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Bribe Is No Longer Seen As Bribe In Nigeria, It’s Now Survival – Simi

Simi and her child

Simi and her child

Popular Nigerian singer, Simi has come to say that Nigerians are so used to suffering that they think it’s normal nowadays.

She recently revealed that it is disturbing that citizens need to give out money to get what they deserve in the nation.

According to her, bribe is not even seen as bribe in Nigeria, and Nigerians now see it as another way to survive.

She added that for services that should be even free at the hospital, airport, universities, nothing is actually done without paying for it.

Her words, “Nigerians are so used to suffering now that they think it’s normal. If you don’t have money to “give someone” to get what you actually deserve, there’s almost no chance for progress. Bribe is not even bribe, it’s just survival.

To get treatment in hospital, oga bring somtin
You enter airport, madam bring somtin
To get out of jail for a crime you didn’t commit, brother bring somtin
To get admission you already earned when you passed the damn exam, sister bring somtin
A disgrace! #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria”

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Simisola Kosoko (née Ogunleye; born April 19, 1988), better known by her stage name Simi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress.

She started her career as a gospel singer, releasing her debut studio album in 2008, titled Ogaju. She gained prominence in 2014 after releasing “Tiff”, a song that was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015.

Simi signed a record deal with X3M Music in 2014, but left the label in May 2019 following the expiration of her contract. She released her second studio album Simisola on September 8, 2017. Her third studio album Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1 was released to coincide with her thirty-first birthday on April 19, 2019. She launched her record label Studio Brat in June 2019.

Simi was born in Ojuelegba, a suburb of Surulere, as the last of four children. In an interview with Juliet Ebirim of Vanguard newspaper, Simi revealed that her parents separated when she was 9 years old. She also revealed that she grew up as a tomboy. Simi attended Stars International College, a secondary school in Ikorodu, Lagos State. She is an alumnus of Covenant University, where she studied mass communication.


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