Simmy (born Simphiwe Nhlangulela; 1996 in Tugela Ferry, KwaZulu-Natal) is a South African singer and songwriter. Her music genre covers electronic dance music, neo-soul, and experimental pop music.
She walked into the limelight upon dropping her first album, ‘Tugela Fairy’ in 2018.
|Name||Simphiwe Majowe Nhlangulela|
|Age||24 years old|
|Date of birth||1996|
|Place of birth||Tugela Ferry, KwaZulu-Natal|
|Alma mater||University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)|
|Record Label||El World Music|
She was born into a family of four (4) children, she is the youngest of her siblings.
Though she was shy while growing up, which affected her interaction with people, Simmy played with boys in her neighborhood.
She climbed trees and walls which explains why she has a few scars. In an interview with BONA, Simmy says she spent most of her weekends at her grannie’s.
Her grandmother’s house was a stone throw from her home, it took her thirty (30) minutes to walk from home.
Her father introduced her to music, she could remember his return home late from work, park beside her bedroom window, and played loud music.
Simmy studied ‘Social Sciences’ at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).
Her career highlights include dropping her debut album. Simmy has also held two (2) performances; The DStv Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards and the Buyelekhaya Festival in East London.
She kicked off her career after auditioning for the ‘South African Idols’ and also ‘South Africa Got Talent’ but was unsuccessful.
During her days in the university, she met Sun El-Musician through his younger brother. He got to know that she could sing through his younger brother.
Simmy had to prove she could by singing, he was impressed and wanted collaborations with her but she turned down the offer. She wanted to obtain her degree first.
In 2017, she began her professional career in music after she signed to El World Music after she was done studying.
Then she released her first studio album Tugela Fairy, the song was featured in Apple Music artist Spotlight.