Life is a rollercoaster-journey that shaped Paddy Simba into the ever evolving man he is. Music has always been an important component in Paddy’s life and has now become a prominent part of his life and his mission to spread God’s word and bring #Jesus2theworld.
A passionate Arsenal supporter, raised by a single mother, who had a significant amount of influence on his interest in music. His childhood in Walsall, West Midlands was very contrasted and built his mentality as a young man. In an area where crime, violence and borderline poverty was the normal lifestyle, Paddy was able to separate himself from negative lifestyles and change his life for the better. This showed through his perseverance through University and leaving with a degree in Civil Engineering whilst most of his peers chose a different lifestyle. His experiences and observations from living in this type of environment is always portrayed through his music and will never fail to impact those who listen to his music and spend time with him. In 2016, he made the bold decision to take music seriously and released his debut single along with Megan “1,2,3 Im’a dance”. This collaboration between Paddy and Megan happened only by God’s grace as she had started attending Paddy’s church through him. The response that Paddy received from friends, family and fans created an urge to want to release more music which has been featured in online blogs, radio stations such as UCB and Premier Gospel. He also featured in magazines such as A STEP FWD and Gospel Hydration. His courage and boldness to not follow the crowd and trends of urban music today opened doors for Paddy Simba. This allowed him to encourage and uplift people whilst retaining the essential ability to make great music. A talent being acknowledged by his hometown and fanbase forever growing nationwide.
Paddy’s journey so far has seen a lot being achieved in a short space of time. Within the first and second year of making music, he had performed and was ministering in different cities all over the country from London Brixton, Manchester, Birmingham and more different cities at various events, churches and concerts. Watching the talent around his hometown Walsall, he has worked with great talents such Nokhuthula, SBM Beats, Mdot, Dinero and many more.
He aims to encourage, inform and inspire people to trust in God. His music addresses life’s trials and acknowledges that everyone has burdens but offers solutions based upon faith. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new” 2 Cor 5:17.
“I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the faith, but life’s trials helped me cling on to my faith. The negative things I have been through could have made me bitter, but the gospel inspired me to be better and do better. Now I hope to inspire listeners to not follow crowds and trends but to be the best version of them they can be” explained Paddy Simba.
In a music industry where rap music promotes violence, drugs, sex and misogyny, Paddy hopes to be a ray of sunshine.