Soulful vocals, Warm lyrics, and groovy contemporary African rhythm. She’s a Nigerian-Canadian soul inspirational afro-pop singer-songwriter offering bilingual albums that captivate listeners across the world. The early beginnings of her music career began after TolumiDE moved to back to Canada from Nigeria after complete Secondary School studies at the age of 18. She became immersed in all forms of the creative arts while studying Fine 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 as a noted compliment to 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 rhythm and native Yorùbá language.
Her refreshing new release, Throwback, celebrates Ayo, which as a name translates to happiness, joy, and wealth, with a unique emphasis on the richness of moments.