Simi: I fantasise about working with Ebenezer Obey
Rave-of-the-moment Simi, in a recent chat withSaturday Beats has revealed that it would be a dream come true if she can have a duet with juju maestro, Ebenezer Obey.
She said that she has idolised the veteran singer and can’t wait to do a song with him.
She said, “If I am going to have a collaboration with anyone in Nigeria, for Fuji, it will definitely be Pasuma Wonder while for Juju, it will be Ebenezer Obey because I actually fantasise about doing a song with him because he is a living legend as well as King Sunny Ade.”
The singer added that she does not see herself as a celebrity and she still partakes in everything she did before fame came knocking.
“Well, this is the real me that can still stop by and buy roasted plantain by the road side; I don’t feel uncomfortable, I am not blown away by fame because that is not what excites me, what excites me is the music. I am happy about my celebrity status only because more people know my music and want to relate with it,” she said.
Taking a trip down memory lane, she said that she has always been a tomboy because she grew among three boys.
“While growing up, I was kind of a tom boy because I have three elder brothers, and from my mum I was the only girl and the last born. So I liked wearing sneakers, baggy jeans, and I was this bad girl who didn’t like too much trouble. My dad spoilt my brothers and I. We watched movies a lot, but my brothers preferred horror movies so we all watched it together. But it was fun. When I was nine years, my parents got separated and that was a really tough time for us because we had to grow up faster but we came through and we were good,” Simi said.