Popular Nigerian singer Simi has recently shared her heartfelt views on men expressing their emotions, urging them to embrace their feelings openly.

During an interview on the 90’s Baby Show, Simi revealed her admiration for men who show vulnerability, rather than bottling up their emotions. “I find it beautiful when men cry because I’m surrounded by many men who feel they have to be macho or strong all the time,” she said.

She went on to explain, “When you see men and women going through the same pain, the man often says, ‘I have to be strong for my wife or kids.’ I think that’s okay, but I don’t think strength means not being vulnerable or crying.”


For Simi, showing vulnerability is a sign of trust and safety in one’s relationships. “I like it when men cry because it means that you feel safe with who you are with, you can be vulnerable, and you can let go. I have seen African men act like they are the warrior, protector, and provider. But if it’s not coming out in your tears, it’s going inside your heart, and one day you are just going to explode,” she explained.

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The singer’s perspective challenges traditional notions of masculinity that discourage men from showing their feelings. By encouraging men to cry, Simi hopes to promote a healthier approach to dealing with emotions, fostering stronger and more open relationships.

In a world where men are often expected to suppress their emotions, Simi’s words serve as a powerful reminder of the importance of emotional expression and the beauty of vulnerability.