Review: SIMONY brews versatility out of a memoir on The Origin of the Big Thing

SIMONY’s fresh career got a root in Cobhams Asuquo’s One Hit; this is a song for which he recorded and released a cover. The rapper would consider a serious passion for music with some spare time for radio competitions at a locality in Ibadan.

The bonafide student of the oldest institution in Nigeria, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, was born and bred in Lagos, although he mentioned in an interview with Profiling in January, 2022 his parents roots in Abeokouta, Ogun State.

SIMONY’s debut is a matter of conviction for whatever fanbase he’s been able to gather. The Nigerian rapper, who boasted of versatility in the aforementioned interview is out to live it on The Origin of the Big Thing.

The project, for a debutant, is huge, on the note of versatility. In a way you would offer a visitor some drink on a platter of steel, SIMONY serves you with the thoughts of his “dreams” with some claims of being “THE BIGGEST”. He must face some obstacles to achieve this. The following tracks serve as some long emphases deployed to buttress the idea of “Rome was not built in a day”, beginning with the heartbreaking Luci.

Simon Akinsinde (SIMONY)

Luci mixes the poppiness Rap with the crackling of Trap: the effort is to tell the scalding heartbreak, the very act of intimate irreciprocity that propagated his persistent paranoia. Here, he does not need to sing his emotions: the runny Rap is enough to give him away to our understanding.

You will agree with me that the project’s ability to retain the listeners’ attention is made possible from the third track, Unstoppable. Unstoppable sheds flames of determination, Last One Standing is defiant. Both songs are a show of strength in the face of struggles.

Of course, SIMONY’s side of singing is put to test on both Muheezah and The Big Thing. The balladic RnB Muheezah is a female given name made a song, an ode to a lover several distance away from reach.

The only consideration given to Afrobeats on the EP is heard on the closing track, The Big Thing. In a god-like intonation, SIMONY demands a bow from his peers and his listeners — he is The Big Thing and this project is his origin. However, we will hope, like a river, he flows beyond his origin (his debut).

Ratings: 7/10

Sam George Mac is a music journalist known for the reviews of several music albums and songs. He is a singer and songwriter of Afrobeats, Dancehall, Highlife and RnB with the stage name SGM — a graduate of Mass Communication from The West African Union University, Cotonou.

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