If you're an avid listener of Nigerian songs, then Simi music list isn't new to you. Simi is one of the popular Nigerian singers whose songs have won a place in the hearts of the populace. She’s among the few who have taken the entertainment industry by storm.
For a Nigerian singer who has won 11 awards with 16 nominations, it goes to show Simi is good at what she does. She has been consistent in her music, making her relevant and successful in the music industry. What better way to acknowledge her success than to profile her on this post? Stay with us as we highlight all there's to know about the Duduke singer, including her net worth, cars, and house.
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1. Simi biography
Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye now Simisola Kosoko, is an award-winning Nigerian singer, songwriter, sound engineer, and actress. Known by her stage name Simi, she’s one of the most gifted singers of her time. Her style of music is in the rhythm, soul, blues, and hip-hop genres. It’s safe to say she's a versatile artist.
Simisola was born in April 19,1988 in Ojuelegba, Surulere Lagos State. Simi age is 33-year-old in 2021 and the last child of the four children. Her late father Charles Oladele Ogunleye separated from her mum when she was nine years old.
For someone born in Lagos State, Simi had her primary and secondary school education there. She schooled at Stars International College Ikorodu, where she obtained her SSCE certificate. She went on to study at Covenant University Ota Ogun State. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication.
Simi is a versatile singer and one of the influential music artists in Nigeria!
Simi is married to singer Adekunle Gold Kosoko.It was a private wedding ceremony held on January 9, 2019. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Adejare on 30 May 2020.
Simi, her husband Adekunle Gold celebrating the 1-year birthday of their daughter Adejare on May 30, 2021!
2. Simi net worth
Simi's net worth in 2021 is estimated to be $1.5 million. The talented singer has been able to amass quite a ton of wealth since she started singing professionally. Not only that, she's a brand influencer for several brands in Nigeria.
In 2018, she signed an endorsement deal with popular browser Opera Miniate deal, which made her their brand ambassador in Nigeria. In 2020, Globacom telecommunication network (Glo) unveiled Simi as one of its brand ambassadors.
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3. Simi cars and houses
As a married woman, Simi is now sharing the same car and house with her husband. And right from the onset, the singer isn't one to live a luxurious lifestyle and she doesn't flaunt any on social media.
Simi and her husband own a Mercedes-Benz GLB and Wrangler Jeep. We’ve also seen Simi posing with a Camry model and BMW in her early career.
Simi posing with a Camry model during her early days as a singer!
Simi seems to love high-performance cars like this BMW!
Before her marriage to Adekunle Gold, nothing much is known about Simi's house. With her current status, Simi lives with her husband and daughter in her husband's luxurious house reportedly located in Lekki, Lagos State.
Here're some pictures taken by Simi while in her husband's house!
4. Simi career highlights
For Simi, music all started from the choir department of her local church. She grew up as a choir member where she got to sing and dance. And at the age of 10, she wrote her first song. Her musical career as a professional artist started in 2008. It was the year she released her debut studio album titled "Ogaju". The album was produced by Samke and contained songs like “Ara Ile" and "Iya Temi". Making headway, Simi launched Restless, a 5 track EP in 2014. The EP was made up of covers recorded by renowned artists like Adele's song "Set Fire to the Rain" and Rihanna's "Man Down”. This track earned Simi a record deal with X3M Music in 2014.
Simi released two more singles in 2014, "Tiff" and "E No Go Funny”. The songs got positive reviews from music critics, together with frequent airplay on radio stations. Her song "Tiff" was good in that it was nominated for Best Alternative Song at the 2015 Headies Award. But that's not all. She was awarded the Most Promising Act to Watch at the 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Awards. On September 3, 2017, Simisola Ogunleye launched her second studio album "Simisola”. The album was supported by five singles like Joromi, Love Don't Care, and Jamb Question, where she featured Falz. The album took the number five spot on the Billboard World Albums chart. The versatile singer won the Album of the Year and got nominated for Best R&B/Pop album at the 2018 Headies.
Simply Simi released singles back to back!
Moving to 2019, her third album "Oma Charlie Champagne, Vol 1” was released on April 19, 2019, which turned out to be her 31st birthday. The album featured fellow artists like Falz, Patoranking, and her husband Adekunle Gold.
Simi's record deal with X3M Music expired in May 2019 and she left to start up her own record label called Studio Brat in June 2019. In 2020, Simi released her "Duduke" song which she sang for her unborn child, as a symbol of love and hope. Her Duduke song was widely played with a challenge started where several pregnant women joined in. Simi released Restless II in 2020. It was part 2 of her EP Restless launched in 2014.
Of course, we dare not forget to mention Simi's top-notch skill as sound engineering. She was responsible for mixing her husband Adekunle Gold's studio album "Gold”. It was released in July 2016.
Simi's musical career has seen her winning 11 awards while being nominated 16 times.
Simi also joined other recording artists like Di'ja and Falz to venture into movie acting. Her acting debut was in Mokalik, a movie directed by Kunle Afolayan.
Simisola has won 11 awards so far!
Simi has four studio albums. Her first album titled "Ogaju" was released in 2008. It was followed by her second album "Chemistry" in 2016." Simisola" was the third album. It was launched on September 3, 2017. Simi released her fourth studio album "Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol 1" on April 19, 2019.
Some of her singles were a hit. They are:
Jamb Question (2015)
Love Don't Care (2016)
Smile for Me (2017)
Simi released her Duduke song when she was pregnant with her first child in 2020!
5. Simi charitable activities
The Duduke crooner has been putting smiles on the faces of some families. She has an annual Christmas project tagged "A Smile For Christmas With Simi “where she reaches out to families who can't afford food items for the celebration.
Simi is enjoying her musical career and status as a married singer!
Simi music and achievements have shown that she's a talented singer. Her unique vocals will keep thrilling her fans even as they anticipate more hit songs from her