Married singers, Adekunle Gold and Simi recently took their romance to social media and it was a beautiful exchange.
It all started when Adekunle Gold asked on Twitter if fans would record a brilliant “Young Love” cover if he dropped his instrumental.
His wife, Simi quickly responded and it was fun to see.
Adekunle asked, “If I drop young love instrumental, do you promise to do a dope ass cover for me?”
Simi replied, “You don’t have my money.”
Lol. They play too much.
Simisola “Simi” Ogunleye (born April 19, 1988) is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. She started her career as a gospel singer, releasing her debut studio album in 2008, titled Ogaju. She gained prominence in 2014 after releasing “Tiff”, a song that was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015. Simi signed a record deal with X3M Music in 2014, but left the label in May 2019 following the expiration of her contract. She released her second studio album Simisola on September 8, 2017. Her third studio album Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1 was released to coincide with her thirty-first birthday on April 19, 2019. She launched her record label Studio Brat in June 2019.
Simi was born in Ojuelegba, a suburb of Surulere, as the last of four children. In an interview with Juliet Ebirim of Vanguard newspaper, Simi revealed that her parents separated when she was 9 years old. She also revealed that she grew up as a tomboy. Simi attended Stars International College, a secondary school in Ikorodu, Lagos State. She is an alumnus of Covenant University, where she studied mass communication.
Simi grew up dancing and singing as a member of her local church’s choir. She wrote her first song at age 10. Her professional music career started in 2008 following the release of her debut studio album Ogaju, which consisted of a variety of songs such as “Iya Temi” and “Ara Ile”. The album was produced entirely by Samklef.
Apart from being a singer and songwriter, Simi is also a sound engineer. She is credited with mixing and mastering Adekunle Gold’s debut studio album Gold, which was released in July 2016. Her music style is basically hinged in the rhythm and blues, soul and hip-hop music genres.
Simi married singer Adekunle Gold in a private wedding ceremony on January 9, 2019. It was later revealed that they had been dating for five years.