Simi ”Simplysimi” Biography, Date of Birth, Profile

Simi ”Simplysimi” Biography, Date of Birth, Profile

Full Name/Real Name: Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye
Nickname(s)/Stage Name(s): Simplysimi/Simi
Date of Birth: April 19, 1988
State of Origin: Ondo State, Nigeria
Age: 29
Place of Birth:  Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, vocalist, motivation speaker and Presenter
School Attended: Covenant University (Mass Communication)
Music Genre: Afro-pop, Soul, Hip-hop, Alternative, World and R&B
Record Label: X3M Music
Hobby(s): singing and dancing
Relation Status : Single

Award and Nomination

Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye simply known as Simplysimi or Simi have been nominated for 17 different have categories which she only won 8 of it since her first nomination in 2015.

Simi 2015 Awards and Nominations

  • 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards (Most Promising Act to Watch) WINNER
  • 2015 City People Entertainment Awards (2015 Nigerian Music Video Awards) WINNER
  • 2015 Nigerian Music Video Awards (Best RnB Video/Music Video of The Year)[Tiff] NOMINATED
  • 2015 Nigerian Music Video Awards (Best Soft Rock/Alternative Video)[Jamb Question] NOMINATED
  • 2015 The Headies (Best Vocal Performance [Female]) NOMINATED
  • 2015 The Headies (Best Alternative Song [Tiff]) NOMINATED

 

Simi 2016 Awards and Nominations

  • 2016 City People Entertainment Awards (Female Artiste of the Year) WINNER
  • 2016 Nigerian Teen Choice Awards(Choice Upcoming Female Artist) WINNER
  • 2016 The Headies (Best Vocal Performance [Female]){Love Don’t Care} WINNER
  • 2016 The Headies (Best Collaboration){“Soldier” she was featured by Falz)} WINNER
  • 2016 The Headies (Best Recording of the Year){Love Don’t Care} NOMINATED
  • 2016 The Headies (Best R&B Single){Love Don’t Care} NOMINATED
  • 2016 MTV African Music Awards (Best Breakthrough Act) NOMINATED

 

Simi 2017 Awards and Nominations

  • AFRIMA Awards (Songwriter of the year) WINNER
  • 2017 City People Entertainment Awards (Best Collabo of the Year)[“No Forget” she was featured by Adekunle Gold) WINNER
  • 2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards (Best Afropop Female Artist) NOMINATED
  • 2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards (Best Album){Chemistry Album with Falz} NOMINATED

Early Life and Education

Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye simply known as simply was given by to in the year 1988, April 19 into the family of Ogunleye. She the fifth child(Last born) of her nuclear family and only girl in the midst of four boys.
 She was brought up by a her single mother when her parent separated when she was age 9.
She went to Covenant University Where she studeies Mass Communication.

Music Life

Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye started singing at age 9 in her local church were she joined the church Choir. She wrote her first song at age 10.
It is believe that she started her musical career in 2006 and in 2008 she started her professional career. In 2008 she release her first ever album which she titled “Ogaju” which was produce by Samklef.

  In 2014 she release her first ever EP “Restless” which help her in securing a deal with her Label X3M Music in 2014. The EP contains a 5-track cover of popular songs by international acts like Rihanna’s “Man Down” and Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain”. Early that year (2014) Simi release two single on anuary 9, 2014 titled “Tiff” and “E No Go Funny” which a year after (2015) “Tiff” got a massive radio air play on various radio station in Nigeria and abroad went to as most as number 6 on Nigeria Countdown. The video for “Tiff” was released on August 30, 2015 and directed by Josh Clarke and she song (‘Tiff”) was nominated for “best Alternative song” at the 2015 Headies awards.

In 2015 she was Nominated for her first ever professional award Nigeria Entertainment Awards (Most Promising Act to Watch) which she won and also with 2015 City People Entertainment Awards (2015 Nigerian Music Video Awards).

In 2016 she became a superstar after she release “Sodier” with Falz . “Sodier” was a song initially release in 2015 and the video was was out in on 26 March, 2017 which was directed by Clearance Peter. The song got the whole Nigeria shaking in 2016. The audio and the video of the song won many awards for the pair.
On October 27th of 2016 Simi collaborated with Falz to release a mind blowing EP which was named “Chemistry”. The EP contains 7 songs Foreign, Want to, Show You Pepper, Cinderella, Chemistry, Shake your Body and Enough.

In 2017 she release her second Studio album which she titled in her name “Simisola” on 8th September, 2017

Discography of Simi

Simi in Joromi
Simi in Joromi

Simi have featured in 3 Studio Album which she only own 2 of it and 2 EP . She have featured in “Simisola”, “Ogaju”, “Chemistry” and “Stories that touch” by Falz.

List of Simi song and Album they belong to

Ogaju

  • Ara Ile

Chemistry  EP( 27 October 2016) With Falz

Chemistry EP
Chemistry  EP
  • Foreign
  • Want to
  • Show You Pepper
  • Cinderella,
  • Chemistry
  • Shake your Body
  • Enoug

Simi (18 August 2017)

  • Simile for me
  • Open and Close
  • Love don’t care
  • Joromi
  • Jamb Question
  • Tiff
  • Ori re

“Simisola” ( 8 September 2017)

Simisola Album cover
  • Simi – Remind me
  • Simi – Joromi
  • Simi – Aimasiko
  • Simi – Complete Me
  • Simi – Gone For Good
  • Simi – Original Baby
  • Simi – One Kain
  • Simi – Take Me Back ft Adekunle Gold
  • Simi – O wa N’be
  • Smile For Me
  • Simi – Angelina
  • Simi – Hiphop Hurray

Bonus:

  • Simi – Love don’t care
  • Simi – Jamb Question
  • Simi – Tiff

Creative skills of Simi

Simi have talent apart from singing and song writing she is a sound engineer. She was known for the mixing and mastering of Adekunle Gold first studio album “Gold”.
 She is also a motivational speaker and a presenter. Her genre in muisc are Afro-pop, Soul, Alternative, World, Hip-hop and R&B.