Tolulope Abraham Adesina, with stage name Tolu, is a singer, songwriter and music producer. Originally from Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Tolu was born and bred in Kaduna State. He started as a chorister in the children’s choir at 11 and his unique vocals stood him apart.
Tolu had auditioned for BET Sunday Best, Set The Stage, Nokia First Chance, West African Idols, One MIC and Star Hunt, six different competitions prior to Project Fame West Africa, all in an attempt to take his talent beyond Kaduna. From one unsuccessful attempt to another, Tolu’s passion and drive never wavered as he refused to take no for an answer.
He eventually auditioned for Project Fame and was selected to represent Kaduna for the finale in Lagos State. In 2010, Tolu appeared on the entertainment radar when he made it to the project fame finals as one of the six winners in Season 3, and his musical journey thus began.
After Project Fame, Tolu decided to travel to Lagos and see where his talent would take him. This was a harsh low point for Tolu as he faced the industry, the elements of living with only friends to lean on, constant trekking to radio stations, interviews and shows to be heard, but these challenges never discouraged him from his goal.
In 2014, Tolu put his pen to paper, signing a record deal with Alyhills Records and had the privilege to associate with Don Jazzy and the Mavin crew. This happened when Tolu met with producer and long time friend, Babyfreshmavin and Mr. Shawn (Alyhills Records’s CEO). Babyfreshmavin and Donjazzy convinced Mr Shawn to start Alyhills Records with its first artiste as Tolu. Tolu’s debut single ‘My Lover’, produced by Don Jazzy was an instant favourite. Tolu jumped at another privilege to feature Don Jazzy on his most single ‘Ifemi’.
Tolu has recently dropped a body of work an EP to further showcase his worth and versatility as an artiste. The EP (Extended Play) is titled ‘3SUM’ and it consists of three tracks of different compositions. With tracks Like ‘Champion’ featuring indigenous Rap Artiste, Cdq, ‘Pretty Mama’ and NewTinz, Tolu continues to push, and this time, harder than he ever did. In His words, “I have a lot to prove and I intend to do so, God helping me…”