These are surely pleasant times for X3M song diva Simisola Ogunleye, known simply as Simi – a contraction of her first name.
Her resonance as one of Nigeria’s top female singers is just magical and hard to ignore. Now the songstress is delving into acting.
“Mokalik,” which means “mechanic” in Yoruba, directed by award-winning director Kunle Afolayan, is the movie Simi is to feature in.
“Mokalik” is an all-Yoruba cast movie, and Simi herself will be playing “Simi,” the daughter of a buka owner.
Simi, who Mavin Record star Johnny Drille co-opted for the single “Halleluyah,” will be acting alongside some notable names, including Ayo Adesanya, Ayo Ogunshina (Papa Lolo), Dayo Akinpelu (Alabi Yellow), Femi Adebayo and Wale Akorede (Okunu).
The prospect of acting holds singular delight for the “I Dun Care” crooner, as she took to Instagram to share her joy.
In a voiceless Instagram video of herself sitting beside Afolayan, she wrote, while flourishing the movie script: “@kunleafo and a girl with a script she likes very much.”
“Mokalik” would be Simi’s first foray into acting. She is so confident about her role, and one cannot to nod at her confidence. She is set to come out in the wash.
This foray will certainly open her up for more movie roles. And no, music fans need not fear. She won’t be gone for good. Simi will still be a singer.