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Simi


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The Jamb Question crooner is here!

Welcome to Logbaby's Biography of the mass communicator turned singer Simi.


SUMMARY

Name: Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye 

Stage or Nickname: Simi

Date of Birth: April 19, 1988

Relationship Status: Single

Occupation: Singer

Genre: Afro Pop, Soul music, R&B 


INTRODUCTION

Simi is a Nigerain artist popular for the song "Jamb Question". She is infact one of the rare Nigerian artists who sing songs with high lyrical contents, infusing the message of love into her songs and delivering it in a way that does not make the audience bored.

EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION

She was born in Ojuelegba, a suburb of Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria, as the last of 4 children and the only girl. Her parents separated when she was 9 years old. She is a graduate of mass communication from Covenant University.

MUSIC BEGINS

Simi grew was a chorister in her church and she grew up not only singing but dancing. She wrote her first song at the age of 10 but her professional career started in 2006 with the release of her debut album “Ogaju”. Her debut album was a gospel album which featured songs like "Iya Temi" and "Ara and afterwards she released an EP "Restless" which was a complied cover for many songs.

HER CAREER

Her career came into spotlight in 2014 after she released "Tiff", a song which received nominations in two categories at The Headies 2015. Simi is currently signed to X3M Music.

Apart from singing and songwriting, Simi is also a sound engineer. She was credited to have mixed and mastered Adekunle Gold's Gold album which was released in July 2016.Her music style is basically hinged in the rhythm and blues, soul and hip-hop genre of music. 

In 2015, Simi won the "Most Promising Act to Watch" category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

She has done notable collaborations with Falz with the examples of the remix of Jamb Question and Soldier and in 2016 she and Falz jointly released an Album "Chemistry"

AWARDS

Year Award
2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards - Most Promising Act to Watch
2015 City People Entertainment Award - Most Promising Act of The Year
2016 City People Entertainment Award - Female Artiste of the Year
2016 Nigerian Tenns Choice Award - Upcoming Female Artist

 

ALBUMS

Year Album
2006 Ogaju
2016 Chemistry with Falz

 

SOME OF HER SONGS

Don't Judge Me (cover) Bibanke (cover) Marvin's Room
Tiff E No Go Funny Jamb Question
"Jamb Question (Remix)"
(featuring Falz)
Open and Close Love don't care

PERSONAL LIFE

She was rumoured to be in a relationship with falz but she confirmed that although she is in a relationship it is not with falz and she is also rumoured to be in a relationship with Adekunle Gold. 

VIDEOS - Tiff

 

Article Credit: Kenechukwu Edeh

Updated 1 Year ago
 

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