Speaking in a recent radio interview, 28-year-old sensational R&B singer, Ogunleye Simisola, popularly known as Simi, has said that no one in the music industry – including rapper, Falz and singer, Adekunle, who have been romantically linked with her – has asked her for s*x in exchange for assistance.
The fast-rising Afro-pop singer said the music industry has been fair to her as opposed to the tales she heard before venturing into the entertainment scene.
“For me, the industry was a lot better than the gist I heard because you hear a lot of gist. Nobody has asked me for s*ex to help me out but I have realised that you have to be ready to work, you can’t make excuses.
“I think I am one of the lucky ones, I get my own share of bad belle but mostly I get a lot of love and I don’t take it for granted. I thought I would get a lot of backlash from the gospel industry but I have been getting support from them even my pastor supported me and that meant a lot,” she said.
The Covenant University graduate of mass communication started as a gospel artiste in 2006 but came into spotlight following the release of ‘Tiff’, her 2014 single.
She also asserted that the Nigerian music audience does not fully appreciate the talent of Folarin Falana, better known as Falz.
“If I talk about Falz, people will say something is going on. The thing is I have listened to a lot of his songs and because people laugh a lot at his antics, I think they don’t understand that he is really amazing.
“He is actually a bad influence because since I started hanging out with him, my English has gone down; I find myself speaking really bad English. The way he turns his accent on and off is just ridiculous,” she said.