'I felt like a stranger to myself' - Simi on battle with imposter syndrome

Nigerian singer Simisola Kosoko, popularly known as Simi, has opened up about her struggles with imposter syndrome.

The mother of one said she had always enjoyed the privilege of knowing herself “deeply,” but in recent years, she had endured the “discomfort of losing” herself.

She explained that she felt like a stranger to herself.”

The singer said making her upcoming album ‘Lost And Found’ helped her rediscover herself.

On her X handle on Tuesday, Simi wrote:

“For most of my life, I have enjoyed the privilege of knowing myself deeply, unwaveringly, truly. In more recent years, I have also endured the discomfort of losing myself. Sometimes, to make room for something else that I needed to be – other times, because I could not, for the life of me, find my way. I felt like a stranger to myself. This version of me has been the hardest one to look at in the mirror.

“Making this album is a symbol of finding parts of myself again that I hoped I hadn’t lost permanently. I don’t believe that we ever stop finding ourselves. If you’re willing to look, there’s always more. This is a tribute to the things we continue to find and rediscover.”

She added that the album is about her reclaiming her “chemistry with music, melody and love stories.”

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