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All there is to be said about Simi’s talent has already been said.

The singer and songwriter debuted in 2014 and has since been one of the most notable artists in the industry. She has made hits, made good albums (like her self-titled sophomore), and continues to push the boundaries on how good a woman can be in today’s industry.

Her new album, “TBH” which is her first project since her 2020 EP, “Restless II,” is the direct follow-up to her “Omo Charlie Champagne” masterpiece released in 2019.

Besides her electrifying smooth voice, Simi also has lyrical capability that is just not talked about enough. Her consistency is also something. All that put together is why she is one of the highly-rated artists in the music industry. And why “TBH” is one of the most anticipated albums of 2022.

Now that we have the album, the question is, how did she fare on this one?

First of all, the first thing about Simi is that she’s always the same, and we probably shouldn’t expect her to change. I mean, why change a working formula?

But this is an album and above all, one thing that should at least be evident is a growth in her artistry or something like that. You probably wouldn’t find anything of such here.

What you’ll find instead is Simi using her powerful voice the way she’s always used it to do songs that could easily penetrate the hearts of listeners. I guess what I’m saying is, she’s still that highlife girl and she’s still that lover girl. That’s never going to change, and that’s okay.

On most of the songs on the album, she tries to lace in a story in her verses and set it up with a catchy hook. From “Balance,” to “Naked Wire,” it’s all the same sound. She’s saying different things for the most part, but it’s just the same sound.

A hip-hop song like “No Joy,” produced by Pheelz, helps balance things up and speaks to her versatility.

The album is enjoyable, to say the least. And, it’s short, so there’s no chance to get bored halfway. So, I guess that’s just okay. It’s just a very angry Simi on familiar instrumentals, that’s all.

Rating: 6/10

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