Simisola Kosoko, widely known as Simi a prominent Nigerian musician, has revealed that she has never been served breakfast (i.e., faced heartbreak) in a relationship.
Simi, who is married to afrobeats singer Adekunle Gold, stated in a recent interview with reality star Tacha on Cool FM in Lagos that her heartbreak songs aren’t influenced by her own experience.
In reference to her current heartache song, ‘Stranger,’ Simi said that perhaps the reason she can write relevant music is because she is a champion for the heartbroken. In the words of Simi:
“I don’t think I have ever been heartbroken. I don’t know, that song [‘Stranger’] came to me very easily. I guess, maybe I’m just a champion for people that have taken breakfasts [heartbroken] severally [laughs].
“I’m here for them. I mean, somebody has to be. And I remembered that I was thinking; I like love a lot, I think about love a lot. And I felt like one angle that I probably haven’t explored like that is… You know, like you are in a relationship, they have not given you breakfast yet but you just feel like you’ve changed so much and you are doing things, accepting things or adapting to things that normally you would never would. And then one day, you look at yourself in the mirror, and you are like, I don’t know that person.
“I feel like that was the perspective that would be nice to sing about or write about. That is going on in my feelings as well. And I feel like people would be able to relate with it, especially people that are currently going through a heartbreak.”