Nigerian popular singer and songwriter, Simi Ogunleye-Kosoko has taken to social media to reveal the challenges of being a woman in the Nigerian music industry.
The singer wife of Afro-pop star, Adekunle Gold, took to her official Twitter page to address the issue in a thread.
Simi stated that female entertainers are constantly pitted against each other and can hardly get away with the kind of things men in the industry get away with.
Her tweet reads, “Ati executive oh. Ati audience oh. It comes from all the sides. That’s why I fuck with any woman that is winning in this industry – because hurdle is much dear. Women can hardly get away with the kinds of things many men in the same industry get away with on a regular.
She also added that when a woman in the industry stands up for herself, she’s called “difficult”
“For every woman that is making it, there are tons of women that have been broken. If u stand up for urself, “she’s difficult”. If u’re not a pushover, “she’s proud”. If u take time for urself, “she’s lazy.” If u ask for what you deserve, “she’s greedy”. Well, fuck you then.” she wrote.
Simi finally advised female artistes in the music industry to be better than average male artist so as to make it in the industry and she has never seen a mediocre female artist make it.