Canadian-Nigerian Artist, Töme, Releases 5-track EP ‘Dreams’

2020 was arguably a breakout year for Michelle Oluwatomi Akanbi, popularly known as Töme. The Canadian-born Nigerian released a 10 track album featuring some of the most exciting acts out of Nigeria and Ghana; King Promise, Zlatan, Runtown, and Wavy the creator.

She also opened the stage for Burna Boy and Wizkid, some of the biggest acts in the industry, as well as performing at SXSW in Texas. It was from her 2020 single “I Pray” which features Sean Kingston, that her music really started going places. One of the moments that will certainly be a personal highlight in Töme’s career was when she performed at the 2021 JUNO Awards, Canada’s most prestigious music awards ceremony. It was a special night for the artist as she claimed her first-ever JUNO award for reggae recording of the year for “I Pray”.

Töme is clearly a lady of many talents, she’s winning an award for reggae recording of the year but she’s mostly known as an Afro-fusion artist. Off the back of her win at the JUNO’s she has released a 5- track EP titled “Dreams”. In this 5-track project, she shares her artistry, talent, and versatility with the world. She draws from many influences as each track hits you in a different way.

While the center of the project houses its strongest afro-fusion anthems: “Nana” which has the melodic instrumental base that powers most Afropop bops, significantly bolstered by TÖME’s writing and her ebullient singing. The mood changes with “FLY” which brings the hip hop, groovy bounce exuding all of TÖME’s attitude and cool ending off with bi-lingual rap, showcasing her versatility and personality. Closing the project is the deeply meditative song titled “Spiritual Healing”.

‘Dreams’ is certainly an exciting project and we cannot wait to hear more from the Canadian-Nigerian artist. You can find the EP on all major streaming platforms.

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