Nigerian sensational singer, Simi recently made a revelation about how she had prepared to receive criticisms and attacks from fans for her new single, woman which addresses unfair female stereotypes and challenges women face in this part of the world.
Speaking during an Instagram live session monitored by Saturday Beats, the versatile female vocalist expressed her surprise. She was surprised at how Nigerians embraced the song.
“There were some ideas about women that were not useful for women but I felt like it will be good to use my sound to speak out for my people (women). The funny thing is that I expected more backlash and attacks after I dropped the song. But I’m genuinely surprised that people are receptive of the song.”
Simi further stated that
“I think people are more open to the discussions especially if one is privileged in life. I had an interview a few days ago and the interviewer asked me do you hate men? I replied that I don’t think I have ever said or done anything that insinuates that I hate men. I simply want better things for women; I just want women to have what they deserve.”
Speaking on the challenges women encounter in the creative and entertainment industry, the Duduke crooner says it is very difficult to get acknowledgement as a woman.
“I think it is hard to get acknowledgement as a woman, firstly some people do not even expect that one would be good, some people question one’s talent compared to the male counterpart. But it is like as a woman one is undermined and will have to work extra hard to get half the things that men have. Honestly, it is exhausting especially when one is speaking out and nothing is changing. By the grace of God, I have got a level of success but there are some women who haven’t.”
She further stated;
“They are still trying to find their path, who would speak and fight for them because their voices are not that loud? But if one is talking, people think one is talking too much if it is something that makes them uncomfortable, but if it is something they like or agree with, they will support you. However, I think it has become a little bit easier but I know a lot of female artiste that are still waiting for their break. We are not halfway there.”