Nigerian rising star in gospel music, Toyin Dada will be launching her debut album on Saturday, July 24th in Toronto, Canada. The much anticipated album release will be accompanied by a concert performance by Toyin and other accomplished Toronto artists.
In an interview with Nigerians Abroad magazine, the multi-talented young artist made known her intentions to inspire her audiences with popular tracks from the album, titled ‘Love Letters’, a fusion of R&B, soul, gospel and African rhythms.
“People should be ready for various vibes. It is going to be a night of praise and worship. We will be doing contemporary music with Nigerian style. I will be doing tracks from the album including ‘It Is Done’, ‘Naija Praise’, ‘Sometimes I Can’t Believe (How Good)’ and ‘Deliver Me (Psalm 23)’ ” she said.
Currently in her graduating year at York University, Toronto, Canada, Toyin has received several academic and art related scholarships and is the Ontario Representative on the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s National Youth Council. Toyin also continues to be an active member of her church, Christ Apostolic Church - Bethel in Toronto, volunteering within the choir, children, youth and young adult ministries.
Toyin’s budding career has been influenced by such artists as Lauryn Hill, India Arie, Lisa McClendon and Phil Tarver. In return she has decided to use her music to effect real change, as well as inspire young adults both within and outside her community and to be the voice of the voiceless.
Toyin’s unique perspective on music and its significance is insightful beyond her years: “Music is no doubt beautiful, but music that centers on God is something that changes life. With gospel music, yes you are grooving but at the same time, growing in Christ, learning His ways and improving society. Music is great a tool for us to use to improve our community and how others see us” she states.
No doubt Toyin is a great ambassador of Nigeria, a well rounded artist whose academic pursuit, dedication to God’s way and significant contribution to community development in Canada have truly made her Proudly Nigerian.
Her debut album ‘Love Letters’ will be in stores this July. Toyin looks forward to being an agent of positive change through her music, her speech and her lifestyle, both at home and abroad.
Article reference from Toyin Dada biography.
Listen to track from the debut album, Love Letters