Aramide

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Aramide Sarumoh (born 22 June), better known as Aramide, is a Nigerian female singer and songwriter.She describes her genre of music as Afro-Soul. Her song "Iwo Nikan" earned her an award for Best Vocal Performance (Female) at the Headies 2015 She is a graduate of Political science from the University of Jos

Life and career

Personal life

Aramide is married. The traditional marriage and white wedding was held on 18 April 2015 in her hometown, Ibadan.

Music career and breakthrough single

Aramide's music quest started in 2006, when she contested on ‘Star Quest’ one of Nigeria’s most prestigious and competitive music talent hunt shows. Her band did very well in the competition as they were judged the 3rd Runners Up. In 2008, she was a part of a show called ‘Divas Unplugged’ in the famous city of Jos in Nigeria; the show had all the leading female artistes in the Nigerian music industry and her participation in this show was very challenging and rewarding, and her performance and involvement was very inspirational On September 9, 2014 she got signed to Baseline Music after exiting from Trybe Records.

Iwo Nikan

On February 4, 2015 Aramide released her first single under Baseline Music, "Iwo Nikan", which ended up not just being a single but a breakthrough for her and the label Baseline Music. She won Best Vocal Performance for the same song "Iwo Nikan" at The Headies Award 2015.

Musical influence and genres

Aramide's music is influenced by Erykah Badu, Miriam Makeba, Sade, and Angélique Kidjo. Aramide fuses soul and jazz with African music to depict her sound She performs in Yoruba and English, and is known for her style, which she calls Afro-Soul.

Debut Album

Aramide's debut album SUITCASE was released November 22, 2016 and features Sound Sultan, Ice Prince, Adekunle Gold, Koker and Sir Dauda. Productions credits include Cobhams, Laitan Dada, SizzlePRO, and Tintin.

Aramide Suitcase Live (ASL)

Aramide embarked on a debut tour in the United States, Ghana and Nigeria titled "Aramide Suitcase Live" (ASL). She performed at the legendary Sounds Of Brazil (SOBs) in New York, the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk among other locations. Still expected to tour Canada in the later part of 2017, Aramide's Suitcase Album Tour has been a success thus far

Notable Performances and Songs

She has been performing in several popular events and shows since she rose to stardom in United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Dubai, Nigeria, Ghana etc

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