|Real Name:||Simisola Ogunleye|
|Occupation:||Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||19 April 1988 (42 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos state, Nigeria|
|Marital Status:||Married (to Adekunle Gold)|
Simisola Ogunleye, who is known professionally as Simi, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
Born in the Surulere area of Lagos state, Simi is the last in a family of four. her parents separated when she was just 9 years old.
Growing up, she was a member of her church choir and spent most of her time singing and dancing. She reportedly wrote her first song at the age of ten. But it wasn’t until she released her debut album “Ogaju” that her music career began proper.
The Mass communication graduate of Covenant University had a taste of fame in 2014, when her single “Tiff” earned her two nominations at The Headies. Although she didn’t win in eaither category, she had created a great impression as one of the emerging fine voices in th music industry.
That same year, she released a song titled “Restless,” which earned her a recording deal with X3M. She is no longer with the record label, however.
Simi is one of the millennials in the music industry in Nigeria. She is currently 31 but will be 32 later in April.
Simi is one of the singers who found love in the industry and eventually got married to a fellow musician. Her husband is Adekunle Gold. The pair has collaborated previously. Besides been husband and wife, the pair evinces great musical synergy when they work together.
The “Duduke” songstress has a child with Adekunle Gold, a girl whom mthey named Adejare Kosoko. However, Simi fondly calls her child Deja. She was born in 2020.
The Nigerian singer’s real name is Simisola Ogunleye. He adopted stage name is actually a contraction of her real name
Simi has done well as a singer and has got an impressive net worth by Nigerian standards. The songstress reportedly has a net worth of about $1.5 million. Converted to naira, you have hundreds of millions
For one who has been pretty consistent with her craft and whp has shown remarkable artistry, it is inevitable the songstress should be nominated for and eventually win several awards.
In 2015 she was nominated for and eventually won the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in the Most Promising Act to Watch category. She had also been nominated for the City People Entertainment Awards in the Most Promising Act of The Year ccategory and won it as well.
Although she was nominated for the Nigerian Music Video Awards and The Headies the same year in several categories, she failed to win anyway.
In 2016, she returned to winning form, clinching the City People Entertainment Awards in the Female Artiste of the Year category for which she had nominated herself. She had also won the Nigerian Teen Choice Awards in the Choice Upcoming Female Artist category.
Her awards are, of course, not limited to these.
Simi’s discography encapsulates several albums and an extended play. Back in 2008, she released an album titled “Ogaju.” Eight years later, in 2016, she followed it up with “Chemistry,” a collaborative project with Falz.
In 2017, she released an eponymous album titled “Simisola.” She suffered album drought in 2018, but managed ti treat fans to another project titled “Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1” a year later. In 2020, she released an EP titled “Restless.”
Simi is currently working on a new album. She has shared clips of herself recording inn the studio. In one of the clips, she had joked that the album might not be ready unti 2025 because Deja is distracting her in the studio.