A LETTER TO TIWA SAVAGE

Please, before you read this, ensure you are mentally mature because this post is not intended to negatively judge Tiwa Savage! I wrote this so that I could submit my fifty naira take on the controversial video.
Dear Tiwa, 
I am a major fan of yours and I have always loved your music right from the very start. I know how bad you must have felt seeing the way your fans reacted to your recently released video ‘Wanted’. I have decided to take time out to explain things to you and make you understand why we reacted the way we did.
Tiwa, from inception, you have been perceived to be an Ambassador of the Youth. You represented the quintessential sexy female role-model, especially in the entertainment world. When we listen to your songs, it sends a message across to the youth. There is always something to ‘take home’ in your songs: for the young female, how to be simple and sexy without being trashy; for the young aspiring person, how hardwork pays; for the up and coming musician, how to sing songs that not only inspire the youths but motivates them in focusing on their dreams. My point exactly…we just loved you and your music (oh! the freshness of your songs).
After all these and then the next thing we get from you is…’Wanted’! It was simply too much for some of us to handle. We were so shocked because for some us, we thought “So she don join Maheeda group of companies!” Please do not blame the fans for reacting the way they did. You know how it is when you have a child who does and says all the right things and then Boom!…she comes out ‘naked’! If Maheeda or Cossy did a video like that, trust me, we won’t blink. We would simply say, Oh, its Maheeda! Oh, it’s Cossy! But you are neither of them, you are Tiwa omo Savage, who sings beautiful songs.
My advice?…Please do not give into the pressure of “Sex Sells”-attitude in the music industry. We are shouting that Today’s Nigerian youth are losing their sense of culture and sense of self, majorly because we want to be accepted by the Westernised society! Please do not add to the factors contributing to societal decadence! Let us please practice what we preach through the music which you give to us and the home-videos we watch. I want that, at the end of the day, when my child sits to watch a musical video, it will inspire him/her to become a better person. Not a person, who believes in using violence, sex and sexually explicit materials to communicate. 
I believe, you wanted to say something with the ‘Wanted’ video, but what ever that message was, we didn’t get it because you didn’t allow us that opportunity! Please, I didn’t want to say this but a husband who truly loves you, is supposed to protect his ‘wares’ and not make you do whatever to stay relevant in the public eye! 
Don’t feel bad about being critisized for your video, even though there are some ‘touts’ in our midst who seize every given opportunity to exhibit their ‘toutery’! Let me just tell you that, as long as you are in the public eye, you will constantly be judged so don’t let all the ‘noise’ about your video get to you. Celine dione was one lady musician who never changed who she was and we all loved her music. So, we want you to keep being our  ‘Celine dione’. Lol! 
People make mistakes and you are no exception because you are human (Losers, I hope you understand?!). Afterall, if you think about it, we have a right to complain because you are ‘working’ for us or is the music not for our own enjoyment? So if we say we want Spaghetti and sauce, why do you give us ‘koko garri and groundnuts’!
Love you girl! You will always remain one of my number one sexy female musician.

15 thoughts on “A LETTER TO TIWA SAVAGE

  1. The idea of this video was hot and sexy but my grouse is that she looked uncomfortable and that did not translate to sexy. If her outfit was black it would have been hot but dem stress her like giant poo

    Abeg do what u like but do what is comfortable for u. It looked forced to me because she clearly wasn't enjoying herself

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  2. Hey guys, even if I haven't seen d video I think dis blogger wrote a brilliant piece that even Tiwa herself will be thankful for. It is constructive criticism from a true FAN. There is so much for Tiwa to learn from this letter, E.g. The ability to handle criticism, her responsibility to her fans, that showbiz is nothing but perception, etc.
    Now check dis, if u bought a bottle of vodka and poured in a glass and at d first sip u realized its water, ur first reaction is to spit it out….even tho u drink water. Why? bcos u had ur taste buds tuned to the content of that particular bottle.
    If we saw Nikki Minaj a porn flick we won't exactly scream murder, but if Beyonce dares it, her career is over. Maria Carey wz a best selling butterfly songstress for many years, bt she lost her crown after she took of her clothes in dat song wt Snoop Dogg.
    Home front , everytime Darey gave us the smooth RnB cut, they were monster Hits, bt each time he attempted to do d 'pangolo' thing; it flopped. Style Plus eclipsed after they attempted 'Iya Basira'.
    So, am not talking culture or morals here.
    Worldwide, Showbiz is ALL abt Perception, once ur fans accept u, u must be CAREFUL how u flip modes on them.
    Kudos to u, housewife blogger!!

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  3. its obvious the writer knows nothing about showbiz……Tiwa is on point. As long as her ratings keep souring, nothing else matters. Stay creative Tiwa.

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  4. I tink the vidéo was sexy and différent, i tink she should bé gven an opportunity to express her self in her songs. The way its put like she commited a crime. Ild Say way to go tiwa! Bé urself anytime anyday. Dos who want to love u ,will love u!

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  5. God bless this blogger, you said it all! Tiwa, you are my fav female artist, but sincerely dat “wanted” video , huh huh! You are beautiful and unique in ur own skin, we do not want you to change into something else, Plssssss.

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  6. its only a wicked woman dat wld alow her niece put pepper in her eyes, madam or oga anon, twas only an advice its left for tiwa to take it or leave it, dis writer did no wrong o. if nothing is wrong wiv d video its yr own opinion so dunt call odas opinin wrong, we wunt let her b bcos we lov her.

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  7. Tiwa Omo Savage Iyawo Balogun Mama Kele-Kele, a word is enof dor d wise, u cant compare urself with riri or bey foor crying out loud. homm dis ur husband abi manager sha no dey kukuma davice u. well as has bin said tiwa d video is uncalld for,am not a fan thou, i love few of ur very gud songs but dis wanted video is a no no no for every reasonable nigerian individual, be you so rir nd bey cam emulate u, stop emulating dem bcos u cant be like dem. wish u well in ur new way of life

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  8. Nice article, very well written. i am also fan of Tiwa Savage. @Tiwa please do the right thing. so you will be remembered for something great tomorrow.

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  9. If Tiwa like make she dey expose wats meant for her husband's eyes alone,na she sabi diaris God in everything Tiwa is doing that ur body that u are sharing for us to see will answer!

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  10. I love Tiwa but thought all the crotch touching was a bit too much, having said that, I do not agree with the writer and a lot of critics. Must children watch these videos, Tiwa hasn't said she is a role model for kids or youths, must we assume that, and who defined how a married woman must dress or behave – we did as its a cultural perception in this part of the world for married women to be perceived as saints and descent, must musicians be considered role models for our children….. her audience is not solely for Nigerians but for the rest of the world… this is the industry they are in and the reality is sex is celebrated in this industry…

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  11. I disagree,you are a strong advocate of doing something that makes you happy or what works for you,its not in your place to judge anybody.I saw the video and she didn't bare anything. We are used to the stereotype way of doing things in Nigeria,so please let her be.

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  12. I disagree,you are a strong advocate of doing something that makes you happy or what works for you,its not in your place to judge anybody.I saw the video and she didn't bare anything. We are used to the stereotype way of doing things in Nigeria,so please let her be.

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