Fast rising Nigerian singer, Simisola Ogunleye who goes popularly by the stage name Simi has in a recent interview opened up on her love life amidst other aspect of her life.
The singer who kicked off her musical career as early as 10 started out as a gospel singer before making a switch to secular music denied bbeing in a relationship with rapper, FalzTheBahdGuy but quickly became defensive when asked about Adekunle Gold.
This might just be the confirmation needed to reign in the relationship rumours surrounding both artistes.
Read excerpts fro m the interview with the voice behind ‘Jamb Question, Tiff’ and some more singles.
What is the idea behind the video of Soldier?
First and foremost, Soldier is Falz’ song, I just featured in it. I think because of the story of the song, he got together with Clarence (Peters) who shot the video and they decided to make it into a short movie. I guess they felt it would bring in more emotions than just a normal music video. They told me about it and I just featured in it, and I thought it was interesting.
Are you thinking of going into movies soon?
I don’t know really but if I must, it won’t be full time.
You wrote the song?
Yes I did. I remember when I did that song I told Falz it wouldn’t come out till my second album. But later, when Falz wanted to do his album, he buzzed me that we should do a song together. I told him that we should do Afrobeats and he said he wanted Soldier. So, after talking back and forth, we decided to it.
Ever since the two of you did that song there have been a lot of behind-the-scene talks and what fueled it more was the both of you gracing the cover of a magazine. What really is the true story?
I guessed many people sensed the chemistry we had making music and then they just assumed automatically that we were into a relationship. Which is not true. I am actually taking my time to answer this question because many people think otherwise. But the truth is that Falz and I are just friends. It was just a shoot and I think because we both did music together at the time. It doesn’t really bother me.
Did you ever rebel as a teenager?
I was really a pretty good girl then and nobody can say I was bad as a teenager. You know, I was the only girl and my mum had to go to work very early, and she comes home late. So, I really had the opportunity to be wayward but I never had any inclination to be.
Your song, JAMB Question, was everywhere; can you share a hilarious experience you had with it some time back?
I can’t remember a JAMB question but I can remember a JAMB statement that I had (Laughs). There was this guy that came, I can’t remember exactly how old I was then, I think I was 15 or 16 and my mum sent me to go and get something. I was going home from the errand and I saw this guy walking by my side. I told him ‘can you stop walking with me, I don’t know you’. The next time he saw me; he gave me a card that says ‘I really love you’. He would say to me, ‘I really have feelings for you’ and then I will reply, ‘happy feelings’. It was really funny and I didn’t really know him. Later, he became friends with my brother because of me and it was really weird. There are many other instances but this is the one that really stuck.
Tell us about your first love?
My first love? I met him when I was 13 and in SS1. I was just about to turn 14 and he just came to my school. How do you really explain that as a child? But it did happen, and he left my school after a while, so we drifted apart. Then we met somewhere again. We drifted apart again and then that was it.
You are in a relationship now?
Yes I am.
Do you think he is the one?
Well, I hope he is the one because I don’t think relationships should just be for leisure. I can’t really speak for anybody but for me. If I am giving you an access to that part of my life then it has to be worth my while and worth his while as well. But I can’t force it though, if he is the one, fine and if not, fine.
There is this rumour about you and Adekunle Gold, how true is it?
(Laughs) I don’t have any comment on that.
Or he is the one?
I don’t even talk about my personal life so I am not saying anything on that one.
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