This article is about her Simi biography, life, times, awards, musical career and more. She is one of Nigeria’s most versatile and sought after musician
Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye who is better known as Simi was born in April 1988.
She 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, she 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, she 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. The artist 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.
SIMI MUSICAL CAREER
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.
Her albums include the following;
- Oriya Bhajan Sandhya 2010
- Simi 2017
- Simisola 2017
- Kitty 2018
- Chemistry 2016
- Love Don’t Care
- Gone For Good
- By You
- Jamb Question
- Complete Me
- Smile 4 Me
- One Kain
- O Wa N’be
- Simi Tiff
- Mind Your Business
- Move On
- Remind Me
- Want To
- Love On Mep
- Shake Your Body
- Small Ting
- Take Me Back
- Original Baby
- HipHop Hurray
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.
SIMI RELATIONSHIP AND PERSONAL LIFE
She is rumored to be dating singer Adekunle Gold but neither of them have come out to confirm or dispel rumors. It was once reported that she was dating singer Falz but she has since clarified that their relationship is strictly professional.
SIMI HUSBAND / DAUGHTER
Simi biography would be incomplete without mentioning that she is now married. She got married to her long time boyfriend Adekunle Gold who is also a successful musical artist in 2019. Simi and her husband welcomed a baby girl in June 2020. This is their first child and they named her Adejare.
SIMI NET WORTH
She is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria and she is estimated to be worth about $ 500,000
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