|Birth name||Cabdi Deeqsi Warfaa|
Sinimo was born in the 1920s in Jaarahorato, an historical village situated 25 miles (40 km) north-east of Borama, Somalia. He was the fourth son in a family of 18 children, consisting of nine boys and nine girls.
The first band Sinimo created was in Borama during 1944 and it was called Balwo. Members of his band were:
- Abdi Deqsi Warfa (Abdi Sinimo)
- Kobali Ashad
- Hussen Are Mead
- Hashi Warsame
- Khadija Eye Dharar (Khadija Balwo)
- Nuriya Atiq
- Abdullahi, p.172
- Johnson, p.xv
- Abdullahi, Mohamed Diriye (2001). Culture and customs of Somalia. Greenwood. ISBN 978-0-313-31333-2.
- Johnson, John William (1996). Heelloy: modern poetry and songs of the Somali. Indiana University Press. ISBN 1-874209-81-2.
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