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The Woman King SIMI ~ Hot Mom, Boss and Queen of Afropop

AG baby’s forever baby, Simisola Bolatito Kosoko (nee Ogunleye) whom the five-star lifestyle and stardom oblates the name. SIMI is a hybrid Nigerian woman and musical artist (whom unapologetically depicts the parlance ALPHA WOMAN) propagating the African culture and heritage through her sound, charisma and values.

Born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Ogunleye as the last child on the 19th day in the month of April of the 1988, grew up in Ojuelegba – a suburb city in Lagos where she completed her primary and secondary education. Furthering her academics, she gained admission into Covenant University, Sango-Otta where Simisola bagged a degree in Mass Communication.

Being a daddy and mummy’s pet and also an “ajebo in the ghetto” as she called herself in one of her songs, it could have initially seemed an insurmountable achievement etching her name in the hall of fame A-LIST celebrities, amazing right? The rising action of this beautiful write-up is about to be unraveled, grab a cola and popcorn! Starting off as a gospel artist isn’t quite the big news.

WHY?

She used to be a member of the choir in the church at her early years of existence. In 2008, “ara-ile” (perhaps her first studio song) placed her feet on the first step of popularity. Of course! We all grooved to the jam back then, or didn’t you? The song which teaches happiness and gratitude to God notwithstanding the situation life throws is unarguably a masterpiece.

After 2008’s “ara-ile” the next we heard of her was in 2014. “She took a break? She got discouraged? She gave up on her dreams?”. Such rhetorical questions and more flooded our curious and anxious mindsets but eventually we all got our answers when she started dishing the plans she cooked those periods of her silence.

CHILL & RELAX, THE CLIMAX IS INTENSIFYING!

Getting a record deal of five years with X3M Music in 2014 was the stepping stone to success anyone would have prayed for, hence the story behind the woman king called SIMISOLA unfolds. With her scintillating and sonorous voice, she stole our heart and blew us all away with the perfect work she did with TIFF, although it sounds like a quintessence bluff and hyperbole but far from it. The song ‘tiff’ earned her a nomination from THE HEADIES 2015 under the category of BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG.

Her incessant features and collaboration with FALZ THE BAD GUY got the whole town talking unknown to the general public that there was a Gold behind the scene always ready to “change for her” and “bad for her” as long as she could “call on him”. So sweet! meanwhile have you heard of her EP Album ‘Restless’ which dropped in 2014? and guess what?! She proved to be invincible with the way she maneuvered her ways with original foreign songs like Adele’s SET FIRE TO THE RAIN, Rihanna’s MAN DOWN just to mention a few and gave it a new look. Believe me it’d leave you beyond mind blown.

Furthermore, this amazing thirty-five year old woman is one Nigerian woman who can double as a musical artist and top-star actress. In 2019, she made her acting debut in Mokalik, a movie by Kunle Afolayan where she played herself (Simi). Simi was depicted as the beautiful, kindhearted and nice princess of the mechanic village where she assists her mother run her cafeteria. There’s a high tendency that her character was inspired by SIDI in Wole Soyinka’s LION AND THE JEWEL. Although she got married to whom she loved unlike the stereotyped character.

Over the years, she has a lot of works (featured, collaborations etc.) to her credit, can you mention some? Ops! Skipped my mind, eventually she tied the knot with her heartthrob Adekunle ‘Adekunle Gold’ Kosoko in January 2019 and the Union was blessed with a beautiful and smart Adejare ‘Deja’ Kosoko in 2020. Balancing marital life and the celebrity is definitely choking and exhausting as it looks, but then it’s SIMISOLA THE WOMAN KING in question.

More groundbreaking achievements, she has attained some of which includes featuring as a judge on THE NIGERIA IDOL season 7, becoming the C.E.O of Studio Brats and also improving on her sound and never giving us less of her Wonderful. Check out her latest album ‘TBH’ and prove me otherwise. I am waiting.

Although, as of now, there are several proofs that she might be retiring soon. Retiring to be ‘Iya Deja’ and ‘Aya Gold’. In one of her posts on her verified twitter account, she hinted that her retirement plan is to set up a kid show which of courses she has dedicated so much time and effort. As a mom, wife and musical artist, our woman has always exhibit that she’s an all-around queen. Being a wonderful heartthrob to AG BABY and mother to DEJA and Simi to her ARMY. It is okay to conclude that she is a typical definition of an AFRICAN WOMAN.

What is your own favorite SIMI’s song?

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8 Comments

  • Jola Yemi
    Jola Yemi
    September 19, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    Great

    Reply
  • Olusegun
    Olusegun
    September 19, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    This is awesome
    My favorite simi’s song is
    “Love don’t care”

    Reply
  • Greycee💙
    Greycee💙
    September 20, 2023 at 12:52 am

    Xoxo 😊🥰

    Reply
    • Dotmann
      Dotmann
      September 21, 2023 at 8:40 am

      Fantastic piece

      Reply
  • Elisha
    Elisha
    September 20, 2023 at 6:06 am

    Simi ♥️
    My Favorite ❤️

    Reply
  • Precious
    Precious
    September 20, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Awesome 👍
    I love 💕 Duduke

    Reply
  • Bolaji
    Bolaji
    September 20, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    Nice one
    Keep it up

    Reply
  • Efinrin
    Efinrin
    September 20, 2023 at 11:32 pm

    Wow! This is really a nice piece, I love every words put together! Welldone and thanks for sharing and posting this, Simi is no doubt one of my fav, when it comes to women in the Nigeria music industry, infact she is my number 1..
    To your question, I can mention a lot of my favorites but I’ll just mention two out of it; No forget and soldier, this two songs are fire!!!!!

    Reply

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