30th October, 2021
Nigerian singer Simisola Kosoko, a.k.a Simi, has expressed her amazement at how Nigerians embraced her recently released single ‘Woman’.
She said she expected some attacks for releasing a song that speaks about how women in Nigeria are being downplayed.
The song also condemns the custom of not giving women due credit for the incredible jobs they do.
Simi, a mother of one, said she is uncomfortable about some negative ideas people have for women.
THus, she used her music to speak for them and correct those notions.
The ‘Joromi’ crooner added she doesn’t hate men.
All she wants is a better life for her gender.
In an Instagram Live session, Simi said: “There were some ideas about women that are not very useful for women.
“But I felt like it would 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 am genuinely surprised that people are receptive to the song.
“I think that people are more open to 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 don’t have any reason to hate men. I simply want better things for women; I just want women to have what they deserve.”