A true underground legend, the singer-songwriter was a key pioneer in Nigeria’s Alté scene, being one of the first women to experiment with the genre. Tomi went on to collaborate with some of the movements most exciting artists, including featuring on Santi’s culturally defining track ‘Rapid Fire’, which also features Amaarae and Shane Eagle. The track went on to receive over 10 million streams and solidified Tomi’s status as part of the original trailblazers.
Her latest release, the Juls produced London, and its accompanying video is a proof of quality of creativity that put her on our radars. London is a love song to a city Tomi holds close to her heart. With the video showing snippets of what now feels like a distant memory, we see Tomi’s life play out through her own eyes. Capturing an essence of nostalgia, the montage of iPhone captured videos perfectly demonstrates the beauty of the capital whilst also presenting our current harsh reality.
Tomi has been consumed by songwriting since she wrote her first song when she was just 11 and has never looked back. Born in North West London to Nigerian parents, Tomi’s inspiration is a fusion of her culture as well as looking to her icons; Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Beyonce. With music becoming one of the last remaining vices, we look forward to more music from Tomi on the horizon.