Nigerian singer and songwriter, Simisola Kosoko also known as Simi, has revealed the words of praises she got from American Hip Hop star, J. Cole.
The ‘Duduke’ crooner claimed that J. Cole told hailed her amazing songwriting skills and she saw it as a sign that she has “made it.”
Simi made this known through her official Twitter (X) account on Friday, writing; “JCole said my pen is lit. So yea. I made it mommy.”
A curious fan quoted her post, questioning if she would have disclosed the information if it were to be Mode 9, Ruggedman or Vector that commended her.
The fan wrote: “If rugged man or mode9 or vector said this same thing to you…would you tweet it?”
In her response, the songstress implied that her response would probably have been different if she got the same comment from the aforementioned Nigerian rappers.
Simi simply replied: “Probably not.”
This came after Grammy winner, Burna Boy claimed that J.Cole referred to him as “a reincarnation of Tupac” in Africa.
In another entertainment news…
Nigerian TV presenter, Lerin Nicodemus, has described top artiste, Damini “Burna Boy” Ogulu as “the most uninspiring artiste”.
The media personality stated this on the heels of his recent controversial statement that Afrobeats lacked “substance.”
Lerin said Burna is the ‘biggest fraud’ for latching on to Afrobeats to profit on the global stage only for him to condemn the genre now that he’s getting international recognition.
The YouTuber stated that the singer was a hypocrite for building his brand on Pan-African activism which he copied from Fela but does not implement whenever there is a socio-political turmoil in Nigeria or Africa.
She accused him of belittling people at every opportunity he gets, in comparison with his counterparts, Wizkid and Davido who promote Afrobeats and uplift upcoming artistes.
“Burna Boy is the biggest fraud and most uninspiring artiste in nigeria, his entire brand is built on Fela’s Pan Africanism but when there is a social activity, he either keeps quiet or mocks the people,” she said in a part.