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Simi Basic Information
|Real Name:||Simisola Ogunleye|
|Occupation:||Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||19 April 1988 (34 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos state, Nigeria|
|Marital Status:||Married (to Adekunle Gold)|
|Height:||5 Feet 6 Inches|
|Net Worth:||$1.5 million|
Simisola Ogunleye, 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 nine 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 properly.
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 either category, she had created a great impression as one of the emerging fine voices in the 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.
The Nigerian singer’s real name is Simisola Ogunleye. Her adopted stage name is a contraction of her real name.
Simi is one of the millennials in the music industry in Nigeria. She is currently 34 but will be 35 later in April 2023.
Simi’s immediate family comprises herself, her husband Adekunle Gold, and their daughter Adejare Kosoko.
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 have collaborated previously. Besides being husband and wife, the couple evinces great musical synergy when they work together.
The “Duduke” songstress has a child with Adekunle Gold, a girl whom they named Adejare Kosoko. However, Simi fondly calls her child Deja. She was born in 2020.
Simi is the youngest of four children born to parents who divorced when she was nine – as she recalled in an interview years ago.
Simi is not your wild celeb who is always in the news for flaunting wealth or for something disgraceful. Instead, she is on the lowkey side of the ride despite being rich.
Simi has done well as a singer and has 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.
Simi lives in the same house as her husband Adekunle Gold. Both are said to live in the highbrow Lekki area of Lagos. Their apartment has been described as luxurious, with several amenities, including a swimming pool. It also has a recording studio.
Unlike most celebs, Simi is not loud regarding her worldly goods, including her cars. She doesn’t flaunt. However, she is said to own a Jeep Wrangler and a Mercedes Benz GLB.
For one who has been pretty consistent with her craft and shown remarkable artistry, the songstress should inevitably 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 was also nominated for the City People Entertainment Awards in the Most Promising Act of The Year category and won it.
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. In addition, she 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 an album drought in 2018 but managed to 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 in the studio. In one of the clips, she joked that the album might not be ready until 2025 because Deja is distracting her in the studio.