Singer Simi talks about how she met her first love at 13, her new relationship, life as the only daughter of divorced parents and lots more

In a recent interview with Bolatito Adebaya sensational singer, Simisola Ogunleye talks about her journey into music, relationship with Falz and Adekunle Gold among other issues
Despite the fact that her kind of music is different and unique, it enjoys a wide acceptance in the country. With this, Simi is on a bit of a high right now. In this interview, she talks about her journey into music, relationship with Falz and Adekunle Gold among other issues.

On the idea behind the video of Soldier, she said: '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.'

On going into movies soon: "I don’t know really but if I must, it won’t be full time. I wrote the song "Solider" . 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 do it.

On romance with Falz: "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."

 Effects of her parents’ break-up when she was just nine years old: "It was really tough on me as a child and I realised that life is not fair on everybody because you can never determine how it is going to be.
 I did not ever blame myself for their divorce, i think they had other issues they had to deal with and they were adult issues. I was aware of what was going on and it was a tough period for me."

About her 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."

New relationship: Yes I am in a relationship. 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.


  1. This doesn't answer the question about Adekunle Gold.


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