One year after Simisola’s album
Precisely September 8, 2017, Simi launched her album by her record label X3M Music. This was a debut project under the record label. She titled the album Simisola and since then it has been a rollercoaster. One year after, what has changed?
See me live by Simi
Simi in collaboration with Eclipse Live Africa headlined her first concert at the Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday, November 26, 2017. The crowd was electrifying and could sing most of her song by heart — a proof that her fan base was increasing–. Adekunle Gold, Falz among others were there to support the songstress. Falz joined Simi on stage to perform hit songs from their joint EP like Love Something and Foreign. Adekunle Gold also joined Simi in a seamless duet of No Forget and Take Me Back, making the crowd go completely ecstatic. At one point, Simi dropped on one knee in a mock proposal.
Simi endorsed as an ambassador for Opera News
In January 2018, Simi signed an endorsement deal with a popular browser, Opera Mini. What a way to start a new year, she was to be their brand ambassador in Nigeria. In her statement, she mentioned that she was delighted to be working with such an exciting brand as Opera, and also the fact that starting the new year this way was quite exciting.
Headies all the way for Simi
One of the biggest winners at this year’s headies was Simi, going home with three awards. She won the best album, best recording and best R’n’B single. 2018 was definitely Simi’s year and has got to be the biggest so far. Winning three different highly contested segments is no small feat.
Singer decorated by the US consulate as human rights ambassador
Simi was decorated by the United States consulate in Nigeria as one of its human rights ambassadors. This gives her the opportunity to lend her voice for several causes that affect young people.
Simi debuts in her first movie role in Mokalik
The singer signed a contract with Kunle Afolayan on her first movie role. She would be playing the role of the daughter of a cafeteria owner whose character holds a significant part in the movie plot. How many “firsts” can one get in a year? When you think so much is going for her, something great comes her way again. This is the reason why they say “The reward for hard work is more work”.
When you juxtapose Simi with other female artistes in Nigeria, she has a lot going for her. 2018 was definitely her year and much more could come her way. Since her album launch, she has only gotten better at what she does. She was able to do some collaboration with other artists in Nigeria. She also has a concert later this year in November at O2 Arena, London. If she pulls this off, it would be a perfect way to end the year.