Afrobeat, Pop, R&B/Soul
“I am enough. I am TÖME. With these powerful words you acquire more than just the meaning of the artist’s middle name (Tomi), you gain access to the essence of the artist Michelle Oluwatomi Akanbi. Born in Montreal, and of Canadian Nigerian heritage, the artist recalls her early musical influences to be; Fela Kuti, Erykah Badu & Alicia Keys among others. As she progressed in her craft, the need to create something different and more personal found TÖME combining the upbeat, commercial vibe of early influencers with the sound of Lauryn Hill, The Beatles, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Sade and many more. It was within this newly woven tapestry of inspiration where she found her personal and unique sound. With this TÖME says, “I want to change the game musically in the mid-American industry by creating a genre slowly being recognized, Afro- Fusion”. TÖME is also boldly committed to giving an empowering voice to women through her songs, exuding the spirit of confidence and pride in her artistry. Throughout 2019, TÖME had the pleasure of joining award-winning mega Afro-beats artist, Wizkid, on his 2019 Canadian Tour and legendary Mr. Eazi in for his 2019 Europe Tour , performed at the Wembley SSE, London at the Burnaboy Concert as well as exciting performances at Afrofest 2019, Uppsala Reggae Festival 2019 in Sweden and SXSW 2019 in Texas. 2019 also saw TÖME tour parts of North America, Europe and Arica to a very positive reception. 2020 is expected to be full of highlights, new projects and much more performances! TÖME’s forthcoming single, FREE, drops April 17th, 2020 and is sure to be her biggest hit to date. With a music video to accompany, this project takes TÖME’s image and vibe to a whole new level.