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This year has brought so many ups and downs for Töme’s after getting diagnosed with Covid 19 she received her first Junos nomination and she is about to release her new single “ NANA” on June 4th.
“ Just short of 2 years of my professional career and I’m nominated for a JUNO! It’s absolutely amazing given the year myself and my team had and I’m thankful to everyone around me that helped me get here. It’s a privilege and I’m grateful”
The first song from a forthcoming project, “Nana” signals Töme operating in a pocket of sound that’s fundamentally attuned to her unique strengths. She makes a tribute to her individualism over an ebbing instrumental, packing in lyrical choices that urge her to move on despite what might be happening in her life at the moment.
Still flying the flag of Nigeria while interrogating her place in the world as a French-Canadian, Töme’s latest song, “Nana,” blends afrobeats’ tonality with the poignant lyricism of the indie-folk music of her childhood, creating an eclectic brand of music that’s at once roomy and relatable.
“I think it’s safe to say that when it comes to boys/men and relationships…you need to make sure you know what YOU want and if they don’t like it, well…you can’t hear’ em”
Among the crop of diaspora Nigerians broadening the scope of afro-fusion, Töme stands out. With her intuitive melodies and searing lyricism, she mixes the best of both worlds for music that speaks to the experience of being Nigerian without being within the geographical confines of the country. Töme’s 2020 album, Bigger Than 4 Walls, pulsated with genteel sashays and calming influences that segued, at times, into a warm party feel.
With her natural talent and dedication to creating the best music for her fans,Töme is up next in music.
NANA is dropping on June 4th worldwide 🌍
TÖME has toured with Mr Eazi, shared the stage with African international music heavyweights;
Wizkid and Burna Boy yet, she’s only just getting started. The Nigerian-French Canadian Singer-Songwriter born in Montreal, Canada boasts of a sonic palette that is just as diversified as her multicultural background.Her half-a-decade musical journey is marked by her debut project; One with Self, a 5-track self-recorded acoustic EP that was released on Soundcloud in 2015. Whilst working a full time job as a Marketing Executive, TOME continued to hone her skills and nurture her audience with the release of her first official tape; Tomesroom: Chapter 1. In 2019, the singer quit her 9-5 and released her sophomore album, Bigger than 4 Walls followed by her JUNOS-nominated track ‘I Pray’ which features Jamaican artist, Sean Kingston.
Follow TÖME on Instagram & Twitter: @tomeofficial_