Meet SIMONY, THE BIG THING In The Industry

Profile & Biography of SIMONY

Akinsinde Simon Sopefoluwa

Stage Name


Also Known As


Date of Birth

3rd May, 2000

Place of Birth

Agege, Lagos State


Abeokuta, Ogun State

Alma Mater

Yaba College of Technology

Course of Study

Computer Science


Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Audio Mixing/Mastering Engineer, Brand Designer, Multimedia Expert, Media Strategist/Manager & Graphic Designer


Hip Hop, Afrobeats, R&B, Trap, Pop, Drill and Dancehall

Early Musical Influences

His father, mother and the entire church choir.

Late Musical Influences

DJ Cuppy, Fireboy, Sia, Eminem, 2Face Idibia, Adekunle Gold, Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, NF, Dax, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Passenger, Sam Smith, Little Mix and Pentatonix.


SIMONY has announced the release of a debut extended playlist titled THE BIG THING. According to the rapper, the project was reviewed by Saint Bond, the producer who produces for SIMONY’s idol, DJ Cuppy. The singer’s biography contains:

1. One Hit (cover to Cobhams Asuquo’s One Hit) [2021]

2. Luci (2022)

3. THE BIG THING EP (to be released later in 2022)


Singing, listening to music, writing, playing football, taking a stroll, meditating & being alone.

Years Active

2018 till date

Artistes & Producers Associated With

Gabson WTS (current producer & mixing/mastering engineer), EYO (producer) and Saint Bond (DJ Cuppy’s producer).


THE BIGGEST (named after SIMONY’s nickname ‘THE BIG THING’)




In 2018, at the age of 18, SIMONY contested in a music competition that took place on Radio I, Ibadan, Oyo State, performing the song Sade by Adekunle Gold; the singer came second amongst 3 contestants. The outcome of the said competition occasioned SIMONY to quit football for his decision of pursuing a career in music. The singer, till date, never regretted his decision.

SIMONY, afterwards, saw the need to attend music training, vocal training and artiste development programs. All these activities helped SIMONY to develop his versatility in singing, rapping and songwriting.

SIMONY’s sound, through his lyrics, is reflective of reality, pain and love. The singer always claims that “pain built me”. He had to put those pains, depression and hurt into writing, notes and poems which he then turned to the lyrics of his songs. SIMONY is versatile and can partake in any given genre but he majors basically on Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Trap and Drill. SIMONY also does a bit of Afrobeats because he feels the need to propagate the African Music Culture.

SIMONY is an independent artiste, presently 22 years of age. He got inspired by lots of Nigerian and foreign artistes like Dj Cuppy, Eminem, 2face Idibia, Adekunle Gold, Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Fireboy, NF, Sia, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Passenger, Sam Smith, Little Mix, Pentatonix and a lot more.

For branding and more personal reasons, SIMONY is masked. He prefers wearing a black mask and concealing his identity.

After scaling through some certain life hurdles miraculously, SIMONY decided he is THE BIG THING, symbolically represented with the πŸ•ŠοΈ dove which is peace and the βš”οΈ two edged sword which is mercilessness. The two symbols are sometimes written as πŸ•ŠοΈε€§δΊ‹βš”οΈ. These are SIMONY’s trademark and brand. You either choose between peace and war β€” this is what the dove and sword trademark implies. SIMONY is THE BIG THING!

Early Life

Simon Sopefoluwa Akinsinde, with the stage name SIMONY, was born into the family of Mr And Mrs Akinsinde alongside his twin brother on the 3rd May, 2000. The rapper acquired basic education at the First Baptist Primary School Agege, Lagos and Yewa Junior High School Agege, Lagos. Moving into the senior secondary, SIMONY attended Unity High School, Ogun State.

SIMONY started music as early as the age of 8 as a chorister in the Children Sunday School in his church. During his days in the High School, the rapper/singer also belonged in the secondary school choir while simultaneously being a chorister in the adult choir of his church.

Interestingly, the rapper’s mother, father and siblings were also part of the choir in his church, with his dad being the choir master.

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 β€” a graduate of Mass Communication from The West African Union University, Cotonou.

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