Simi is the cover girl for Accelerate TV. The multi talented singer who also writes, produces and masters, shared an interesting chat about her personal style, fashion in Nigeria and her much talked about Chemistry with Falz.
On her fashion sense:
My personal style, I’m very very laid back and I can be kind of a tom boy like a girlish type tom boy. I like sneakers and jeans, crop tops, just jeans. I like to play dress up sometimes, I think its fun. But my general life, I like to be comfortable like wearing shorts, I like shorts.
I think the outfit that has had the weirdest comments was this absolutely beautiful dress- it’s green and yellow and it was like a halter and then it had this chain thing hanging. But then when I took a picture, it didn’t photograph as nice as the dress was. But I guess maybe I didn’t know at the time and I posted it and then people were like ‘why does this look weird’. The thing is its very hard to get to me especially when if I know something is not true because I knew how beautiful the dress was. People that were around me they were like ‘what are they talking about? I swear that dress was nice’ I will say that one was the one that got the weirdest comments; people said it looked like I was going for cultural dance.
On what she thinks of fashion in Nigeria:
The word I will say is ‘exotic’, I think that we are becoming more exotic, before the kind of things that I would see that a designer from here would say I’m making something, it didn’t really invoke anything magical your just like ‘Awnn that’s nice’, but now you see something and you want to look at it and ask ‘how did you think of that?’. There is more creativity, people are beginning to open their minds more and it’s because people are more receptive to bigger ideas and stuff. I think that there’s definitely been a step up and you see even foreign celebrities wearing African designs, you see Beyonce wearing a jumpsuit that is and you know we must definitely be in the right direction.
On her relationship with Falz:
The first time I ever featured Falz was ‘Jamb Question’ we were friends before, he had sent me a message, because we had actually done (not sure what she said after) because I forgot but then he reminded me, he sent me a message on Twitter a private message, he was like ‘ohh I love your music and before then I’d heard some of his old music and I was like ohh yeah we should hook up on this scene and hang sometime’. So we did get together, that’s how we became friends.
‘Chemistry’ made sense for us to do together cos… well, we have good chemistry! Both musically and as friends.