Profile & Biography of SIMONY
Akinsinde Simon Sopefoluwa
Also Known As
THE BIG THING
Date of Birth
3rd May, 2000
Place of Birth
Agege, Lagos State
Abeokuta, Ogun State
Yaba College of Technology
Course of Study
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) 
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.
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 🕊️ dove which is peace and the ⚔️ two edged sword which is mercilessness. The two symbols are sometimes written as 🕊️大事⚔️. These are SIMONY’s trademark and brand. You either choose between peace and war — this is what the dove and sword trademark implies. SIMONY is THE BIG THING!
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.