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TolumiDE

TolumiDE

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About TolumiDE

Book me as solo act or with band for your Birthday, Wedding, Kids Party, event for Youth, Women, Student, Corporate. I'm an Artist Singer Musician DJ Event MC Host & Speaker! Genres include Pop/R&B/African/Soul/Christian/Gospel I'm ever ready to grace any and all occasions with riveting vocals, great personality, vibrant culture and engaging audience interaction. With over 20 years professional experience and rave reviews for my debut album ‘My Love’, this Nigerian Canadian girl, get in touch today with TolumiDE (pronounced toe-lu-mee-day).

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Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 5 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: $200 — $2500
  • Languages: English, Other

Overview

TolumiDE performance options include:
1. Solo feature with Performance Track,
2. Live Acoustic set with one or two instrumentalists -Guitar/Violin/Saxophone/Percussion
3. 7-piece band of musicians – Drums, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion and Two Background vocalists/dancers.

Traditional and Contemporary African Song and Dance workshops packages are also available for event sessions, pre/post performance, festivals and educational programs.

* Artist is available to perform special song selection covers and/or original compositions. Customized performance options also available.

Bio

Nigerian Canadian 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 world of Contemporary RnB. ‘My Love’ currently available on iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby.

TolumiDE currently performs locally in the United and states and has toured Canada, Africa, Europe and Asia. Notable performance features include 2012 London Olympics at Theatre Royal, Artscape - Baltimore, MD, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, FestAfrica - Silver Spring, MD and Blues Alley - Washington, DC.

TolumiDE performance options include solo features with performance tracks, live acoustic sets with Guitar/Saxophone/Violin instrumentalist or with 7-piece band of musicians – Drums, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion. and Two Background vocalists/dancers. Traditional and Contemporary African Song and Dance workshops packages are also available for event sessions, pre/post performance, festivals and educational programs.

Early music beginnings started for the female vocalist growing up in Lagos City and singing with church choirs and school cultural groups. Shortly after a move to Toronto, to pursue undergraduate studies, she joined Women Ah Run Tings all-female band and gained immeasurable performance experience and recognition with the group. TolumiDE lost her mother to Cancer during her final year of studies and gathered up strength to complete her education with Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Moving to Maryland shortly after to be closer to her dad, younger siblings and work as a Graphic Artist for the city’s FOX – CW affiliate Television Station did not deter her from singing but fueled her passion to simultaneously pursue music as a second career. TolumiDE, a 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’ 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.

Past Booked Events

Apr 19, 2016 Holiday Party (Other)
3:30pm–4:30pm

Set List

My Love - TolumiDE (Original)
Sweetest taboo - Sade
Because you loved me - Celine Dion
Ribbon in the sky - Stevie Wonder
Greatest love of all - Whitney Houston
Ain't nobody - Chaka Khan
African queen - 2Face Idibia
No one be like you - P-Square
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
In Your Arms - TolumiDE (Original)
Rolling in the deep - Adele
Curtis Mayfield - Move on up
No one - Alicia Keys
O Lagbara - TolumiDE (Original)
Ekwe - Onyeka Owenu
Don't let me be misunderstood - Nina Simone

*Special Request also available

Influences & Inspiration

Influenced by acts within R&B, Gospel and Classic Soul genres such as Sade, Celine Dion, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, Winans, Mary Mary, and Africa Pop stars as, Onyeka Owenu, Angélique Kidjo, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Lara George andLira.

Setup Requirements

Technical requirements for performance are determined by sale of event, length of performance, budget and event producer requests. Producers to supply sound and lights at no cost to Artist. Solo and acoustic sets with require Sound Engineer and adequate P

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