Simi Releases Woman Official Video: Nigerian songstress and songwriter Simisola Bolatito Kosoko, professionally known as Simi has premiered the official music video to her latest single titled “Woman“, produced by Vtek.
Recently, Simi started a trend with the hashtag #Nobodylikewoman across her socials. A trend that has seen women from various spheres of life express both similar and unique social challenges, misogyny, and stereotype shaming they face as women. In the song Woman, she expresses her pain as not just a woman but also as a mother.
Woman is a song about uplifting women as much as it is about pointing out the institutional barriers placed on them, Simi points out society’s unequal treatment while demanding for a more equitable system.
Built around a jaunty instrumental and accessorized by blustery horns, “Woman” leans into the defiant ethos of afrobeat to reclaim the narrative for women and turns Simi’s long-held socio-political beliefs on equality into a sonic thesis for women’s liberation.
If woman get confidence oh
Then she no be woman
Woman get money, won a l’asewo ni
She no be woman
If she no get man for side o
Dem go dey push woman aside o
And eventually o
Dem go suffer suffer woman