Simi Shares Details Of Her Third Studio Album, ‘To Be Honest’

Save the Date: June 3

Finally, we have a release date for Simi ’s third studio album. Over the long Eid weekend, as the country geared for a return to official duties following the religious holidays, the singer announced June 3rd as the official date of her third album. She also shared its title: ‘To Be Honest’.

There’s a number of reasons to be excited about new music from Simi, but the most exciting is the most glaring one. Few musicians of today wield her power of emotional storytelling and technical songwriting, a hybrid that she’s mashed to critical acclaim across two full-length solo projects.

Her 2017 debut ‘Simisola’ heralded her generational talent, spawning a number of hit songs whose resonance still ring heavy today. Followed by the tribute album to her father ‘Omo Charlie Champagne’, she proved capable at incorporating more colourful Pop flourishes into her sound. In 2020, Simi continued her ‘Restless’ EP series, portending her most experimental tape till date.


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Simi has been active on the scene since then, most recently becoming a judge on Nigerian Idol. Her vocals and star presence has also contributed to the glowing profiles of songs like Chike’s Running To You and Liya’s remix of Adua. Last month, she released the sizzling “Sare”, impressing her bright melodies over the eclectic production. 

Announcing the album via social media, in a handwritten note, she wrote about making the album and how conceiving her daughter made her postpone her initial plans. “I’ve been trying to tell you a story”, she wrote. “For close to three years, I’ve been desperate to tell you something. Something to help me show you the thoughts I’m thinking…the feelings I’m feeling. I started to start, but then I got pregnant and I said ‘not yet’…”

There hasn’t been more information or a tracklist for ‘To Be Honest’ but trust we’ll keep you in the loop. With the reputation of this particular singer, an album helmed by such a transcendental personal experience isn’t something you want to miss out on. 

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