OUR STORY "TOOCHI look great and will be a huge hit in the clubs" - Simon Cowell
An established club act with strong chart success experience over the years. TOOCHI are identical twin sisters Chidi and Chinwe Adilih who write, sing and perform all their own music. TOOCHI have worked exclusively on their unique sound and have collaborated with incredible talent from the world of music and dance which has enabled them to position themselves as key independent female artist players in the music industry today.
'ANGELS OF THE URBANGROUND' is TOOCHI's international Pop/Dance Hit landing TOOCHI's first ever Club Chart Number 1 and 'FIGHT FOR YOUR DREAM' reached top spots across international radio station playlists on its release with a new successfully remixed version by JRMX. First hitting the UK urban music scene with debut single 'I REPRESENT', the twins quickly gained promising accolade for their song writing skills and interest from international DJ's across the UK and Europe. TOOCHI continued their growth with follow up single 'S.O.S' and explored opportunities within the African music market, writing and collaborating with exciting new independent / major label artists.
The TOOCHI sound can be described as energetic, empowering and motivational. An explosive combination of POP/DANCE/AFROBEAT fusions. Teamed with MOBO award winning producers, this pop engine sees a fusion of eclectic melodies, witty and inspirational lyrics topped with high powered production that display a genre of edgy pop/dance/afrobeat music aimed at giving the listener a 'rollercoaster ride experience'.
''We have always been energetic and get a great vibe from the dance world thats why we love discovering different dance crews and working with diverse creative talent from all over the world- We are fearless females determined not to be put in a box when it comes to our creativity and want to empower more girls to follow their dreams and aspiratioms like we did''- Chinwe
''TOOCHI is a positive engine where fantastic teams we have worked with for years all come together to make our music come to life. We have been inspired by great songs and artists growing up and want to inspire others to work hard and fight for your dreams whatever they might be and against all odds. We want TOOCHI's feelgood energy to spill out onto the dancefloor and get everyone in a great mood dancing!" - Chidi
At the heart of TOOCHI are the 'Two Chi's' Chidi and Chinwe who have developed a unique system of working together to make their music happen.
"We run our own music label T Records working on all the jobs it takes for TOOCHI's feel good tracks to get out from a creative conception to your dancefloors- we are also using our experience and platform to help more girls get behind the scenes in the music industry and level the playing field" - Chinwe
As two fun, fearless women in the music business doing it by themselves in a new age where independent artists and GIRLBOSSES are continually on the rise, TOOCHI are poised for even greater success with the launch of their new afrobeat EP AFROCHIC previously successful afrobeat hit BATTLECRY/ BEATBOOM and the ongoing release of more exciting new pop/dance/afrobeat fusion track GET REAL! This should see TOOCHI's maintained interest as an emerging UK/Nigerian/International artist with great potential and further DJ and fan support throughout Europe, Africa and beyond. Singers/Songwriters/Dancers and Entrepreneurs, TOOCHI bring you a sensational world of high Energy, Dance, Culture, Glamour, Fun and Music. Look out for TOOCHI at a dancefloor near you....
TOOCHI so far...
'I Represent' track aired on Radio France International's 2008 MOBO awards coverage to over 7
'I Represent' hit number #8 in the Commercial Pop Club Charts and peaked at number #4 in UK's
Musicweeks Top Ten Music Chartbreakers Chart.
S.O.S reached number #3 in the top 50 charts of Sobel Nation, Radio/Nightout Radio USA and peaked at number #7 in the UK Musicweek Commercial Pop Charts.
The S.O.S video shoot was aired on SKY 1's hugely successful 'Pineapple Dance Studios' TV show to 12.4 million UK homes `
TOOCHI relaunch in 2013 with new album 'PLAY'. Title track 'Fight For Your Dream' gained massive radio airplay, interviews with international radio coverage in Japan, Billboard USA, Germany, Hawaii, Australia, Holland, France etc.
'Fight For Your Dream' gained Musicweek chart position of #22 in UK Commercial Pop. Rave reviews from DJs worldwide expressing key interest in TOOCHI.
'Angels of the Urbanground' got TOOCHI's first Club Chart Number 1 entry and Top 20 MusicWeek Commercial Pop Chart position with international DJ support
TOOCHI has featured in Marie Claire, MTV, ITV, ITV2, SKY, SKY2, KISS FM, Capital Radio FM, 4Music, BBC Manchester, BBC 1Xtra and other stations and publications.
TOOCHI took a live TV interview promoting 'Angels of the Urbanground' @LondonLive! The twins spoke culture, women in music and urban angels. London Live Freeview 8, Sky 117, Virgin 159 and YouView 8 or stream online.
'BACK 2 FRONT' album released in 2017 and created more chart success for TOOCHI. Flagship track 'Angels of the Urbanground' got to #1 in DJ Club Pop Charts! 'DISCO' got to #9 in the Music Week Commercial Club Pop Charts and 'Fight For Your Dream' remix made Top 40 in the Music Week Commercial Pop Charts!!. All tracks remixed by producer JRMX (Katy Perry, Nicole Scherzinger etc)
Debut afrobeat single 'Battlecry' by TOOCHI ft Chiblack and Emmy Brown out now and currently a huge hit in African radio and clubs (COOL FM Abuja/Lagos Wazobia FM Lagos etc), blogs (African Glitz, Peach Essence etc), live / TV show appearances (VOX Africa) and studio collaborations.
'BEATBOOM' hits Top 20 in Music Week Commercial Pop Charts in July 2019 & heavy rotation plays at Oxford Circus's flagship TOPSHOP store sparking afrocentric dance craze and fronting a series of Pineapple Dance Studios online videos to promote 'Pineapple Dance Studios' dancewear collaboration 'Miss Selfridge x Pineapple'
'GO GIRL' afropop single co produced by TOOCHI features the silky vocals of singer/artist Melodie Sound empowering fearless females chasing after their dreams and never giving up. Women supporting women are stronger together.. forever. Single is out NOW!
TOOCHI tracks are played by top male/female international DJs at vaious global music industry events, conventions, redcarpet film premieres, afterparties, adverts etc BOOHOO online catwalk videos, PRIMARK x Pineapple Dance Studios kidswear advert, Warner Bros London 'Birds of Prey' premiere, 'Charlie's Angels' London film premiere, MIDEM Cannes, TOPSHOP Oxford Circus shop floor DJ sets, BRITS 2019, BBC Music Introducing Live, Netflix pilot shows, African Fashion Week London etc
New afrobeat / afropop EP release 'AFROCHIC' and 2022 album 'Treasure Within - The Journey So Far' a collection of TOOCHI's pop/dance/afrobeat catelogue is out NOW!
New TOOCHI afropop release 'GET REAL' and 'JRMX MEGAMIX' -The best of TOOCHI's club/dance hits are available NOW!
TOOCHI attended the African International FIlm Festival AFRIFF 'Collision Course' Nollywood film premiere meeting in person Nollywood acting stars and Nigerian great talent director Bolanle Austin Peters.
TOOCHI supported the 2021 AFRIMA Awards - All Africa Music Awards ceremony with a social media greeting to award nominees promting their latest afropop single 'GET REAL'
TOOCHI fans rang into CITY 105.1 FM Lagos TOOCHI radio interview to show love and supprt towards their latest afropop single GET REAL and gave positive buzz and feedback about the exciting release!
Look out for new afrobeat releases 'Dance In Me' and new album SCRAPHEAP out soon!!
The journey continues...