Simi is one of the rare artists in the music industry who has utilised her own name as her stage name. However, it almost was not the case.
Simi described how she began by going by a completely new name and explains why she stopped doing so in an interview with Sheen Magazine.
She also discussed when she discovered she wanted to pursue music professionally, how she grew her social media following and the ambitions she still has for herself as an artist at this point in her career.
Below is an excerpt from the interview;
“Was there a turning point when you realized you could do this music thing forreal? “
Simi: I knew since I was a teenager, since I was a kid that I wanted to do music, because I always had a deep, intense, innate love for music.
I knew that’s where my heart was going to lead me to. Whatever else I was doing, at whatever time in my life.
I knew that’s where I was going to end up because of how I felt about music. I’m the kind of person who puts the most energy into the things that I love.
I started in the choir, I started with gospel music, so I’ve been doing this for quite a while.
“Is Simi your real name?”
Yeah. My full name is Simisola but everybody calls me Simi.
“Did you ever consider another artist’s name? “
Yeah! That’s funny, no one’s ever asked me that. But starting out, I used to call myself Keisha. I don’t remember why now, but I used to call myself Keisha. [laughs]
I think one of my friends gave it to me, but it didn’t sit right, so I went back to my name.
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5 Reasons You Must Attend Lockdown With TOE Comedy Show This December
Unwinding from the “shege”, “shege banza” and “damboroba shege” most of us have experienced this year is a logical thing to do before switching to another year.
In case you don’t know, Tobi Omo Elegbede, one of the most sought after comedian and entertainers in the Gateway state will be staging the “Shege Edition” of his annual Lockdown With TOE Comedy show.
At Sauce.NG we’ve compiled 5 solid reasons you must attend the show if you really want to have a fun-filled December. Let’s Go!!
1. Stage Drama
A lot are in stock for fans ahead of Lockdown With Toe “Shege Edition”. Organizers have dropped hints about series of stage comedy skits specifically packaged for fans at the events.
Tobi Elegbede and other comedians are not only coming to crack jokes, they are coming with drama and action packed comedy performances. Trust me, you don’t want to miss the fun and excitement.
2. Exciting Musical Performances
What’s a comedy show without musical performances to spice things up? Lockdown With Toe Shege Edition will feature appearances of some talented musical artistes who will be gracing the stage to exhibit their showmanship by performing some dope tracks for your delight.
A comedy show with a sprinkle of musical ingredients is what you’d experience come December 18th at OOPL Abeokuta.
3. Fun With Nollywood Stars
It will interest you to know that Tobi Elegbede is not just a comedian but an all-round entertainer. He’s been involved in a good number of Nollywood movies that are doing well on YouTube and Nigerian movie market at large.
Trust a Tobi Elegbede comedy show to be star-studded with Nollywood favourites. The likes of Alebiosu, Feranmi Oyalowo, Lekan Olatunji, Joke Muyiwa, Baba Eleso and many others have all promised to turn up at Lockdown With Toe Comedy Show.
This could be your only chance to party and have fun with your favorite Nollywood actors and actresses. Just go get your tickets.
4. Funny And Creative Comedy Performances
It’s never going to be a dull moment on Lockdown with Toe comedy show, you know why? There are lots of talented comedians already set to put up some rib-cracking performances at the show.
Do you really want to laugh and forget all the Shege that has happened to you this year? Then December 18th, OOPL is the place you should be for Tobi Elegbede’s show.
Don’t worry, laugh go wan kill you as Pastor Remote, Koye Comedian, Da Preacher, Bishop Comedian, Creative Toby, Mc Sekere, Mc Ace, Deji Comedian and a host of others will be delivering back-to-back exciting performances at the event.
5. Adequate Security
Lockdown with Toe is going to be held in one of the biggest and safest hub of fun and entertainment in Abeokuta, OOPL.
Asides this, efforts have been made by the organizers of the show to provide extra security at the event for the safety of all the attendees.
At Lockdown With Toe comedy show everyone is going to be in the safe hands of expert security personnels who will be on standby at the event.
Lockdown with Toe “Shege Edition” is coming up live at The Marquee Hall OOPL Abeokuta on December 18 2022.
The show promises to be lit from start to finish. Read More About The Show HereFollow Us On Social Media 👇
Teddy A Returns With New Song “Madam” (LISTEN)
Multi-talented artiste and Reality star, Tope Adenibuyan popularly known as Teddy A is back with a fascinating new single entitled “Madam”.
The song oozes creativity and contagious dance vibes from start to finish. Teddy A’s long term music experience and versatility reflects all over this song as he delivered a potential street anthem.
No doubt, “Madam” by Teddy A which was produced by Magicboi is a groovy Afrobeats sound that should be on everyone’s playlist.
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