Today, we are going to be looking into the biography and Net worth of one of the leading Nigerian Afro-pop singer. Her name is Simi.
She is a famous pretty Nigerian Afro-pop singer who is also a songwriter, model, and philanthropist. She came into the limelight with her popular songs “soldier” and “Jamb Question”.
These songs caught the eye of blog virtually every Nigerian music lover. It is popular as it featured another leading celebrity and star by the name Falz who is a singer, rapper and actor.
One of the gifts which she possesses which sways most of her fans is her petite and subtle voice while she sings.
Biography and life history
Simi goes by the name Bolatito Adeola Opeyemi Oreoluwa. She was born on the 19th of April 1988 (29 years) in Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos state. However, she is from Ondo state. By her nature, she is a tomboy, having grown up in a family of four.
She is not only the last born but also the only girl. Simi found herself living and raised by a single mum. However, that did not derail her. She became a songwriter at first and wrote her first song at the age of 10. She started into full music and singing at the age of 16.
At first, she started as a gospel singer, dancer, joining her local church choir. There she released her first album “Ogaju” in 2008. Ever since Simi has jumped ship in the secular music world. Although she had not come to limelight ever since she made her breakthrough by releasing a song for titled “TIff” and another “E No Go Funny”.
In 2014, she was signed on to a record label called X3M Music. Under this label, she released her songs and latest album ” Simi Soldier in 2017.
Her song Tiff was actually nominated in two categories during the Headies 2015. The video for Tiff was released 30th Aug.
Other songs she has released include Soldier, Smile for me, Jamb Question
Simi, unlike most Nigerian artists, is well educated. Having completed her primary and secondary education in Lagos, she proceeded to the famous Covenant University Otta, Ogun state, coming out with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication.
Award and Nominations
Simi has won many awards and Nominations in her music career. Some of them are
Best vocal performance (female) The Headies award 2015
Female Artists of the Year City People Entertainment Awards.
Choice upcoming Female Artist at Nigerian Teens Choice Awards.
Most Promising Actually to Watch (Nigerian Entertainment Awards)
Nominations Best alternative Song (Tiff video) 2015 The Headies Award.
Best Breakthrough Act Category (2016 MTV Africa Music Awards.
Generally, Simi has been nominated for over 17 awards and counting. She has been a recipient of 8 of them.
Simi is known for her a low-key and humble nature. She hardly exposes her wealth on social media. However, she is one of the most successful female artists in Nigeria. Her net worth is estimated at $500,000.