TÖME is a member of the Black Actors & Film Guild Canada. She is a lady with multiple talents as a Black Singer-songwriter, an artist with an amazing voice and style, and she is an actress from Toronto, Canada. Congratulations!
“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.
According to the Afternoon Express 2020 interview:" TÖME, singer-songwriter and actress from Toronto, Canada – joins us on the Afternoon Express show as we her discuss her latest success with single ‘Free’ – as well as the anticipation of her 4th album and her follow-up single, ‘I Pray’."
2019 also saw TÖME tour parts of North America, Europe and Africa to a very positive reception.
TÖME’s forthcoming single and music video, THE MONEY, is set for release in February 2020. with a music video to accompany. Visit https://www.tomesroom.com for more on this Canadian Black rising star artist.