July has really been Simi‘s month. First, she dropped the video for her Ebenezer Obey-inspired track, “Aimasiko”, which included a cameo from the legend; then, she collaborated with 2Baba on the remix of “Original Baby”; and now, she’s gotten to perform “Never Far Away” alongside Lagbaja.
Regarded by many as one of the greatest Nigerian love songs ever made, Lagbaja and Ego’s “Never Far Away” was released over a decade ago — in 2005 to be exact — but it remains just as potent and hypnotic as ever.
Over the weekend, Simi joined Lagbaja — in the afro-jazz icon’s first major performance in years — to headline the Johnnie, Jazz & Whisky concert in Abuja, and both singers brought the house down with a stunning live performance of “Never Far Away”.
Watch the performance below: