X3M Music has announced the departure of one of its recording artistes, Simisola Ogunleye, following the expiration of her recording contract.
The Lagos-based record label issued a statement on Wednesday that both parties have made up their minds not to renew the contract.
“We only sign artistes that we love and believe in. We know our taste in music is rather different; but we only sign talents who meet that taste,” read the statement issued by Vincent Nwanze, A&R executive.
“Fortunately, we have been able to find millions of music lovers here and abroad, who share similar tastes, as is evident in the success of all the artistes we have worked with, including Simi who is without any doubt one of the biggest music talents in the country today…”
The gifted singer emerged one of the most remarkable music talents of her generation; combining a peerless skill for writing and arranging, with a vocal prowess like none before her.
“That special voice, an unassuming look, and writing talent were what attracted her to X3M Music when she was signed in 2014,” the statement added.
Simi’s final album for the recording label was ‘Omo Charlie Champagne’ — which was released on April 19, 2019.
In the album, Simi featured Patoranking for ‘Jericho’, Maleek Berry for ‘Immortal’, and Adekunle Gold, her husband, for ‘By You’
X3M Music was founded in 2008 by Steve Babaeko as part of the X3M group.