Simi Biography | Early Life, Age, Career
She is one of the most impressive Nigerian musicians out there today. She even has international recognition. Her stage name is Simi, but her full name is Simisola Kosoko (nee Ogunleye).
She was born on the 19th of April 1988. Simi is one of the most popular songwriters and singers around today. She equally ventures into acting.
Since she came to the limelight, she has released several songs and has become a household name in the Nigerian music industry.
Simi Biography | Her background
As we mentioned earlier, her full name is Simisola Kosoko, and she was born in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria, Ojuelegba, to be precise.
Simi is the last of four children of her parents. However, her parents separated when she was at the tender age of 9 years old.
After graduating from Stars International College, in Ikorodu, Lagos, she got admission into Covenant University to study Mass Communication.
Her musical career started when she was still very young. She wrote her first song at the age of 10. We must equally mention that she was a member of her local church choir when she was still young.
Simi tied the nuptial cord with Adekunle Gold in January 2019, and the marriage is blessed with a beautiful daughter.
Simi Biography | Her music career
Simi’s first album, ‘Ogaju,’ was produced by Samklef and released in 2008. The album contains series of hit songs, like Ara Ole and Iya Temi.
Later in 2014, she struck a deal with X3M Music. She released series of hi9t songs afterward, some of which are:
- Smile For Me
- Love Don’t Care
- Jamb Question
She was featured by several top music artists also for songs like:
- Soldier by Falz
- No, Forget by Adekunle Gold
- Orire by Legendary Beatz
And so on
Her second alum was titled Jamb Question and was released in 2016. She went on to release her third album in April 2019, titled Omo Charlie Champagne.
Most of her songs are afro-centric, but this last one is somewhat different. The music turns out to be a mixture of the following:
- Sentimental ballad
Some of the artists she has featured so far in her music career are:
- Adekunle Gold
- Maleek Berry
Simi Biography | Her record label
Simi left X3M Music in May 20019 after her contract with the company expired. She decided not to renew the contract but floated her record label in June 2019, christened Studio Brat.
Simi Biography | Endorsements, nominations, Awards
Simi was a brand ambassador to several top brands in Nigeria, like Opera Mini in 2018 and Etisalat in 2017. It made her even more popular and also increased her net worth.
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Simi has been nominated for series of awards in the course of her music career. She has equally won several awards over the years. A couple of the awards are:
- Nigeria Entertainment Award for the Most Promising Act to watch in 2015
- AFRIMA award for Songwriter of the Year in 2017
What is Simi Net worth
Her net worth was $500,000 as of 2018.