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Contact: Frank Yeboah
TolumiDE brings warmth to World Kindness Day with “Mama Sunshine” album release.
(Washington, DC) November 12th, 2018
Nigerian Soul Singer-Songwriter TolumiDE announces her highly anticipated acoustic album, Mama Sunshine set for release on November 13th – World Kindness Day and will be available for sale at TolumiDEmusic.com and all digital outlets. She encourages her fans to spread sunshine with acts of kindness or kind words by posting videos or photos on social media using a snippet of 'Mama Sunshine' music from youtube.com/tolumide and hashtags #MamaSunshine #WorldKindnessDay #TolumiDE
Unveiled in the EP album is a well rounded cultural experience as TolumiDE sings in English and native language Yoruba, and collaborates with major African talents - Jaja Basheghezi (Congo) and Toby Foyeh (Nigeria), who co-wrote Mama Sunshine and Ikoyi Ikeja”. Listeners journey through themes of encouragement, self-assurance, survival, nostalgia and love in an extended acoustic version of Your Arms produced with 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 the “Suya Soul” album enroute for 2019 release.
Mama Sunshine – ALBUM
1. Mama Sunshine
2. Go with the Flow
4. Ikoyi Ikeja
5. Your Arms Funmilayo (Acoustic)
6. Mama Sunshine (Outro)
“Mama Sunshine” – soundcloud private listening link for Press
About TolumiDE (pronounced Toe-lu-mee-day)
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 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. 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 rhythm and native Yorùbá language.
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 independently 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.
Dedicated to community enhancement and youth development, TolumiDE serves as a board member of the non-profit group Afropolitan Youth Association and Entertainment Director for FestAfrica, the largest African Festival in Maryland. As a voting member of the Recording Academy (The Grammys), she participates with numerous Washington, D.C. chapter activities.
As accomplished as she is, TolumiDE is still not finished creating and growing. Her new music is poised to make waves this year in the international market, and it will be exciting to watch her continued success!
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