Little Simz wins 2022 Mercury Prize

Simbi's Sometimes I Am Introvert wins this year's coveted music award

Little Simz, aka Simbiatu “Simbi” Abisola Abiola Ajikawo, has won this year’s Mercury Prize with FREE NOW for her fourth album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. The award was handed to her tonight at the Eventim Apollo in West London, hosted again by Lauren Laverne.

Sometimes I Might Be Introvert was released in September 2021, and was called “The sound of Simz reconciling with Simbi” by Pitchfork, a “rich, fascinating album” by The Guardian and an “authentic journey of self-discovery” by XXL.

As well as the prestigious award, which has been going since 1992, Simbi was rewarded £25,000. The 28-year-old beat the likes of Self Esteem, Kojey Radical, Joy Crookes, Yard Act and Wet Leg to the title, all of whom and others performed alongside her at the awards.

Little Simz - Introvert (Official Video)