Simmy Biography & Facts

Simmy Biography & Facts

Simphiwe Majobe Nhlangulela, or as you might know her, Simmy, is a rising star in the South African music scene. Born and raised in South Africa as the youngest of four children, Simmy’s journey to stardom is as inspiring as her music.


Birth name Simphiwe Majobe Nhlangulela
Also known as Simmy
Born February 1, 1990 (age 34)
Tugela, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Genres Afro-House, neo-soul, neo-folk
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 2017–present
  • El World Music

Growing up, Simmy was raised by strict parents who instilled in her a strong work ethic and dedication to her studies. She attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where she studied Social Sciences. But Simmy’s true passion lay in music, and she didn’t let anything stand in her way.


In 2013, while still at university, Simmy crossed paths with Sandile Sithole, who introduced her to Sun-El Musician. This meeting would change the course of her life forever. After completing her degree, Simmy made the bold decision to relocate to Johannesburg in 2015 to pursue her musical career full-time.

With her unique blend of Electronic Dance, Experimental Pop, and Afro-Pop music, Simmy quickly caught the attention of audiences and industry insiders alike. Her debut studio album, “Tugela Fairy,” released in 2018 under EL World Music, propelled her to stardom. Hits like “Ngiyesaba,” “Ubala,” and “Umahlalela” showcased Simmy’s talent and earned her widespread acclaim. The album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA), solidifying her status as a bona fide music sensation.

But Simmy’s journey was just beginning. In 2020, she released her second studio album, “Tugela Fairy (Made of Stars),” which debuted at number 3 in the charts. With each new release, Simmy continues to push boundaries and captivate audiences with her soulful vocals, meaningful lyrics, and infectious beats.

Simmy top Songs

1. Nawe
2. Emakhaya (feat. Da Capo & Sun-El Musician)
3. So You Don’t Get In Trouble
4. Umahlalela
5. Vision
6. Ngihamba Nawe (feat. Sino Msolo)
7. Dreams
8. Ngiyesaba
9. Ubala (feat. Sun-El Musician)
10. Stay with you (feat. Black Motion)
11. We were here
12. Ngonile
13. Kwa-Zulu (Intro)
14. Hamba Juba
15. Ubala
16. Njalo (Ufikile)
17. Wamuhle
18. Incwadi Encane (feat. S-Tone)
19. Vele Kungcono
20. Lashona Ilanga
21. Ngiyavuma (Outro)
22. Intro
23. Indaba
24. Hamba Ngifike
25. Imihla nezolo
26. Mabhungu
27. My light
28. Angimale (feat. Khuzani)
29. Konke (feat. S-Tone)
30. Ngiyahamba (feat. Mthunzi)
31. Uhlale Wazi
32. Time After Time
33. Hlelo (feat. Msaki)
35. prologue
36. Act A Fool
37. Incwadi Encane (feat. Stone)
38. Emakhaya
39. Zim Zima
40. Emakhaya (feat. Da Capo Sun-El Musician)
41. Hlelo
42. You Should Never Leave Me (Before I die)
43. Ngihamba Nawe
44. Incwadi Encane
45. Nawe – Radio Edit
46. Ngihamba Nawe ft. Sino Msolo
47. the types of ads i’m getting
48. Long Road
49. Bon Jovi
50. this one sounds awful tbh

Drawing inspiration from her upbringing in e-Msinga and the diverse musical influences she encountered along the way, including legends like Brenda Fassie and contemporary artists like Rihanna and Chris Brown, Simmy’s music is a reflection of her rich cultural heritage and personal experiences. Her songs touch on modern issues, personal narratives, and the complexities of life and love in the digital age.

As Simmy’s star continues to rise, she remains grounded and grateful for the journey that has brought her to where she is today. With her passion, talent, and dedication, there’s no doubt that Simmy is destined for even greater success in the years to come. So, keep an ear out for her music – you won’t want to miss out on the magic of Simmy.

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