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Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye (born 19 April 1988), popularly known as Simi, is a Nigerian Afro Pop singer, songwriter and sound engineer. She shot into the limelight after releasing her hit singles, Tiff and Jamb Question. She went on to
release other chart-topping singles, including Jamb Question, Love Don’t Care, Joromi and Lovin.

She has also been featured on major hits like ‘Solider’ with Falz, ‘No Forget’ with Adekunle Gold, ‘Maga to Mugu’ with Davido, a 7-track EP ‘Chemistry’ with Falz.

In 2014, Simi released an EP titled Restless. 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". Her cover of Drake’s Marvins Room earned her a record deal with X3M Music. Her hit single “Jamb Question” was delivered to the populace, and was met with positive
reviews among music critics, earning the singer a 'best alternative' nomination in the Headies award.

In 2017, Simi released her sophomore album titled SIMISOLA. Singles off the album have been widely accepted both on the local and foreign scene. SIMISOLA Hit No. 5 on US Billboard Chart less than 2 weeks after release.

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Genre: World
Subgenre: Afro Pop
From: Lagos, NIGERIA