Afro pop singer, SIMI has continued her steady rise in the music industry with the release of another single and video, Outta My Head, the latest in a peerless run that has peaked with songs like Jamb Question, Open and Close and most recently Love Don’t Care.
Outta My Head is Simi’s second single of the year and begins with piano strings and a mid-tempo beat, accompanied by her vocal stylings. It is a playful yet serious meditation on infatuation and the downsides of a love gone sour. Written in a smooth, simple style that is instantly relatable, Simi narrates a tale of being hung up on a lover who has caused her some pain in the past. She then queries repeatedly on the chorus, Wetin you dey do for my head? as this same lover invades her space, mind and dreams.
Outta My Head was produced by Oscar Heman-Ackah, while label mate, Praiz brings along his baritone and easy charm on the song. Both singers made for a sizzling pair and their union elevated the song .
The release of Outta My Head is accompanied by a promotional music video. Directed by terrific Josh Clarke and shot on location in Johannesburg, South Africa, the visuals depicted a safari on the South of the continent, in a natural, romantic countryside complete with wild animals, rocky mountains and a sturdy Jeep to navigate the terrain.
Born Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye, the 28-year-old songbird is a Mass Communications graduate of Covenant University Ota. She doubles as a sound engineer and started out performing in her early teens as a member of the teenage church choir. Her debut album, Ogaju, produced by Samklef was released in 2008 and an EP, Restless, followed in 2014.