One can’t argue when it’s being said that the songstress is becoming one of the most prominent female musicians the country has ever had – her style of music is quite unique and the fact that she’s “original” and doesn’t follow the crowd is one of the reasons why we love Simi and her music!
Ibironke Oluwatobi from Tush Magazine, is one writer who shares that love which is why he sees her as the “New queen of Pop Music” in the country and he has a few points to buttress his motion.
The Nigerian RnB music scene is activised by a healthy competition amongst artistes. This competition has seen several of these artistes take the spotlight of RnB music in Nigeria, albeit momentarily and at different times. The most protean aspect of the RnB community is the category of female artistes. The spot of hottest RnB artist in the female category has always been switching occupants and among those that have held the spot are Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay, Chidinma, Waje and co.
The rich crop of female RnB artistes in Nigeria has made it possible for the industry not to lack in quality RnB sound, so much so that it has become an important musical export for us. This shows just about the size of listenership Nigerian RnB music commands.
In the midst of the competition for the spot of hottest female artiste, one among the many has managed to ascend to the spot. It is safe to say, she holds the spot with beaming confidence, showing no sign of wearing off in near time. Simi is the artiste that shines brightest amongst those in candidacy.
Simi who started with gospel music, has since evolved into a fine RnB artiste. In her growing portfolio, she has powerful hits such as Jamb Question, Tiff, Love Don’t Care and her most recent hit song, Smile for me. All these in addition to numerous songs she has featured on. Her reputation as a song writer and sound technicality has also help shoot her to high spot.
Interestingly, her music is not her only charm. She is further endeared to her fans by her lively and sportive character. She seem to be only fixed side of the popular love triangle in the music industry, the other two sides being Falz and Adekunle Gold.
The dominance of the X3M Music signee was on show at the 2016 HipHop Awards, as she swept most of the awards in her category. At the event, she got the award for Best RnB single, Best Vocal Performance (female) with her song, Love Dont Care. While her duet with Falz, Soldier won Best Collaboration and Best music video.
Simi already started 2017 on high note with Smile 4 me making the rounds already. Her achievements continued with her bagging a juicy endorsement deal with Etisalat. Considering the present look of the scene, Simi is the new Queen of RnB music in Nigeria. She looks set to dominate the category for as long as she maintains her mojo, and this is forecasted to be a longtime.