Simi is one of Nigeria’s most versatile and sought after musicians. This article is about her life, times, awards, musical career and more.
Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye who is better known as Simi was born in April 1988.
Simi came into spotlight after she released singles; Tiff, Love Don’t Care and Jamb question and she followed these up by doing a collabo with singer, Falz on his hit song ”Soldier”, a song which is still getting massive airplay and receiving accolades.
A graduate of Mass Communication from Covenant University, Simi is 28 years old. The song writer wrote her first tune at 10 years old and started singing at the age of 16. Due to her love for arts, Simi started singing and dancing as teenager and as a member of the teenage church choir.
The Singer who hails from Ondo state is the only girl in the midst of four boys and the last child of four children. Simi revealed that she used to be a tomboy while she was growing up. She was brought up by a single mum since her parents separated when she was 9 years old.
She started out as a gospel singer and released her debut studio album titled Ogaju in 2008.
Simi’s career however came into spotlight in 2014 after she released her first single ” Tiff “, which was nominated in two categories at The Headies 2015 and also brought her to mainstream recognition.
She is currently signed to X3M Music Label under which she released her second studio album, Simisola which has gotten massive airplay.
Simi’s songs include “Love don’t care” “ Complete me” “Aimasiko” “Joromi” “Tiff” amongst others.
Simi albums include the following;
- Oriya Bhajan Sandhya 2010
- Simi 2017
- Simisola 2017
- Kitty 2018
- Chemistry 2016
She has won several awards including, “Most Promising Act of The Year” at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards. Other awards include; “Female Artist of The Year” at 2016 City People Entertainment Awards; “Choice Upcoming Female Artist” at Nigerian Teen Choice Awards 2016; “Best Collaboration” at the Headies 2016; “Best Vocal Performance(Female)” at the Headies 2016; “Best Collabo of The Year” at 2017 City people Entertainment Awards; “Songwriter of The Year” at AFRIMA Awards 2017.
She has also had numerous nominations to her credit.
Upon the release of her single “Jamb Question” in which she later featured Falz in the remix, NotJustOk listed her as one of the artistes to watch out for in 2016.
RELATIONSHIP AND PERSONAL LIFE
Simi is rumored to be dating singer Adekunle Gold but neither of them have come out to confirm or dispel rumors. She was once reported to be dating singer Falz but she has since clarified that their relationship is strictly professional.
Simi is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria and she is estimated to be worth about $ 500,000