Simisola Kosoko (née Ogunleye; born April 19, 1988), better known by her stage name Simi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. 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 married a singer named Adekunle Gold in a private wedding ceremony on January 9, 2019. It was later revealed that they had been dating for five years. Simi became a mother for the first time on the 30th of May 2020 when she gave birth to her daughter Adejare.
As she celebrates her daughter Adejare birthday today she share on Instagram and wrote;
Blessed fruit of my womb. Drinker of my milk. Climber of my body. Sleep stopper. Scatterer of my things. Best dancer. Blessing bringer. Lil Miss I-have-a-mind-of-my-own. Overall best in eating paper. Cheerful Giver even when I don’t want. Beauty Queen. My little butterfly. My Child. Omo mi. Ayanfe mi. Onife mi. Love of my life. I love you so much Adejare. So much. You’re the best thing in all my life. You make me so proud of myself. I would do anything for you. Everything. For you. You will never doubt that no one in the world could possibly love you like I do. Sometimes I will do too much, but it will be because I love you too much.
As I write this, I’m watching you watch some baby show and Déjà – E CHOKE!!! Literally choking with love for you my girl. I wanna cry because Ayo mi, you make me so happy. I’m so blessed to know you and have you in my life. I’m so incredibly favored to experience your smiles and giggles and the noises you make to embarrass the whole family on the aeroplane. With that your two teeth. Even people that have 32 no reach my princess. I foh for you Deja.
I bless you with my heart, with my love, with my spirit. As your MOTHER I bless you in the way that only a mother can. I bless you truly, completely, unconditionally. You will never suffer. You will never lack any good thing. Favour will never leave you. Anyone that knows and encounters you, from near or afar will bless you. You are the light of the world my angel. Evil will not see you. God is for you – Nothing against you can prosper. I shield you with the angels of God. All your life, you will abide under the shadow of the Almighty. You will know and love God for yourself. I cover you with the LOVE God has intoxicated me with for you. Glory to God for the testimony of you. All in the name of Jesus Christ.
My baby is ONE. Oh My God. 😭 I’m so excited to see you Blossom and Grow. Your Nana has been an incredible mother to me, and by the grace of God, I will surpass that and be an even better mom to you. Your dad and I are so proud of you. He looks at you often and says to me “Baby, look what we made.” And really, look what we made. Happy birthday baby.
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