Nollywood after acting just one movie.igerian singer, Simisola Bolatito Kosoko, better known as Simi, has revealed why she left
The star is one of the most popular female singers and is well known across the continent.
Aside from singing, she has also been on television as a recent judge on Nigerian Idol and has acted in one movie: the Kunle Afolanyan produced Mokalik.
During an interview, Simi talked about her music, Nigerian Idol alongside motherhood, and the reasons she only appeared in a movie and that was all.
SHE SAID: “IT HAS NOT BEEN EASY TRANSITIONING FROM BEING A BABY GIRL HERSELF TO NOW BEING A MOTHER ALONGSIDE OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES”
“IT IS NOT EASY. BUT I THINK IT’S JUST PRIORITIZING AND THEN COMMITTING TO YOUR PRIORITIES BECAUSE THE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE, THE LESS TIME YOU HAVE TO DEDICATE TO ALL THOSE THINGS. WHAT’S IMPORTANT AGAIN IS UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS IS HARD BEFORE YOU EVEN GO INTO IT SO IT DOESN’T OVERWHELM YOU TOO MUCH. I LOVE MY FAMILY. I LOVE MY DAUGHTER, I LOVE MY HUSBAND, AND I LOVE MUSIC SO MUCH SO IT’S JUST FINDING THAT BALANCE AND COMMITTING TO IT”.
Pertaining to reasons why she acted in only one movie “Mokalik” and then left Nollywood, Simi said: ‘I’M NOT AS CRAZY ABOUT ACTING AS I AM ABOUT MUSIC, TO BE HONEST, BUT IT’S SOMETHING THAT IT’S EXCITING TO DO ONCE IN A WHILE. PEOPLE HAVE MENTIONED IT TO ME SO MAYBE WHEN I’M NOT (BUSY). I’LL TRY TO DO MORE.”
Simi started her career as a gospel singer, releasing her debut studio album in 2008, titled Ogaju she also played as one of the top judges in the season 7 of Nigerian idol Tv show in 2022.
She gained prominence in 2014 after releasing “Tiff”, a song that was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015.
Simi signed a record deal with X3M Music in 2014, but left the label in May 2019 following the expiration of her contract.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that the singer released her second studio album Simisola on September 8, 2017. Her third studio album “Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1” was released to coincide with her thirty-first birthday on April 19, 2019.
She launched her record label Studio Brat in June 2019.