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Why I Hate Being Compared With My Husband - Simi

Simi opens up

By Jide OkonjoPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

Nigerian singer Simi is opening up during a new interview about how she feels about the new wave of female singers dominating the scene, and also speaking about why she hates the comparisons often made between her and her husband. Here's what she said.

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Speaking first about the rise of other female artistes in the Nigerian music industry, Simi said:

SIMI: I have been doing this for a while, you know, but there are women that have come before me as well. Women who inspired me, those who started the music industry, you know. Women who have worked hard to damn the status quo. So, I won’t give myself much credit than due because I also benefited from other women who came before me. Ultimately, I am proud of this new generation of singers. And I feel like their success is their own. I mean, it’s not a secret that I am pro-female, and seeing women win will always make me happy.

Speaking about why she really doesn't like constant comparisons between her and her husband, Simi said:

SIMI: The fact that I am married to an artist, people then take my life, my music, and compare it to my husband, the father of my child, which in all honesty, I feel is a little ignorant because we are not the same. No one is comparing me to another woman in the industry, but instead my husband. It’s not just very inspiring. We might be a match, but our roles are different. When we had our baby, she was in my stomach, not his. I was the one breastfeeding. But that doesn’t make his role as a father any less. I don’t know if you understand the trajectory of this analogy, but all I am trying to say is that the comparisons between me and my husband, although expected, are somewhat shallow, you know. But at the end of the day, these are the things we as public figures sign up for. So I tend not to get too irritated these days.

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  • Vicki Lawana Trusselli 2 months ago

    I SO AGREE WITH SIMI! THIS IS AN ISSUE EVERYWHERE.

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