My love of Simi’s music goes way back a few years. I remember posting up one of her songs on one of my old blogs. There is just something about her voice that I have always found rather refreshing. I am a bit of a late comer to her album. Don’t blame me! I am just discovering how to listen to Naija music while living in Boston. I don’t have a lot of Nigerians around me so I actively have to find ways to stay engaged.
Anyway, this album is amazing. I was in Nigeria and everywhere I went, Simi’s Joromi was on play. That song is pretty cool. But my fave at the moment is Aimasiko. It is almost a gospel song but it just speaks to having hope and faith in God. The whole album is highly listenable (if that is a word). There is something about songs like HipHopHurray that sticks with you once you have listened once.
If you are looking to discovering more of Simi’s music, can I recommend that you listen to her collaborations with Falz. Those songs straddle a fine line between comedy and romance. I find that Simi has a way of picking her work that I love. I have yet to find a bad song from her.