My London: Little Simz

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My London: Little Simz
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Home is…

North London. I grew up there.

Where would you recommend for a first date?

I’d go rock climbing. I think activities are fun as dates, and there’s a place called the Castle Climbing Centre which is great. I’ve been on dates there before — it’s a good spot.

What’s the best meal you’ve had in London?

From a Nigerian restaurant called Enish. There are some in south and north London — Finchley is where I usually go. I was there yesterday, I love it. I usually go for the pounded yam, or the jollof rice.

My London: Little Simz
© Provided by Evening Standard Enish food (Enish)

If you could buy any building in London and live there, which would it be?

I’d buy a complex of studios, so I could live and record there.

Which podcast are you currently obsessed with?

I’m not much of a podcast person. I honestly just listen to music or watch a TV series — I’m currently watching Squid Game. It’s wicked.

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© Provided by Evening Standard Squid Game (Squid Game)

What makes someone a Londoner?

Someone who’s very straight-up, is honest and to the point, can banter and has good style. And someone who knows the back roads and where to go — that’s important.

Where do you go to let your hair down?

To my friend’s house. I don’t really party. I’ll just go to someone’s house, have dinner, watch films and talk.

What do you collect?

Vinyl. It’s all different styles and moods, no specific genre — I’ve been collecting since around 2017.

Which shops do you rely on?

My local off-licence. Can’t go wrong. Whenever I need to quickly pop out for something I can always count on them to have it.

Who is your hero?

My mum. She set a great example for her children. She’s very strong and courageous, is very caring and loving and is definitely an inspiration to me as a woman. My professional hero would be Nina Simone — I admire her truth-telling and her storytelling. I admire how she just said what was in her heart.

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© Provided by Evening Standard Nina Simone (Getty Images)

What would you do if you were Mayor for the day?

I have no desire to be Mayor, but I’d probably throw a massive block party, kind of like a carnival.

My London: Little Simz
© Provided by Evening Standard Notting Hill Carnival (Getty Images)

Who do you call when you want to have fun?

My friend, Sienna. She’s always down for a good time. She usually knows where’s good to go and have drinks.

What’s your biggest extravagance?

I’m not a very extravagant person. I’m not someone who goes on mad shopping sprees.

What’s your favourite work of art in London?

The art that my friends do. I’m surrounded by a lot of creative people who inspire me — Jade Morgan, Chuck 20, Josh and Tilla Arce.

What are you up to at the moment for work?

I’m about to go on tour, so I’m preparing myself for that. Loads of rehearsals with my band, getting the show tight. I’ve also recently shot a short film with my mum for Adobe, which is essentially a love letter to her; thanking her and celebrating her. It was a really heart-warming project and she really enjoyed doing it.

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