Born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa, Funmi Dominic Olaoye grew up with the knowledge that music gladdens her heart. Her love for singing and lending a helping hand to people from a tender age of 8 naturally led to an ambition to become a great musician and a medical doctor.
Today, Funmi is a gospel singer, songwriter and a medical doctor with an extremely unique, irresistible and simply phenomenal voice. Her music is eclectic, blending African rhythm with elements of jazz, r&b and funk. Her debut audio album “ISE OLUWA” got her a nomination at the prestigious KORA Music Awards (2003) held in South Africa as “The most promising Female Artiste in Africa”. ‘ISE OLUWA’ and other hit tracks such as ‘IFE ELEDUWA’ , ‘AFRICA’ and ‘JE TE LOUERAI’ warmed her into the heart of music lovers and it put the budding artiste in a class of her own because of her voice prowess and creativity. Funmi has performed in various concerts in Nigeria and internationally including United Kingdom, United States and Canada preaching the message of love, hope and peace through her music
Funmi studied medicine at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria. After practicing as a Family physician for some years in Nigeria, She obtained a Masters in Public Health degree with concentration in Maternal and Child Health and certificate in Epidemiology at the University of South Florida and she is currently based in Canada. She believes her experiences as a medical doctor, a public health professional and a musician can be a tool for advocacy and health promotion especially for mothers and children.
Funmi’s brand new single “Ololufe” which means “My Love” is a song which expresses love, appreciation and devotion between couples , reminding them about their vows, and supporting them to make their marriages work hence promoting a healthier community. ‘Ololufe’ is also an inspiring song to young adults who intend to walk down the aisle someday.