Celebrity Gist: “the real me can stop by and buy roasted plantain by the roadside” -Simi

In an interview with Punch, Simi disclosed the artiste in Nigeria she would love to collaborate with and details about her life as a tomboy. See Excerpts:


“If I am going to have a collaboration with anyone in Nigeria, for Fuji, it will definitely be Pasuma Wonder while for Juju , it will be Ebenezer Obey because I
actually fantasise about doing a song with him because he is a living legend as well as King Sunny Ade. ”
She shared her life as a celebrity saying
“Well, this is the real me that can still stop by and buy roasted plantain by the road side; I don’ t feel uncomfortable, I am not blown away by fame because that is not what excites me, what excites me is the music. I am happy about my celebrity
status only because more people know my music and want to relate with it ”

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On growing up,
“While growing up, I was kind of a tom boy because I have three elder brothers , and from my mum I was the only girl and the last born . So I liked wearing sneakers, baggy jeans , and I was this bad girl who didn’ t like too much trouble. My dad spoilt my brothers and I. We watched movies a lot, but my brothers preferred horror movies so we all watched it together. But it was fun. When I was nine years, my parents got separated and that was a really tough time for us because we had to grow up faster but we came through and we were good ”

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