Nollywood Alive Music Artiste Of The Week – Simi

Simi whose full name is Simisola Ogunleye is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. She was born on April 19th, 1988.

Simi started her music journey in 2008 but gained popularity in 2014.

Simisola Ogunleye was born in Ojuelegba, Lagos state and has spent most part of her life there. She had her primary and secondary education in Lagos state and later proceeded to Convent University, where she studied Mass Communication.

Growing up, she fell in love with music and as with most artiste she started singing from the church choir and stepped it up when she wanted to start making money off it.

In 2008, the singer made it official and it became her professional career and as such, she released her first studio album.

She kept doing music until 2014 when she got signed to X3M music {Record Label} and immediately released a 5-track EP and has remained unstoppable ever since.

She gained a lot of recognition of one of her songs, “Tiff” that was released as a single on January 2014.

She added two more songs to her releases in preparation to her forthcoming album “Simisola” in 2015. The album finally got released in 2017. It made it her second album.

March 2019, she dedicated her new album titled “Omo Charlie Champagne vol 1” to her late father as her third album.

Following the expiration of her signed contract, She left her record label X3M to start up her own “Studio Brat” in May 2019.

The 31-year-old singer has won a number of awards such as the Headies Awards, Nigerian Entertainment Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards and more. She has also been involved in a number of collaborations with other artistes.

Some of her songs are; Tiff, Jericho, Love Don’t Care, Jamb Question (the list is endless).

The multi-award-winning singer got married to fellow Nigerian and talented artiste, Adekunle Gold on January 9th, 2019 after dating for 5years.

Simi is more than just a singer and songwriter, she’s also a sound engineer. She does mixing and mastering of songs and does the different genre of music…Such an amazing talent. That is why she is our artiste of the week.

 

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