Nigeria’s finest vocalist, Simi, has
expressed the true meaning of the season to her fans with heartwarming and
soulful single, titled “Love Don’t
In this track, which is mixed and mastered by Simi with a display of rhythmic feel of the Guitar by Fiokee and produced by Oscar, Simi displays her love for simple soul music. Simi the impeccable music storyteller uses this song to argue that love is indeed beyond tribe, money, societal status, race or belief, teaching people the true meaning of Valentine and ascertaining that Love can’t be stopped from expressing its true essence. Love doesn’t care about anything but Love.
“Love Don’t Care” is the perfect love song that is sure to remind Simi’s true fans about her soulful journey with “I do” released in 2011, which immediately became a hit. Simi who warmed her way into the hearts of Nigerians with the release of her songs, “Ara-Ile” “Tiff” and “Jamb Question”. She recently released a dance video ‘Open and Close’ a polish blend of Pop and Fuji music. Her song “Jamb Question” got an amazing review from prominent Nigerian filmmaker and entertainment critic, Charles Novia. She was recently made the YNaija/Y! Africa Magazine New Establishment List 2016 bagged three nominations at the just concluded Headies Awards and won The Most Promising Act at the NEA and City People Awards 2015. Her outstanding talent together with her mastery of music and sound has made her songs some of the most aired songs on Nigerian airwaves.
Born Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye, a.k.a Simi is a Mass Communications Graduate. She wrote her very first tune at the age of 10 and started out singing and dancing in her early teens as a member of the teenage church choir. Eventually, she went on to launch her debut album in 2008, which was produced by Samklef. The album spawned hits such as Ara Ile, Ogaju, Iya Temi, to name a few.
Simi is signed to X3M Music, the Lagos-based record label that is home to Nigerian R&B sensation; Praiz, recording artist and song writer; Sammy, Recording & Performing rap artiste; D-Truce.
Simi’s genre of music is Afro-pop, although she also dabbles in pop and soul. Her two singles, ‘Tiff’ and ‘E No Go Funny’ off her upcoming sophomore album, dropped on June 9, 2014. Tiff video dropped on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Her single “Jamb Question” which was released February 2015 has been widely accepted both on the local and foreign scene. She won the Best Promising Act at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Award and the Most Promising Act of the Year at the 2015 City People award. She had two nominations at the 2015 Headies for Best Alternative Song and Video of the Year (Jamb Question) and two at the Nigerian Music Video Award for Best Soft Rock/Alternative video (Jamb Question). Her most recent single “Open and Close” released on November 17, 2015 met with amazing critical reviews and massive airplay.
Simi is not just talented, but relentless as she is still writing and recording more songs to delight her army of followers on social media and fans of her music.