Singer Simi has revealed in a recent interview that despite her small size, she doesn’t back off easy.
Simi, who is often the victim for cyberbullying for her fashion style, stated that she had a mind of her own, and would always speak out.
She said: “While growing up, I was a bit defensive. Because of my small size, I always thought that people were trying to take advantage of me. I’m not an easy person to bully. I have a mind of my own, and I always say whatever I’m feeling; I don’t hold back. But my voice has always worked to my advantage. However, I hate it when people mimic me, or treat me like a child because of my voice.”
The singer, who recently released her sophomore album, Simisola, also spoke about her passion for her craft, and why failure doesn’t scare her.
“I am not afraid of failure because I feel you learn even when you fail,” she said. “I was more interested in thinking of how people would react to the songs in the album. It’s not possible for everybody to like a particular thing.”
“Even for the biggest legends in the world; they have some people who don’t like them. I was once signed to a record label for four years but things didn’t work out well. There were times that I was really frustrated, but I have never wanted to stop doing music. Music is the one thing that I’m very passionate about.”
When pressed about her relationship status, she said: “I always like to keep my personal life away from the public. All I can say is that I am in a relationship but I just don’t want to disclose the person’s name.”
She however opened up on how she met Adekunle Gold and Falz, two artistes she’s been rumored to have relationships with.
She said: “I met Adekunle Gold while I was performing at an event centre in Lagos. Unknown to me, he had been listening to me since I was a gospel artiste and he said he was a fan of my music. At that time, I just knew him as a graphic artist, popularly referred to as the ‘King of Photoshop;’ I didn’t even know he was a singer, but we just became close from there.”
“As for Falz, he heard one of my works, and he reached out to me on Twitter. From there, we hooked up in the studio and did some things together. Soldier was actually my song, and when he heard it, we decided to work together on it,” she added.