Aramide is popular Nigerian Afro-Soul songstress who came into limelight in year 2015 with influences from a varied blend of soul and jazz and artists.
Early Life And Education
Aramide Sarumoh was born in Lagos Nigeria. Her early childhood was spent in the famous city of Jos where her skills in singing and song writing were nurtured. She is a graduate of Political science from the University of Jos.
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.
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.
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.
Aramide’s debut album SUITCASE was released November 22, 2016 and features Sound Sultan, Ice Prince, Adekunle Gold, Koker and Sir Dauda.
Aramide is married to Pelumi Alli. The traditional marriage and white wedding was held on 18 April 2015 in her hometown, Ibadan
Aramide won at The Headies for the Best Vocal Performance (Female) in 2015
She won Alternative Artist of the year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2015
She won the Best Female Artist in West Africa for All Africa Music Awards – AFRIMA in 2016