Popular Nigerian songstress Simisola Kosoko, better known as Simi has said she never wanted to marry a musician.
The mother of one who is married to fellow singer, Adekunle Gold revealed this on the latest episode of Tea with Tay posted by media personality Taymesan.
Simi said she did not know Adekunle was a musician when she met him. In Simi’s words:
“When I first met my husband, I didn’t know he was singing because me I already said I cannot marry a singer. I didn’t know he was singing, I think he was even a fan.”
Simi had stated that even though she didn’t know Adekunle was a musician, they started dating because he “was a nice guy”
She also said something similar in a 2023 interview with The Beat 99.9 FM, adding that they dated for five years before finally getting married in 2019.
The 35-year-old recounted how they eventually met at one of her concerts and how his “niceness” made her accept dating him months later.
“I don’t remember how we eventually linked up again. I had a show Bogobiri, and he turned up. He was very slim at that time with white BYC and jeans. He came to see me perform. I was like, ‘Oh hey!’ He was like, ‘Oh! I’m such a fan.’ And I was like, ‘Okay!’ (laughs). Simi said
“I don’t know, he must have been persistent because there is a friendship that came out from there. I thought he was a nice guy. We became friends and later that year, he asked me out.
“I mean, as much as I was sounding like all that, I still didn’t have anything. He was a nice guy and I was like, ‘Okay, I don’t mind a nice guy’ (laughs).”