Simi (singer)

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Simi
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Born
Simisola Ogunleye

(1988-04-19) 19 April 1988 (age 32)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • sound engineer
  • actress
Spouse(s)
(m. 2019)
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2006–present
Labels
  • Studio Brat
  • X3M (former)
Associated acts
Website iamsimi.com

Simisola Kosoko (née Ogunleye; born April 19, 1988), better known by her stage name Simi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. [1] [2] She started her career as a gospel singer, releasing her debut studio album in 2008, titled Ogaju. [3] She gained prominence in 2014 after releasing "Tiff", a song that was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015. [4] Simi signed a record deal with X3M Music in 2014, but left the label in May 2019 following the expiration of her contract. [5] She released her second studio album Simisola on September 8, 2017. [6] [7] Her third studio album Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1 was released to coincide with her thirty-first birthday on April 19, 2019. [1] She launched her record label Studio Brat in June 2019. [8]

Contents

Early life and education

Simi was born in Ojuelegba, a suburb of Surulere, as the last of four children. [9] In an interview with Juliet Ebirim of Vanguard newspaper, Simi revealed that her parents separated when she was 9 years old. She also revealed that she grew up as a tomboy. [10] Simi attended Stars International College, a secondary school in Ikorodu, Lagos State. [11] She is an alumnus of Covenant University, where she studied mass communication. [12]

Career

2006–13: Career beginnings and Ogaju

Simi grew up dancing and singing as a member of her local church's choir. She wrote her first song at age 10. [13] Her professional music career started in 2008 following the release of her debut studio album Ogaju, which consisted of a variety of songs such as "Iya Temi" and "Ara Ile". The album was produced entirely by Samklef. [14]

2014–2018: Restless, Chemistry and Simisola

In January 2014, Simi released the 5-track EP Restless, which eventually earned her a record deal with X3M Music. [15] The EP is composed mostly of covers recorded by popular acts, including Rihanna's "Man Down" and Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain". [16]

On January 9, 2014, Simi released two singles "Tiff" and "E No Go Funny". Both songs received frequent airplay and were met with generally positive reviews from critics. The video for "Tiff" was directed by Josh Clarke and released on August 30, 2015. [17] The song was nominated for Best Alternative Song at the 2015 edition of The Headies.

Later in 2015, Simi won the Most Promising Act to Watch category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. In an interview with Leadership newspaper, Simi revealed that she started working on her second studio album, which was slated for release in 2016. [18] Upon releasing "Jamb Question", Simi was listed as one of the artistes to watch out for in 2016 by NotJustOk. [19] The remix of "Jamb Question" features Nigerian rapper Falz.

On February 14, 2016, Simi released the Oscar Heman Ackah-produced love ballad "Love Don't Care". It received frequent radio airplay and was met with positive reviews. [20] "Love Don't Care" effectively addresses tribalism and discrimination in Nigeria. [21] The song's music video was directed by Clarence Peters. In October 2016, Simi was nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the MTV Africa Music Awards. [22] On October 27, Simi collaborated with Falz to release the extended play Chemistry . Oghene Michael of 360 Nobs described the EP as an "experiment of the word art". In December 2016, Simi was nominated in three categories at The Headies 2016, winning one. [23]

In anticipation of her 12-track second studio album Simisola , Simi released two singles; "Smile for Me" and "Joromi". Both songs were accompanied by music videos directed by Clarence Peters and Aje Films, respectively. [24] Music videos for "O Wa Nbe", "Complete Me", "Gone for Good" and "Aimasiko" were also released to further promote the album. Simi unveiled the album's track listing on September 1, 2017. Simisola was released seven days later and debuted at number 5 on the Billboard World Albums chart. [25] [26] [27]

2019: Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1 and Studio Brat

In March 2019, Simi disclosed that she would be releasing her third studio album Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1 to coincide with her birthday on April 19, 2019. She disclosed this information in a series of social media messages. [28] The album is a slight departure from the relatively afro-centric feel of Simisola (2017). [29] It is a mixture of sentimental ballad, Afropop, Afro-fusion, Afro-soul, R&B, EDM and moombahton. [29] The 13-track album features guest vocals from Patoranking, Maleek Berry, Falz, and her husband Adekunle Gold. Its production was primarily handled by Oscar, with additional production from Vtek, Legendury Beatz, and Sess. [30] Simi dedicated the album to her father Charles Oladele Ogunleye, who died in 2014. [29] Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1 was preceded by three singles: "I Dun Care", "Lovin" and "Ayo".

