Highly talented Nigerian singer and record producer, Simi has released a brand new single titled “Woman.”
Produced by Vtek, the new afrobeats track highlights the travails of women in our society.
In a society that projects patriarchy and misogyny, Simi’s new socially conscious track strikes a chord.
Simi is regarded as one of the most important female voices in the contemporary African music space. The proof of her capabilities is evident in the array of music heavyweights that have offered verses on her records and enlisted her prowess.
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, 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.