Popular Nigerian songstress, Simi has disclosed she was told she won’t go far in her musical career.
Simi is no doubt one of the most sought-after singers in Nigeria at the moment.
Going down memory lane, the outspoken artiste in a chat with a journalist, Joey Akan said: ”I remember before I got signed. I remember somebody used to say ‘Simi, you can’t make it if you don’t do sexy-sexy. That the only way a girl can make it is when they are doing sexy things. And I’m like, ‘I don’t want to do sexy things.’ This is not about anybody else doing it. If you play on something that is not your strength, eventually your pant would show.”
Speaking further, Simi revealed that music wasn’t one of her favorite things during pregnancy.
“Music wasn’t one of my favorite things at that time. I didn’t want to record. And it really hurt me because I just renovated my studio, so I was really excited. I didn’t expect to feel like that. I couldn’t record, I didn’t have any energy. For like almost four months I was just not in the mood”.
On how she copes with backlash whenever she shares her opinions on trending issues, Simi stated that she doesn’t give people access to her emotions.
“I might have been born with a second skin actually. Because I don’t give too many people access to my emotions. I know people say—especially with social media now—everybody has access. So I know that I can’t afford to let everything get to me, otherwise, I’d just crash and burn.
People tend to say whatever they are feeling. And now that they have access to just anyone on social media now, they are more eager to say ‘this is how I’m thinking.’ Even though they don’t mean bad, they say it and don’t think about how that works.
So because I understand that, it’s hard for you to say something to get to me. Especially if I know the truth. Like ‘Oh Simi, you’re a boy or ”Simi, you’re white’. Because I know the truth, it doesn’t really hit me like that”.