Nigerian superstar singer Tiwa Savage is currently not having the best of times. Not too long ago, the songstress during a radio interview with Angie Martinez revealed that she was being extorted over a sex tape that she made with a man that she’s currently seeing. Tiwa during that interview said that she wasn’t going to pay her blackmailer any money and was giving her fans a heads up in case they went ahead to publish the video.
Well, now the video is out. This is an invasion of privacy and what this person has done is a horrible thing. Beyond being a mother, Tiwa Savage is a human being that deserves privacy and her dignity. To do this, it is a horrible thing to do to anybody.
While Tiwa Savage herself has remained mum about the leak since it happened as at the time of me writing this, her close friends and industry mates have rallied behind her. Here’s just how a few came through for the singer.
Tiwa Savage’s friend and collaborator, Rudeboy of the now defunct P-Square came out to sound support for his friend. He said:
Some people just feeding on other people’s mistake. Everybody now na blogger. When your own cast hope you can discuss it and post it with your full chest. Fools.
Comedian Helen Paul also took to social media to condemn the actions of those sharing Tiwa’s videos saying:
People who never helped anybody to share their videos, are now sharing sex tapes. Evil and heartless generation indeed. NEXT MINUTE THEY WILL SAY ‘LET US PRAY’ [What are you praying when your heart is brutally demonic?] Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren, THAT YOU DO UNTO ME.
Lolo 1 or as many people know her Adaku of Jenifa’s Diary also came out to support Tiwa saying:
Let them without sin cast the first stone is Jesus’s standard. We learn and continue to correct where we err @tiwasavage. I will always honor the woman I know you to be…may God engulf you with his love now and always
Big Brother Naija contestant, Angel, also rallied behind Tiwa Savage writing:
The problem will never be the fact that someone made a sex tape or that someone took a picture naked, the problem will always lie with the person that decided to leak it. Stop victim blaming. And leaking someone’s nudes is a criminal offense. I hope one of you become a scapegoat
Nigerian presenter and socialite Moet Abebe also came to Tiwa’s defense writing on her Instagram story:
Shit happens!!!! Mistakes happen!!!!! This won’t stop anyone from buying her records. It is well. This too shall pass. Tiwa you are a queen
Finally close friend of the singer, Nigerian socialite and OAP Toke Makinwa posted a Facetime screenshot of her with Tiwa captioning the photo “It’s the soundtrack for me ore mi“
She also went ahead to post a meme of a child looking judgingly at his mother captioning it, “Me looking at everyone with an opinion“
It is nice to see at least from Toke’s story of her Facetime with Tiwa, Tiwa looking good. It’s also good to see people rallying around her at this time. What has happened to her is a huge invasion of privacy that I don’t wish on anybody, celebrity or otherwise. Tiwa, na woman you be, you will get through this.