Simi releases first official single for 2022
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye, better known as Simi, has come through with a new single titled ‘Sare’.
The song, which was put out on Friday, is produced by Type-A. It serves as her first official single for the year 2022.
In ‘Sare’, which is addressed to a perceived lover, Simi talks about how she fears spending her nights alone.
The song’s title, which translates to “run” in Yoruba, sees Simi urging her partner to return hastily and give her love.
Simi started her career as a gospel singer, releasing ‘Ogaju,’ her debut studio album, in 2008.
She gained prominence in 2014 after releasing ‘Tiff’, a song that was nominated at The Headies 2015.
Simi signed a record deal with X3M Music in 2014 but left the label in 2019 following the expiration of her contract.
She released her second studio album ‘Simisola’ in September 2017. Her third album ‘Omo Charlie Champagne’, Vol. 1 was released to coincide with her 31st birthday in April 2019.
She launched her record label Studio Brat in June 2019.
Last month, MultiChoice unveiled Simi alongside D’banj and Obi Asika as judges for the seventh Nigerian Idol.
She had earlier revealed that she would be anxious if her daughter decides to become a musician.
“Whatever she wants to do, I’ll be 150 percent in support. I’ll be very honest with you. I’ll be anxious if she decides to do music, only because I don’t want her to feel any kind of pressure,” the songstress had said.
“I don’t want her thinking, because she is coming from parents that have decided to be this, so there’s a standard she has to meet.
“People might be saying your parents have received me this and that. I never had to go through that. It was me in competition with myself. That pressure of having parents that are musicians can I have you under pressure.
“I want her to be as original as possible without having to think she has to do anything like anyone else.”