Nigerian Singer, Simi, Says She Will Be Worried If Her Daughter Chooses TO Be A Musician
Simisola Kosoko, better known as Simi, a singer, says she will be concerned if her daughter decides to pursue a career in music when she grows up.
The 33-year-old mother of one discussed how music and celebrity intersect with her parenting experience in a live video.
Simi married another artist, Adekunle Gold, in January 2019, and they are expecting their first child in June 2020.
Concerning the girl child, the singer stated, “Whatever she wants to achieve, I’ll be 150 percent behind her.” I’ll be completely honest with you. I’ll be worried if she decides to pursue music because I don’t want her to feel pressured.
“I don’t want her thinking, because she is coming from parents that have decided to be this, so there’s a standard she has to meet.
“People might be saying your parents have received me this and that. I never had to go through that. It was me in competition with myself. The pressure of having parents that are musicians can have you under pressure.
“I want her to be as original as possible without having to think she has to do anything like anyone else.”
Simi had earlier recalled the difficulty she faced producing ‘Duduke’, her hit song, while she was pregnant.
“It was really hard because my first trimester was really difficult. I had pretty bad morning sickness and I was throwing up a lot. That was not the worst. The worst part for me is that was very very uninspired,” she had said.
“Music wasn’t one of my favourite things at that time. I didn’t want to record. And it really hurt me because I just renovated my studio, so I was really excited. I didn’t expect to feel like that I couldn’t record. I didn’t have energy.”
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