Biography of Aramide

Aramide Sarumoh popularly known as Aramide is an Afro-soul singer, jazz artiste and songwriter. She broke into the music scene with her acoustic rendition and female version of eLDee’s popular song “Today Today” and Davido’s “Ekuro” which went viral and received more plaudits compared to the original.

Early life and background of Aramide

Aramide Sarumoh was born on the 22 June 1985 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a graduate of Political science from the University of Jos. Her love for music started at a young age. She began singing and writing as a teenager. At the end of her secondary education, she had learnt how to play saxophone and guitar; two instruments she was passionate about.

Her Rise to Fame

Her music pursuit started in 2006, when she contested on ‘Star Quest’ one of Nigeria’s most prestigious and competitive music talent hunt shows. Her group performed well as they finished third runner-up. In 2008, she was a part of a show called ‘Divas Unplugged’ in the famous city of Jos in Nigeria; the show exposed her into the Nigerian music industry.

Aramide sings about love, betrayal, friendship, trust, and the attendant joys and aches of womanhood. Her musical influences include Erykah Badu, Miriam Makeba, Sade, Angelique Kidjo and other great artistes. 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.

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 was critically acclaimed by music enthusiasts. Aramide’s debut album Suitcase was released November 22, 2016. It featured guest appearances from Sound Sultan, Ice Prince, Adekunle Gold, Koker and Sir Dauda. She embarked on a debut tour and showcased her album in the United States, Ghana, Nigeria, Canada and other countries.

Her single “Love Me” which featured Adekunle Gold topped various music charts and received massive airplay on radio stations within and outside Nigeria.
She has collaborated and shared the stage with the likes of Banky W, Sound Sultan, Tiwa, Dr Sid, MI, eLDee, Jesse Jagz, Waje, Sarz, Yemi Alade to name a few. The Afro Jazz artiste has performed at the various events in Nigeria, United Kingdom, Canada, Dubai, US and other countries.

Aramide initiated a concert-style event called Songversation with Aramide. The event is held annually in commemoration of International Women’s Day. The program is aimed at promoting positive narratives for Nigerian women. It blends music with topical conversation to motivate women to take the lead, foster personal development and gain societal recognition. The event, also celebrates the achievements of women who have made impact in the unique fields.

In 2017, The award-winning singer released a single “Truth” featuring Ghanian-South African Afro-pop star, Adina. The song showcased Aramide’s riveting voice and unique flavour, with a mix of her native Yoruba, paired with Adina’s equally distinctive vocals. She also released a sing-along love song “Jowo” same year. 2018 saw the release of “fall on them” featuring Timaya and “Ayokunnumi“.

The Afro-soul singer returned to the music scene with her 2019 debut single, “Baba Abule” featuring Reminisce. The versatile musician has definitely brought a change in the Nigerian entertainment scene with her soft yet deep and powerful voice that makes her stand out from other musicians.

Aramide’s Relationship and Family Life

Aramide got married to her husband, Pelumi Alli on the 18th of April, 2015. The couple welcomed their first child, Anjolaoluwa Charis Alli on the 26th of December, 2019.

Awards and nominations

She was nominated for the Most Promising Artist in Africa at All Africa Music Awards in 2015. She was also nominated for the Female Artist of the Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2015.

In 2016, she was nominated for the Best Vocal Performance (Female) and Next Rated category at the Headies.
She got nominated for Best Female Artist in West Africa at All Africa Music Awards – AFRIMA in 2017.

Aramide was the winner of  the Best Alternative Song for her single “Funmi Lowo” at the 2018 edition of the Headies Award, Best Female Artist in West Africa at the 2016 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), Alternative Artist of The Year award at the 2016 edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Award (NEA) and Best Vocal Performance (Female) Category at the 2015 edition of the Headies Award.

Aramide’s Net Worth

The sensational singer has an estimated net worth of $60 million.

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