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Simi, whose real name is Simisola Kosoko, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on April 19, 1988 in Ojuelegba, Lagos State, Nigeria. Simi started singing and writing music at a young age, and she developed her skills by performing at local shows and events.
Simi's music career officially began in 2008 when she released her debut studio album "Ogaju". However, she gained widespread recognition in 2014 after releasing her cover of popular songs such as Rihanna's "Man Down" and Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain". Her unique sound and style quickly caught the attention of music lovers in Nigeria.
In 2015, Simi signed a record deal with X3M Music and released her debut EP "Restless" which featured hit songs such as "Tiff" and "Jamb Question". The EP was a commercial success and earned Simi several award nominations including a nomination for Best Alternative Song at the 2015 Headies Awards.
Simi's debut album "Simisola" was released in 2017 and featured hit songs such as "Joromi", "Smile for Me", and "Aimasiko". The album was a commercial and critical success and cemented Simi's position as one of Nigeria's top female artists.
Aside from music, Simi has also appeared in several Nollywood movies including "Mokalik" and "Chief Daddy". She has won several awards for her music including the Headies Award for Best Vocal Performance (Female) in 2018 and 2019, and the City People Music Award for Female Artiste of the Year in 2018.
Simi is known for her soulful voice, relatable lyrics, and unique style. She continues to release hit songs and perform at concerts and events around the world.