“Churches used to pay me N5,000” – Simi shares why she left gospel music

Popular songstress, Simi speaks on why she dumped gospel music as she reveals she was paid N5,000 -10,000 as performance fee.

The mother of one, who recently clarified her relationship with Falz, said that during her time as a gospel artist, the highest amount she ever got paid was N70,000.

Simi left gospel music
Simi shares why she left gospel music

Simi made this known while appearing on an interview on MTV Base Africa’s programme, Official Naija Top 10.

She said that at the time, the amount had felt like a lot to her and had also paid 10 percent tithe from the money.

Simi said;

“I actually used to go to a lot of churches to perform. They will pay me like N5k, N10k. Do you know the highest amount of money I actually collected when I was doing gospel [music]? N70,000. And I felt like I had arrived. I still paid a 10 per cent tithe from the money.”

The “Stranger” crooner added she had to stop singing all together at some point because she couldn’t meet up with finances for the studio sessions and music promotion.

According to her, she had to make a switch to secular music because of the problems she had faced as a gospel artist.

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