CD Release: TolumiDE Album Launch Listening Session
May 30th, 2010 Time: 4pm – 6pm EST
Busboys @ 14th & V. (2021 14th St, Washington, DC)
$12, more at the door
TolumiDE (pronounced toe-LU-mee-day) is one of the newest artists to embrace the urban contemporary gospel genre. With a style that is uniquely hers and a ministry that can’t be compared to any current artist of the day, she’s forging her own path in inspirational music. Making her way to the U.S. by way of Nigeria and Canada, TolumiDE’s sound is a mixture of urban, reggae, funk, soul, gospel and, of course, African rhythms, all rolled up into one. The recipient of the 2009 African Heritage Award for Outstanding African Artist is dropping her first full-length project entitled My Love on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. The artist will be officially releasing the project at Washington, D.C.’s hot spot Busboys & Poets (2021 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. – 202.387.7638) in the Langston Room at 4:00PM EST. She will be sharing live cuts from the new release and attendees will be able to purchase CDs and have them signed by the artist.
The industry has already been abuzz about the singer’s lead single, “My Love”, a funky, infectious pop and urban tune about the artist’s relationship with the Lord. The single’s video, directed by Tayo Abereoje for Black Royal Pictures, has also caught the attention of fans and gospel industry insiders alike with thousands of views on countless video websites. Exposing all the musical sides of the artist, the CD, My Love, is power-packed with one great track after another. TolumiDE uniquely packages inspirational messages with brilliant songwriting, flawless production and riveting vocals. Throughout the eleven tracks, all penned by the artist herself, TolumiDE bares her musical soul and takes the listener on an emotive and telling journey of her life and her Lord. Songs like the catchy “More Than You’ll Ever Know” and the slick “What I’d Like” are winners. “More Than You’ll Ever Know” is a relaxed track about true love and “What I’d Like” takes you by the hand with its captivating hook and memorable melody.
The Washington, D.C.-based singer is a graphic designer by day and an artist by night. While attending York University in Toronto, she became part of the multiple award-nominated group, Women Ah Run Tings. The group garnered numerous Canadian Music Award nominations, opened for artists such as Beenie Man and secured airplay on stations like Much Music, Canada’s #1 Video Music Channel. In 2008, TolumiDE released an EP entitled Specialty which saw moderate success and the lead single’s video “Because You Know” was played on MTV Base Africa, Channel O, Nigezie TV and other online media outlets. Through her career, she’s been blessed to perform at Blues Alley, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Nigerian Entertainment Awards, FestAfrica, the Canadian Reggae Music Awards and other prestigious events.
She’s excited about the new project and feels that her fans will love it as well. “It’s Gospel Soul and Afro-pop CD with a unique blend of sincere lyrics and invigorating music that fuses African and Western elements,” she explains. “It’s definitely a good world music mix with elements of Reggae and Jazz. I’m really excited with what I have to share.”
For more information about TolumiDE, log on to www.tolumidemusic.com