SIMI

Simi-5

Biography

Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye was born in April 1988 and is the last and only female child amongst four children. She wrote her first tune at the age of 10 as a member of the teenage church choir and started singing professionally at the age of 16 as a member of the church group ‘Outstanding’. The Mass communication graduate from Covenant University actually began her career as a gospel act releasing singles back in 2008 which led to her releasing her debut album titled Ogaju in the same year. The album had singles like Ara Ile, Ogaju, Iya Temi and solely produced by the prolific Samklef.

In 2011, she met producer/ songwriter Oscar Heman-Ackah and they built a relationship which later led to her signing a production contract with Oscar Music Production in 2013 nurturing her sound and style of music. In 2014, she officially got signed to Steve Babaeko’s X3M music which is also home to RnB artiste Praiz after the advertising guru heard her cover of Drake’s ‘Marvin Room’ and sent for her, she has since gone onto release successful singles like Tiff, E no go Funny and the mainstream appealing Jamb Question as she builds up to releasing her album. Regarded as one of the best vocalist in the land, the RnB/ Afro-pop act also does her fair share of music production.

Discography

Album

Ogaju - 2008

E.P

Restless - 2014

Singles

Jamb Question remix ft Falz

Open and Close

Awards

Most Promising Act NEA 2015

Fun fact:

Simi is also a Blogger and writes under the alias ‘Rantalot’

 

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