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Simi, Sammy Join X3M Music

•Sammy and Simi

•Sammy and Simi

Funsho Arogundade

X3M Music has announced the signing of two young and vibrant artistes, Simi and Sammy.

According to Folashade Anozie, A&R Manager, X3M Music, the record label, home to Nigerian R&B/Soul singing sensation, Praiz, signed the new artistes as part of activities to change the music landscape in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

25-year old Simi, born Simisola Ogunleye, who started out singing in her early teens as a member of the teenage church choir, has a style of music that can be described as Afro-pop, infused with soul and pop. Her debut album which was released in 2008 included hit songs like Ara Ile, Ogaju and Iya Temi to mention a few.

“It is always beautiful to sing with other great voices. It is a big privilege to be signed on to a great record label and have two great singers like Praiz and Sammy to work with,” an excited Simi said.

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Multi-talented Sammy Yakubu, also 25, is a songwriter, singer, dancer and guitarist who has been musically inclined since childhood.

He released his mix tape called “A mix tape and some” in 2011. This mix tape has a number of songs from popular foreign artistes, which showcased him as a talented R&B singer.

“I am excited to be signed on to X3M Music about the same time that my debut album will be released. This is definitely a milestone in my life and I am grateful for the opportunity,” an elated Sammy said.

Both Sammy and Simi are presently working on their singles from their debut and sophomore albums respectively.