Simi Biography, Awards, Albums, Marriage, Net-worth and More
22 October 2020
By Kenneth Kiplagat
Who Is Simi? How Old is Simi ?
Artist as Singer-Songwriter: Simi
Real Name: Simisola Ogunleye
Date of Birth: 19 April 1988 (32 Years)
Genre: Afrobeats & Afrofusion
Net Worth: $3.6 million
Where is Simi from?
Simi is a Nigerian singer and songwriter and a sound engineer born in Ojuelegba, the suburbs of Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.
How did Simi start her music career?
Simi started singing in her church choir at a very young age, this informed her initial starting out as a gospel musician, and onto her debut album release ‘Ogaju’ in 2008. She then released her first EP which included a number of covers such as Rihanna’s Man Down and Adele’s Set Fire to the Rain which got her signed to X3M music.
She then recorded her first studio album, ‘Simisola’ in 2017 which really put her on the map and much attention because of her alternative sound. Singles released from the album included ‘Tiff’ and ‘Jamb Question’. Some singles, ‘love Don’t Care’ and ‘Smile’ got her later applause and grew her audience.
For her 31st birthday Simi announced on her socials the release of her second studio album, ‘Omo Charlie Champagne’. This album is also an ode to her dad, Charles Ogunleye who passed away in 2014. Omo Charlie Champagne, released on the 19th of April 2019 has the ballads and afropop sound that create the whole mood of the album. She collaborated with Maleek Berr, Adekunle Gold, Falz and Patoranking.
She left X3M music in May 2019 after her contract with them came to an end. She has since started her own label, Studio Brat. She also doubles as a sound engineer and is credited to have mastered Adekunle Gold’s album, Gold.
Who's Is Simis Father
Charles Oladele Ogunleye - He passed on in 2014
Is Simi Married?
Yes. Simi is married to Adekunle Gold. They dated for 5 years. The two got married in a private and intimate ceremony in January, 9 2019. Thu even did a video
Ogaju - 2008
Simisola - 2017
Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1 - 2019
Chemistry (with Falz) - 2016
Restless II - 2020
Simi Favorite song