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Why I accepted to date Adekunle Gold – Singer, Simi



Simisola Kosoko, better known as Simi, has revealed how her husband, musician Adekunle Gold, persuaded her to date him in the early days of their careers.

The singer claims that AG Baby, as he is affectionately known, had been messaging her on Facebook for a long time but she was unaware until they began dating.

She described how they met at one of her shows and how Gold’s “niceness” convinced her to accept dating him months later.

Simi disclosed this in a recent interview with The Beat 99.9 FM, Lagos.

The ‘Stranger’ crooner said they dated for five years before finally getting married in 2019.

She said, “In the gospel community, I was pretty well known. And he [Adekunle Gold] had heard my album at that time as well.

“He has been reaching out to me on Facebook, DMing me on Facebook. But I didn’t see those DMs until we started dating.

“I don’t remember how we eventually linked up again. I had a show Bogobiri, and he turned up. He was very slim at that time with white BYC and jeans. He came to see me perform. I was like, ‘Oh hey! He was like, ‘Oh! I’m such a fan.’ And I was like, ‘Okay!’ [laughs].

“I don’t know, he must have been persistent because there is a friendship that came out from there. I thought he was a really nice guy. We became friends and later that year, he asked me out.

“I mean, as much as I was sounding like all that, I still didn’t really have nothing. He was a nice guy and I was like, ‘Okay, I don’t mind a nice guy’ [laughs].”