(PICZ) Our Crush This Week: Aramide (@AramideMusic) #OWCW

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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.

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. She won Best Vocal Performance for the same song “Iwo Nikan” at The Headies Award 2015.

Her 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.

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

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