Despite winning big at the Headies for an album which was predominantly pop and contemporary R&B, fans of Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye say she should record a ‘shaku shaku’ song.


Simply known as Simi, the artiste released an eponymous album in 2017 and it has so far enjoyed critical and commercial success.

But with street sounds momentarily taking over the Nigerian music scene, Simi says she once considered embracing the new wave.

Shaku shaku is a style of music — and dance — which relies mainly on up-tempo drum breaks and street slangs.


Artistes like Olamide, Slimcase, Small Doctor, Mr Real, Idowest have mastered the art of making shaku shaku music while the likes of Wizkid, D’banj, and Reminisce are starting to hop aboard the train.

Simi on Sunday took to Twitter to say she “really wanted to do a shaku shaku song” at some point but “the phase has passed”.

The singer, however, conducted a poll, asking her fans if she should record a shaku shaku song, and the result was overwhelmingly affirmative.


At the just-concluded Headies, Simi took home three plaques; album of the year, best R&B single and recording of the year.

The ‘Gone for Good’ singer had the best outing at the Headies, alongside Wizkid and Davido.


Simisola, her sophomore album, was released in September 2017 by X3M Music.

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