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Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye (conceived April 19, 1988), professionally referred to and alluded to as Simi, is a Nigerian artist and songwriter. Simi began her vocation as a gospel artist, discharging her presentation studio collection in 2008 titled Ogaju. Her vocation came into spotlight in 2014 after she discharged “Tiff”, a tune which was named in two classes at The Headies 2015 and additionally conveyed her to standard recognition. Simi is at present marked to X3M Music under which she discharged her sophomore studio collection Simisola.
Simi was conceived in Ojuelegba, a suburb of Surulere, as the remainder of 4 children. In a meeting she conceded to Juliet Ebirim of Vanguard Newspaper, Simi uncovered that she grew up as a boyish girl before the division of her folks when she was 9. She is an alumna of Covenant University where she considered Mass Communication.
Simi grew up moving and singing as an individual from her nearby church’s choir until the point when she thought of her first tune at 10. years old Her expert melodic vocation began in 2008 after the arrival of her presentation collection titled Ogaju which contained tunes like “Iya Temi” and “Ara Ile” with the whole melodic generation from Samklef.
In January 2014, Simi discharged an EP titled Restless which picked up her new grounds and further earned her a record manage X3M Music. The EP contains a 5-track front of well known melodies by global acts like Rihanna’s “Man Down” and Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain”.
On January 9, 2014, She discharged two singles titled “Tiff” and “E No Go Funny”, with the previous getting gigantic airplay and acknowledged by and large among music commentators. The video for “Tiff” was discharged on August 30, 2015 and coordinated by Josh Clarke. The melody went ahead to be named in the “Best Alternative Song” classification at the 2015 version of The Headies.
In 2015, She won the “Most Promising Act to Watch” class at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. In a meeting with Leadership Newspaper, Simi said she is taking a shot at her sophomore collection booked to be discharged in 2016. Upon the arrival of a solitary titled “Support Question” which later highlighted Falz in the remix, Simi was recorded as one of the artistes to keep an eye out for in 2016 by NotJustOk.
On 14 February 2016, she discharged “Love Don’t Care”, an Oscar Heman-Ackah-delivered melody which was gotten to positive basic audits and gigantic airplay. The melody denounces the separation of adoration on account of innate and social prejudices. The music video of the tune was coordinated by Clarence Peters. In October 2016, she was designated in the Best Breakthrough Act class at the 2016 version of the MTV Africa Music Awards. On 27 October, Simi worked together with Falz to discharge Chemistry, a venture Oghene Michael of 360Nobs depicted as an “examination of the word workmanship”. In December 2016, She was named in three classes at The Headies 2016 honor service, winning one category.
In expectation of her second studio collection Simisola, a 12-track collection which includes just Adekunle Gold as visitor artiste, Simi discharged two singles “Grin for Me” and “Joromi” upheld with music recordings which were coordinated by Clarence Peters and Aje Films individually. She disclosed the collection’s tracklist by means of Instagram on September 1, 2017 preceding it was discharged on September 8 to generally positive surveys and went ahead to make a big appearance at number five on the Billboard World Albums graph.
April 3, 2020