We just can’t get enough of ‘Jamb Question’ singer, Simi (real name Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye) and her angelic voice. Even more, the X3M music singer/songwriter remains an enigma to many thanks to her unassuming personality.
In a recent chat with Vanguard, Simi opens up on herself, musical journey, life and more, including why she finds taking baths annoying!
Read excerpts below…
How have you fared since you delved into the Nigerian music scene?
It has been fabulous so far. Although the journey has not been easy but with persistence for the career I have a passion for, it has improved. This year 2016, February precisely, I released a single, ‘Love don’t care’ which has made the top ten in the Nigerian music chart for a couple of weeks now and is currently enjoying massive airplay on radio. I have also shot the video for the single ‘Soldier’ with Falz (Watch here) So, I can say my career is very promising.
I am a very straight forward person, I like to say things the way I see them, I don’t like beating about the bush. I am not pretentious, but a simple and realistic person.
When should your fans be expecting your album? Definitely this year, as all hands are currently on deck towards the successful outcome of the album. I won’t be disclosing the number of tracks and title for now, as we are still working on that but my fans should be rest assured that the album will drop this year, all things being equal.
Your songs revolve around love, why?
It is because love sells. When you talk about love, it encompasses so many things. Not women or sex alone, but issues that are love related that could keep you happy. I can’t see myself doing a song that is too political or not love related. It’s always good to carve a niche and spread it to other related issues without deviating.
Let’s talk about your style, are you a designer freak?
Not really but if you give me a designer outfit, be sure I will rock them well but I am not into designers. I love our local fabrics and designs.
What is your most annoying daily routine?
That will be taking my bath. It’s not that I don’t like bathing but I love to multi-task. At times I might be brushing my teeth while also operating my system or reading. But when you get into the bathroom, you just can’t do any other thing.
What will you not be caught dead wearing?
I think that will be the full Iro and Buba. Maybe when I am getting married, I will probably wear one but for now, I won’t. I could remember the last time my mum made one for me, I really looked ridiculous in it.
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