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WOMAN, THE NEW SINGLE FROM SIMI HAS A LOT OF BEAUTIFUL DETAILS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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(Written by Sam George Mac)

After a short hiatus that lasted for months, Simi finally returns to the music scene with an exceptional single titled Woman. Before the release of woman, the singer and her spouse, Adekunle Gold, had released a collaborative single to mark the birthday of their one year old daughter, Adejare, a couple of months into 2021. However, Woman serves as Simi’s first official single for the year that is already winding up.

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About a week before the release of Woman, the singer had started some activism against the derogation, degradation and disparagement of women by the seemingly patriarchal society and a totally stereotypical community of women themselves. She tagged the movement Nobody Like Woman.

Several women had sent in pictures of them bearing texts of derogatory remarks targeted at them by the society. Bukunmi, a Yoruba Nollywood actress and her counterpart in the Igbo Nollywood, Tonto Dike were part of the movement.About a week before the release of Woman, the singer had started some activism against the derogation, degradation and disparagement of women by the seemingly patriarchal society and a totally stereotypical community of women themselves. She tagged the movement Nobody Like Woman.

Several women had sent in pictures of them bearing texts of derogatory remarks targeted at them by Bukunmi, a Yoruba Nollywood actress and her counterpart in the Igbo Nollywood, Tonto Dike was part of the movement.

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As expected, on the 15th of October, Friday, Simi released Woman, her first official single for 2021. The song continues the same fight for her gender she started on Instagram. At a point in the song, Simi begins to sound like a feminist. This is noticeable in lines like “na so so submission, shey we get assignment?” as the Highlife singer questions the logic behind the submission of a woman in marriage as postulated by the Christian Bible and many African traditions. She would later go on to praise women claiming “nobody be like woman”.

Away from the controversial theme of the song, Woman is an Afrobeat, adjacent to Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s genre of music, more like it than the now global Afrobeats, that which many African artists are known for recently. This isn’t only because Simi sampled Fela on Woman, it is basically because of the tempo of the song, the excessive use of Saxophone, the drumbeats, the Adekunle Gold male adlib of “I never talk finish”, and the all-female Fela-type of backup singers.

And speaking of sampling, this is the third time Simi would be sampling a legend song. She did it with Joromi where she sampled the now late Victor Uwaifo. She did it on Aimasiko, sampling Chief Ebenezer Obey. She has done it the third time on Woman, sampling three different songs of Fela where the late singer said “water e no get enemy”, “suffer suffer for world” and “e no finish”.

Simi Twiiter Response

It is, however, worthy to note that the song was recorded in 2019. A fan had asked Simi why she released the song two years after it was recorded, and she jokingly but truthfully responded that “somebody give me belle”.

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