Tomilola is very vocal about her rarity, she has no reservations about it. She has come out to define her style as distinct and sonically different. Through her music, she boldly hopes to spell out the fact that happiness is relative as we wouldn’t have to depend on the environment to make us happy. Looking at the tandem events that shook the world in the previous year, it can be typically gathered that happiness and hurt are two very basic concepts outlined for humans to presumably make a choice from, unfortunately, the narrative sees the latter as a much preferred choice among the subject matters. As humans, we can choose to see only happiness and ignore pain, this is what Tomilola’s sound is all about.
In spite of all the voices man tends to battle with, there’s an innate longing and desire to be comforted and directed. There’s an undeniable inner craving by lost and hurt souls to be sympathized with the soothing reliefs of a breezy and calming sound. Tomilola is on a quest to be that sound that fills that void. Her new single, “Mo Yato” which literally means “I’m Different” sets the singer on course as she preaches a resonating sound specially curated to sail the boat even in the wildest tempest. The song sees a cultural mash up of real bass and strings coupled with the singer’s emotive and captivating lyrical game, her voice and lyrical set up sets one’s soul on fire, holding on to substance and faith, ready to conquer and achieve.
Speaking about this offering; “Mo Yatọ means: I’m different in Yoruba. it talks about the restless feeling that comes from not living your truth. this song expresses breaking away from typical judgment, encouraging acceptance and being yourself, especially if it scares you.”
She hopes to be a not just a ray of light but an effulgent beam giving hope, laying out paths for broken people. The Lagos-based singer is off to a fresh start in this journey of healing with her sophomore single “Mo Yato,” a worthy follow up to her debut release, “Let It Go” featuring The Cavemen. After launching out with a misunderstood moniker, she did a soul search in a light bulb moment and relaunched with a neo-brand identity.