Born Simbi Ajikawo
1994 (age 21–22)
Islington, North London, England
Occupation Actress, singer, rapper
Years active 2010–present
Simbi Ajikawo (born 23 February 1994), better known as Little Simz (formerly Lil Simz), is an English rapper, musician, actress and singer. Following the release of four mixtapes and five EPs, she released her debut album A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons on 18 September 2015 through her independent label, "AGE: 101 Music". The album entered the UK R&B Albums Chart at number 20 and the UK Indie Albums Chart at number 43.
1 Early life
3.3 Extended plays
Simz studied at Highbury Fields School in London. She went on to attend St Mary’s Youth Club in Upper Street, Islington, where pop stars Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke also attended. Simz later studied at Westminster Kingsway College and pursued her music career from there.
After several months of auditioning by the BBC for the show Spirit Warriors, it was announced in June 2009 that Simz had been cast in the supporting role of Vicky.
In 2012, Simz joined the cast of E4 (TV channel)'s TV series Youngers as Meleka.
Simz is often nicknamed "Bars Simzson". She describes her music as rap and experimental.
Simz has performed alongside Estelle, Tinie Tempah and Ms. Dynamite.
Simz has performed at Rising Tide, ILUVLIVE, Industry Takeover (Urban Development) Hackney Empire, Somerset House and the House of Lords. She also performed at the BBC 1Xtra Prom 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall, alongside a full orchestra led by Jules Buckley.
Simz can be heard on the Leave to Remain film soundtrack, performing the song "Leave It As That". In early 2013, she appeared on BBC Radio 1 Xtra to discuss her performance at the Hackney Weekend.
Simz then went on to do a Maida vale session for Huw Stephens, and has since gone on to receive critical acclaim from the likes of Zane Lowe, Dizzee Rascal and Revolt TV.
A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons (2015)
2011: STRATOSPHERE 2
2013: BLANK CANVAS
AGE 101: DROP 1 (2014)
AGE 101: DROP 2 (2014)
AGE 101: DROP 3|000 (2014)
AGE 101: DROP 4 (2015)
THE THEORY OF... (2015) (with her crew "SpaceAge3000")
AGE 101: DROP X (2015)
AGE101 DROP THE WORLD (2015)
Film & Television
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Spirit Warriors Vicky TV series
2013 Youngers Meleka E4 (TV channel) series