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.
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
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
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.
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.