Simi is one of the most critically acclaimed pop stars in Nigeria, nominated for more than 25 awards and best known for her Headies-winning Album of the Year, Simisola.
∙ Before pursuing a career in pop music, Simi released a gospel album, Ogaju, in 2008.
∙ She scored a record deal on the strength of her indie EP, Restless, and released her breakout hit single, “Tiff,” in 2014.
∙ During the 2015 awards season, she won Most Promising Act to Watch at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Most Promising Act of The Year at the City People Entertainment Awards.
∙ After appearing on each other’s hit singles (her “Jamb Question” and his “Soldier”), Simi and award-winning Nigerian rapper Falz recorded a collaborative EP, 2016’s Chemistry.
∙ Her sophomore LP, Simisola, hit No. 5 on Billboard’s World Albums chart and won Album of the Year at Nigeria’s Headies awards show in 2018.
∙ She was honored with the Prize for Music at the 2018 Future Awards Africa, an accolade celebrating Nigerians aged 18 to 31 who have made outstanding achievements in their fields.