Soulful singer, Simi and Lagos-based record label, X3M Music will be parting ways as the artiste’s recording contract expires.
X3M Music disclosed in a statement on Wednesday that the company and Simi, whose real name is Simisola Ogunleye, have agreed not to renew the contract.
Simi recently released her last album under the label, dubbed was ‘Omo Charlie Champagne,’ which featured Patoranking , Maleek Berry, and Adekunle Gold, her husband.
“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,” read the statement issued by Vincent Nwanze, A&R executive.
“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…”
“The gifted singer 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 were what attracted her to X3M Music when she was signed in 2014,” the statement added.