In May 2019, X3M Music announced Simi's departure following the expiration of her recording contract. Both parties did not renew the contract and agreed to part ways. [31] In June 2019, Simi announced the launch of her independent record label, Studio Brat. [8]

Artistry

Apart from being a singer and songwriter, Simi is also a sound engineer. She is credited with mixing and mastering Adekunle Gold's debut studio album Gold , which was released in July 2016. [32] Her music style is basically hinged in the rhythm and blues, soul and hip-hop music genres. [33]

Personal life

Simi married singer Adekunle Gold in a private wedding ceremony on January 9, 2019. [34] It was later revealed that they had been dating for five years. [35] Simi became a mother for the first time on the 30th of May 2020 when she gave birth to her daughter Adejare. [36] [37]

Filmography

She made her acting debut in Kunle Afolayan's directorial Mokalik . [38]

Films

Discography

Studio albums

EPs

Selected singles

List of singles as lead artist, showing year released and album name
TitleYearAlbum
"Ara Ile"2008Ogaju
"Emi L'Onijo"2012Non-album single
"Take a Chance"
"Chocolate Brown"
"Don't Judge Me (cover)"2013
"Bibanke (cover)"
"Marvin's Room (cover)"
"Tiff"2014 Simisola
"E No Go Funny"Non-album single
"Jamb Question"2015Simisola
"Jamb Question" (Remix) (featuring Falz)Non-album single
"Open and Close"
"Love Don't Care"2016Simisola
"Smile for Me"2017
"Joromi"
"I Dun Care"2018 Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1
"Lovin"
"Ayo"2019
"Duduke"2020Non-album single

Awards and nominations

Simi awards and nominations
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Totals [lower-alpha 1]
Wins11
Nominations16
Note
  1. Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
YearAward ceremonyPrizeRecipient/Nominated WorkResultRef
2015 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Most Promising Act to WatchHerselfWon [39]
2015 City People Entertainment AwardsMost Promising Act of The YearWon [40]
2015 Nigerian Music Video AwardsBest RnB Video"Tiff"Nominated [41]
Music Video of The YearNominated [41]
Best Soft Rock/Alternative Video"Jamb Question"Nominated [42]
2016 The Headies 2015 Best Alternative Song"Tiff"Nominated [43]
Best Vocal Performance (Female)HerselfNominated [43]
2016 City People Entertainment AwardsFemale Artiste of the YearWon [44]
Nigerian Teen Choice Awards 2016Choice Upcoming Female ArtistWon [45]
2016 MTV African Music AwardsBest Breakthrough ActNominated [46]
The Headies 2016 Best Recording of the Year"Love Don't Care"Nominated [47]
Best R&B SingleNominated [47]
Best Collaboration"Soldier" (with Falz)Won [48]
Best Vocal Performance (Female)"Love Don't Care"Won [49]
20172017 City People Entertainment AwardsBest Collabo of the Year"No Forget" (with Adekunle Gold)Won [50]
2017 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Afropop Female ArtistHerselfNominated [51]
Best Album Chemistry (with Falz)Nominated [52]
AFRIMA Awards Songwriter of the YearHerselfWon [53]
Soundcity MVP Awards Festival Song of the YearNominated [54]
Best Female MVPNominated
Best PopNominated
2018 The Headies Best Recording of the Year"Joromi"Won [55]
Best R&B/Pop album Simisola Nominated
Best R&B single"Smile For Me"Won
Best Vocal Performance (female)"Gone For Good"Nominated
Album of the Year Simisola Won
Artiste of the YearHerselfNominated
Future Awards Africa Prize for MusicWon [56]

Academic writings about Simi

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