On this shoot day, the skies are dropping beads of rain. Somewhere in Ogudu, Simi is having her [very little] makeup done for Genevieve’s first Beauty issue. She’s a picture of calmness as the makeup artist goes to work on her face while the hair stylist attaches beautiful, soft petals to her braids. The brief from the Editor for this issue is ‘nude, clean, and soft looks.’ You would call it the ‘barely there’ look. In between giggles as she plays with her phone, Simi finds time to occasionally look in the mirror to admire what the beauty experts are doing with her. As a recording artiste, she is definitely familiar with these procedures.
“Champagne or water?” asks one of the G-Team members on hand to ensure the smooth running of the shoot. “Water” she replies, as she nibbles on her cupcake.
For this shoot, Simi has walked into the studio wearing a sports top, crisscrossed at the back, over a pair of jeans. She’s easy like Sunday morning. Makeup done, she responds to the call of the stylist and fits into her first look – a brown cloth wrapped around her – that’s it! As the photographer sets his lenses, Simi says with a little excitement, “Are you ready? I am ready!” A smile plays on her lips and a little pout is formed. Is she excited about this edition? The twinkle in her eyes says she is but then Simi is no stranger to Genevieve Magazine as she has not only previously been featured as a Personality, but has also played the role of the interviewer when she had a conversation with Adekunle Gold for our February issue..
“Were there things about your body you didn’t like when you were younger?” I asked as the interview commenced. “I wished I was a bit bigger because I was very tiny!“ She responded smiling. Ok, let’s get straight into insecurities then.
Did you feel that insecure about any other aspect of yourself?
I felt as if people were taking me for granted because of my size. People would often treat me like a child,, and my tiny voice did not help matters. I remember when I was 27 and had gone to ………
Full story is out now on the digital copy of our June Issue.
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Our Beauty Issue Is focused on Self-Love, Self-Confidence, Self-Acceptance!
June cover star, Simi, gets candid with us about self-love, insecurities and keeping her private life private!
We turn our focus to Colourism in Nigeria and the continent at large, with a personal essay from Sika Osei and a no-holds-barred interview with Beverly Naya!
Make-up lovers, we’ve got you covered with pages of make-up tips, product reviews and even some tips for healthier skin from MUA and beauty blogger extraordinaire – Dodos.
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