Toyin Dada now known as Toyin Crandell, is a singer/songwriter, multi-talented musician, and worship leader driven by a desire to live a lifestyle of worship and dedication to God. She hosted the first African Gospel Music TV show aired weekly across Canada "African Gospel Vibes with Toyin Dada", received the African Entertainment award for Best African Female Gospel artist in Canada (2011).
Her debut and sophomore albums 'Love Letters', 'Broken Spirit, Contrite Heart' as well as a few singles 'Lay Myself Down' and 'I Will Sing' are in stores as well as available through iTunes and other online agents. Upon getting married to fellow artist and musician, Joshua Crandell, Toyin has released a few titles under her new name Toyin Crandell, "A Beautiful Thing" as well as her latest album "Declaration of Dependence" which are available for physical order as well as on iTunes.
In addition to being a highly regarded singer/songwriter, Toyin is an accomplished dancer, drummer, musician, entrepreneur, community and youth activist and motivational speaker. She brings her energy and infectious personality to young and old alike through many art forms, with an extensive repertoire spanning from theatre, to spoken word, to African dance. In addition to her BSc. in Biology, Toyin has received several academic and art related awards and scholarships.
Founder and Director of "The Love Movement 4:16" - a collective of musical, theatrical and visual artists with singles like 'We Belong', 'I Don't Know Why' and 'Free At Last' as well as a debut album 'Living Out Love'.
Toyin's distinctly raspy and rich vocals inspire through musical styles like JAZZ, SOUL, R&B, and POP, with influences from a range of different artists such as Misty Edwards, Brooke Fraser, William McDowell, Kim Walker, Lisa McClendon and Phil Tarver.
Toyin is an agent of positive change through her music, speech, and lifestyle (to Canadian and international audiences), while declaring the mysteries of a love relationship between God and man.