Back in the day, she became a star after her single “Tiff ” blew up, and she was considered for some top awards. But it wasn’t until “Jamb Question” before she was a phenomenon and sensation. The remix featured Falz the bahd guy, who was starting to get the heat, at that time.
Adekunle Gold got a deal with Olamide‘s YBNL, and although his style wasn’t what you would think of a typical Yahoo Boy No Laptop guy, he gained mainstream attention quickly. With hits like “Sade” and “Orente”, Adekunle Gold became a household name, and he flourished.
His 2016 LP, “Gold”, was also a commercial success, and his follow-ups have been amazing. But he’s not like your usual ‘baba for the girls.’ He was just a guy doing his thing, and at first, Simi was probably just part of his creative process. She was the only one to feature on his album, a favor she gladly returned on her own album.
Earlier this year, they got married. And that’s that.
Here is a list of their amazing collaborations that are smashed and can’t be underrated at all. Because they’re not just amazing, they’re hits. (Just in case you were starting to forget!)
Off his 2016 debut, this track “No Forget” was the only collaboration on the LP, and it had Simi, who seemed to have worked behind the scenes on the album.
The alternative R&B track ended up becoming one of the best singles off the album, especially with the classy Clarence Peters video.
About a boyfriend who goes hustling so he can be enough for his woman, the single was performed in Yoruba.
Simi’s album “Omo Charlie Champagne”, which was released earlier this year, had some good music on it (aka, No Bad Songs), and “By You” was (or is) one of them.
With the married, perhaps there is no better way for reassurance of their love for each other than to do some joint stuff, together.
The song has the perfect highlife vibe, like a ’90s stuff, and it’s a duet, as they both go back and forth, riding the song. If there’s a highlight on Simi’s album, this is it.
How long was it after they married before Adekunle released this hit? Weeks? Days? No wasting time, at all. “Promise me, you will grow old with me?” actually sounds like something a husband would ask his newly-wed wife. Right?
The jam which has a rather accelerated tempo has some highlife vibe, and some bass, too. Some assurance right there. And, a damn good wedding song!
Guitar strings, some EDM pop beat, and strong vocals from Simi and Adekunle Gold. “Take Me Back” is a classic Adekunle style, not unlike Simi too anyway.
The way Simi was singing “Kunle, no leave me” is everything. A song that could easily get anyone emotional. The storyline is smooth, making the song perfect.
I suppose they weren’t playing some other people’s songs at their wedding? Because they’ve got some really cool stuff together. Sorry, Falz, you’re a rapper.
In 2017, Jon Ogah came through with the remix to his track, “Uncle Suru”, and it had both Adekunle Gold and Simi. At that time, they’ve only appeared on “No Forget” together, plus, “Uncle Suru” wasn’t a love song or anything.
Jon Ogah is a talented guy, yeah, but Adekunle’s electric verse and Simi’s bad-ass vocals on that track was also part of why it was a big hit.