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Singer Simi Exits Record Label, X3M Music After Five Years
Her final album for X3M music ‘Omo Charlie Champagne’ was released on April 19, 2019
X3M Music announced announcing the departure of one of its recording artistes Simisola Ogunleye following the expiration of her recording contract.
The Lagos-based label confirms, in a statement signed by A&R executive Vincent Nwanze, that both parties have determined to not renew the contract.
In a career that is still unfolding, Simi has emerged one of the most remarkable music talents of her generation; combining a peerless skill for writing and arranging, with a vocal prowess like none before her.
That special voice, an unassuming look, and writing talent are what attracted her to X3M when she was signed in 2014. She immediately warmed hearts with the hit single ‘Tiff’ which earned her a Headies nomination. Her debut album for X3M (her career second) was released to local and international acclaim in September 2017, and named album of the year in 2018, by The Headies Awards.
Her final album for X3M music ‘Omo Charlie Champagne’ was released on April 19, 2019.
X3M music is reputed to have a bias for original, alt music; especially in an industry dominated by pop.
X3M Music’s management said: ‘We only sign artistes that we love and believe in. We know our taste in music is rather different; but we only sign talents who meet that taste. Fortunately, we have been able to find millions of music lovers here and abroad, who share similar tastes, as is evident in the success of all the artistes we have worked with, including Simi who is without any doubt one of the biggest music talents in the country today…’
X3M Music, part of the X3M group, was founded in 2008 by Steve Babaeko, an advertising executive who is a notable music fan and enthusiast, and internationally-acclaimed writer.
Simi confirms exit from X3M Music with emotional post
Singer Simi has confirmed her exit from X3M Music with an emotional post which shows gratitude to the label for a journey well spent together.
In a lengthy post she shared on her Instagram page, Simi thanked the label…
For the platform
For the support
For the freedom to express
For the trust
For the opportunity to live my dreams
For the growth
For the teamwork
For letting me be a part of the family,
I thank you deeply. I appreciate you endlessly. I love you truly. @x3mmusic has been a beautiful part of my journey and I hope you believe me when I say I will never ever take for granted the blessings you brought me.
An especially intense thank you to my forever boss, mentor @stevebabaeko who has been more than a boss to me. You’ve been there for me even more as a father than as a CEO. And that’s saying a lot. This is bittersweet for me and my heart is heavy. As far as I’m concerned, my win is your win boss, and I hope I’ll always be able to come to u when I need you. More than anything, I’d like that. This is not goodbye. You’re just sending your daughter to do great exploits like you sent me to my husband’s house. Lol.
My heart is counting on your continuous support, prayers and love. Don’t forget me dad, cos I could never forget you. I love you. Cheers #loveandlight#x3mmusic