Nigerian alternative music star, Simi Ogunleye has deemed audience ‘unrealistic’ expectations from artist as one of the main issues plaguing the music industry.

According to the ‘Soldier’ singer, artists are forced to be versatile even when they have their own original sounds, as musical legends are usually monotonous in their sounds.

Simi says its unrealistic to expect a musician We don’t want to have to, but the structure of the industry makes it inevitable.

“We expect the same people to like Rap, street music, soul, pop, indie. It’s strange. Strange for the audience because they keep messing around with your preference. You expect everyone to please you. Strange for the artist cause they keep messing around with your creativity. You expect everybody to like your music. A waste of time.”

Simi, who is married to fellow alternative singer, Adekunle Gold recently released a new album, ‘Omo Charlie Champagne’.


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