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Simi Releases Afro-Pop Fusion Anthem ‘All I Want


Nigerian singer and songwriter Simi is out with her latest single, “All I Want.” This track gives us a glimpse of what to expect in her 5th studio album.

With “All I Want,” Simi delivers an Afro-pop fusion anthem , blending Yoruba, pidgin, and English seamlessly in her signature style. She describes the song as a happy, feel-good song that tells how true love-seekers want to be truly, intentionally loved.

It is a mix of appraisal, confession , call to action, and warning to a lover, as she tells her partner “all I want is you / no dey take me play / you better show me that you love me just like I love you”. With this song, Simi showcases once again her unparalleled songwriting prowess, and in her usual fashion she plays on words with lyrics like – “Chemistry way pass chemical, no do me like Jidenna do Erica / Don’t carry Mile 2, drop me for Ketu” After her tour with Alicia Keys in 2023, and collaboration with artists like Spyro and Adekunle Gold, she released her only single for that year, “Stranger,” which was a complete RnB track.

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“All I Want” reveals Simi’s versatile artistry and growth as an artist. She is set to embark on a new era with loads of music all through the year.

About SIMI

Simisola Ogunleye, widely known as Simi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born on April 19, 1988, Simi’s journey into music started pretty young as a chorister in church with a brief career as a gospel singer, releasing her debut studio album in 2008 titled ‘Ogaju’.

In 2014, Simi signed a record deal with X3M music. She has become a prominent figure in the Afrobeat and contemporary music scene. With a soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics, she has gained recognition for hits like “Joromi,” “Duduke,” and “Tiff” which gained much prominence and was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015.” Simi’s artistry extends beyond music, as she has made notable contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry. Her ability to blend genres and convey emotion through her music has solidified her status as one of Nigeria’s most respected and influential musicians.

In 2017, Simi released her second and award-winning studio album ‘Simisola, a masterpiece that showcased her versatility and garnered widespread acclaim. The album featured hits like “Smile For Me” and “Aimasiko,” solidifying Simi’s position as a leading force in the Nigerian music scene.

Following this success, Simi continued to make waves with her sophomore album, “Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1,” released in 2019. The album included fan favorites like “Jericho” and “By You,” further establishing Simi’s reputation for delivering soul-stirring and relatable music. She also left X3M music in February 2019 to launch her record label Studio Brat in June 2019.

Simi has received numerous awards, including 18 nominations and 7 wins at the prestigious Headies Award. Her impact on the industry was further recognized with nominations at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) and 3 nominations, 1 win at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

Simi’s commitment to her craft and ability to connect with audiences have solidified her status as an influential figure in African music. As of 2023, she released a single titled ‘stranger’. Simi continues to captivate fans with her enchanting voice and meaningful lyrics, leaving an indelible mark on the global music landscape.

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