First Listen: TolumiDE goes old school on "Throwback"

(January 23, 2021) Leave it to singer/songwriter TolumiDE to present a positive vibe at its finest.  TolumiDE (Tolulope Olumide) was born in Toronto, Canada, grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and then returned to Canada at age 18 before currently settling in Washington, DC.  While pursuing a career outside music, TolumiDE’s creative spirit continued to discover what she really desired all along, bringing a contagious blend of North American and Nigerian roots that define her brand of Afro-Pop-Soul. She debuted with the well-received album My Love, and opened for Les Nubians.  Her warm voice was first introduced to our First Listen pages over a year ago with “Your Arms,” blessed with the sweet aroma of African rhythms. 

(January 23, 2021) Leave it to singer/songwriter TolumiDE to present a positive vibe at its finest.  TolumiDE (Tolulope Olumide) was born in Toronto, Canada, grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and then returned to Canada at age 18 before currently settling in Washington, DC.  While pursuing a career outside music, TolumiDE’s creative spirit continued to discover what she really desired all along, bringing a contagious blend of North American and Nigerian roots that define her brand of Afro-Pop-Soul. She debuted with the well-received album My Love, and opened for Les Nubians.  Her warm voice was first introduced to our First Listen pages over a year ago with “Your Arms,” blessed with the sweet aroma of African rhythms. 

In her return to First Listen, TolumiDE drops a catchy classic R&B vibe with African percussive trimmings entitled “Throwback.”  The song clearly reminisces about the simplicity of life and cherished memories of her childhood: “Take me back in time/Old School Throwback/When I had no worries/I was free as a bird.” During the chorus, TolumiDE sings in Yoruba, her native tongue of Nigeria. 

While waiting for an upcoming 2nd full-length project, take a good listen to “Throwback,” a song that entices us to dance and distracts us from the current craziness of life.

By Peggy Oliver

TolumiDE - "Throwback"

 

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