Simi, Nigerian singer, says she will be anxious if her daughter decides to do music when she grows.
The mother of one, 33, spoke in a live video of how music and stardom interact with her experience of parenting.
Simi got married to Adekunle Gold, another singer, in January 2019 and they had their first child together in June 2020.
Speaking of the girl child, the songstress said: “Whatever she wants to do, I’ll be 150 percent in support. I’ll be very honest with you. I’ll be anxious if she decides to do music, only because I don’t want her to feel any kind of pressure.
“I don’t want her thinking, because she is coming from parents that have decided to be this, so there’s a standard she has to meet.
“People might be saying your parents have received me this and that. I never had to go through that. It was me in competition with myself. That pressure of having parents that are musicians can I have you under pressure.
“I want her to be as original as possible without having to think she has to do anything like anyone else.”
Simi had earlier recalled the difficulty she faced producing ‘Duduke’, her hit song, while she was pregnant.
“It was really hard because my first trimester was really difficult. I had pretty bad morning sickness and I was throwing up a lot. That was not the worst. The worst part for me is that I was very very uninspired,” she had said.
“Music wasn’t one of my favourite things at that time. I didn’t want to record. And it really hurt me because I just renovated my studio, so I was really excited. I didn’t expect to feel like that. I couldn’t record. I didn’t have energy.”
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