Global streaming giant, Spotify, announced Nigerian singer-songwriter Simi as the Spotify Equal Africa music programme ambassador for July. This announcement was made on Tuesday 5th July 2022 and it follows the release of her latest album, ‘To Be Honest (TBH)’ which was released in June.
Simi joins other Nigerian artists, Tiwa Savage, Ayra Starr, Asa, and FAVE to be part of Equal Africa Programme, which aims to spotlight and amplify the voices of talented African female artists making waves in the music scene.
She also becomes only the second African artist after Tiwa Savage to be named as an Equal Global and Equal Africa artist.
The Nigerian musician, sound engineer and actress, Simi Bolatito Ogunleye, started her musical journey as a chorister in church. Starting her musical career as a gospel singer, Simi released her debut studio album ‘Ogaju’ in 2008 before switching genres to Afro-pop.
She came onto the public’s radar in 2014 after the release of the single, ‘TIFF’, which was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies in 2015. Since then, she has released 3 albums, 1 collaboration album and won numerous awards.