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Gospel Music Was Not Financially Rewarding – Simi

Posted by Temitope Delano on July 17, 2016 in News · 30 Comments


Fast rising singer, Simi, recently sat down for an interview with Punch where she talked about her music amongst several other topics.

The delectable singer, who recently dropped  a new song, ‘Live Your Dream‘ featuring D-Truce,shed light on her entry into the music industry and why she decided to switch from gospel to mainstream music.

According to Simi, gospel music wasn’t making her the kind of money she wanted.

Read excerpts from her interview:
You began your career as a gospel act. Why did you go mainstream?
The first thing that comes to the mind is that I did it for monetary reasons. However music became about ‘more’; I wanted to have a broader purview. It was a tough decision for me to make at first. I wanted to explore music more. My faith in God hasn’t waivered because before I went mainstream, I prayed to God to bless my career if it was his plan for me. I also don’t see myself doing gospel music again.
What has fame cost you?

I don’t go out much but I love to go to regular places. I can’t do so any longer and I miss having a regular life because I am a regular girl.

Are you currently dating anyone?

I am in a relationship with someone else who is not Falzthebahdguy; we are just friends.  y man is  mature and understands the fact that I may be erroneously romantically linked with an artiste simply because we work on music projects together.


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Tope Delano, is a creative content writer/editor at She is a graduate of English and Literary studies who enjoys writing and listening to music. When she is not writing or listening to music, you will definitely find her reading or watching a romantic comedy movie
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  1. hmmm nice. one. simi

  2. Child Of D World, C Nonsense Bcause Of MAMON(money) U Transfer Ur Soul To Devil. Beware Of Hell Which Fire Quenches Not.

    • Ur are a very useless and senseless extremist, u shld be stone to DeatH..who are u to judge huh? U are going to he’ll u bastard. Are u God?

  3. Fire quench yo lyf,,, f*akin xtremist… She’s still doin gospel in a way (good news) God emphasis more on love in d holy bible n she sings about love…yu re retarded

  4. wow thats nice sha

  5. U went into gospel music for monetary reason not to promote the work of God dat is y u failed…If u went into it wit d mindset of promoting God’s work money wld have looked for…Math 6:33 Seek first the kingdom of God and it’s righteousness nd every other thing shall be added. If only we all can seek first the kingdom of God in anything we do, all other things wld be added.

  6. Am Nt God. Bt D Word Of God Is Tru. Lovers Of D World Find Their Place In Hel.

  7. Yeso. Saying That Gsp Is Nt Finicially Rewarded Makes Believers Who Are In Gosple Music Turn. Tnk U

    • can u jst shut up ur mouth if u dont know wat to say is not a must u comment…u r condemning who is better than u a million tyms…God bless SIMI God bless good music

  8. Yeso. Saying That Gsp Is Nt Finicially Rewarded Makes Believers Who Are In Gosple Music Turn…. Tnk U

  9. hmm

  10. She’s dating Adekunle Gold…I bet y’all dunno this.?

    • Hmmmm cnt believe dis

  11. In Matthew 6:24,it was clear on d scripture dat u cannot serve God and mammon,a gospel artist main aim isn’t for money,but for praising the lord and causing others to praise the lord with ur song.

  12. I think everybody are now into music for money and fame. Lord save us

  13. Pls u guys should leave her alone…can’t u all read…she said she prayed to god before she move…let no man j me

  14. Pray To God For What. To Join Devil 4 It Money And Fame.

  15. she is totally disqualified cause what she said that gospel music is not favorable just leave her alone is a free world but remember Jesus said at the end that I will come as a judge not as a saviour only those who follow my commandment in the Bible will c me so madam are your lyrics involved in his commandment so pls think before parading your news

  16. Juwonmi

  17. God 4give u and see u ur flows tho

  18. Don’t always act like a dumbass…If she had sold her soul to the devil, why are you here writing on something about devils customer… A times Christian extremist are the nut set of peeps I hate talking to. Now you’re judging her yet you love her music. This young girl has deserved not your judgement. This is glory beef. Go deeper into the sole called gospel artist,their cupboards are well furnished with a lot of atrocities… I have some gospel artist that always name huge amount of money for churches before coming for any ministration… So what do you call that… Let who’s without sin cast the first stone

  19. If rapture cum e no de find person wey get moni but e de find person wey know God himself

  20. I don’t think you know what Gospel is girl. Your don’t sing gospel songs for money. Don’t say you sang gospel songs before, its a slap to Christianity!

  21. simi on top

  22. on top every day

  23. simi u are a slap unto xtianity haba

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