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Crazy Rush For Simi’s Album, ‘Simisola’




Simisola, the second studio album of X3M act Simi  which was released days back has been generating reactions. Simisola, has been described with positive words including “a whiff of fresh air”, “a great album”, and several others accolades.

Other fans of the Simi have even gone as far as comparing the songstress to a goddess. The 12 track album with three bonus songs has hits such as ‘Hiphop Hurray’, ‘One Kain’, ‘Joromi’, ‘Complete Me’, ‘Original Baba’ and ‘Smile For Me’.

Other song on the Simisola are ‘Angelina’, ‘Owa N Be”, ‘Love Don’t Care’, ‘Tiff’, ‘Aimasiko’, ‘Gone For Good’, ‘Jamb Question’, and ‘Take Me Back’, a song which features Adekunle Gold. Prior to the release of this album, Simi had released a gospel album titled “Ogaju” in 2016.

The Road To Stardom

Simi’s career came into spotlight in 2014 after she released “Tiff”, a song which was nominated in two categories at The Headies 2015 and further brought her to mainstream recognition.

In January 2014, Simi released an EP titled Restless which gained her new grounds and further earned her a record deal with X3M Music. 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”.

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On January 9, 2014, Simi released two singles titled “Tiff” and “E No Go Funny”, with the former receiving massive airplay and accepted generally among music critics. The video for “Tiff” was released on August 30, 2015 and directed by Josh Clarke. The song went on to be nominated in the “Best Alternative Song” category at the 2015 edition of The Headies.

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In 2015, Simi won the “Most Promising Act to Watch” category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Upon the release of a single titled “Jamb Question” which later featured Falz in the remix, Simi was listed as one of the artistes to watch out for in 2016.

On 14 February 2016, she released “Love Don’t Care”, an Oscar Heman-Ackah-produced ballad which was received to positive critical reviews and massive airplay. The song condemns the discrimination of love because of tribal and social prejudices.The music video of the song was directed by Clarence Peters. In October 2016, she was nominated in the Best Breakthrough Act category at the 2016 edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards. On 27 October, Simi collaborated with Falz to release Chemistry, a project described as an “experiment of the word art”. In December 2016, Simi was nominated in three categories at The Headies 2016 award ceremony, winning one category.


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