Gnawi, also known as Simo Gnawi, is a Moroccan rap musician who was born on October 28, 1988, in Salé, Morocco. Mohamed Mounir is his birth name. He grew up in the northern Moroccan seaside city of Salé.
He began his rap career in 2008 when he joined the Larmy Sla (Army of Salé) band. The band’s name was inspired by Mounir’s time as a serviceman in the Moroccan army.
Following his departure from the band, Gnawi chose to launch a solo career. He began his solo rap career and went on to record a slew of tracks, several of which have lately gone viral.
On 29th October 2019, he worked with Yahya Semlali alias ‘Lz3er’ and Youssef Mahyout alias ‘Weld L’Griya’ on the track ‘’3acha cha3b’’ which translates as ‘Long Live the People’. The song had its official music video produced by 88. YounG and this music video reached 16 million YouTube views in its first month of release.
“Aman Ro3B,” “Kon Kan,” “Ta7Arouch,” “Wlad 3Ati9A,” “Warini mnin ndouz,” “West Lb7ar,” and “Lmaryolat” are among his releases since his debut in the music industry.