Simmy South African Musician: Bio

Simmy South African Musician: Bio

Simmy, whose full name is Simphiwe Nhlangulela, is a South African singer and songwriter known for her soulful vocals and unique blend of Afro-pop and neo-soul music. She rose to prominence in the South African music scene with her debut album “Tugela Fairy” released in 2018, which garnered widespread acclaim and several award nominations.

Birth name Simphiwe Majobe Nhlangulela
 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

She also writes, co-composes and co-produces some of her own material. South African Electronic Dance, Experimental Pop, Afro-Pop music artist Simmy has carved out a distinctive position in the music industry. She’s one of the country’s future biggest stars.

Simmy’s music is characterized by its infectious rhythms, soothing melodies, and heartfelt lyrics, often drawing inspiration from her Zulu heritage and personal experiences. Some of her popular songs include “Ubala,” “Umahlalela,” and “Ngiyesaba.”

Simmy continues to be a prominent figure in the South African music industry, captivating audiences with her distinct sound and captivating performances. She remains an influential artist in the Afro-pop and neo-soul genres, garnering praise for her contributions to the local and international music scene.

Her hard-hitting songs touch on modern issues and more personal narratives speaking to life and love in the digital age. 
 Having grown up in a musical household, her songs on her Album “TugelaFairy” are inspired by the legendary sounds of Brenda Fassie & The Big Dudes, Platform One, Soul Brothers and Izingane zo-Ma to name a few. Her sound is fueled by her rich low beautiful vocals & influential instrumentation.

Being born & raised in e-Msinga but at the same time witnessing various street cultures & music by the likes of Enya, Avicii, Robyn, Rihanna, Lauryn Hill & Chris Brown, radio and urban neighboring areas has shaped the way I approach my music, and has nurtured me as a person as well as my craft.

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