Simisola Ogunleye, better known as Simi, is a singer from Nigeria who has become the first female artist to exceed 100 million streams on Boomplay.
One of the top music streaming services in Nigeria, Boomplay, made the statement on Saturday across its social media channels to mark the momentous accomplishment.
Boomplay is committed to elevating voices and assuring inclusiveness and representation in music, according to Tosin Sorinola, the company’s director of artist relations and media relations.
“As an organization, we will continue to acknowledge and applaud the achievements of female artists around the world.”
The multi-award-winning singer achieved this historic milestone, according to Sorinola, with the release of her fifth solo effort, “To Be Honest (TBH)”.
Simi now joins the group of Nigerian musicians who have previously amassed 100 million streams on Boomplay, including Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Fireboy DML, Omah Lay, and Joeboy.
With her 2014 single “Tiff,” the 34-year-old singer and actress from Ojuelegba made a name for herself as an extremely skilled songwriter and performer.
The last of four kids—whose parents divorced when she was just nine years old and who grew up as a tomboy—never looked back after the hit.
Simisola, her self-titled album from 2017, took home the Headies’ “Album of the Year” award.
Additionally, she served as a judge on Nigerian Idol in its seventh season in 2022 thanks to her deep grasp of music.
Simi and other female performers whose talent has built a spine for the female side of Nigeria’s rapidly expanding music business placed great weight on this accomplishment.
Simi previously broke the record for having 100 million streams on Audiomack as the first female artist from Africa.