Simi, a Nigerian musician, recently revealed why she left Nollywood after just appearing in one film.
The diva is one of the most well-known female vocalists in Africa, and she is well-known throughout the continent.
Apart from singing, she has been on television as a recent judge on Nigerian Idol and has acted in one film, Mokalik, directed by Kunle Afolanyan.
Simi talked about her music, Nigerian idol, and motherhood during an interview, as well as why she only appeared in one movie.
“IT HAS NOT BEEN EASY TRANSITIONING FROM BEING A BABY GIRL TO NOW BEING A MOTHER ALONG WITH OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES,” she stated.
“IT WILL NOT BE EASY.” BUT I THINK IT’S JUST A MATTER OF PRIORITIZING AND THEN COMMITTING TO YOUR PRIORITIES, BECAUSE THE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS IN YOUR LIFE, THE LESS TIME YOU HAVE TO DEVOTE TO THEM ALL. WHAT’S IMPORTANT AGAIN IS UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS IS HARD BEFORE YOU START, SO IT DOESN’T OVERWHELM YOU. MY FAMILY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF MY LIFE. I LOVE MY DAUGHTER, MY HUSBAND, AND MUSIC SO MUCH THAT IT’S JUST A MATTER OF FINDING THAT BALANCE AND COMMITTING TO IT.”
Simi explained why she only appeared in one movie, Mokalik, before leaving Nollywood:
‘TO BE HONEST, I’M NOT AS CRAZY ABOUT ACTING AS I AM ABOUT MUSIC, BUT IT’S SOMETHING EXCITING TO DO ONCE IN A WHILE.’ PEOPLE HAVE MENTIONED IT TO ME, SO WHEN I’M NOT THERE, I’LL TRY IT (BUSY). I’M GOING TO TRY TO DO MORE”
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