Previously called Atawęwę, Tomilola started out as an independent artiste, collaborating with artists like Shalom Dubas and Jinmi Abduls, already showing off her ability for autobiographical and reflective songwriting. Songs like ‘Want You To Know’ provided a look at how unafraid she was to look inwards and share her feelings in a stark and vivid way. Combining RnB and soul with afro-fusion flavor, her music will grab onto listeners’ ears as her writing captures their hearts.
In July of 2020, Tomilola released her debut single under her new moniker and began the rebirth of her special artistry. Her confidence and shared vulnerability about understanding the need to be free of any and all things that can hold one back resonated with a large number of people and led to the independent success of her single – Let Go ft The Cavemen
In the second single from Tomilola, a follow up to her breakout record – Let Go – we come to understand more that Tomilola’s music is here to help people get closer to freedom.
As Tomilola explains- Mo Yato means “I’m different” in Yoruba. The song talks about the restless feeling that comes from not living your truth. This song expresses breaking away from typical judgment, encouraging acceptance and being yourself, especially if it scares you.“