Jamb Question

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"Jamb Question"
Single by Simi
from the album Simisola
ReleasedFebruary 15, 2015 (2015-02-15)
Format Digital download
Label X3M
Songwriter(s) Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye
Producer(s) Oscar Herman-Ackah
Simi singles chronology
"E No Go Funny"
"Jamb Question"
"Open & Close"

"Jamb Question" is a song by Nigerian singer and songwriter Simi. It serves as the second single from her second studio album, Simisola (2017). Produced by Oscar Herman-Ackah, the song was released on 15 February 2015. [1] Its official remix features vocals from Nigerian rapper Falz. [2] The music video for "Jamb Question" was nominated for Best Soft Rock/Alternative Video at the 9th Nigerian Music Video Awards. [3]

Simi (singer) Nigerian singer and songwriter

Simisola "Simi" Ogunleye is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Simi started her career as a gospel singer, releasing her debut studio album in 2008, titled Ogaju. She gained prominence in 2014 after releasing "Tiff", a song that was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015. Simi is currently signed to X3M Music. She released her second studio album Simisola on September 8, 2017. Her third studio album Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1 was released to coincide with her thirty-first birthday on April 19, 2019.

<i>Simisola</i> (album) 2017 studio album by Simi

Simisola is the eponymous second studio album by Nigerian singer Simi. It was released on September 8, 2017, by X3M Music. The album is the follow-up to her debut album, Ogaju (2008). Simisola received positive reviews from music critics, who praised the creativity and versatility of Simi's exploration of different sounds. The album was supported by five singles: "Tiff", "Jamb Question", "Love Don't Care", "Smile for Me" and "Joromi". Its production was handled by Sess, Seyi Keyz, Oscar and Vtek. Upon its release, the album debuted at number five on the Billboard World Albums chart for the week of September 30, 2017. Simisola won Album of the Year and was nominated for Best R&B/Pop album at The Headies 2018. Moreover, it was nominated for Album of the Year the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

Falz Nigerian rapper

Folarin Falana, better known by his stage name Falz, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor. He began his career while in secondary school after forming a group called "The School Boys" with his friend before his professional career as a music artist began in 2009. Falz became more well-known after his song "Marry Me" won him a nomination in the "Best Collaboration of The Year" category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He was also nominated in the "Best Rap Act of The Year" and "Best New Act to Watch" categories.


Music video

The accompanying Mex-directed music video for "Jamb Question" premiered on 22 June 2015 through Simi's official Vevo account. Nigerian film producer and critic Charles Novia said he was "impressed" with the video and further said the song is reminiscent of Mo'Cheddah's hit "Dus Nambri", particularly in flow and rendition. [4]

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Charles Osa Igbinovia, commonly known as Charles Novia, is a Nigerian film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, social commentator and essayist. Born and raised in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, Novia is known for films such as Missing Angel (2004), Caught in The Middle and Alan Poza (2013). In 2014, he was chosen as part of the Nigerian team to screen Nollywood films for Best Foreign language category of the Academy Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

MoCheddah Nigerian rapper

Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola, known by her stage name Mo'Cheddah, is a Nigerian rapper and singer. She released her debut studio album, Franchise Celebrity (2010), while signed to Knighthouse Entertainment. The album was preceded by the 2009 promotional single "If You Want Me". She parted ways with Knighthouse in February 2012 and established her own label, Cheddah Music.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
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JimmyKing of TooXclusive gave the song 4.5 stars out of 5, stating, "Simi's Jamb Question is an improvement from her hit single "Tiff". The melody progression of the beat with the saxophone accompaniment gave the song a very wonderful effect. Simi’s voice is unique and it did justice to the song. This Afro pop song is rich with African instrumentation. The Ad lib (backup) was well done with harmonious combination of two the voices. Jamb Question is really a great song". [5] In the same vein, Sifon B. of Jaguda.com gave the song 4 stars out of 5, adding, "Jamb question puts in a blender Simi’s soothing voice, her comical lyrics, and a beautiful instrumental produced by Oscar, and the output is a smooth piece of auditory art". [6]

tooXclusive music website

tooXclusive is a music and review website. Launched in 2010 by Olutayo "Tyler" Duncan Sotubo, the website is notable for organizing its yearly tooXclusive Online Music Awards. They pride their establishment as the number one source for pan-African music entertainment, reviews, trending news and celebrity updates.

"Tiff" is a song by Nigerian singer-songwriter Simi. Produced by Oscar, the song is regarded as Simi's breakthrough into mainstream entertainment.

Awards and nominations

YearAward ceremonyPrizeResultRef
20159th Nigerian Music Video AwardsBest Soft Rock/Alternative VideoNominated [7]

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