Born in Sierra Leone, West Africa to diplomat parents, Tutu grew up in the United States and England before finding her roots in Germany. By the age of 16, she began singing in studios, and allowing the melange of vibrant cultures to influence her sound.
Her first single from the debut album “Show Me Love”, an ode to the roles played by women in society: mother, caretaker, lover and as well as fighter. The debut album “My Tree Gonna Grow”, is honest, raw, filled with authentic storytelling of love, disillusion, growing pains and self-fulfillment, at the same time projecting strength, confidence and hope. A modern and distinctive African folk with strong vocals and minimalistic sounds that are mixed with English and smatterings of Sierra Leone’s colorful Patois. An intimate Afro Neo-Soul genre combined with exploration of womanhood.
My tree’s gonna grow! My tree’s gonna grow!! My tree’s gonna grow!!! are the words that motivate Tutu and give her strength during difficult chapters and positive times in life. A chant that echoes in everyone of the raw, real and emotionally charged 16 songs on the album.
My Tree Gonna Grow!