Nigerian singer, Simisola Ogunleye, a.k.a Simi has shared her views on critical social issues, including gender relationships.
The petite songbird, whose latest album, Simisola, is the current spark of the Nigerian music scene, criticized the society for its harsh treatment of women accused of cheating in relationships.
According to her, the society is being unjustly harsh on women than it should be, especially when it came to apportioning blame for cheating in a relationship.
Speaking with Hiptv, Simisola Ogunleye said:
“Nobody is allowed to cheat in a relationship, but they do it anyway. If a man cheats, he is treated like scum. If a woman cheats, she is treated like scum, too. Obviously, people are harder on women.
“The society is harder on women who cheat and I think that is ridiculous. If you value what you have and If you value someone you are with, you are going to do your best to treat them right. This is the way I feel about it. It’s the same for a guy and a girl.
“They say it is a man’s world. But, I think it is a man’s world because we let it be so. It is not a man’s world because they (men) have any special powers nor is it a woman’s world because we have any special powers.
“We are all supposed to be good to each other. I am supposed to value you as a man and you are supposed to value me as a woman.”
Recall that the award-winning singer had earlier said Nigerian men are not romantic. She has eluded any inquiries into a love life as rumours continue to hint at a relationship with either of her fellow artistes, Adekunle Gold and Falz.
When the subject of Adekunle’s involvement in the album was raised during the public presentation in Lagos recently, Simisola Ogunleye cautiously replied,
“The only reason why I have Adekunle Gold on the album is that after we had done all the songs we wanted to do, the only song that had a feature, which made the final list, was the one he was involved in. There is nothing special or extraordinary about it.
List of singles released by the artist include:
- Ara Ile
- Emi L’Onijo
- Take a Chance
- Chocolate Brown
- Don’t Judge Me
- Marvin’s Room
- E No Go Funny
- Jamb Question
- Open and Close
- Love Don’t Care
- Smile for Me
Simisola Ogunleye has been nominated for seventeen times and won seven awards including Most Promising Act of the year in 2015, Female Artiste of the year 2016, Best Collabo of the Year, 2017, etc.